Out with the old and in with the new… Completed my first bike fit on the new whip and will be looking forward to tweaking the fit over the next few months. Ideally will get the seatpost and aerobars cut once I get closer to race season; the P5x doesn’t leave much in the room for errors in terms of seatpost cutting.
Both bikes are beautiful. Luckily I found a new home for the ol’ trusty Speed Concept so I will be placing her under a friend who will be able to propel her back into the front where she belongs! Poor ol’ girl will be replaced with the new hot thang, but I will have fond memories of riding her into the sunset <3 Definitely treasure the training and watts I gained under the lovely girl. A big sex factor upgrade for sure.
I loved my Speed Concept but the Cervelo is basically everything I wanted when I settled for the Trek. Disc Brakes are a nice addition and the storage is insane! Plan is to remove the plastic box for races and fit everything into the flat kit and spares into the frame itself; I cant fit my spares into the flat kit but found I could actually stuff it into the frame. There’s just so much room for activities! I went shallower in the front due to the crosswinds I have out here. I think I will notice a huge improvement on stability with the new setup.
Will be quite some time until the new whip touches pavement. However, from my few weeks on her hooked up to the neo, I notice a huge increase in terms of comfort. Love the beam design and I look forward to seeing how my times progress on her. Not sure if I will be faster because of the aero advantage (TBH its likely minimal to how I ran the SC) or the training I have been doing on the new ride… Ride I think is actually around the same weight as the SC. Upgraded to Dura-Ace and discs was a nice touch.
All I need to do now is get a better picture once it thaws out here and see how fast this baby can go!!!
2019 P5x M
Dura Ace R9150
ENVE SES Disc 5.8