P3 SPEED WITHIN REACH
The bike that LAVA Magazine called “The New Baseline” brings you the lineage of the category-leading P5, along with our widest range of fit options, easy packing for travel, accessible storage, and all our key aero features. The Cervélo P3 has quickly become a mainstay at the Ironman World Championships, with enough P3s on the Kona pier to be a top brand on its own.
MEETING YOUR BENCHMARKS
With the P3, Cervélo's engineering benchmarks are perfectly aligned with our riders’ benchmarks: greater power, enhanced aero, and consistent performance.
BBRIGHT: This asymmetrical 79mm bottom-bracket standard yields stiffer and lighter frames and crank systems.
Cervelo developed BBright to take advantage of the fact that oversized frame tubes are stiffer and lighter. On the right side, frame tubes are already as wide as possible; any wider and they’d hit the chainrings. But on the left side there are no chainrings, so BBright makes use of this extra space by extending the BB shell by 11 millimetres, nearly doubling the width of the left chainstay. At the same time, the drive-side dimensions of the frame are identical to BB30 and provide plenty of clearance for a wide range of cranks, including those with power meters.
DROPPED DOWN TUBE: Reduces drag by treating the front wheel and frame as one aerodynamic shape.
Improving aerodynamics requires an engineering approach that accounts for the entire system: Bike, rider and wheels. The Dropped Downtube places the leading edge of the tube closer to the trailing edge of the front tire, partly hiding it in the wake of the wheel.
FUTURE-PROOF CABLE MANAGEMENT: Ensures your frame is compatible with all current and future derailleur and brake systems.
Future-Proof Cable Management achieves compatibility across mechanical, electronic and hydraulic brake and derailleur systems. Future-Proof frames include interchangeable cable stops that snap into place and are easily swapped out by hand to accommodate upgrades. You can buy with confidence, knowing your bike is easily upgradable and can be enjoyed with the latest technology for years to come.
EVOLVED STEERER DESIGN: The fork steerer’s diameter has a noticeable effect on a bike’s handling. Evolved steerer design applies the diameters and taper designs that best suit each model.
A larger steerer diameter adds torsional stiffness with no weight penalty. A smaller steerer diameter is more compliant and can also be used to reduce headtube frontal area, and in turn, aerodynamic drag. How do we select which size to use? By defining performance goals — weight savings, aerodynamics, stiffness, ride quality and usability — at the start of the frame design process, Cervélo engineers choose the best steerer diameters/tapers to achieve those objectives.
SHIELDING SEAT STAYS: Hide the rear brake callipers from the wind, not from the mechanic.
Properly formed seat-stays improve airflow over callipers without complicating access and service.
REDUCED-FRICTION BB GUIDE: Significantly reduces cable friction in the bottom bracket, which means smoother shifting, easier setup and longer service intervals.
The Reduced-Friction BB Guide maintains a consistent curve for each cable path by avoiding bends or kinks.
SPEED WITHIN REACH
Intuitive assembly, accessible nutrition, and a wide range of fit options mean you don’t have to sacrifice speed for usability.
Our P Series is known for advanced aero features, and the P3 delivers on our key goal of making you faster. The P3 features our Dropped Downtube, Shielding Seatstays and Extended Seat-tube Cutout, giving the frame the distinctive look – and more distinctive feel – of a machine ready to cut through the wind.
A wider range of storage and hydration options, including toptube and downtube accessory mount bosses, and an integrated seatpost accessory receiver, make this a user-friendly ride over the longest distances. Future-Proof Cable Management fits mechanical, electronic, and hydraulic systems for easy upgrades, and direct-mount downtube battery bosses make maintenance easy.
We know the extreme hours you put into training – and we don’t think "suffering" should have anything to do with your frame. The P3 is designed with enhanced fit flexibility, offering sizes 45 (650c) and 48 (700c), and a 11⁄8” steerer for a wide range of aftermarket cockpit options. Cervélo’s all-carbon aero, rail-adjust seat post offers ~75mm of fore/aft adjustability.
Superbike DNA doesn’t mean complex maintenance rituals: the P3’s non-proprietary components allow for intuitive use and custom set-up. Whether you’re on a regular training ride or setting a new personal best, the P3 delivers motivation by design. Read more details on the tabs below.
Specs: Fork Cervélo All-Carbon, P3 Fork Seatpost Cervelo Carbon, Aero, Rail-Adjust Headset FSA IS2 1-1/8 x 1-1/8” Aero Bar 3T Vola Team Stealth Stem Cervelo Ultra Light Alloy Stem Shifters Shimano Ultegra Di2 8060 & SW-R9160, 11 spd Brake Levers Shimano Ultegra Di2 8060 Brake Calipers Shimano Ultegra 8000 Rear Derailleur Shimano Ultegra Di2 8050, 11 spd Front Derailleur Shimano Ultegra Di2 8050, 11 spd Crankset Shimano Ultegra 8000, 52/36 Bottom Bracket BBB Bottomfit BBO-72 PF30 Threaded Saddle ISM PS 1.0 Cassette Shimano Ultegra CS-R8000, 11 spd, 11-28 Chain Shimano CN-HG701, 11 spd Wheels Mavic Cosmic Elite Tires Mavic Yksion Elite, 700x25c sizechart: 45
48 51 54 56 58 61 Stack 450 485 506 522 540 559 588 Reach 375 381 397 411 425 437 446 Effective Top Tube
(75° Seat Tube)
497 513 533 551 570 587 604 Effective Top Tube
(79° Seat Tube)
471 484 505 522 540 556 571 Wheel Size 650c 700c 700c 700c 700c 700c 700c Head Tube Angle 72 71 72.5 72.5 72.5 72.5 72.5 Fork Offset 40 53 43 43 43 43 43 Head Tube Length 90 84 97 114 133 153 183 BB Drop 50 80 75 75 75 75 75 Front Center 553 583 583 602 622 640 658 Rear Center 399 399 399 399 399 399 399 Stand Over Height 712 742 768 784 802 821 850