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Cervelo P2k vs. Cannondale mlti sport 1000(6 posts)

Cervelo P2k vs. Cannondale mlti sport 1000Cartman
Jul 31, 2001 10:14 AM
I know it's a long way off, but I'm saving my pennies right now. Next summer, I plan on buying a time trial/triathalon bike. I'm looking at the Cervelo p2k or the Cannondale multisport 1000. What is your vote and why?
re: Cervelo P2k vs. Cannondale mlti sport 1000Akirasho
Jul 31, 2001 11:42 AM
... depending on your riding position, style and courses... overall flexibility goes to the P2K.

http://www.slowtwitch.com/mainheadings/prodreview/tribikes/tribikesintro.html

The P2K represents an exceptional value for a specialty bike... It's proprietary seatpost allows for varying the effective seat tube angle... Despite it's shortish rear stays, I've got ample clearance (49 shoe and 175 crankarms) while getting the rear wheel tucked neatly behind the seat tube... While the horizontal dropouts are a bit of a pain for wheel changes, they allow you to play around with clearance a bit (and look kewl)... State of the art aerodynamics for a double diamond Al frame (and UCI legal if that matters).

I've got 3 Cannondale road bikes and 2 MTB's and seriously considered the Multi when I looked for a dedicated TT bike... Despite my 'Dale history, the P2K just made more sense.

Be the bike.
Are those 650c wheels? ( nm )Andy
Jul 31, 2001 8:30 PM
Are those 650c wheels? ( nm )Akirasho
Aug 1, 2001 4:48 AM
61cm frame and 700C wheels.

Be the bike.
I'd rather the 700cc wheels..Cartman
Aug 1, 2001 9:10 AM
Which is why the Cervelo looks more appealing. I gota admit, the only reason I'm considering the Cannondale is because the LBS I go to stocks it. BTW, do you know the weight of the Cervelo? I can't seem to find it??
Aero framesets are rarely light but...Akirasho
Aug 1, 2001 12:10 PM
my 61cm (which is why many companies don't list weights...(different frame sizes)) is comparable to most other aero frames I've hefted.

I've never actually weighed the race ready bike, but I suspect it's around 20 pounds (aero wheels and aero bars add a bit). I also have an Airborne Spectre (similar config) and it's (the P2K) lighter than that.

I suspect that you could trick a 61cm P2K down to 18 pounds... but it would co$t you. Much more effective to shed weight (and aero profile) off me!

Be the bike.