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' mama||Starliner|
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
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.
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.