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Hoff's new Cervelo P5X
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It is super fly

https://www.slowtwitch.com/...ervelo_P5X_7177.html
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Re: Hoff's new Cervelo P5X [Herbert] [ In reply to ]
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The P5x is one of those bikes that just really shines in person. It's very striking.

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Re: Hoff's new Cervelo P5X [Herbert] [ In reply to ]
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Beautiful bike :-)

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Re: Hoff's new Cervelo P5X [dkennison] [ In reply to ]
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It is a beauty, but I I'd prefer the Tactical. Waiting to see if that hydration system of yours get to production. If so I am pulling the trigger and upgrading.
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Re: Hoff's new Cervelo P5X [turdburgler] [ In reply to ]
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turdburgler wrote:
It is a beauty, but I I'd prefer the Tactical. Waiting to see if that hydration system of yours get to production. If so I am pulling the trigger and upgrading.

even without this possible hydration system, the tactical is a fantastic bike. this coming from a happy tactical owner.


but back on topic, the P5X is beautiful in person, the "cockpits" ease of adjustability is cool and the storage being so down low on the bike is great . im not so keen on the new green color scheme though. i much preferred the red look.

2019 Schedule: Ironman 70.3 Texas April 7 & Ironman 7.03 Waco Oct 27
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Re: Hoff's new Cervelo P5X [Herbert] [ In reply to ]
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I’ve seen a number of pros removed the above the downtube storage box and running a bottle right on the downtube rather than on top of the storage box (ala McNamee below). I’m wondering if this is faster watts-wise or if there is another reason. I can’t imagine there is a need for both storage units as you could fit your flat kit in the below the downtube storage. The only other difference would be weight (probably not a ton by removing the storage) and bottle access (seems like it would be easier to grab if it’s on the storage rather than on the downtube).



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Re: Hoff's new Cervelo P5X [Pun_Times] [ In reply to ]
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I am still experimenting with a few things for race day, and it is quite possible that I will end up removing the Speedcase and just using the bottom compartment (Stealthbox) for flat kit during races. The tube shape is wide enough that it may not even be much of an aero penalty with the round bottle in that spot, but I will look at various aero bottle options, and will leave other experts with real data to confirm or deny that statement. For Kona especially, I think that having three bottles may be a good option.

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Re: Hoff's new Cervelo P5X [TheHoff] [ In reply to ]
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TheHoff wrote:
I am still experimenting with a few things for race day, and it is quite possible that I will end up removing the Speedcase and just using the bottom compartment (Stealthbox) for flat kit during races. The tube shape is wide enough that it may not even be much of an aero penalty with the round bottle in that spot, but I will look at various aero bottle options, and will leave other experts with real data to confirm or deny that statement. For Kona especially, I think that having three bottles may be a good option.

Ben,

i think i remember reading that ALL of the hydration storage areas were designed with absolutely zero aero penalty during design of this bike. that was one of the selling points... put your hydration where you want with zero worry of that penalty.

2019 Schedule: Ironman 70.3 Texas April 7 & Ironman 7.03 Waco Oct 27
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Re: Hoff's new Cervelo P5X [TheHoff] [ In reply to ]
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Ben,

I once had an email exchange with David Killing from Cervelo regarding the aero penalty of using a standard bottle in place of the Speedcase and he confirmed that there was no aero penalty.

On a different note - what type of arm cups are you using - I`ve been looking for something that locks the arms in a bit better than the stock units - yours look exactly what I had in mind.

Cheers,

Niall
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Re: Hoff's new Cervelo P5X [Behan] [ In reply to ]
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Behan wrote:
Ben,

I once had an email exchange with David Killing from Cervelo regarding the aero penalty of using a standard bottle in place of the Speedcase and he confirmed that there was no aero penalty.

On a different note - what type of arm cups are you using - I`ve been looking for something that locks the arms in a bit better than the stock units - yours look exactly what I had in mind.

Cheers,

Niall
Looks like Profile Design "race" arm cup ;)

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Re: Hoff's new Cervelo P5X [Herbert] [ In reply to ]
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even though I'm the owner of a dialed in P5-6, the more I see this bike the more I like it:




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Re: Hoff's new Cervelo P5X [TheHoff] [ In reply to ]
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No questions/comments re the P5x (happy SC owner here), but best of wishes to TheHoff in 2019.
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Re: Hoff's new Cervelo P5X [damon.lebeouf] [ In reply to ]
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Hey Damon,

The Speedcase on the P5X was designed to be "aero neutral" so if you want to carry extra nutrition, flat kit, arm warmers etc., you can do that and add no extra drag.

