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P3C all hype or really that good?

Old 08-28-08, 01:36 PM
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P3C all hype or really that good?

I just got an email from my local tri shop (SBR, Manhattan) about the limited edition Cervélo P3C. Personally I really like Cervélo and think this bike is a beauty! Though I read the below text that came in the email and thought it sounded a bit like hype-y but maybe that's because I work in advertising and am a bit jaded.

I always thought there were a LOT of Cervélos at the Tris I do, but had no idea the extent that they really dominate the industry (again, assuming the text is accurate)!

So, who's riding this bike and what do you think of it? How can I convince my fiancé she should get one for me --maybe his & hers P3Cs for the tris we do together ;-)
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"Cervélo produced the P3C Limited Edition bike to celebrate the victories of Fabian Cancellara who won the Olympic gold medal in the men's individual time trial and the gold medal in the 2007 World Championships individual time trial.

Cervélo supplies the bikes for only one professional cycling team and a handful of triathletes, yet the P3C victory list is staggering. Its two World Championships and nineteen Ironman victories alone are a record that no other bike can match. No wonder every other bike manufacturer uses the P3C as the reference. In fact, the P3C is so far ahead of its competition that if it were its own brand, it would win the yearly Kona Bike Count all by itself, without needing the help of any of the other Cervélo models. To give you an indication of Cervélo's overall strength in that bike count, all the other models together (without the P3C) would still be far ahead of the next best brand.

In time trials it's no different; the P3C is by far the most used TT bike in the world. Why do so many people choose the P3C? The answer is quite simple: the bike works and offers exactly what the rider desires. Every detail on this bike is geared towards optimizing your race, from the aerodynamic details to the bottom bracket stiffness for efficient power transfer. Add a low weight and a geometry that puts you in a comfortable, powerful and aerodynamic position and you have an unbeatable combination."
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P2C is a much better deal... 95% as good for much less cost.

Plus, IMHO, the P2C looks nicer.
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$2500! Complete bike.

http://www.all3sports.com/product_in...64ef2efcee09df
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Originally Posted by kosherdave View Post
I just got an email from my local tri shop (SBR, Manhattan) about the limited edition Cervélo P3C. Personally I really like Cervélo and think this bike is a beauty! Though I read the below text that came in the email and thought it sounded a bit like hype-y but maybe that's because I work in advertising and am a bit jaded.

I always thought there were a LOT of Cervélos at the Tris I do, but had no idea the extent that they really dominate the industry (again, assuming the text is accurate)!

So, who's riding this bike and what do you think of it? How can I convince my fiancé she should get one for me --maybe his & hers P3Cs for the tris we do together ;-)
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"Cervélo produced the P3C Limited Edition bike to celebrate the victories of Fabian Cancellara who won the Olympic gold medal in the men's individual time trial and the gold medal in the 2007 World Championships individual time trial.

Cervélo supplies the bikes for only one professional cycling team and a handful of triathletes, yet the P3C victory list is staggering. Its two World Championships and nineteen Ironman victories alone are a record that no other bike can match. No wonder every other bike manufacturer uses the P3C as the reference. In fact, the P3C is so far ahead of its competition that if it were its own brand, it would win the yearly Kona Bike Count all by itself, without needing the help of any of the other Cervélo models. To give you an indication of Cervélo's overall strength in that bike count, all the other models together (without the P3C) would still be far ahead of the next best brand.

In time trials it's no different; the P3C is by far the most used TT bike in the world. Why do so many people choose the P3C? The answer is quite simple: the bike works and offers exactly what the rider desires. Every detail on this bike is geared towards optimizing your race, from the aerodynamic details to the bottom bracket stiffness for efficient power transfer. Add a low weight and a geometry that puts you in a comfortable, powerful and aerodynamic position and you have an unbeatable combination."


YES the bike is that good.
The bike count at Kona is a big deal and is done every year and every manufacturer uses it for some form of marketing. I own it and it is a great ride. I strongly recommend the P3C. However, I would also wait and see what Cervelo has up thier sleeve for Interbike on the TT side. Rumors have been out for a long time of a new bike.
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Originally Posted by uspspro View Post
I really like that bike, but not the color combo as much as the white P3C. Still, it is quite a bit less money, isn't it.
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