Cervelo

!Cervelo P3sl. Well, I’ve got an incredible road bike. The main thing I could do with it is to change the frame. Maybe to a Tarmac SL because it is 200 grams lighter, but in terms of equipment it is pretty much state of the art or the “Cervalo R2.5”:http://www.bikesportmichigan.com/reviews/cervelor25.shtml which lists for $2200 for frame, fork and post. (BTW bikesportmichigan.com is a great site.

The main things left are the usual maintenance that comes from riding your bike too much. I do have to say the new Campy “CT”:http://bicycling.com/gear/review/0,3307,s1-11544,00.html?category_id=361&family_id=61 compact cranks are great.

* Rebuild the front wheel bearings. Topolinos are great but after three years and all this Seattle rain, its time. I need to learn to do that.
* Rebuild my Speedplay X-1s. They have been great, but I’ve never lubed them regularly. Anyway, one is frozen, so I need to rebuild it.
* New shoes. The Rocket7s look good as lighter weight and custom.

But, in terms of bike lust, what’s a person to do? Well, there are two things, tandems and time trial bikes. So, here’s a review of the best selling triathlon/time trial bike there is, the Cervelo. This bike was bike of year at bicycling.com.

But here are some better in depth reviews:

!http://www.bikesportmichigan.com/reviews/cervelo-p3sl/extrapicts/p3sldiskoblique-sm.jpg! The tubes are of course incredibly aerodynamic as well. They even have a curved seat tube that goes around the rear wheel. The thing is also designed to work best with a solid disk rear wheel since it create less turbulance.

These aren’t light bikes, they weigh 17-18 pounds and they aren’t really expensive:

P3 Team. Has Ultegra 10. $2800

P3SL. Completely jet black and about 100 grams lighter, $3600 with Shimano Dura Ace 10 speed.

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