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Cervelo P5 TT bike

PokerfacePokerface Posts: 7,960
edited April 2014 in Your road bikes
Pics:

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Rotor1_zps1046e3fc.jpg
Colin_zps7e8ebe5e.jpg
cockpit_zpsbcee7ad5.jpg
Berner_zps0e87cdfe.jpg
Magura_zps38d77653.jpgUCI_zps13014b57.jpg
Aduro_zpsa1335f96.jpg
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Frame: Cervelo P5
Bars: 3T Aduro

Brake Levers: Magura RT8 with Di2 button mod
Calipers: Magura RT8

Shifters: Dura Ace Di2
Front Mech: Dura Ace Di2
Rear Mech: Dura Ace Di2 with Berner cage mod

Seat: Dash Stage.9
Seat Post: Cervelo

Cranks: Rotor 3D with SRM
Chainring(s): Rotor Q-Rings
Chain: KMC DLC
Cassette: Sram Red
Pedals: Loo Keo Aero Blade
Bottom Bracket: Rotor

Front Wheel: 3T Mercurio 80 Tubular (or Zipp 808 Firecrest)
Back Wheel: 3T Mercurio 80 Tubular (or Lightweight Autobahn Disc)

Weight: 7.8kg with Zipp and Lightweight disc
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  • TKFTKF Posts: 279
    Wow!

    That looks absurdly fast.

    I bet you check the weather report for wind direction though...
  • PokerfacePokerface Posts: 7,960
    TKF wrote:
    Wow!

    That looks absurdly fast.

    I bet you check the weather report for wind direction though...

    I have several wheel options to suit different wind conditions... if that's what you mean!
  • turnerjohnturnerjohn Posts: 1,069
    just as I was going to sleep....and I saw that !
    wow !
    poker I'm sure she'll do you proud :-)
  • TKFTKF Posts: 279
    Not just the wheels. The frame is doing a decent spinnaker impression.

    A very purposeful looking bike.
  • ExtralightExtralight Posts: 136
    Lovely!
  • Looks like a cheetah with sponsership. Properly striking :)
  • fnq59fnq59 Posts: 37
    That is a very nice ride!!
  • gavbarrongavbarron Posts: 824
    I want to say something horrible based purely on jealousy but I can't, it's lovely. The whole thing just looks fast even when static
  • markyonemarkyone Posts: 1,078
    Thats nice very nice.
    Love those 3t wheels
    Colnago c60 Eps super record 11
    Pinarello F8 with sram etap
  • bernithebikerbernithebiker Posts: 4,148
    Looks great, but that front brake doesn't look very aero...!
  • mr_sjmr_sj Posts: 507
    Looks stunning, i would look great commuting on that :)
  • PokerfacePokerface Posts: 7,960
    edited March 2013
    Looks great, but that front brake doesn't look very aero...!


    Oddly enough, they claim it is THE most aero front brake! Designed specifically to work with this frame. Probably partly due to it sitting completely within the width of the head tube and the edge of the caliper split the wind.

    I'm positive that Cervelo wouldn't spend years developing a super-slippery TT bike just to anchor it down with a slow front brake.

    (Not mine, but you can see head-on how the brake sits: http://velonews.competitor.com/files/20 ... 33x421.jpg)
  • napoleondnapoleond Posts: 5,983
    Can I 'ave a go?
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  • PokerfacePokerface Posts: 7,960
    NapoleonD wrote:
    Can I 'ave a go?


    Absolutely.
  • jordan_217jordan_217 Posts: 2,580
    :shock: If Batman was a TT specialist, he'd ride this. Very nice. One question though....

    When you are riding it, do people say: "Too much machine, not enough man"?


    :wink::wink::lol::lol:
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  • BBHBBH Posts: 476
    Nice!!!!! Love the wheels, bet it goes like a rocket!!

    Jordan, careful, check pokerfaces credentials first ;)
    2012 Scott Foil 10 (Shimano dura ace) - in progress
    2011 Cervelo S2 (SRAM Red/Force)
    2011 Cannondale Caad 10 (Shimano 105)

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  • napoleondnapoleond Posts: 5,983
    BBH wrote:
    Nice!!!!! Love the wheels, bet it goes like a rocket!!

