2012 Triathlete Buyer’s Guide: Bikes Part One

CERVÉLO P5 $10,000
Cervélo has created its fastest triathlon bike to fit the average triathlete. The P5 pairs the brand’s undeniable aerodynamic pedigree with a massive upgrade in stiffness and more realistic fit compared to the P4. The 3T Aduro aerobar developed specifically for the P5 adds a broad range of stack adjustment to prop the rider high above the bike without butchering ride quality, and its elbow pad reach adjustment is limited to 5cm. The Magura hydraulic brake calipers are both powerful and delicate. Training wheels come stock (not the race wheels pictured) to allow the rider to pick their own upgrade. The P5 nails fit, functionality, speed and ride quality. Cervelo.com