Stand by for Cervelo P5 and some brake-related goodies from Magura + Video

The product launch is on as we post this; here's a little taster

by nick_rearden   January 16, 2012  


Some people have all the luck; we're freezing our finger tips off here and Matt Brett is in Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands at the launch of Cervelo's new time trial and triathlon frame the P5.

As you can see in the brief video, it's a sleek-looking beast in the modern style; wind buffeting gaps all filled in and no doubt lots of clever stuff to make it as adjustable as possible for all the time-trialling disciplines. And lighter, too although you'll have to wait for Mat's report which shouldn't be long.


Welcome back Magura brakes to the road...

And what are those levers marked '8TT' you're wondering? That's the new Magura RT8 TT brakes marking the return of the German hydraulic specialists to tarmac roads after quite a time away. These will still be brakes acting on the rims and this being an aero bike the callipers are mounted out of the wind beneath the chainstays and integrated into the fork crown. The advantage of hydraulics here should be that the tortuous routes rendering cables a pain to set up and actually, like, brake will be easy-peasy with fluid which of course goes around corners very happily. That's the theory, anyway. Not that it's every bike shop that will be working on the Cervelo P5 and its brakes but mechanics all over the country - the world - wil be watching the unfolding news on hydraulic brakes on road bikes with mixed feelings. One thing is for sure; hydraulic brakes on road bikes are here and for good this time.



He doesn't look too unhappy does he? Mat Brett on a Cervelo's S5 road bike hopefully leaving himself some energy for the new P5 time-trialling counterpart.


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Gotta say I dig the paint job. Looks fast indeed even while standing still!

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posted by mikroos [256 posts]
16th January 2012 - 22:20


It certainly looks like a WOMG

Sir Velo

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posted by Raleigh [1734 posts]
16th January 2012 - 23:05


too many enormous LOGOS
but I would put up with them.

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posted by joemmo [1114 posts]
17th January 2012 - 12:02


Tis nice for sure

so unfit, I'm not even fit for nothing!

posted by Izaak30 [117 posts]
17th January 2012 - 12:08

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Cervélo P5: We'll have a full story, including a First Ride, and a ton of pics online at 5:00am tomorrow.

posted by Mat Brett [2201 posts]
17th January 2012 - 20:02




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posted by The _Kaner [644 posts]
17th January 2012 - 20:17


yes please, this is the BEST SWAG GRAB EVER.

posted by pj [149 posts]
17th January 2012 - 22:57


pj wrote:
yes please, this is the BEST SWAG GRAB EVER.

Haha, you wish! Tongue (Me too!)

posted by cornelim [34 posts]
18th January 2012 - 9:45