I’m luck enough to of got my hands on the first P5X that came into the UK in 2016. Having owned two Cervelo P5’s before i knew that this bike was going to be game changing! I’ve ridden since October 2016 and really love this bike!
What i like about the P5X over my P Six is i feel more stable on it. the P5X just seems to give you more confidence when riding it which means you can keep the power down. It seems to just roll over a bad road surface better than the P5 SIX did and so you keep your speed.
Obviously the have designed this bike for triathlon rather than just TT so it is better suited for triathlon racing tha the P5 SIX was. The compartments help when it come to storing your spare inner tubes and the integrated food storage works well as i used to tape my gels to the top tube.
The only thing that i feel as though they have missed the boat on is integrated hydration, which is why i have designed my own integrated hydration for the P5X which fits into the frame. I will create a separate blog post for this to show how i have done this so that other P5X owners can also try it if they wish.
The P5X is available in two different builds. The utmost features the latest SRAM RED eTap system, including a SRAM crank, and comes equipped with ENVE 7.8 wheels.
|Cervelo P5X eTap|
|Fork||Cervélo All-Carbon, P5X Fork|
|Headset||FSA IS2 1-1/8 x 1-1/2″|
|Seatpost||Cervélo P5X Seatpost with Ritchey Head|
|Shifters||Sram RED eTAP Blips and RED eTAP Clics|
|Rear Derailleur||Sram RED eTAP, 11 spd|
|Front Derailleur||Sram RED eTAP, 11 spd|
|Brake Calipers||TRP HY/RD|
|Brake Levers||Sram S-990 Aero Brake Lever|
|Crankset||Sram RED, 52/36|
|Bottom Bracket||CeramicSpeed, PF-30, Ceramic Bearings|
|Aero Bar||Cervélo P5X Aerobar|
|Saddle||ISM PS 1.0|
|Cassette||Sram XG 1190, 11-28|
|Chain||Sram RED 22|
|Wheels||Enve Disk SES 7.8|
|Tires||Continental GP4000 S II 700 x 25c|
|Brake Rotors||TRP-25 Centerlock 2-Piece Rotor 160mm|