Cervélo P4
(Shana Novak)

Cervélo P4 – Road Bikes: Reviews

Cervélo P4

Arguably the most anticipated bike of 2009 (it was kept behind glass at bike industry trade shows last fall), the triathlon/time-trial-specific P4 hosts several radical advancements. To hide the rear brake from the wind, engineers tucked it inside the frame, behind a removable panel. They also designed a wing-shaped bottle to smooth airflow near the cranks. Though it works aerodynamically, the bottle's odd shape and position make drinking a challenge. “It's almost impossible to reach down that far while in the aero bars and not crash,” said one tester. Still, there are other ways to drink during a TT (like the CamelBak RaceBak, $100). And in terms of performance, this is the fastest aero bike we've ridden. 17.4 lbs, 56cm; cervelo.com




Lead Photo: Shana Novak