Passionate About Their P5s
Triathletes are a passionate bunch. Their rides reflect their commitment to achieve their best and carry custom colors that adds another dimension to their passion.
Meet two triathletes who proudly proclaim their love for the sport with the Cervelo P5, their weapon of choice on the cycling leg.
Polo Tri Team, CEO of Peak Freight Solutions Inc., Fastlane International Logistics and Maxconstruct Inc.
Why the P5? Regaliza praises the P5 for its superb aerodynamics and power transfer. When he hammers it, he can just feel its speed that is not only evident on flats but carries though on rolling terrain as well. Compared to previous tri bikes he’s owned, Regaliza also says that the P5 is a better climber.
Why customize? The inspiration to get a custom paint job came after seeing the P5s of pro athletes Dave Mirra and Caroline Steffen. On his bike frame, his trusty steed stands out with Philippine pride carrying the three stars and a sun motif, and the quote “Reach For The Stars” which echoes the work ethic he instills across his companies.
Where to get it done: Teban Pontejos, +632 860-9058
Team Gotta, Chief Operating Officer of Xurpas Inc., Community Editor, Endurance Sports
Why the P5? Racaza, Endurance’s community editor who goes by the moniker “The Racstar,” credits his Cervelo’s excellent geometry and stiffness in producing a ride like no other. He’s taken it on 200-kilometer rides that have gone without a hitch.
Why customize? The color scheme and graphics pays homage to his successful mobile technology company, Xurpas. But Racaza feels the bike itself is an apt representation of their corporate culture: young, dynamic, agile, and innovative. A quote is also found on the top tube that reads “Go Big or Go Home.” This pretty much sums his approach to his personal and professional life. “I don’t want to do anything half-baked. If I’m passionate about something, I will put my heart and soul into it. Otherwise, I wouldn’t even try,” says Racaza.
Where to get it done: Primo Cycles, +632 836-7455
Lead Graphic Designer, Cervelo Cycles
As the lead creative director at Cervelo Cycles, Briggs is the man behind the fantastic graphics that adorn the P5s of three of their sponsored professional riders: Ironman champions Caroline Steffen, Dave Mirra, and Frederik Van Lierde.
The designs of each bike contain elements that are tied to the stories and personalities of the athletes. You can see his more of his work on https://www.behance.net/tombrigg