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Old 02-08-08, 09:40 PM   #1
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P2C/P3C vs Trek TTX vs QR Lucero

Looking for a tri bike for the new season. Your thoughts
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Trek = Lance Wins TDF Time Trials

Cervelo = Most Common at Kona
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How do you ride. The QRoo and the Cervelos have closer geometry, however not the same. The Trek is a whole nother breed of bike. Go get a fit.

p.s. I'd take the trek ttx, or cervelo p2c. Whichever fit me better.
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Lance would win TdF Time Trials on any bike...
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All about the Benjamins..$$ how much ya spending

I think that at a given price point most bikes will be the same.......You need to ask what it is you want. Better frame, stiff, steep, type of materials.....then looks...Simply.
Or would you prefer cool lighter wheels. with lesser other stuff.
Again, looks are the issue for me
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I think that at a given price point most bikes will be the same.......You need to ask what it is you want. Better frame, stiff, steep, type of materials.....then looks...Simply.
Or would you prefer cool lighter wheels. with lesser other stuff.
Again, looks are the issue for me
I disagree. You have to keep in mind that not all bikes have the same geometry. For example, the Trek TTX bikes are meant to be ridden more slack than the Cervelo or QR bikes. If slack is what you want, the Trek, or perhaps a brand like Scott or Planet X is better. If you ride steep, QR or Cervelo will be much better.
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You need to see what fits best. Head tube lengths, seat tube angles and stacks all come into play. I have seen quite a few people on forums sell their brand new P3C for 50% off because they found out it just didn't work for them after 3 races. Many people have gone out to get the P3C only to find that the P2C fits them better because the P3 headtube is shorter and they can't ride that low in front.

The point is, if you are going to spend 5K or more on a bike, a $150 fitting would really be wise. That being said, if I had to pick, I really like the Lucero.
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I may have to test all 3 bikes out
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Lance would win TdF Time Trials on any bike...
Even a Litespeed with Trek stickers on it, as he did!


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I may have to test all 3 bikes out
Exactly!

Also try a Specialized Transition - I like mine.
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The point is, if you are going to spend 5K or more on a bike, a $150 fitting would really be wise. That being said, if I had to pick, I really like the Lucero.
If you're spending 5K on a bike, the shop better be giving you a free fitting. Otherwise go to a different shop.
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Cervelo = Most Common at Kona
Cervelo= Zabriske (fastest TT ever) and Fabian Cancellara. That rationale doesn't really work.
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Thanks to all for your responses.

I tested the '07 QR Tequilo at my LBS and took it for a spin around the block in NY's sub 30 degree weather. It was 52cm size M, DA setup and FSA carbon cranks and weighted at about 19.99lbs. Not exactly sure what the exact frame composite was - could be a mixture of carbon and aluminum? I pretty much ruled out Lucero (beyond my price range) and contemplate b/w QR's Seduza or Caliente.

I also made an attempt to test a Trek TTX 9.5 today. Unfortunately, the only floor bike they have was a M which was equivalent to a 54-56cm frame. The bike was set on a trainer and I was told to be looking for something within 51-52cm range for a tri-setup.

I have yet to test out the Cervelo P2C and would be the last before making a final choice.

My first tri-event is scheduled at the end of the March. Any more info/input/opinion would be deeply appreciated.

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I would recommend whichever fits you best, between the Tequilo and the P2C. The P2C is more expensive, of course (carbon frame vs. the Tequilo's aluminum frame), but since they are both aero frames and have steep seat tube angles, go with whichever one feels best! Good luck!
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carbon frame vs. the Tequilo's aluminum frame)
Didn't know Tequilo was full aluminum
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Old 03-02-08, 04:19 PM   #15
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Just put in an order on P2C with my LBS and will post pictures soon...

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I'm in the market for a P2C as well, which LBS did you go with if you don't mind me asking. Thanks
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All great bikes...I'd go with what ever shop treats ya best and you feel most comfy at.
Cannot go wrong with anyone.
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My first tri-event is scheduled at the end of the March. Any more info/input/opinion would be deeply appreciated.
I am surprised that I am the first one to point this out, but maybe you would be better off doing a few tris before plunking down 3-5k on a tri specific bike.
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I am suprprised that I am the first one to point this out, but maybe you would be better off doing a few tris before plunking down 3-5k on a tri specific bike.
Not that I am opposed to picking up a very lightly used tri bike for 50% off three or four months from now
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I am surprised that I am the first one to point this out, but maybe you would be better off doing a few tris before plunking down 3-5k on a tri specific bike.
I've been doing triathlons for almost 2 years now on my road bike. I do appreciate your concern!


Turned out my LBS could not get their hands on the Cervelo P2C because they're not an authorized dealer. However, after weeks of research and comparison, I finally made the decision to go with a QR Lucero. According the the specs, the bike has a DA setup (except for cassette and chain are 105), Fizik Arione Tri 2 Ti saddle, upgrade Vision aerobars, and equipped with a set of 58mm FlashPoint wheelset.

The only thing left now is a cycling computer which I'm still doing a bit of research on. I have a Sigma 1606L DTS Wireless on the road bike but may consider getting a Polar CS200cad. I currently have a Polar RS200 running HRM for running.
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Old 04-06-08, 08:54 PM   #21
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It's FINALLY here!! Factory spec'd '08 QR Lucero

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My first tri-event is scheduled at the end of the March.
My bad, I misread this as your first ever, not your first of the year.

BTW, thats a hot looking bike you ended up with.
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Thats what i was thinking...
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My bad, I misread this as your first ever, not your first of the year.

BTW, thats a hot looking bike you ended up with.
Thanks! I'm going back to LBS this weekend to get have the cadence sensor installed.
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