When we last looked at the Cervelo P5, we were detailing the ins and outs of the frameset. And at that time, we promised to show you the full build of the bike when it was done. Sadly, this isn't a ride review - the P5 shown here is a 58cm, and much too large for my 5'9" self to ride. So for the purposes of this article, you're looking at a display bike. And what a beautiful display it is. Every part of this bike was chosen for a specific reason, to make a fininshed product that is very light (just 15.7 pounds complete), undeniably aerodynamic, and as user-friendly as any bike on the market. It's meant to be the braniest bike on the road, without requiring a genius-level mechanic to maintain it. So let's take a look at what's on this beast.
The frontal profile is nice and clean, thanks to a centerpull Omega brake and clean cable routing via the Sigma stem. Using these parts on the P5 keeps the cables completely out of view of the wind, but still easily accessible for adjustment, maintenance, or packing for travel.