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|Delivery time:||1 day for packaging, 2-6 days for delivery|
The Cervelo P5 Six is simply one of the best triathlon bikes ever built. Cervelo's devotion to creating an aerodynamic, adjustable, and reliable triathlon bike has awarded countless professional and age group athletes with race wins across the world.
The "Six" in P5 Six refers to the fork's aspect ratio (6x longer than it is wide). This design results in the fastest front end possible based on Cervelo's testing, but does not fall with the UCI's rules for time trialing events. For this, Cervelo designed the P5 Three fork (3x longer than it is wide). The fork is full carbon fiber on both the "Three" and "Six" series, and tapers from 1 1/4" to 1 1/8" to help improve overall stiffness and cornering ability.
The frameset itself is a lesson in intelligent design and component integration. All good triathlon bike fits start at the cockpit, and so Cervelo partnered with 3T to design a fully integrated aerobar that is clean and adjustable. The result is a very streamlined and light aerobar that is reach adjustable from 65mm to 115mm, and a massive 12cm of stack adjustability made possible via integrated spacers and a "High V" or "Low Mount" aerobar attachment. Finally, the armrest themselves are width adjustable from 14.5cm to 20.5cm. Our only complaint with the 3T Adura aerobar is it's lack of tilt adjustability, a feature you can find on the enviable P5x.
The frame itself includes bosses on the down tube and top tube to help with hydration and nutrition needs (no mounts on the seat tube). Many behind the saddle systems are available to work with this bike. As with all Cervelo's, the bottom bracket is extra wide, using Cervelo's proprietary "BBRight" design. This asymmetrical BB uses pressfit bottom brackets (BB included in frameset), and is very stiff and compatible with most cranks. Mechanic's Note: we have had significant fit issues with the Pioneer Power Meter cranks on Cervelo bikes. This combination is not recommended.
Integration continues with a hidden pocket behind the BB to store a Di2 battery. This covered opening also helps with cable routing and rear brake installation.
The kit includes the Magura RT6 hydraulic brakes. The RT6 brakes are a great choice for this bike, requiring almost no maintenance, and are highly adjustable directly at the brake lever itself (as opposed to the caliper). This makes most brake adjustments quick and easy. Cervelo designed specific fairings to shield the front and rear brakes. Almost any front brake will work with this bike, and the TRP center pull rear brake will also work, but the provided front fairing will not work with any brake other than the Magura RT-series.
We have had no issues fitting all current generation wheels on the P5 frames- though very wide rims (in the 26mm and wider at the brake track) may require brake pads that are shaved down to better clear the Magura brakes.
The Cervelo P5 Six has been on the market for a few years now, but still continues to dominate at races of significance due to it's proven design. If you want a bike that leaves the rider no excuses, this is the frame for you.
|Sizes Manufactured:||47, 51, 54, 56, 58, 61|
|Colors Available:||Matte red/black/white|
|Seatpost:||Cervelo OEM carbon|
|Stem:||3T Adura integrated carbon|
|Handlebar:||3T Adura integrated carbon w/ "High V" and "Low" mount options|
|Brake Calipers:||Magura RT6 hydraulic|
|Brake Levers:||Magura RT 6 hydraulic|
|Crankset + Gearing:||n/a|
|Bottom Bracket:||Rotor, BB Right|
|Cassette + Gearing:||n/a|
|Extras:||Stem riser kit, carbon front brake cover, rear brake cover, additional hardware|