The P3C time trial frame, ridden in the ProTour by the CSC team, has also found favour with countless amateurs in the UK who can?t get enough of Canadian company Cervélo?s swoopy designs. So here?s another one.
The P3C Track was conceived in 2005 for the Polish national team pursuiters. Cervélo says the road-going P3C was already stiff around the bottom bracket area, so there was no need to add more carbon to make a reinforced, heavier version for the track. This was borne out by test riders that included Stuart O?Grady and Luke Roberts, men who would certainly bend a bike if it was at all bendy. Cervélo says it is even stiff enough to be used in the sprint.
The P3C Track has a newly designed seatpost ? still with two positions like the road version, but with a slightly different profile. You can swap between a 75-degree seat angle, or a steeper 78 degrees for what Cervélo calls ?modern? pursuit.
The geometry everywhere else is identical to the road version. Obviously the rear-facing dropouts are spaced at 120mm and the frame doesn?t have any bottle bosses or cable stops.
Sizes are 51/54/56/58cm. Retail price is £2,199.