The P3 is still a refinement in many ways of the P2, with lighter weight and a stiffer ride. For 2012, the P3 actually had its price decreased in each of the two versions available this model year. The Ultegra bike is now a very compelling $3350, with the Dura-Ace model now coming in at an even $4000. The P3 Ultegra is now delivered with the same Aura Pro handlebar with alloy extensions that is seen on the P2. The P3 Dura-Ace comes with the Aura Pro with an upgraded carbon fiber extension. The wheelset that comes stock on the P3 Dura Ace, the Shimano RS30, is a step up from the R501 that the P3 Ultegra gets; however, most competitive triathletes will likely roll on race day with a race-specific wheelset of their choosing.