Cervelo P2 Carbon Triathlon Bike

4.87/5 (15 Reviews)
MSRP : $2600.00


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Product Description

Cervelo P2 Ultegra 2013: A development of our first triathlon/TT bike, this bike has grown to become the world?s most popular triathlon bike. While being a great value it offers pure triathlon geometry and a stellar pedigree including...


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by thorsdad a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: February 25, 2014

Strengths:    Value - P3 performance for pennines on the dollar. Multiple positions for saddle provide versatility. You can go from an age-grouper ironman setup to a short TT setup in 15 minutes. The shape is gorgeous and performance is stellar.

Weaknesses:    Running the shifter cables is an exercise in patience and creative profanity. Rear wheel swapping with the horizontal dropouts is a challenge, but not unique to this model, just to many TT bikes.

Bottom Line:   
Built this from a bare frame. Aside from the teeny tiny exit hole for the shifter cables, the build went well. Acceleration is outstanding. High-speed cornering on a TT bike is never fun, but handling was quite good regardless. Positioning is versatile with the 2-position post. Overall, this was an excellent value and the performance is proven with multiple Kona victories!

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Favorite Ride:   Healdsburg, CA

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   eBay

Similar Products Used:   Cervelo P3, Specialized Transition

Bike Setup:   Bontrager Aeolus 6.5, Ultegra Mech.s, DA shifters, Cane creek brake levers, DA 7800 calipers, Speedplay Zero, Vision AL base bar with Profile T2 extensions, modified pad risers, Specialized Chicane saddle.


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by geoffs.online a Triathlete

Date Reviewed: February 2, 2010

Strengths:    Solid ride with low flex, price, fit my body well

Weaknesses:    Paint, Vision break levers are uncomfortable...you can use them to slice a tin can

Bottom Line:   
Loved this bike. Although, the aerobar extenders that came with it snapped on me during ride. Warranty covered it...ended up being a Vision issue, which were replaced. For some reason the paint seemed to chip off easy.

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Favorite Ride:   Dairyland Dare

Price Paid:    $3200.00

Purchased At:   Get a Grip Cycles

Similar Products Used:   08 Madone - Road

Bike Setup:   Dura-Ace bike, Zipp 404s, Adamo seat (love it)


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by trimalo a Triathlete

Date Reviewed: August 4, 2009

Strengths:    speed, comfort

Weaknesses:    Quality of the painting maybe

Bottom Line:   
Great bike, very aerodynamic, fast , responsive, comfortable, cheaper thanother bikes for what it is.

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Favorite Ride:   flats and hilly

Price Paid:    $3850.00

Purchased At:   kronorace

Bike Setup:   Xentis aero bar, shamal wheels, ultegra


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by thekidd100 a Triathlete

Date Reviewed: May 23, 2009

Strengths:    Super fast acceleration and comfortable ride. Great bike for the price!

Weaknesses:    Not a big fan of the Vision brake levers. Upgraded to Cane Creek Carbon levers and better leverage/better braking.

Bottom Line:   
Previously rode a P2SL and loved the upgrade to carbon with Dura Ace components. Great climbing bike.

As always, a bike purchase comes with a free fitting which is second to none!

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Favorite Ride:   Eagle Creek/Lebanon Ride

Price Paid:    $3200.00

Purchased At:   T3 Multisport - Indi

Similar Products Used:   P2SL

Bike Setup:   Zipp 404's is the only thing really needed to this great bike.


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by dvhaeg a Triathlete

Date Reviewed: September 29, 2008

Strengths:    Great all-around carbon bike in the $2K price category. Fit my body well. Nice all-around grouppo - ultegra is solid.
You could pay wayyyy more and not get much more.


Weaknesses:    Aerobar weld snapped - product defect.

Bottom Line:   
Bought this bike when I finally got serious about triathlons. 2008 Ultegra model. Everything was stock, except the Mavic Aksiums that I insisted replace the shoddy Shimano R500 wheels. I was riding a sweet steel Lemond Malliot Jaune w/ aerobars, and that seemed to be fine. Well, I'm glad I didn't wait any longer - this thing kicks butt. If it fits your body, get it. Light, smooth, fast. I put about 2000 miles on it this summer, and never had a mechanical issue - except one. The aerobar weld broke, and my LBS said it was a product defect they'd seen before. Beyond that little thing, the bike performed flawlessly. Shifts smoothly and easily. Carbon frame performs like it should - I miss like "live" feel of a steel bike, but on a tri bike, you shouldn't do much time out of the saddle. Light weight and bump absorption are key when you're tucked and cranking. My average speed over a 25 mile race went from 21 to 24mph. This will serve me well for years. If you have the means, I highly recommend picking one up.

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Favorite Ride:   IM Madison Loop

Price Paid:    $2300.00

Purchased At:   Get a Grip bikes

Similar Products Used:   Road bike - Lemond Malliot Jaune

Bike Setup:   2008 P2C Ultegra. Stock w/ Aksium wheels and Keo Classic pedals.



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