Cervelo P5 Triathlon Bike Unveiled Early…Sort Of
What with all of the official (and some not so official) images already leaked, it appears the official Cervelo P5 Triathlon Bike has launched two days early. Sort of.
Dubbed the “most advanced and most aerodynamic triathlon bike,” the P5’s mini-website now has this video and pics, but the link to full specs is forcing us to wait until Wednesday for all the specs. But we can tell quite a bit from the images…
The Cervelo P5 will reportedly come in a full on, UCI-be-damned triathlon format and a Union friendly version with external front brake and no nose cone. What you see here is the triathlon model with full aero fairings in front of the headtube and incorporated into the stem/handlebar design.
Looks like they’ll offer various aerobar/stem setups to accommodate different riding styles and sizes.
This looks like the top end model with full Di2 shifting on the aerobars and what has all of us salivating, the new RT8TT (presumably) hydraulic brakes.
Click these two images and you’ll see the sides of the lever blades have no center (more aero) and an adjustment screw (reach? pad contact?) central on the front below the pivot. The nose cone is likely hiding the hydraulic hose and piston for the front brake arms.
The seat post looks to have multiple mounting positions and a
similarly aero clamp like the S5 rear-adjusting seatpost clamp like on several prior P-series aero bikes.
Bottom bracket is definitely BBRight and the seat tube is incredibly narrow. What look like cable port holes are likely screw holes for a removable cover to hide the rear brake’s hoses and such. If we had to guess, those brake arms and their pivots look very much like the center-push design of Magura’s original hydraulic road brakes.
The cables, wires and/or hoses all remain invisible to the eye and the wind. The top tube appears to have water bottle mounts tucked directly behind the stem.
More as we get it…