Spy Shot! New Cervelo P5 Spotted
We’re not sure if she’s running from Cervelo’s guards or just playing around, but this photo slid under our virtual door just a bit ago with an obviously fake email address as the sender. So, thanks anon!
This here claims to be the new Cervelo P5 triathlon bike, and it’s looking an awful lot like a drawn out version of the already very aerodynamic S5. The head tube is way longer, and the bit above the bottom bracket is much taller, effectively reducing the frontal area of the seat tube. Because the rear brakes are moved below the chainstays and behind the BB, the back of the seat tube is able to be drawn into a much longer fairing. The downtube has a similar Kamm Tail shape with a flatter surface at the water bottle mount.
Speaking of water bottle mounts, one obvious change from the P4 appears to be the loss of an integrated water bottle above the BB junction.
Both sets of stays look about the same thickness as the S5, as does the fork. The bulge coming off the non-drive side of the bottom bracket shell indicates it’s likely using their BBRight standard. The brakes, while a bit hard to see in this image, do appear to be mechanical, but we’re not ready to make a definitive call on this until the official unveiling on Wednesday. Perhaps this is just the “budget” mechanical version since those are obvious mechanical shift levers on the end of the aero bars and the derailleur cable forms a big loop in the rear. In the meantime, check our other posts here and here for more rumors.