Here's what Cervélo had to say about the launch:
Cervélo unveils next generation of PX-Series Triathlon Bike -
Taking from the learnings of the original P5X, the P3X was
engineered with the same ride quality, and leverages many of the
advantages that made the PX-Series an industry leader.
Cervélo's team of engineers spent countless hours watching
triathletes on their bikes in training and races of all distances,
making note of every angle and detail, big and small. And they
listened to the feedback from pro and amateur athletes as they
outlined what they needed for their personal best.
The result is an aerodynamic, comfortable, and stress-free bike
which gives the triathlete every possible advantage as they push
"When we looked at designing the P3X, we started by taking in
the learnings from the original research and design of the P5X,"
says Lesley Loughlin, Marketing Manager, Triathlon, Cervélo. "We
leveraged many of the key elements that made it such a
"The P3X is lighter, and the comfort, control and confidence
commanded is second to none," Loughlin continues. "Our triathletes
have incredibly diverse needs, and we work with them to build the
best bikes that will drive them to push their limits. To Cervélo,
and to every athlete, It's Personal."
Applying cutting-edge layup techniques and design principles,
Cervélo made the P3X lighter than the iconic P5X while improving
its stiffness. A stiff, light bike climbs better and accelerates
faster, offering noticeable efficiency gains and a lively,
responsive ride. Put simply, it just feels fast.
The P3X makes training, travel, and racing stress-free. Precise
adjustments to fit and handlebar position are easy to make using
one tool. Flexible integrated storage allows for personal storage
set up. Standard components make it simple to maintain and travel
with the P3X.
P3X Engineering Benefits
Lighter Means Faster
The lighter the bike, the easier it is to keep moving. Cervélo
keeps the weight of its frames and parts as low as possible,
without sacrificing stiffness, ride quality, or safety. Engineers
achieve this by combining the ideal mix of shapes, materials, and
lay up techniques.
- P3X frame is 16% lighter than P5X frame
- P3X parts are lighter than P5X parts: Basebar is 13% lighter,
Speed Riser is 8% lighter, Speedpak is 43% lighter, Seatpost and
Rear Hydration mount are 22% lighter
No Wasted Effort
A combination of material, shape, and layup are used to engineer
the desired stiffness of different parts of the frame. Cervélo
optimized the stiffness of the head tube, for stable and
predictable handling, and the stiffness of the bottom bracket, so
that more of the athlete's power is directly transferred to their
- 8% stiffer at head tube than P5X
- 15% stiffer at bottom bracket than P5X
Rider Harder, Longer
Confidence and comfort are essential when you're spending hours
in the saddle - because if you're not feeling good, you can't ride
at your best. The P3X incorporates design features that reduce
rider fatigue and help the athlete feel comfortable and safe from
the first pedal stroke to the last.
- Radical frame design (with no seat tube or seat stays) and
special layups offer the right amount of vertical compliance for a
- Clearance for tyres up to 36mm wide for better traction and
- Latest disc brake technologies for excellent braking in all