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Cervélo releases new-generation P2 tri bike

Published January 16, 2014

TORONTO (BRAIN) — Cervélo has updated its venerable P2 triathlon bike.

The new P2 has a wider range of fit options and features Cervélo's new P-Series geometry, which has sizes ranging from 45cm (which has 650c wheels) and 48 to 61 (700c wheels).

The model includes a Cervélo carbon, aero, rail-adjust seat post with 75mm of fore/aft adjustment. The bike also is spec'd with the Profile Design T2 Wing base bar and T4 Plus aero bar and a 1 1/8-inch steerer, which the company said allows for a wide range of aftermarket cockpit options. 

The new model P2 has integrated storage and hydration options including toptube and downtube accessory mount bosses and an integrated seatpost accessory receiver. Cervélo said the accessory mount specifications have been shared with aftermarket manufacturers to help them develop compatible products.

The new P2 has aero features borrowed from the top-of-the-line P5 model. These include aero cable management, a dropped down tube that reduces the gap between it and the front wheel, flattened down tube mounts to decrease wind drag on bottles, and an extended seat tube cutout design.

The company said the new P2 is stiffer than the classic version with no increase in weight. Head tube stiffness increases by 16.4 percent and bottom bracket by 6.5 percent. 

"What is really great about the new P2 is how many technologies are crammed into such a value-oriented platform. I think it's great that someone can walk into a bike shop and buy a really affordable bike and feel just as special as someone who bought a P5," said Cervélo senior product manager Heather Henderson.

The new P2 comes with Shimano 105 components and is available for shipment to retailers now in all sizes.

U.S. and Canadian MSRP: $2,800.

 

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