Cervélo Launches P5
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
"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
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
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.
To learn more, visit www.p5SimplyFaster.com