• Lachlan Morton's eyes lit up when we asked what he enjoyed about his Cervelo C5 - read his comments in the article.
    Lachlan Morton's eyes lit up when we asked what he enjoyed about his Cervelo C5 - read his comments in the article.
  • Lachlan's C5 is fitted with Shimano's latest Ultegra groupset.
    Lachlan's C5 is fitted with Shimano's latest Ultegra groupset.
  • Stunning paintwork and high-quality attention throughout the bike and under the downtube.
    Stunning paintwork and high-quality attention throughout the bike and under the downtube.
  • Versatility is assured with the wide-ranging Shimano 11-32 cassette.
    Versatility is assured with the wide-ranging Shimano 11-32 cassette.
  • The C5 is fitted with Shimano's bulletproof Ultegra groupset including  8070 hydraulic disc-brake calipers.
    The C5 is fitted with Shimano's bulletproof Ultegra groupset including 8070 hydraulic disc-brake calipers.
  • Cervelo has fitted their AB06 aero carbon handlebar to the C5.
    Cervelo has fitted their AB06 aero carbon handlebar to the C5.
  • Cervelo's ultra light alloy stem system.
    Cervelo's ultra light alloy stem system.
  • Proudly Australia: Team Dimension Data rider Lachlan Morton's go-anywhere Cervelo C5.
    Proudly Australia: Team Dimension Data rider Lachlan Morton's go-anywhere Cervelo C5.
  • Through axles front and rear ensure a stiff and compliant ride regardless of road or trail surface.
    Through axles front and rear ensure a stiff and compliant ride regardless of road or trail surface.
  • Lachlan simply swaps wheel sets according to the terrain he's planning to ride and says the bike is a perfect CX substitute (as proven by the dirt and mud on the wheels and frame).
    Lachlan simply swaps wheel sets according to the terrain he's planning to ride and says the bike is a perfect CX substitute (as proven by the dirt and mud on the wheels and frame).
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Cervelo C5: Lachlan Morton's Training Bike Is An Endurance Roadie That Doubles As A CX!

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Lachlan Morton at the Start line of Stage 3 of the Santos Tour Down Under.
Lachlan Morton at the Start line of Stage 3 of the Santos Tour Down Under.

“I literally sent it straight from home - it’s probably still covered in dirt and mud,” Lachlan Morton said with a laugh from the Santos Tour Down Under Stage 3 start line in Glenelg.

 

Straddled over his R5 race bike and about to embark on the shortened 120km stage to Victor Harbour in 40-degree heat, Lachlan was referring to one of his other bikes, a Cervelo C5.

“I’ve been surprised by how much you can do off road on it,” continued Lachlan, who, when back home in Australia, trains out of his home region of Port Macquarie on the New South Wales mid north coast.

From Road To ... The Beach!

“The C5 more or less handles like an all-round endurance road bike," he said. "Then at home I can also get out on the beach on it, ride some single track and basically take it anywhere.” 

The beach! We hope Cervelo are not reading this.

“It's such a versatile all-rounder," he continued. "Here in Australia there are obviously a lot of roads, and a lot of out and backs where I train. But with the C5 I can ride out and make a big loop - it pretty much opens up twice the possibilities when I’m out there training.”

“Yes - it is surprisingly light," Morton said. "On the road I pump the tyres up and ride with the group, and later let them down a bit and take it anywhere - it’s a really nice all-rounder and opens up a lot of interesting possibilities.”

The bike features Cervelo's unique 'Squoval' (square / oval) tube shapes, a FI’ZI:K Antares VS saddle, is equipped with DI2 Ultegra with Shimano 8070 hydraulic discs, Mavic Allround Elite wheels and will accomodate up to 32 mm tyres. With 28mm tyres this impressive all-rounder weighs in at just 7kg in medium. RRP is around $9500.

Lachlan Morton's Cervelo C5
Cervelo Australia representative Rod Anderson with Lachlan Morton's Cervelo C5 - a lightweight and extremely versatile bike suited to all manner of purposes.

This bike was on display and a popular feature at the Focus / Cervelo stand at the 2018 Santos Tour Down Under Village. While Lachlan was out racing in the stifling heat, thousands visited the stand with many seen drooling over this versatile all-rounder.

For further details visit your nearest Cervelo dealer or see https://www.cervelo.com/en

 

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