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Looking for an aero frame - Cervelo?(5 posts)

Looking for an aero frame - Cervelo?heyaaa
Jun 30, 2001 3:02 AM
I'm looking at purchasing an aero frame for TT and tri. It has to be UCI legal, which means basically a double triangle design. I'm seriously considering a cervelo P3, and looking for opinions. Also, though i'm sure this has been covered, 650 or 700 wheel size? (im 6 foot, 135 pounds)
re: Looking for an aero frame - Cervelo?Lone Gunman
Jun 30, 2001 8:01 AM
Cramerotti has something in a TT aero called Altecator.
re: Looking for an aero frame - Cervelo?Jon Billheimer
Jun 30, 2001 8:42 AM
Given your frame size go with the 700cm wheels. Cervelo has the best aerodynamics and price point in my opinion. However, another good option to look at is Marinoni's TT frame. It's basically a P2K knockoff. The geometry is about 74 - 75 deg., and the build quality is very nice. Another nice thing about the Marinoni is that you can specify custom geometry and any number of really cool paint jobs.
I saw a lot of Cervelo's at the Longsjo time trailsCartman
Jun 30, 2001 1:03 PM
held in Fitchburg, MA the other day. I'm considering one as well, probably the P2k, so I counted the Cervelo's. My wife and I marshaled the afternoon running of the time trials, and I saw 7 of them. Take it for what it's worth.
re: Looking for an aero frame - Cervelo?Akirasho
Jun 30, 2001 1:32 PM
... both the P2K (I've got one) and the P3 are UCI legal frames. They use true NACA airfoils optomized for cycling applications... (note: it takes more than an airfoil shape to constitute a true aerodynamic advantage... albeit a small one).

Wheels are frame size specific for Cervelo... you'd be best served by 700C... the only option for a rider your size.

There are other options out there... but Cervelo offers a lot of aerodynamics and a well built frame for the money. I've got an old GT Vengeance frame that will be built up later this year. While it is optimally a 60cm frame (I'm 6'2"), it uses 650C wheels. This frame is NOT UCI legal... I believe that the aero aspect ratio is a tad too large. And, remember, no aero frame can overcome the rider's drag from/or a bad position on the bike.

Be the bike.