Yes, it's gorgeous, but the flowing curves of Cervelo's P3 are incidental to its chief aim: abolishing resistance. The aero geniuses at Cervelo spent countless hours in the wind tunnel, testing, shaping, revising, and testing again, before the P3 took its final shape. A paper-thin, hourglass head tube, airfoil down tube, integrated seat tube, deep rear wheel cutout, and sculpted seat- and chainstays eradicate turbulence. Cervelo's proven geometry, aero fork, and slippery 2-position seatpost ensure an ideal ergonomic platform with fantastic handling. Equipped with a smooth, accurate Shimano Ultegra drivetrain and FSA Gossamer cranks, shifting becomes second-nature. Plus, you get quality wheels and components from 3T, as well as ISM's comfortable Prologue saddle so you can focus on driving the cranks. From time trials to triathlons, Cervelo's P3 is ready to dominate.
Dropping the down tube “hides” it in dirty air, reducing the high pressure normally found on the down tube’s leading edge, and eliminating the low pressure air that normally pulls rearward on the fork crown.
Each individual cable gets its own individual curve. One curve in one plane; the cable bends only around the bottom bracket, not side to side. By removing twists and bends from the cable path, friction load is removed, ensuring crisp effortless shifting in all conditions.
With the increasing prevalence of electronic controls, the permanently bonded-in ICS3 guide tubes are no longer required for proper shifting performance. Leaving them out simplifies electronic installation and saves weight.
Cervelo engineered BBstop to accommodate all shifting options (mechanical and electronic) in a single design. BBstop incorporates a stop in their Single-Bend bottom bracket guide, permitting the use of cable housing through the down tube. This stop prevents housing shift (fore-and-aft) and fixes the axial position of the housing where it enters and exits the frame for consistent bend radii.
The P3 offers multiple storage options, each one specifically positioned to minimize aero drag so you’re always ready to race. It's designed for a frame-mounted battery on the downtube.
It also feature a horizontal, standard two-bolt bottle cage between the arms on the aerobar, which Cervelo has found to be, by far, the most aero position. Two mounting bolts are also incorporated behind the stem to allow for further aero storage options.
Size 45cm and 48cm available with 650c wheels
Pedals sold separately
|Frame||Cervelo carbon w/Smartwall technology|
|Fork||Cervelo FK37, carbon|
|Rims/Wheels||3T Accelero Pro (700c); Vision Team (650c)|
|Tires||Vittoria Rubino Pro, 700 x 23c|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Ultegra|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Ultegra|
|Rear Cogs||Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed: 11-25|
|Shifters||Shimano Dura-Ace, bar-end|
|Handlebars||3T Aura Pro|
|Stem||3T ARX Pro|
|Brake Levers||TRP 970L|
|Brakes||FSA Gossamer Pro|
|Seat Post||Cervelo Aero SP14|