David McNamee’s Cervélo P5X
The fastest-finishing Brit in Kona hopes to go even faster in 2017 on his Cervélo P5X
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.