The Cervelo P3, the bike that LAVA Magazine called "The New Baseline"pared to, is one of the most popular bikes in the world due to its excellent aerodynamics, wide range for fit options, easy packing for travel, and accessible storage.
The P3 frameset 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 hid the rear brake from the wind but not from the mechanic, and the P3 fork offers a very small aero upgrade over its P2 brethren.
The P3 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 Cervelo P3 frame comes in two paint options, a black, gray, and red traditional options, and a black and fluoro high visiblity option.
The Cervelo P3 8000 option comes equipped with a mechanical-shifting Shimano Ultegra 8000 drivetrain and Shimano Dura-Ace BSR1 shifters. You also get Ultegra brake calipers and Dura-Ace brake levers.
The crank, cassette, and brakes are Ultegra, and the crank comes spec'd at the time of recording with mid-compact, 52-36 (mid-compact) chainrings. The Ultegra cassette has an 11-28 gear ratio at the time this was written.
The P3 comes equipped with the very slick 3T Vola Team Stealth alloy aerobars with ski-bend extensions. The armrests offer ample adjustability, and further adjustability can be accomplished with a stem change if necessary.
The P3 comes stock with Mavic Cosmic Elite wheels and Mavic Yksion 25c tires. The horizontal dropouts offer adjustment if you're struggling to get 25c tires to fit with a wider-rim wheel option.
The P3 is equipped with an ISM PS 1.0 saddle, one of the best-selling triathlon saddles available.
The P3 is a bike with a specification that cuts no corners and offers a combination of performance, value, and build like few others. And that explains why it's one of the most popular bikes in the world.