Personal. Best.

Blood, sweat, tears. Three years of research and data analysis, our engineers have poured that, and more, into creating a new personal best. The P5X. The fastest, most technologically advanced triathlon bike ever made.

 

We crafted the P5X with only you – the triathlete – in mind. We perfected every detail and possible micro-adjustable element. Our systematic, engineering-first approach takes charge of your unique needs, erasing the usual stressors of the sport. With everything from modular integrated storage to ease of adjustment and simple packing, we created an individually tailored bike that enables your Personal. Best.

 

YOU signed up. Put in countless training hours. Prepared mentally and physically. WE put in over 3 years of research and development, 150 frame iterations, 180 hours in the wind tunnel and endless hours of rider testing. The result? The fastest triathlon bike ever, the P5X. Because we want you to achieve your Personal. Best.

Achieving Our Personal. Best.

Our Engineers approached this project with fierce dedication, passion and new methodology, focused on triathlon only. Optimized from intensive research, design and testing, the P5X was developed to match the unique needs of triathletes to deliver the fastest, most confident ride of your life.

  • Tri-Engineered

  • Individually Tailored

  • Performance Driven

The Best
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  • Developing the fastest, most technologically advanced triathlon bike ever made is not a solo effort. To achieve our personal best, we leaned on North America’s finest. We sought the most talented suppliers and leaned on them to bring their best…and it paid off.

  • HED Cycling: The P5X’s frame is manufactured by Minnesota based HED Cycling. Leveraging the company’s superb carbon capability and flawless manufacturing process, our engineering team worked symbiotically with the late Steve Hed and his team to perfect the P5X.

  • ENVE: Identifying a supplier who could design a fork/handlebar system that met our lofty performance and safety targets was imperative. Utah based ENVE Composites emerged as more than a supplier, but as an extension of our team. Flexing their extensive experience and design capabilities, ENVE brought our vision for adjustability and packing of the bar to life.

Cervélo P5x

Fork Cervélo All-Carbon, P5X Fork Headset FSA IS2 1-1/8 x 1-1/2"
Seatpost Cervélo P5X Seatpost with Ritchey Head Shifters Ultegra Di2 ST-6871 and SW-R671
Rear Derailleur Ultegra Di2 6870, 11 spd Front Derailleur Ultegra Di2 6870, 11 spd
Brake Calipers TRP HY/RD Brake Levers Ultegra ST-6871
Crankset Rotor FLOW BBright™ Aero, 52/36 Bottom Bracket Rotor PF-30
Aero Bar Cervélo P5X Aerobar Saddle ISM PS 1.0
Cassette Ultegra 6800, 11 spd, 11-28 Chain Ultegra HG700, 11 spd
Wheels HED Jet 6 Plus Front, 9 Plus Rear Tires Continental Attack/Force 330 tpi, 700x22/24c
Available Dec. 1st 2016
Fork Cervélo All-Carbon, P5X Fork Headset FSA IS2 1-1/8 x 1-1/2"
Seatpost Cervélo P5X Seatpost with Ritchey Head Shifters Sram RED eTAP Blips
& RED eTAP Clics
Rear Derailleur Sram RED eTAP, 11 spd Front Derailleur Sram RED eTAP, 11 spd
Brake Calipers TRP HY/RD Brake Levers Sram S-990 Aero Brake Lever
Crankset Sram RED, 52/36 Bottom Bracket CeramicSpeed, PF-30, Ceramic Bearings
Aero Bar Cervélo P5X Aerobar Saddle ISM PS 1.0
Cassette Sram XG 1190, 11-28 Chain Sram RED 22
Wheels Enve SES 7.8 Tires Continental GP4000 S II 700 x 25c
Available Oct. 4th 2016

Bike Size and Setup Calculator

No more geometry charts or elaborate sizing charts to decipher, we have taken the guesswork out of choosing the right bike. Our tool utilizes a rating system that takes your x/y fit coordinates and determines your best size from a range of adjustment, weight distribution and handling perspective.

Simply enter your arm pad stack and reach, along with saddle height to discover your perfect bike.

BASED ON YOUR FIT COORDINATES IT IS RECOMMENDED TO CONSULT A EXPERIENCED BIKE FIT EXPERT FOR BEST RESULTS
Frame Size
Bar Position
Riser Post Height
Extension & Pad Mount Position Flipped ForwardFlipped Backwards
Pad Position
Exposed Seat Post Height

*This is a sizing tool and not a fit tool. Entering the contact point data of a poor bike position will result in that same poor bike position on your P5X. It is recommended that you see your local fit professional for assistance in order to ensure you're in the right position.

Pad Orientation

The P5X offers an enormous range of fit adjustment, including 8 potential positions from the pads alone. Shown below are the 8 possible positions and Cervélo's designation for each.

-4 -3 -2 -1 +1 +2 +3 +4

Geometry and Sizing

S M L Xl
Frame Stack * 468 496 524 552
Frame Reach * 386 404 423 442
Seat Tube Angle 74 - 81 deg 74 - 81 deg 74 - 81 deg 74 - 81 deg
Head Tube Angle 71 deg 72.5 deg 72.5 deg 72.5 deg
Fork Offset 53 43 43 43
Head Tube Length 76 97 126 156
Trail 60 61 61 61
BB Drop 75 75 75 75
Front Centre 582 587 614 642
Rear Centre 405 405 405 405
Stand Over Height 689 720 746 755
Max Saddle Height 780 813 841 870
Min Saddle Height 613 646 674 703

* Pad stack and reach (not frame stack and reach) and the Size and Setup Calculator should be used for frame size selection

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  • Endorsed by the Best

    We are proud to have the world’s best riding our best. See what our industry pros have to say about the P5x in action.

