Rohan Dennis’ Lucky 13 Cervélo R5ca PRO Road

PRO bikes just look fast, sitting (magically) by themselves, not that Rohan Dennis needs any help going fast. Even with all the added performance peaks of the R5ca, Cervélo’s made in California professional road frame.

A friend of mine is one of the Garmin-Sharp Pro Cycling Team mechanics and today (uh, yesterday?? – my clock is all off), he let me take some quick photos of Dennis’ lucky 13 Cervélo R5ca.

Built with Di2, Rotor noQ, Mavic Cosmic Carbone Ultimate wheels, 3T bar / stem and topped with a matching Fizik Arione, this bike is nothing short of a dream ride. Especially straight off the mechanic’s stand, I felt like I should have white gloves on!

Many, many, many thanks to Ben from the Garmin-Sharp team for allowing me the honor to shoot this bike. I owe you a beer the next time I see you in Minneapolis man!

  • hans

    very cool you got the opportunity to shoot this. It’s been fun to follow
    Rohan Dennis on the tour; it’s amazing how these guys can crash, barely
    shake it off, rejoin the peloton and kill it day after day. what a rad
    sport! hope to see you in Thousand Oaks John!

  • sturtlovinggood

    Looks like it might weigh less than the camera you shot it with.

  • David

    Is this possibly one they were making a year or two ago? External routing and all that. Still, those R5CA frames are bonkers…

    • Albert Lagunas

      Ya, the current model is the Rca. Few grams lighter; more ballast needed.

  • wyrrk

    two favorite aspects of this bike: the zip tie on the rear D. wire, and the obscenely simple seat-post clamp. write-ups should always pay attention to the minutiae.

  • Chris Loudermilk

    I love how all the mechanics mark seatpost height…so simple

  • Matt

    Mavic tub… Made in Italy #hmmmveloflex

  • Rasmus Riemann

    Sick hubs!

  • jdl

    No Garmin Vector power meter?? Interesting…

    • Mike Kennedy

      Yep, there is an unlabelled SRM spider though. Makes me think that coupled with the older R5ca frame is a leftover racebike from a couple of years ago. Probably his training bike that he usually keeps at home in Australia.

  • Jamie McKeon

    love the garmin detail on the bottom end of the name sticker.. also love that flag.

  • Rohan Dennis is #fixiefamous

  • Richard Smith

    What I wouldn’t give to take this one for a spin…

  • Keith Gibson

    Love the skinny seat stays. Whats the box on the chain stay opposite the drive train?

    • Adrian Atanacio

      Timing chip