Three Is A Pattern
Changes to the rules of the international sanctioning body of cycling (UCI) now allow designs to eschew rear seat stays (frame component connecting rear fork and seat tube) – in search of added gains to the aerodynamics and increased internal storage of race-day food and tools. With pricing reflective of the research and development for these race machines, don’t expect them to be a common site at your local race, but for the athlete looking for every advantage, sans seat stay is the new black.
CERVÉLO P5X SRAM Red eTap | ENVE SES 7.8 | $15,000
Cervelo unveiled their P5X at the Kona Ironman World Championship this past month. Reminiscent of the Barrachi that Cervelo released in 1996, Cervelo will be releasing a second component build on Dec. 1, for a slightly lower $11,000 USD.