Standard round bottles on the frame will always add drag. However, the P5X minimizes the drag by using a flared downtube. Our P5X testing also showed no difference in drag whether placing the bottle horizontal on top of the Speedcase, or placing it vertically directly on the downtube.

So if you run a third bottle you have the option to run the Speedcase with a bottle or just the bottle to save some weight with no difference in drag. Pros like Ben typically don't carry as much "stuff" and have the luxury of neutral support so our sponsored pros typically remove the Speedcase for racing.

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Re: Hoff's new Cervelo P5X [TheHoff] [ In reply to ]
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TheHoff wrote:
I am still experimenting with a few things for race day, and it is quite possible that I will end up removing the Speedcase and just using the bottom compartment (Stealthbox) for flat kit during races. The tube shape is wide enough that it may not even be much of an aero penalty with the round bottle in that spot, but I will look at various aero bottle options, and will leave other experts with real data to confirm or deny that statement. For Kona especially, I think that having three bottles may be a good option.


How are you liking that saddle? I have on that I've been trialing and haven't dialed it in yet. What area of the saddle do you find yourself settling into?
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Re: Hoff's new Cervelo P5X [TheJakes] [ In reply to ]
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TheJakes wrote:
Hey Damon,

The Speedcase on the P5X was designed to be "aero neutral" so if you want to carry extra nutrition, flat kit, arm warmers etc., you can do that and add no extra drag.

Standard round bottles on the frame will always add drag. However, the P5X minimizes the drag by using a flared downtube. Our P5X testing also showed no difference in drag whether placing the bottle horizontal on top of the Speedcase, or placing it vertically directly on the downtube.

So if you run a third bottle you have the option to run the Speedcase with a bottle or just the bottle to save some weight with no difference in drag. Pros like Ben typically don't carry as much "stuff" and have the luxury of neutral support so our sponsored pros typically remove the Speedcase for racing.

thats what i was thinking. thanks for the detailed reply!

the P5X is a beautiful bike.

2019 Schedule: Ironman 70.3 Texas April 7 & Ironman 7.03 Waco Oct 27
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Re: Hoff's new Cervelo P5X [teichs42] [ In reply to ]
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I am not 100% certain this will be my saddle, just trying it out at the moment. I have also tried a couple ISM saddles, and know that at the end of the day I can always go back to the Sitero Expert Gel from Spesh if needed. As far as where I sit on it, fairly forward as most saddles I ride. Good luck getting settled on yours!

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Re: Hoff's new Cervelo P5X [ericMPro] [ In reply to ]
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It's funny, because that has been my process too. I remember standing and spectating at IMAZ last year, realizing how many of them were actually on course. It seemed that the more I saw it under those athletes and began to study how it was designed and used, the more I liked it. Now having ridden it.... next level love!

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Re: Hoff's new Cervelo P5X [AnthonyParis] [ In reply to ]
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Yes indeed. Profile Design Race Armrest Kit

https://profile-design.com/collections/aerobar-pads-armrest-kits/products/race-armrest-kit

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Re: Hoff's new Cervelo P5X [TheHoff] [ In reply to ]
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TheHoff wrote:
I am not 100% certain this will be my saddle, just trying it out at the moment. I have also tried a couple ISM saddles, and know that at the end of the day I can always go back to the Sitero Expert Gel from Spesh if needed. As far as where I sit on it, fairly forward as most saddles I ride. Good luck getting settled on yours!


Thanks, Ben! Good luck with the season, can't wait to follow along and see you get back on that Kona podium!
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Re: Hoff's new Cervelo P5X [jkhayc] [ In reply to ]
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I agree...I disiked the P5X when it was first released--I only saw it in pictures--the moment I saw it in person , I did a complete 180, and it is the first new--and only--disc tri bike I would buy if my wife wouldn't divorce me.
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Re: Hoff's new Cervelo P5X [TheHoff] [ In reply to ]
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TheHoff wrote:
Yes indeed. Profile Design Race Armrest Kit

https://profile-design.com/collections/aerobar-pads-armrest-kits/products/race-armrest-kit

i have these as well as their new ergo cups in the bags at the house. i need to install them and try them out to see what i think.

2019 Schedule: Ironman 70.3 Texas April 7 & Ironman 7.03 Waco Oct 27
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Re: Hoff's new Cervelo P5X [Spandexboy] [ In reply to ]
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I feel you. Although two things to consider: 1. This bike will probably make you faster, and that could lead to you crushing races and impressing your wife even more than you already do. 2. You will be happier on this bike, and your joy will be contagious and lift everyone's spirit in the household.

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Re: Hoff's new Cervelo P5X [TheHoff] [ In reply to ]
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Ben,

Hello from Rockford! Super cool bike, but you know it's missing something. Checkered flag!
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