The Ultimate Triathlon Bike.
Radical. Fast. Easy to use. With the P5X, Cervelo started from scratch, setting out to create the fastest, most adjustable, and most functional bike that the world has seen.
"Beam bikes" are not new. They go pretty far back, but have not been too prominent until more recently, because of the UCI's limiting rules for road racing. Now that triathletes make up more of the market than road cyclists, manufacturers are ignoring the UCI constraints and just building the bike that mortal riders want.
In the past, most super aero bikes were definitely super aero, but not necessarily the easiest to travel with, adjust, or even stop. The Cervelo P5X addresses all of those concerns, and then just keeps going.
Screaming fast design?
Yep. We are still waiting on the critical drag numbers, but we expect this bike to be one of the slickest bikes ever.
Brakes that actually work?
Yep. Not only can you haul ass, but you'll be able to stop with these TRP Hydraulic Discs.
Fit and Adjustability?
Every part of this bike from the seat to the aero bars has been thought through to make it incredibly easy to adjust, both for initial setup, and in the future. Its wide front end fit range features 112mm of sliding stack with up to 12 degrees of tilt, and 91mm of reach adjustability, as well as a flippable base bar. Combined with an ultra low standover height, the four new frame sizes (S, M, L, and XL) will fit almost any height or body type. Cervelo's website has a microsite where you can enter your ideal stack and reach, and an online fit calculator will tell you what size frame, and what adjustments, are needed.
That ease of adjustment also translates into ease of travel, or packing. Now, you don't have to be a Cervelo engineer to pack and reassemble this bike at your race. Cervelo has teamed up with bike case manufacturer Biknd for a custome P5X case that also doubles as an assembly stand. Every P5X also includes the complete set of tools needed to assemble and disassemble the bike for travel.
Lots of it. It's in the top tube, it's in the integrated "frame box," and it's in the "belly."
Three of them. In front of the rear wheel (horizontal mount), behind the seat, and between the arms.
And speaking of arms, Cervelo has used extensions similar to Enve's Smart Aero Bars. By cutting the extensions at different lengths, you can have different styles. It's a brilliant design and one that we loved on the Enve's.
We have a bike here, but we are still waiting for specs and complete geometry charts. For fit, we CAN say that the Small, Medium, and Large sizes should fit just about anyone, given the range of sizing that's available just on one size. Call us, email us, or check back here for more information. We will post more as we get some miles on the bike.
-- As pictured, our size Medium weighs 21.35 pounds.
-- 112 mm of stack/arm pad height adjustability, for each size frame.
-- Seatpost style telescoping steerer, with a single bolt adjustment for stack/pad height.
-- 91 mm of reach/arm pad length adjustment, for each size frame.
-- Flipable base bar for 80mm change in bar drop. High or low.
-- "No Trim Required" for the fork.
-- Saddle clamp allows for 74-81 degrees of effective seat angle.
-- Single bolt seatpost adjustment, with height markings.
-- All cables are hidden.
-- Continuous run housing for all internal cabling.
This bike is beautiful, think Kawasaki Ninja meets time trial bike! It's a radical design that really needs to be seen to appreciate how much innovation has been put into this bike. Lots of storage and hydration options.
Now that fit specs have been published by Cervelo, it's quite amazing how this bike fits across the size range. This bike will fit any body type. It's radical how much adjust ability it has.