  • Mat Steinmetz

    Range of fit...this bike takes on multiple morphologies. It works for the short tall position, the "normal" position, and the long and low position. And it's usable range, not adjustment for the sake of adjustment.

  • Frederik Van Lierde

    My first ride on the P5x was so comfortable, it fit perfectly and I felt so fast that I was immediately impressed. On top of that it offered plenty of storage options for me, which is perfect for the 180km in an Ironman. In my opinion Cervélo has yet again set the benchmark in Triathlon and I am a very proud ambassador.

  • Heather Wurtele

    Every time I race I give my absolute personal best, and I think that this bike totally channels that feeling. It is so thoughtfully designed that I feel 100% confident it's enabling me to put forward my best performance on race day.

  • Mat Steinmetz

  • Frederik Van Lierde

  • Heather Wurtele

  • Tri-Engineered

    Starting with a blank slate, our goal was to address the personal needs of a triathlete. Our years of extensive research showed a systems-engineering approach was needed to improve the whole triathlete experience, not only on race day, but also in training and travel. The P5X has been created to over deliver on this promise. With unconstrained design and an exceptional eye to detail, the P5X is built to inspire your Personal. Best.

  • Research and Data Driven

    We approached the design of the P5X with an open mind. To start the process, we spent a full year conducting research before even thinking about design. We studied triathlon rules, traveled to races around the globe, photographed over 14,500 triathletes and catalogued 4700 bike set-ups. We conducted course recon to examine various topographies and environmental conditions. We organized extensive interviews with pro athletes, age groupers and industry experts to identify every possible challenge and engineer a solution to address and eliminate each and every one.

  • Design

    The P5X is built with purpose. We used advanced topology technology to optimize structural material distribution. We then designed a frame shape that considers each element of your experience and refined it with countless hours of CFD analysis and wind-tunnel validations. From aerodynamically integrated storage options to easily and widely adjustable setting possibilities, the P5X’s stealthy, fast and unapologetic design delivers a complete system that harmoniously addresses your speed, fit and usage needs.

  • Real World Testing

    We combined extensive wind-tunnel analysis and real-life triathlete testing to validate our data with real-world gains. We sought out 11 of our top pros to ride different prototypes throughout the development process. They shared their insights with unwavering passion, and along with the comments from our in-house age groupers we meticulously incorporated all of the feedback in order to deliver a bike that will drive everyone to achieve their Personal. Best.

  • Research and Data Driven

  • Design

  • Real World Testing

  • Individually Tailored

    The P5X puts you, the triathlete, in control. The bike’s systematic design fuses every possible macro-and micro-adjustable element, removing the barriers typically associated with fitting, storage, hydration, setup and travel. Equipped with a bike tailored for you and by you, you’ll be confidently positioned to achieve your Personal. Best.

  • Fit

    The P5X boasts unprecedented micro and macro adjustability, allowing every athlete’s morphology to find their perfect fit. With quick and simple adjustments, P5X riders can fine-tune their setup to sustain their aero position for the entire duration of the event. The P5X features a wide front-end fit range through a unique 112mm sliding stack adjustment with 91mm reach adjustment, a flippable base bar and 0 to 12 degree tilt adjustment. With an ultra-low standover height, sizing of the P5X is streamlined to only 4 unique frame options:S, M, L, XL.

  • Storage and Hydration

    The modular, easy-to-access storage system of the P5X has been engineered to fulfill the needs of every triathlete. Whether training or racing, everything you need to support yourself, including nutrition, flat kit, cold weather gear, and anything else you can think of, can be securely stowed in the P5X’s exclusive Smartpak, Stealthbox and Speedcase components. With the added convenience of using three round bottles placed where you want them, your performance will never be compromised.

  • Ease of Set Up and Travel

    From your initial build to travel and race day, the P5X was designed with ease in mind. The P5X can be disassembled with just a few bolts, using minimal tools. The two-piece foldable bar with proprietary padded holster ensures safe and quick packing. We co-developed a customized Cervélo travel case to make traveling with the P5X worry-free.

  • Fit

  • Storage and Hydration

  • Ease of Set Up and Travel

  • Performance Driven

    Speed = Comfort + Power + Aerodynamics. The engineering and performance prowess of the P5X brings the best of all worlds together from aerodynamic performance through to integrated modular technologies, and is designed to inspire greater confidence and command of the road.

  • Aerodynamics

    For over 20 years, Cervélo’s mission has been to make every rider faster. Aerodynamic excellence has been integral to Cervélo’s DNA and the P5X is no exception. We pushed it even further with countless hours of CFD, and over 180 hours in the wind tunnel to not just test the bike, but to test our overall modular storage system. With no stone left unturned, we have ensured that you can individually tailor your P5X to have the ride of your life, with no drag penalty.

  • Handling

    For any triathlete, confidence and performance are synonymous. Precise, responsive and in-control, the P5X’s front end feels connected to the road. Improved stiffness combined with balanced weight distribution ensures exceptional stability, crosswind handling and ultimate power transmission.

  • Disc Brakes

    Speed. Control. Safety. These factors were top-of-mind when our team selected disc brakes for the P5X. Not only does the P5X disc braking system contribute to the bike’s unsurpassed aerodynamics, but also offers exceptional modulation and superior stopping power in all conditions with minimal maintenance.

  • Aerodynamics

  • Handling

  • Disc Brakes