Cervélo have released new details on what they call their "worst best-kept secret": their new P5 time trial bike. Team Sunweb have already ridden the new machine at the UAE Tour on the opening team time trial stage in Abu Dhabi, where the team finished second, and in the individual time trial at the recent Volta ao Algarve, with Søren Kragh Andersen taking second on the stage there. Tom Dumoulin and his Sunweb teammates will use the bike again during the team time trial opening stage of Tirreno-Adriatico on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT "It's always very challenging to make our bikes faster," said Lead Mechanical Designer Robert Pike in a video released by the Canadian company, but that's exactly what they've done with the new P5, Cervélo say. The new faster, lighter carbon frame is a completely new shape compared to the old P5 design, and Cervélo claim it has a 22 per cent stiffer head tube and is 26 per cent stiffer at the bottom bracket, while the new Speed Riser aerobar 'system' allows easy adjustment to find your most comfortable and/or aerodynamic position on the bike. The new P5 is available in a disc-brake version only, with a frameset costing from US$5,000, a complete bike with Shimano Ultegra Di2 from US$7,500 and with Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 from US$12,500.
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