Cervélo P-Series

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Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on the Cervélo P-Series. In summary, this is what cyclists think.

16 reasons to buy

  • The Cervélo P-Series has a clean appearance with internally routed cables.
  • Testers were pleased the bike is UCI-legal.
  • Disc brakes provide excellent stopping power even on rainy days.
  • Experts were pleased the bike has clearance for tires up to 28mm.
  • Cervélo includes a bolt on aero bento box. This makes it easy for riders to carry fuel and tools.
  • The Aerobottle 500 that is included with the P-Series prevents any additional drag that comes with attaching a water bottle to a bike.
  • The P-Series is easy to maneuver due to the lateral stiffness in its carbon frame.
  • Users have four complete builds of the P-Series to choose from. This allows them to get a bike that meets their componentry preferences and budget.
  • The bike is more affordable than other time trial and triathlon bikes.
  • Adjustment to the seat tube angle allows riders to fine-tune the bike to their preferred riding position.
  • The seat post attachment is hidden and increases the bike’s aerodynamics.
  • Increased stiffness in the bottom bracket promotes efficient power transfer, allowing riders to accelerate on-demand.
  • The bike can fit a normal water bottle if riders choose not to use the included Aerobottle 500.
  • Experts were pleased the bike came tubeless-ready. Running tubeless tires reduces the weight of the bike. It also helps prevent frequent flats.
  • Some builds include Continental Grand Prix tires that are reliable and fast-rolling.
  • The alloy Vision Team wheels roll well on the P-Series. Experts agree that there is no need to upgrade to carbon wheels.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Testers found it difficult to utilize the Aerobottle 500 on the move.
  • The P-Series is not priced for entry-level riders, according to one expert.
  • Cervélo does not offer this model with rim brakes.

Bottom line

The Cervélo P-Series is an aerodynamic triathlon and time trial bike. It is priced affordably for a carbon bike in its category. One expert stated the price is still beyond entry-level pricing. The bike has a stiff carbon frame and a wide bottom bracket that allow riders to accelerate with ease. Climbing is a breeze with the bike’s wide gear range. Cervélo includes features such as the bento box and Aerobottle 500 to ensure riders are hydrated, fueled-up, and have a place to store tools. These are shaped to minimize the effect on the bike’s aerodynamics. Unfortunately, despite the Aerobottle’s sleekness, it’s hard to use it on the go.

Expert Reviews

86/100 based on 1 expert reviews
220 Triathlon

Cervélo P-Series Ultegra Disc Tri Bike Review

Cervélo are one of the most innovative bike brands in tri, and the P-Series brings plenty of their top-level tech down to more affordable price points.

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Cervelo P-Series Triathlon Bike Review

I have to appreciate the guts it took Cervelo to completely retool their “entry-level” bike while others were simply phoning it in.

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Joe's Cycling Reviews

2020 Cervelo P-Series – Ultegra Di2 – Vision Metron 55 – First Look

The front end is very nice.

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User Ratings

97/100 based on 7 ratings
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