Created On: 20 January 2012

Cervélo has this week launched the most advanced and the most aerodynamic triathlon and time trial bike, the P5. Designed to be the fastest bike for both triathlon and road time trials. Available to the public in March as a frameset and as a complete bike (price depending on specification).    

P5 Front View - in article

"Even with the advanced engineering resources and cutting edge tools that we have at our disposal,   engineering the P5 took a massive effort on the part of our team and our partners on the project to make a  bike that is not only fast, but simple and easy to live with,"  said Phil White, co­founder and  CEO of   Cervélo. "There's no question that we've succeeded though. The P5 is 6 to 11 watts faster than so called superbikes while at the same time being simple to set up and maintain. The fact that it is simply faster will make a measurable difference in a triathlon or time trial of any length."     

Four features define the P5:         

Frameset: Fast and Fit. The P5 is the most aerodynamic, best‐fitting, and best match of stiffness and   comfort. The P5 frameset is Cervélo's most aerodynamic ever, with skin surfaces tuned for each AeroZone™ to optimize airflow conditions at each point along the frame. The result is a time saving of 30 seconds in a 40 km time trial. The P5 also features a BBright™ bottom bracket for ultimate power transfer and ComfortPly™ technology which removes unnecessary material to reduce vibration and improve ride quality.    

Aerobar: The world's fastest and best fitting aerobar. The integrated Aduro™ aerobar has been designed by Cervélo and manufactured by 3T. It features 100% hidden cables that eliminate aero drag and engineered cable paths that minimise bends and maximise shifting performance. With its innovative design, the Aduro can be positioned lower than most existing bars and allows for over 11 centimeters of easy upward adjustment.

P5 Bars - in article     

Brake:  Aero by Cervélo, hydraulics by Magura. The P5 brake system is aerodynamically superior to and lighter than any standard caliper or disc brake. The zero maintenance hydraulic system also provides outstanding modulation and superior stopping power. It includes integrated aero brake levers and an aerodynamic caliper design.  And the calipers adjust to fit all wheels, including the newest wide rims. The P5 is the only tri bike in the world featuring a hydraulic brake as OEM equipment in 2012.      

Storage & Hydration: Designed for speed and versatility, a full range of sleek and intuitive storage solutions are custom designed for the P5. From an integral bottle cage mount between the aerobar pads, to a Shimano Di2 battery located inside the frame's HiddenPocket™, to multiple locations for nutrition, the P5 mates optimal aero locations with ease of access.      

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