Cervelo P3 Ultegra


P3 Ultegra

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2.0 stars
 (1 Review)

2011 Cervelo P3 Ultegra

Cervelo has spent countless hours in the wind tunnel, testing and refining the P3 and it shows with a long list of race wins. This full-carbon speed machine has a shaped and curved cutout seat tube that works in tandem with the rear wheel to smooth airflow, resulting in decreased wind drag. Nearly invisible when viewed from the front, the P3's narrow profile, internal cable routing, shaped chainstays and seatstays all keep the air moving smoothly around the bike as you cut through the wind like a bullet. Leading the way is Cervelo's aero carbon fork, which keeps the steering precise and confident when you reach warp speed, while the included reversible seatpost lets you dial-in the perfect clock-crushing position. Meanwhile, it's built with aero bars from Vision that get you in a wind-cheating position for minimal drag, and Shimano's precision-shifting Dura-Ace/Ultegra components you'll love. Now, go set a new PR!

Features and Information

  • Every tube on the P3 is engineered for an aerodynamic advantage. Click for close-ups of this amazing bicycle.
  • View the geometry chart.
  • For the ultimate in streamlining the P3 has a constant-width rear wheel cutout, which closely covers the rear tire. Most other cutouts lose efficiency due to a varying width, which hampers proper airflow from the seat tube to the rear wheel.
  • By integrating the seat tube collar completely into the top tube, the airflow doesn't even "see" the collar and the seatpost can be removed with ease. By integrating the seatpost into the frame aerodynamically like this, but not structurally, you can fit the P3 into any bike case, something that's very difficult with other integrated seatpost solutions with the seatpost molded into the frame in one piece.
  • With Cervelo's Integrated Accessory Attachment (IAA), the P3 seatpost can secure behind-the-seat components such as bottle cages without the use of clamps.
  • Cervelo frames are covered by a lifetime warranty.
  • Choose your preferred pedals (sold separately) from our wide selection.
  • For a proper fit, the 48cm size is equipped with 650c wheels, while the larger sizes feature 700c wheels.
Specification Description
Frame Cervelo aerodynamic carbon w/Smartwall technology
Fork Cervelo FK26, carbon
Rims/Wheels Shimano R500; 650c: Easton Vista
Hubs See Rims/Wheels
Spokes See Rims/ Wheels
Tires Vittoria Rubino Pro Slick
Crankset FSA Gossamer
Chainrings 53/39
Front Derailleur Shimano Ultegra
Rear Derailleur Shimano Ultegra
Rear Cogs Shimano Ultegra, 10-speed: 12-25
Shifters Shimano Dura-Ace bar-end
Handlebars Vision base w/Vision clip-ons
Stem Vision Sizemore
Brake Levers Vision aero
Brakes FSA Gossamer Pro
Saddle Fizik Arione Tri2
Seatpost Cervelo Aero TT, 2-position

* Subject to change without notice.


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2.0 stars

(based on 1 review)


of respondents would recommend this to a friend.


  • Aerodynamic 
  • Great frame 
  • Lightweight 


  • Wears out quickly 

Best Uses

  • Road biking 

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Buy the frame and build up yourself

By soured on Cervelo

from Tampa

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  • Lightweight
  • Aerodynamic
  • Great Frame


  • Wears Out Quickly

Best Uses

  • Road Biking


Cervelo makes a great frame with the P3 but that's where they stop. Their choices for components are terrible and for $3500 plus there are much better choices out there. If you really want a P3, buy the frame and build up yourself otherwise prepare to be disappointed. I have less than 300 miles on the bike and have had to true the rims three times, replaced 2 broken spokes and the bearings are already shot. I ride strictly on paved trails, no rough surfaces. Also, as expected, the ultegra groupo is not smooth in shifting and makes tons of noise. I'll end up replacing entire group with SRAM. If you want a fast aero bike then buy the frame and build yourself otherwise look elsewhere.

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