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The Red Baron

Sep 22, 09 3:34

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I'm trying to decide whether to buy one. Both are available heavily reduced with the 2009 being $120 more expensive. I prefer the 2008 color scheme too.

I know (or assume) the frames are the same, but is there any difference in the fork apart from colour? Is one wider than the other? (I'm thinking in terms of Hed3 compatibility here).

Secondly, am I going to notice much difference between my current PlanetX Stealth? The bike has been fine for the past 3 seasons but I'm ready for a change. I guess it'll be lighter and from what I've read it ought to be more aero..

Thirdly, I'm 6'1" with a 32" inseam so quite long in the torso and arms. I suppose the P3C would prob be more suitable but I'm not willing to splash out the extra $$$$. The headtube is a little longer on the P2C than the stealth and p3c but I suppose I should still be able to set it up with enough drop.

So, shall I go for it? And if so, is the 2009 worth the extra money?


pyrahna

Sep 22, 09 4:05

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Re: Cervelo P2C - 2008 and 2009 difference? [The Red Baron] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Check to see if the 2008 comes w/ the 3T fork. The 2009 should come with it. If they are the same fork then no there isn't any real difference. In my opinion the 3T fork is worth $120. Also make sure that you are comparing apples to apples. Both years Cervelo sold a dura-ace P2 and an Ultegra P2.


The Red Baron

Sep 22, 09 4:26

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Re: Cervelo P2C - 2008 and 2009 difference? [pyrahna] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

In Reply To:
Check to see if the 2008 comes w/ the 3T fork. The 2009 should come with it. If they are the same fork then no there isn't any real difference. In my opinion the 3T fork is worth $120. Also make sure that you are comparing apples to apples. Both years Cervelo sold a dura-ace P2 and an Ultegra P2.
Thanks. It's just the frame set I'm looking at. Bike shop confirmed it's the 3T fork rather than the Wolf one so I presume they both identical apart from color.
Now, just to get my credit card out.... do I, don't I, do I, don't I...... ahhhhhh :o/

I've always been against Cervelo for some reason... perhaps because of the number of cervelo worshipers out there and I don't want to jump on the bandwagon...
Now, if someone can guarantee I'll be quicker on a P2C than my old bike.....


(This post was edited by The Red Baron on Sep 22, 09 4:31)


pyrahna

Sep 22, 09 4:30

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Re: Cervelo P2C - 2008 and 2009 difference? [The Red Baron] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Just my 2 cents.....do it, I love my '09 p2c.


redtdi

Sep 22, 09 5:48

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Re: Cervelo P2C - 2008 and 2009 difference? [The Red Baron] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

In Reply To:
I've always been against Cervelo for some reason... perhaps because of the number of cervelo worshipers out there and I don't want to jump on the bandwagon...
Now, if someone can guarantee I'll be quicker on a P2C than my old bike.....

There are no guarantees. However there is a reason Cervelo are so popular: They make good bikes, at good prices that are as quick and often quicker than other bikes out there.

Ken

"the trick is to keep losing weight until your friends and family ask you if you've been sick. then you know you're within 10 pounds. if they start whispering to each other, wondering if you've got cancer or aids, you're within 5. when they actually do an intervention, you're at race weight." - Slowman


The Red Baron

Sep 22, 09 6:12

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Re: Cervelo P2C - 2008 and 2009 difference? [redtdi] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Thanks guys.

Credit card just prized itself out my wallet and I'm now officially on the bandawagon. Oh the shame of it all!!! ;)


jaretj

Sep 22, 09 6:32

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Re: Cervelo P2C - 2008 and 2009 difference? [redtdi] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

I agree...I bought a 2009 P2 just for that reason. I felt it was the most bike for the $.

Others that were in the running were the Felt B12 and the QR Caliente.

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OneGoodLeg

Sep 22, 09 9:37

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Re: Cervelo P2C - 2008 and 2009 difference? [The Red Baron] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

my 2008 came w/ the 3T fork, and I've been very happy w/ it. I noticed on all the biggest downhills at IMC I out-coasted everyone around me (and I'm not a clyde), so obviously the aerodynamics are plenty good (of course in concert w/ wheels and cockpit position, etc).


bartturner

Sep 22, 09 10:30

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Re: Cervelo P2C - 2008 and 2009 difference? [TriUno83] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Both my 2008 P2C came with 3T fork. I don't believe there are any differences besides some 2008s came with the Wolf fork.

Personally I like the 2008 color scheme a lot better. But it probably is a personal thing.


E=H2O

Sep 22, 09 16:05

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Re: Cervelo P2C - 2008 and 2009 difference? [The Red Baron] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

I just bought a P2 (Ultegra) 6 weeks ago and love it. I considered a P3 but I couldn't justify the cost for the extra bling.
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jpflores

Sep 22, 09 16:10

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Re: Cervelo P2C - 2008 and 2009 difference? [The Red Baron] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

has the P2C changed at all since the 2007 model year (outside of the paint and the fork)?
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IRONwolf

Sep 22, 09 16:32

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Re: Cervelo P2C - 2008 and 2009 difference? [jpflores] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

nope, I got a 2007 (but it was still in the box) and it is exactly the same as my buddies 2009 except for the fork and the color. I love it. out of the 6 or 7 40k tts I have on it, I havent gone over an hour.


jpflores

Sep 22, 09 16:35

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Re: Cervelo P2C - 2008 and 2009 difference? [IRONwolf] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

That's what I thought. I have an 2007 as well (with the 3T fork)...glad to know I'm not missing out. :-)
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IRONwolf

Sep 22, 09 17:24

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Re: Cervelo P2C - 2008 and 2009 difference? [jpflores] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

or I may have a 2008....not sure but they havent changed anything so no worries.

   
 
 
 



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