David McNamee’s Cervélo P5X

The fastest-fin­ish­ing Brit in Kona hopes to go even faster in 2017 on his Cervélo P5X

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I ride the P5X for two rea­sons:

Cervélo’s be­lief in me and my be­lief that they of­fer an in­cred­i­ble prod­uct. I bought a Cervélo when I first started long-course tri, so it was great to be back with them.

The su­pe­rior aero­dy­nam­ics it of­fers along with the ease and range of ad­justa­bil­ity re­ally ap­pealed to me. It also pro­vides great in­te­grated stor­age so­lu­tions, so you never need to worry about tap­ing a gel to your frame ever again.

From my first ride I felt at home, and loved how sta­ble and stiff it felt when I started push­ing hard. The disc brakes also al­low me to re­lax a bit more on de­scents, know­ing I have in­cred­i­ble stop­ping power. I spent sev­eral ses­sions with a bike fit­ter as well as a day at the velo­drome with Dan Bigham (Wattshop) to find the per­fect set-up. I’ve only been rid­ing a TT bike for a cou­ple of years, so I rely heav­ily on oth­ers’ ex­per­tise. The velo­drome day was a real eye opener on how even the small­est ad­just­ments can make you faster. The P5X’s mas­sive range of ad­justa­bil­ity gave us plenty of new po­si­tions to test out in or­der to save some watts.

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