Cervélo is launching the P5, its next pro-level triathlon bike, on Jan. 18, 2012. The details are still sketchy, but Cervélo has alluded to two substantial differences between the P5 and its predecessors, the P3 and P4.
Cervélo says the P5 will be built with, “an easier-to-live-with geometry and position” than the P4. The Canadian company has historically built their top-shelf bikes with geometry designed for extremely aggressive positions. The P1 and P2, their lower-priced tri bikes, have geometry schemes designed for more upright riding styles than the P3 and P4. The dramatic differences in geometry between the more aerodynamic models and the cheaper versions implied that Cervélo’s fastest bikes were designed for the fastest athletes, the ones capable of riding aggressive positions.