Just picked up a barely used 2008 P2 SL! The Cervelo is my first TT bike, and I'm very much looking forward to that aero position.
I did a quick seat and handlebar adjustment and took it out for 20 miles yesterday. I definitely need some further adjustments (neck and shoulders were getting sore toward the end of the ride), but otherwise the bike seems to be a good fit.
I've ridden my Klein Quantum road bike since 1998, and used it triathlons for the last 6 years. One curiosity about the P2 SL: despite being 11-12 years younger than my Klein Quantum Race, the P2 SL doesn't seem nearly as responsive / willing to accelerate. Don't get me wrong, I can go at a good clip on the Cervelo, and the I'm sure the more aero position will pay off in my triathlons this season, but it doesn't leap forward like a scalded ape like the Klein does when I put the hammer down.
This P2 SL has maybe 500 miles on it, came with a Gossamer crank, some nice tubular Mavic Cosmos Carbone wheels, etc. It's in absolutely pristine condition.
My old Klein has around 10k miles on it, with vintage Ultegra crankset (replaced a couple of seasons ago) and clincher ISO Matrix 3 wheels.
Anybody else have a similar experience? Is it just the difference in frames? Is it worth replacing the Gossamer crankset with something better?
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