The new Cervélo’s P5X is ready to crush the resistance
The P5X is a radical departure from anything Cervélo has designed in the past and took three years to develop. The ultimate goal of this bike is to meet the specific needs of triathletes by offering an abundance of storage with an easy to adjust frame, making it arguably the most user-friendly superbike available.
While the practicality of this bike is commendable, the price will put it out of reach for the vast majority of interested triathletes. The bike comes in two builds: the Shimano Ultegra Di2 option has an MSRP of $11,000 and the SRAM eTap model has an MSRP of $15,000.
The Speedcase is a clever storage addition to the frame that attaches to the downtube. Bottle mounts on top of the Speedcase add versatility and a level of customization to the bike. You could potentially choose to race with the Speedcase and a bottle for an Ironman, Speedcase and no no bottle for a half, or no Speedcase for an Olympic or sprint.
Unlike the Speedcase, the Stealthbox storage compartment is built into the frame. This is likely where you’d store flat repair items like spare tubes and tire levers.
Cervélo partnered with ENVE to design the super clean front end of the bike. The base bar can be flipped up or down, but the bigger story is that this is actually a two-piece component that folds in half to make the bike easier to pack.
Cervélo partnered with travel case manufacturer Biknd to create a custom case for the P5X. The case has internal airbags, can store two sets of wheels and requires minimal disassembly. MSRP is $850.