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However, the other part of the answer added by the fitters and reviewers is "you probably will not need to change the stem." The bars give you more than enough flexibility to fit most situations. The base bar is curved downward (out of the box), so you can flip it if you want a higher hand position on the base bar.
Same difference. You can swap the stem if you want to. It is a standard stem. The only limitation is that the fork is cut, so you cannot raise it.
The frameset is supposed to come with a longer steerer tube.
The stem on the built bike can be swapped out, but the stock stem has a low clamp height so many stems may not work so well using the precut steerer tube. The Tri rig stem is one that has been shown to work fine.
If Felt indeed is moving forward with some addl accessories e.g. draft box it would sway me (long course). Extra bosses with no tangible value seems like it will live on with Cervelo.
So, why is the P2 rated so highly to you? It is aging legacy from an aero point of view. The current generation of bikes all smoke it. The IA competes with the P5 at a price close to the P2. Sure, Tririg got a P2 to exceed a P5 with almost $8K of upgrades to the P2 (Dash wheels, Dash seatpost, Dash Seat, Alpha X, and Omega X). But the upgrades it took to get there are multiples of the new bike price. Their aerodynamic study is pretty cool, but I am amazed that no one thought to comment that their Frankenstein P2 cost more than the P5 they were competing against.
Get an IA, and it is on par with a P5 out of the box. Or get a Shiv. Or get an Orbea. Or get an Argon. Or get a Shiv. Or get a Trek. All have P5 competitors at a P2 price.
Tririg did their P2 vs. P5 with the current generation P2. The Cervelo P2 was my top choice going in to my bike purchase. But I could not find anything published that puts it in the top tier of bikes. It is always measured against bikes like the Felt B, lower end QR, Orbea Ordu, etc. The world leapfrogged the P2 since 2014; I would not be surprised if Cervelo introduces lower-end versions of their P5 design to compete.
*Supposed* to, but doesn't; my IA10 frameset came with the steerer cut and stock stem installed. Aside from the TriRig bars and their vapor-ware SigmaX, the other stems that will fit are the Syntace Flatforce and Felt Dagger Stem (both rather heavy). I have a feeling the BLK-TEC M3 stem might fit too.
Picking the IA was an easy choice for me. I got a bike that's near super bike in performance at a more reasonable price point.
I'm probably a little biased because I am a happy IA owner. The P2 is a fine bike as well.
Get what fits best. If they both are good fits get the bike that you like more. If it gets you out riding more that's a good thing.