Cervelo P5X Unveiled in Kona
October 5, 2016 | Kona, Hawaii
Cervelo has just globally debuted their ultimate triathlon bike, the P5X “Super Bike” in Kona during the Hawaii Ironman World Championships.
The launching of the P5X at the Ironman Word Championship means a lot to Cervelo because it has continued to make history in this event by leading the Kona Bike Count for 12 consecutive years.
Designed with nothing but the triathlete in mind, this badass ride represents the pinnacle of our systematic, engineering-first approach.
-Antoine Ballon, Cervelo’s Global Marketing Director.
He adds, “The P5X is a personal best for us and we know it will help athletes achieve their personal best.”
To create the P5X, Cervelo joined forces with two of North America’s finest composite suppliers, Hed Cycling Products and ENVE Composites. The P5x is available in two different builds. The first features the latest SRAM RED eTap system, including a SRAM crank, and comes equipped with ENVE 7.8 wheels. The second showcases an Ultra Di@ groupset, a Rotor crank and Hed 6.9 wheels.
One of the professional triathletes who took part in the testing phases and rode the P5X in Kona this year was Frederik Van Lierde, 2013 Ironman World Championship (1st placer).
It is always an amazing opportunity to work with Cervelo on a new product.
Aerodynamic excellence is a key quality of the P5X with more than 180 hours of wind tunnel testing. It has pushed the limits of aero performance further than ever before.
Referring to her first ride on the P5X, pro triathlete Caroline Steffen, said, “No words needed I guess.”
According to Sean McDermott, Cervelo engineering director, the P5X delivers a complete system that addresses speed, fit, and usage from aerodynamically integrated storage to wide-ranging aerobat adjustments.
Lava Magazine describes the Cervelo P5X as a bike with a beam, a cowled front wheel, tons of practical storage and heaps of innovative new fit and travel adjustability.
The first Cervelo P5X for the Philippines arrived last October 12. Cervelo Philippines is honored to present the brand’s “Super Bike” that took three years of blood, sweat and tears of its manufacturers in the making. “Three years of research, data analysis, and development. Cervelo’s engineers have poured that, and more, into creating our personal best: The P5X, the fastest, most technologically advance triathlon bike ever made.”
The suggested retail price of the P5X with Sram eTap is P825,000 and P610,000 for the Ultra Di2.
Photos courtesy of Cervelo Philippines