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What would you buy if you had the money?
- approx 0.5kg lighter
- poss handles bit better
- better brakes (how much depends)
- cheaper new by 2k ish
- split bars for easier packing as standard (also fit p3x if wanting)
- poss better wheels depending on spec and opinion/preference
- new model comes with Biknd bag (p3x tbc)
- slightly better aero but not noticeable realistically
Basically it's down to personal preference.
P3x is the next version and improved tech, but p5x still has its pros.
Also worth considering if the biknd bag is coming with the p5x that you are looking at as mixed reports on if included with p3x and cervelo site suggests not.
I would lean towards p3x due to newer tech and lighter/stiffer with same benefits.
Not much cheaper when bag and poss split bars are added if needed though .
You mentioned the wheels but I would consider that more thoroughly.
The p3x comes with a 60 or 30 mm rear wheel. To me thatâ€˜s rather useles: either you have a disc rear wheel or an 80 mm if you get afraid in winds or if you go to Kona. I personally would never ride a shallower wheel in the rear.
In front ok: thatâ€˜s where the wind can get tricky.
And with p5x you can have the deeper rear wheels. (Or a frame set. )
Between this and the Shiv I feel I may aswell announce the launch of a new Tri bike that is 3kg, has 3.47% less drag at all yaw angles than either a P5x/d or a Shiv or Felt IA, has space for 7 bottles and a refillable on fly internal bladder, bars that allow an angle to bring the hands above my head, or to be down at the front hub, has both disc and rim brakes, has peddle, crank and hub powermeters, a 0x15 drivetrain operated by mobile phone only, with no shifters on the bike, not only tubeless, but you actually just ride on the rims that are now 48mm wide, and whilst no space for tools, each time you ride a local mechanic is dispatched on a scooter to ride beside you. I intend to form the company to design such a think next month, but I am taking orders now for what is clearly the best bike available* anywhere.
*claim excludes other bikes not available.
I'd also like to hear how this bike handles and rides compared to something like a P5 disc (which doesn't have enough storage -- why can't that bike at least have a flat kit area that attaches to the back? Even short course athletes carry a flat kit.
I typically keep it on for races even if its empty.
1. It's a pain in the ass to take on and off.
2. I feel like there was an engineering decision for it in terms of aerodynamics. Too lazy to go back and check that again at the moment.
I do use it for long training rides, typically I stash extra food in it or another tube. It nice for that so I don't have to stash a ton of crap in my jersey pockets.