The Cervelo P3, the bike that LAVA Magazine called "The New Baseline", 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 Cervelo 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 Cervelo 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.
If you're looking to build your dream bike, you can't do better than to start with a Cervelo P3 frameset.