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2017-08-01 6:55 AM


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Subject: Classic P3 vs. P2 105
Hi all,

New to the forum and triathlons. I'm looking at buying my first triathlon bike and I'm having trouble deciding between a 2013 Cervelo P3 Ultegra (priced at $2700) and a Cervelo P2 105 ($2900). At first I thought the P3 was clearly the better choice, but now I'm not so sure. Opinions??

Thanks in advance

Edited by markpio 2017-08-01 7:00 AM


2017-08-01 7:00 AM
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Subject: RE: Classic P3 vs. P2 105

For comparison:

The 2013 P3 Ultegra (the one I'm looking at is similarly spec'd): https://www.racycles.com/product/detail/1405

The P2 105: http://www.endurosport.com/bike/tri-bikes/cervelo-p2-105-black/
2017-08-01 7:10 AM
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Subject: RE: Classic P3 vs. P2 105
I've owned both. The geometry is a little different between the two. It it was me, I'd get the one that fit me best. I currently own the P2 with 105 (5800). IMO, the 5800 is as good (actually, I think it's better) as the older Ultegra.

Good luck.
2017-08-01 8:44 AM
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Subject: RE: Classic P3 vs. P2 105

Thanks for the advice!
2017-08-01 9:33 AM
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Subject: RE: Classic P3 vs. P2 105
P3 has a shorter head tube. If your fit/flexibility allows for a low position get the P3 if not P2. No point in having lots of spacers on a p3 when you need 1 or so on a P2.
2017-08-01 12:13 PM
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Subject: RE: Classic P3 vs. P2 105

The bike shop said they'll have both bikes on hand and see which one fits me better. Thanks for the info!


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