My first Cervélo was the iconic P3 back in 2007, and since then, I’ve had the pleasure of riding three P5s between 2012 and 2019. Cervélo have set the standard for all things TT and Aero.
A few weeks ago I received the new P5 Disc and simply put, Cervélo have raised the bar once again. Although the bike has been completely re-engineered, you know you’re riding a Cervélo. The first thing I noticed was the lighter weight, which is very apparent both on and off the bike.
On the road, the bike feels responsive and stiff, and having done a few Mt Fabers, it feels more balanced on the descent than the previous model. My main bugbear with the old P5 was adjustability, especially on the front end. Paul calls me “Mr Millimetre” on account of the micro-adjustments I like to make, and the new speed-riser stem and mono-aerobar on the P5 Disc makes it so much easier to adjust, right down to the millimetre, without re-cabling.
Overall, the new Cervélo P5 Disc is fast, light and responsive…that’s hard to beat!
– Assad Attamimi –