World's First Fully-Integrated Aero TT/Tri Bike, now with SRAM RED eTap!
Designed using Formula 1-level CFD software and proven in the wind tunnel, the Cervélo P5 has more elite-level victories since its launch than any other triathlon bike, including Frederik Van Lierde’s 2013 Ironman World Championship, and Mary Beth Ellis and Jodie Swallow’s 2015 and 2016 ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships. It also shines in time trials: Ryder Hesjedal clinched the GC at the 2012 Giro d’Italia on a P5.
With all of our advanced aero features – such as our Extended Seat-tube Cutout, Aero Cable Management, and Dropped Downtube – it’s no wonder the P5 is proven fastest in its category time and time again. Match that peak performance with a focus on usability, and you have a frame that’s "Simply Faster."
AERO CABLE MANAGEMENT - IMPROVES AERODYNAMIC AND SHIFT/BRAKING PERFORMANCE BY FAVOURING INTERNAL CABLE PATHS WITH FEWER BENDS AND KINKS.
Brake and shifter cables are engineered to enter the frame at strategic points — at the front of the toptube and downtube, and at the rear of the derailleur-side chainstay, for instance — to reduce aero drag. Technologies such as our Reduced-Friction BB Guide cut mechanical drag as well.
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.
EXTENDED SEAT TUBE CUTOUT - A CLOSE-FITTING CURVE IN THE SEAT-TUBE’S TRAILING EDGE SIGNIFICANTLY IMPROVES AERODYNAMICS BY SHIELDING THE LEADING EDGE AND TOP OF THE REAR WHEEL.
Cervélo pioneered the Extended Seat-Tube Cutout, and we do it better than anyone. In order for it to be effective, the tire must fit closely to the frame and the seat-tube cross-section must have the right shape to help air flow smoothly across the seat-tube and around 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.
CARBON DROPOUTS - TOUGH, COMPRESSION-MOLDED DROPOUTS SAVE WEIGHT WITH NO SACRIFICE IN STRENGTH COMPARED TO TRADITIONAL METAL DROPOUTS.
Seatstays and chainstays are bonded into hollow dropouts, instead of the other way around. Bonding these precision-moulded surfaces reduces weight, and gives the internal rear derailleur cable a straight shot through the chainstay and dropout, eliminating bends and cable friction.
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.
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.
Specs: Aerobar Integrated Aduro™ Fork Cervélo All-Carbon FK38 Fork Headset FSA IS2 1-1/8 x 1-3/8” Seatpost Cervélo Carbon, Aero SP14, Rail-Adjust Shifters SRAM RED Blips and eTap Clics, 11 spd Rear Derailleur ShiSRAM RED eTap, 11 spd Front Derailleur SRAM RED eTap, 11 spd Brake Levers Magura RT6 Brake Calipers Magura RT6 Hydrolic Rim Crankset SRAM RED, 52/36 Bottom Bracket SRAM PF-30 (BBright™) Saddle ISM PS 1.0 Cassette SRAM XG 1190, 11 spd, 11-26 Chain SRAM RED 22 Wheels HED Jet 6 Black Tires Continental Attack/Force 330 tpi, 700x22/24c sizechart: