When something’s is as quick as the Garmin-Sharp's Cervélo P5 Time Trial bike, only a few tweaks are needed to keep it on pace
Launched in 2012, the Cervélo P5 is regarded by some as getting a little long in the tooth, yet it’s still a very fast piece of kit, especially when powered by one of Garmin’s time trialling big-hitters.
But look a little closer and there have been a few tweaks, most notably to the rear mech. This carbon-caged, oversized jockey wheel set-up bears more than a passing resemblance to Wolfgang Berner’s low-friction wheel modification of a few years ago. It’s a good job Cervélo buys its groupsets, as Shimano wouldn’t have approved.
Elsewhere, Garmin mechanics have updated the Rotor cranks to the latest 3D+ version and, of course, he chooses to use the Garmin Vector power meter pedals.