Cervelo P5X

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Cervelo P5X 2019 [Review]

Triathlon Bike

Cervelo P5X Triathlon Bike 2019 (Review)

The Cervelo P5X is among the best triathlon bikes you can get. It has a great reputation for adequately coping with the rigors and shocks of mountain biking in a triathlon sporting event. The design of this triathlon bike speaks for itself. High quality, durable and high performance carbonized body frame, dependable hydraulic disc brakes, and an 11-speed Shimano shift lever system that enables for a smooth transition between gears. 


Carbonized body frame

The Cervelo P5X triathlon bike has a body frame that is constructed from high-quality Carbon. This makes it very rugged in coping with the demands of a triathlon event and makes it travel at a very fast speed. Integrated as part of the body frame are the storage units. This enables bikers to partake in a triathlon event with virtually all the necessary items, as the compartments are quite large. 

Great traction tires 

Cervelo P5X is equipped with Continental GP 4000 clinching tires. These three are designed to provide great surface traction on any biking terrain, be it wet or dry conditions. The tires are puncture-resistant, preventing a triathlon athlete from getting stranded during an event. The rims of the tires are carbonized, providing the right amount of stiffness and response when needed in rough terrains or when needed to make a stop.

Hydraulic disc braking technology 

This triathlon bike comes with an efficient pedaling and braking system. This is courtesy of the efficient hydraulic disc braking unit. The unit provides adequate stopping power when needed, regardless of the surface terrain. It also absorbs all-terrain shocks and promotes great bike handling and more riding stability. This enables the biker to have smooth control on any terrain and in tight corners without panic. The Shimano shift lever is top-notch, with shifting between gears easily achieved.


Sizes: small, medium, large, extra-large, and extra extra large

Body frame: carbonized frameset, storage compartments, rear water bottle mounts, Speedcase, smart pack

Fork set: carbonized, P5X

Crankset: Shimano, 52/36-tooth, dura ace 9100

Chainset: 11-speed levels, Sram, RED, cn-hg 901

Cassette: 11-speed levels, 30-tooth, Shimano, dura ace, cs-r9100

Front-wheel: Enve SES, 58mm frontal disc

Back wheel: Enve SES, 78mm back disc 

Front derailleur: Shimano, Sram Etap, 11-speed levels, dura ace, fd 9150 

Back derailleur: Shimano, Sram Etap, 11-speed levels, dura ace, rd 9150

Shift lever: Shimano, Sram, 11-speed levels, etap bearings

Brakes: hydraulic disc, Shimano, dura ace, br9170

Brake rotor: Shimano, rt-9000, 160mm, 2-piece, center lock design, trp 25

Tires: GP 4000, Continental, 700 x 25c, S11

Seatpost: Cervelo branded, Ritchey 

Seat saddle: ism ps1.0

Lower bracket: Cervelo connect, B-Bright 24 x 90, ceramic

Headset: FSA integration, 1 1/8-inches x 1 1/2-inches

Handlebar: Cervelo base bar, Enve SES aero extension bearings

Hand grips: nylon, lock-on system, Bontrager, trail XR

  • Shock absorbing fork 
  • Durable, high-performance carbonized frameset
  • Great tires for rugged biking and traction
  • The top-notch braking system
  • Efficient gear shifting lever system
  • It is rather expensive


What makes the Cervelo P5X so stable during triathlon sporting events?

Remedy 7 comes with tubeless tires that have great traction features. 

What braking technology is employed on the Cervelo P5X?

An efficient hydraulic disc brake unit is integrated into the design for a high stopping force when needed.


Are you looking for a bike to enjoy the rigors of your favorite triathlon events? Cervelo P5X is a very great option. With a carbonized frameset, large storage compartments, as well as an innovative hydraulic disc braking system, and wireless gear shifting lever technology, you are in for a thrilling triathlon race. However, it comes at a rather expensive price tag, but it is actually good value for money.

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