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Cervelo question...(4 posts)

Cervelo question...Starliner
Dec 16, 2003 3:47 PM
I'm looking at a used P2, but product reviews are for the P2K which replaced the P2. Any notable differences between the two? How is the P2K better, or not?
... I'm no expert but...Akirasho
Dec 16, 2003 4:53 PM
... the P2 may not comply with current UCI rules with respect to aero tube profiles... which are, of course, only of concern if you're using the bike at a UCI sanctioned event.


the GTs tube profile is a bit more aggressive than the P2... but you can see the diff 'tween them and current P2Ks

Yin and yang... the P2 accepted a round seatpost within an extended aero seattube... whereas the P2K has a proprietary aero post that can also be used to change the effective seat tube angle. Fit could be a tad more challenging on the P2 depending on the size available and your needs.

I believe that these were the main differences (the P2 also carried the aero fairing below the bottom bracket... but that's probably a minor factor).

Be the bike.
spank yo' mamaStarliner
Dec 16, 2003 6:03 PM
Great pics Akirasho. The P2 looks more like the GT than the P2K. Mebbee it's just an illusion, but the GT looks like it has a longer TT dimension than the P2. How tall are you and what is your inseam measurement? And what size are your bikes?
no spanky da mama...Akirasho
Dec 16, 2003 10:17 PM
http://www.cervelo.com/tech/qa/Q-A156.html

It's been a while since I took the measurments, but I believe that the P2K and the Vengeance have essentially the same geometry (GT headtube is a tad shorter)... also remember that the GT is on 650C wheelz... I don't think there were any huge geometric changes 'tween the P2 and P2K.

6'2"
37" (I've remeasured it recently and shrunk a bit probably due a bit to no cartilage in da knees).
The P2K is a 61... the GT is listed as a Large (they only came in three sizes to my knowledge).

I almost bought a bare P2 frame a few years ago... but the plan became a "coulda woulda shoulda".

Be the bike.