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Cranky    897

I'm a little scared, both for my own safety and that of the forum.....

The S3 is gone, and what better way to deal with my loss than to research a new bike. Time to buy a P2 or P3. I started this thread about 3 years ago but,

1) It's no longer here and

2) the bikes have changed since then anyway, so what better excuse to start a new thread.

Will buy this first and then sell the Liv.

I would like Di2 but it will be whether we can justify the ~$1200 difference.

So, the P3 is supposed to be a better bike, but why, and how much better is it really?

The aero bar (Profile Design T4+ vs 3T Vola) and stem (Profile Design Aris OS vs 3T ARX II) are different. The componentry is also 105 vs Ultegra. Are these really going to make a noticeable time difference over OD?

Would I just be better off to go the P2 and get the Di2, or get the P3 and go Mechanical?

Start the bagging now.....

 

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Cranky    897
51 minutes ago, Ex-Hasbeen said:

I hope Daz is getting something nice.

He has a happy wife 

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Cat Lady    301

 

P2 and build from there if you must.  The black goes with everything as well.  I have the P2 and even though I'm no expert I cant tell the difference between the 105 on it and the ultegra on my road bike.  

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roxii    4,113

Personally if it is going to be your only bike Id go the P2 with di2. 

The P2 would be a bit more accommodating for everyday riding and the Di2 also makes the bike a bit easier to use in day to day stuff (if you get the brake/ shifter option) 

You wont lose anything much aero wise from the P3 (providing you fit on both)  

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Slunnie    86

The two frames are virtually the same. As a set build i thought the P2 only came with 105 and the P3 was mech or Di2 Ultegra.

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prizna    527

didn't you buy that fugly giant?

You're replacing your roadie with another TT. I'm confused.

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roxii    4,113

Mind you having a quick squizz, $5200 fro Ultegra Di2 and $2500 for 105.  https://www.bikeexchange.com.au/a/triathlon-time-trial-bikes/cervelo/nsw/sydney/p2-105-11spd/102837899

When you look closely the "Ultegra" build has 105 brakes and both models have the same crankset. 

Soo if it were me Id grab the 105 and Di2 it. 

 

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Cranky    897
1 minute ago, prizna said:

didn't you buy that fugly giant?

You're replacing your roadie with another TT. I'm confused.

The roadie is gone. The Giant will go when I buy a P.

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Cranky    897
9 minutes ago, Slunnie said:

The two frames are virtually the same. As a set build i thought the P2 only came with 105 and the P3 was mech or Di2 Ultegra.

Oh ....

I'll have to check that. ...

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rory-dognz    244

Would you be better buying another S3/S5 and swapping the front end between road bars and TT bars. Using Di2 would be easy, just have to run the brakes.

this would give you the best of both, particular as sprint moves to draft legal

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Cranky    897
3 minutes ago, rory-dognz said:

Would you be better buying another S3/S5 and swapping the front end between road bars and TT bars. Using Di2 would be easy, just have to run the brakes.

this would give you the best of both, particular as sprint moves to draft legal

This is not even funny

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Cranky    897
6 minutes ago, roxii said:

Mind you having a quick squizz, $5200 fro Ultegra Di2 and $2500 for 105.  https://www.bikeexchange.com.au/a/triathlon-time-trial-bikes/cervelo/nsw/sydney/p2-105-11spd/102837899

When you look closely the "Ultegra" build has 105 brakes and both models have the same crankset. 

Soo if it were me Id grab the 105 and Di2 it. 

 

Ok, I wouldn't be doing that myself. I take it the LBS would do it for me? What sort of additional $$ am I looking at to buy the bits and have it done? 

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prizna    527

Save money by buying mechanical over di2, spend saved money on buying a p5.

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Cranky    897
3 minutes ago, prizna said:

Save money by buying mechanical over di2, spend saved money on buying a p5.

Ok some say go p3 mechanical

Some say go p2 Di2

There is my problem

 

I would all the kids at school to justify their response. ...

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roxii    4,113
2 minutes ago, Cranky said:

Ok, I wouldn't be doing that myself. I take it the LBS would do it for me? What sort of additional $$ am I looking at to buy the bits and have it done? 

Id find either an accomodating LBS (look at a few of the new "boutique bike shops") or a Mobile Mechanic, there are a few now who will happily point you in the right direction of the best places to buy the bits then they will do the work for you. 

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Rog    1,552

The small Cervelos will be too big for you, unless you are prepared to go 650cc.

You need to look at another brand.

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