It's right for you if...
You want an awesome performance road bike at a great value. You're looking for a carbon bike with a super smooth ride, and you prefer the lightweight performance of rim brakes.
The tech you get
A 500 Series OCLV Carbon frame with Front and Rear IsoSpeed, powerful direct mount rim brakes, and a full 2x11 Shimano 105 groupset. Domane SL 5 also has internal cable routing for clean looks, a carbon seatmast, stock 700x28 tires, and a stable Endurance Geometry for comfort on the longest days and roughest roads.
The final word
Domane SL 5 is the introductory carbon model in the family, but when you make the small jump in price from aluminum models, you get a big jump in tech, including a much lighter frame, Front and Rear IsoSpeed, a full carbon fork, and a Ride Tuned seatmast.