    Jordan, careful, check pokerfaces credentials first ;)

    I think it was in jest, in relation to Pokerface's previous TT bike thread.
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  • jordan_217jordan_217 Posts: 2,580
    NapoleonD wrote:
    BBH wrote:
    Nice!!!!! Love the wheels, bet it goes like a rocket!!

    Jordan, careful, check pokerfaces credentials first ;)

    I think it was in jest, in relation to Pokerface's previous TT bike thread.

    Yes, indeed it was:

    viewtopic.php?f=40044&t=12797415&p=17164353&hilit=Felt#p17164353

    One of the funniest things I've ever read on this forum. Epic fail from Berk Bonebonce.
    “Training is like fighting with a gorilla. You don’t stop when you’re tired. You stop when the gorilla is tired.”
  • PokerfacePokerface Posts: 7,960
    I was waiting for someone to come along with the relevant (performance) comment. No worries - not offended!

    I'm still dialling in my position and making tweaks to a few things but it's almost there now. Rode a TT on it 2 weeks ago and managed 11th out of 85 riders. Going to try again this weekend but this time with faster wheels. Hoping to crack the top-10.
  • napoleondnapoleond Posts: 5,983
    How long did it take to get the Berner cage di2 mech done?
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  • PokerfacePokerface Posts: 7,960
    NapoleonD wrote:
    How long did it take to get the Berner cage di2 mech done?

    A few weeks. I had to wait a bit because Fabian had ordered several and his order came first.
  • pride4everpride4ever Posts: 510
    Looks awful yet no denying it looks fast.
    the deeper the section the deeper the pleasure.
  • danlikesbikesdanlikesbikes Posts: 3,898
    Have to say I was & am not a big fan of the P5 frame as think it doesn't look 'pretty' compared to some of the previous designs. However this one does look very good indeed, really like the wheels & looks super fast even standing still.

    How do the brakes feel compared to the standard DA ones, or are they similar in feel when in operation?
    Pain hurts much less if its topped off with beating your mates to top of a climb.
  • RideOnTimeRideOnTime Posts: 4,712
    oh my...
  • aw1808aw1808 Posts: 91
    Pimpin' ain't easy .....

    That's a nice looking bike .
    I may be slow going up but i will pass you going down !
  • PokerfacePokerface Posts: 7,960
    I will readily admit that when the bike first came out, I thought it was hideous. Not my thing at all. And I LIKE TT bikes!

    Pictures don't do it justice at all. In person, it's much nicer. And that's saying a lot.

    However, at the end of the day I got it to go fast so I don;t particularly care how fugly it looks. If it gets me to the finish line faster - that's all that matters.

    Re: the brakes... they modulate better than standard calipers. Less likely to lock up, but can stop you sharpish enough when needed. Mostly they are lighter than standard callipers. And more aero.
  • danlikesbikesdanlikesbikes Posts: 3,898
    Pokerface wrote:

    Re: the brakes... they modulate better than standard calipers. Less likely to lock up, but can stop you sharpish enough when needed. Mostly they are lighter than standard callipers. And more aero.

    Cheers go to know from someone with firsthand experience. Maybe an option on a new bike is all & was thought I'd ask.

    Knowing your reputation I think the bike will be fast however it looks but the P5 seems like a pretty well sorted bike for speed in terms of design which is as you said the main function of it.
    Pain hurts much less if its topped off with beating your mates to top of a climb.
  • GabboGabbo Posts: 864
    I don't know what to make of it. A superb bike, no doubt, but looks like something that belongs in year 2050

    Cervelo really have came up with some incredible designs and is probably why they are a growing favourite nowadays.
  • WHOAH!

    That bike is lovely! Definitely not jealous!
  • PokerfacePokerface Posts: 7,960
    This bike would have benefitted greatly from a better paint job. Even basic black.

    Cervelo really dropped the ball a little when they were sold and started going with these ridiculous paint schemes.
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