The 2017 Cervelo P2 105 5800 is the latest in Cervelo's line of iconic triathlon bikes and is widely considered the best-selling triathlon bike of all time.
The Cervelo P2 is Cervelo's entry-point to the iconic P-series, bringing the excellent aerodynamics, a wide range for fit options, easy packing for travel, and accessible storage of the P-series to its most affordable price.
The P2 frameset is shared with the more expensive P3 and is among the aerodynamic leaders in its class, with aerodynamic shaping and a thin front profile to help it slide through the air with ease. It uses a dropped down tube to help reduce drag, shielding seat stays to hide the rear brake from the wind but not from the mechanic. The P2 fork is slightly different from the more expensive P3, but performs virtually the same.
The P2 uses the Cervelo-developed BBRight bottom bracket which widens the bottom bracket shell by 11 millimeters on the non-drive side, improving stiffness and slightly trimming weight. The bottom bracket on the drive-side is identical to BB30 and provides plenty of clearance for a wide range of cranks.
The 2017 Cervelo P2 frame came in two paint options but only the black option remains in limited sizing.
The 2017 P2 105 5800 is equipped with a Shimano 105 5800 11-speed drivetrain and Shimano Dura-Ace BSR1 shifters. You also get FSA Gossamer Pro brake calipers and Profile Design ABS AL brake levers.
The crank is a FSA Gossamer BBright spec'd at the time this was written with a mid-compact, 52-36 chainrings. The cassette is a 105 5800 with a 11-28 gear ratio.
The Cervelo P2 comes equipped with a Profile Design T2 Wing base bar and the excellent and extremely adjustable Profile Design T4+ ski-bend extensions. The armrests of the Profile Design bars offer ample adjustability and additional adjustability can be accomplished with a stem change if necessary.
The 2017 Cervelo P2 comes stock with Shimano RS010 wheels and Vittoria Rubino tires. The 2017 P2 ships with an ISM Adamo Prologue saddle.
The P2 is a bike is designed to provide accessible performance and delivers a combination of performance, value, and build that justifies its reputation as one of the best bikes in the world.