Cervelo P5X - Triathlon Bike

Cervelo P5X - Triathlon Bike

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.

Bike Spec:

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
 What i like most about this bike is the ability to adjust the setup, which i have done a few times as i get comfortable with it.  Here is a Cervelo’s video showing the adjustability of the P5X

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