January 27, 2021

From One Blogger To Another

Hot on the tails of Francis Cade's mouth watering Wilier MTB build, this week we had the pleasure of building up another super bike for one of our favourite cycling bloggers, podcasters, endurance athletes, and all-round lovable guy Chris Hall.

Chris is equally well known for his long-distance cycling efforts - often for great causes - as he is for his lively content featured on his amazing blog. Close friend of Francis as well as almost everyone else in the London cycling scene, he has some stunning bikes, often featuring on equally stunning rides.

Out With The Old

Chris's Cervelo C3 had served him well as a trusty do it all, comfy, winter bike. The plush geometry and ample tyre clearance makes them a popular choice for this kind of bike. Whether it's for a go-everywhere endurance machine or a sturdy winter training/commuter, the Cervelo C3 is a great bike. You can read our previous write up on the model here.

In With The New

One of the undervalued joys of modern high end bikes is the interchangability inherent within its parts. That's to say that what can be an endurance bike with long winter miles in mind, can quite easily find itself morphed into a peloton-ready superbike with a simple frameswap. This is exactly what Chris had in mind with this build. Enamoured with the shape and clean lines of the all new Cervelo S5s, Chris wanted to upgrade to something a bit flashier and faster.

The Build

  • 2020 Cervelo S5 Disc Frameset, Team Sunweb (Buy Here)
  • Parcours Strade Wheelset (Buy Here)
  • Shimano Ultegra Di2 Groupset, Dura Ace Cranks
  • Schwalbe G-One Tyres

Get in touch if you would like to do your own build!

Follow Chris Hall on Instagram, Twitter, and check out his Blog.

Photos courtesy of Chris.

You can View The Build Below

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