Constant width seattube cutout – The cutout has a constant width, closely covering the rearwheel tire. Most cutouts (with the exception of the P3) have a cutout width that varies as you move up and down the cutout, thereby hampering the proper airflow from the seattube to the rearwheel.
Aero headtube - no bulky nose cone, but an extremely thin, aerodynamically optimized shape
New Cervélo aero carbon IAA seatpost - With its Integrated Accessory Attachment, this new seatpost can secure behind-the-seat components such as water bottle holders much more securely. Expect new products for the IAA system soon.
Integrated Seattube collar - By integrating the seattube collar completely into the toptube, we are able to smoothen the aerodynamic profile even further. The airflow doesn't even see the collar, yet the seatpost can be removed with ease. By integrating the seatpost into the frame aerodynamically but not structurally, you can fit the P2C into any bike case and travel without a problem, something that is very difficult to do with other integrated seatpost solutions that have the seatpost molded into the frame in one piece and that do not allow for the seatpost to be removed.
And we certainly have first-hand experience with this, as the original Cervélo P2 was the first bike to sport an integrated seatpost that was permanently attached to the frame. While it was the best solution we could come up with back in 1996, the new system with the removable seatpost is superior not only for traveling but also aerodynamically, as it allows us to use a much narrower seatpost than if it was a structural part of the frame.
ICS Internal Cable Stops - The best internal cable stop system available. Easy to install, easy to service, easy to keep clean and improved aerodynamics.
UCI legal - As with all our frames, the P2C is UCI legal
Frameset - The P2C is also available as a frameset