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I think the new P3 may be closer to a road bike in some ways than the older models.
FWIW, the LBS I trust the most absolutely refuses to build a tri bike as a road bike. Flat out against it. After we reviewed the readily available road bikes in xs size and 650c wheels (ie, none) he begrudgingly said, "well, you can try it and see how it handles, but I won't build it for you."
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I tested it against a steel frame which was very flexy too. But the carbon frame wasn't riding right in certain situations + had a downtube repair, so I junked it
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I use it for crits and for "road bike TTs". It is definitely not comfortable but fast as hell! I do not use it for road races longer than 3 hours. I have no problems to go fast through tight turns in crits.
I have long legs and long arms but a short body, with the 140mm stem and the low stack long reach of the P2 I can come close to my position at my dedicated Ridley Dean TT bike.
If I had the opportunity to convert it again, I wouldn't do it. I'd just keep it as a TT bike.
I use the Fizik Arione model on all my road bikes so it was an easy conversion. I really just manipulated the road bar height and reach (I use the compact reach 3T ergobar and a 10mm shorter stem) and they closely approximate the tri set up (just a little higher and shorter).
I use this configuration in the winter when it sits on the trainer as I find it easier to use for structured workouts (can exert more leverage on the handle bars) and it takes some pressure off my lower back.
The stem is 90mm but I wouldn't go much shorter if you're gonna ride it outside and the handling will get "twitchy". If just on the trainer, no issues.
Last note, since mine is on a trainer and I've slapped on some short ITU style aerobars, I do drop the nose of the saddle 1/6 to 1/8" in case I slide forward for more leverage using the aerobars (again, mine is on a trainer, not being used outside).