PRO RIG: Jimmy Seear's Cervelo P5
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Apr 30, 2014  hits 76,279

Jimmy Seear's Cervelo P5. This rig is very clean, simple, and very smartly-appointed.
Jimmy Seear's Cervelo P5. This rig is very clean, simple, and very smartly-appointed.

I have had a great time over the last year talking shop with pro triathete Jimmy Seear. At age 27, he's relatively early in his triathlon career, but has already developed some killer biking legs. When you watch him ride, it's obvious to see that he's dedicated a lot of time to shedding drag (via an awesome position and a clean rig) and building Watts (with a whole lot of training). I met Jimmy at a chance encounter at the 2013 edition of Boulder Peak. As I was shooting pictures of his bike, he yelled out 'Hey TriRig, I love your brake!' Later that year, we did a Service Course treatment to his Blue Triad SL, cleaning up the front cable situation with his Di2 wires. This year, he's opted out of a deal with Blue, and is riding unsponsored. So, having his pick of the superbike litter, he chose a Cervelo P5, with basically the exact setup I'd choose to ride it with if I still had one. It sports a full TriRig cockpit, complete with Alpha aerobars, Gamma extensions, Sigma stem, and dual Omega brakes. As of this writing, I'm not paying Jimmy anything to use all these TriRig products - he uses it because he thinks it's the best way to keep him going fast on the bike. All of us at TriRig are incredibly proud to see athletes do that kind of thing, and Jimmy isn't the only one who has chosen TriRig parts of his own accord.

As we go over the rest of the bike, we keep seeing dual themes of elegance and cleanliness. A Dura-Ace SRM with Osymetric chainrings reports his power to a Garmin head unit clicked into the integrated mount on the Speedfil Z4 BTA cage, sitting just forward of his narrow arm pads on the Alpha aerobar. Dura-Ace Di2 9070 gives him 11 speeds in back and two up front, and ultra-clean lines everywhere. A Cobb Gen 2 saddle keeps him comfortably in aero, and that little saddlebag behind it is just a training implement, taken off for race day. The FLO 60/90 wheelset in these photos are actually my pair, and we put them on just for show. Jimmy brought the bike over with training wheels on, but we both figured that a bike this nice desered to be photographed with something a little nicer. He came over just for some little tweaks to the bars and cables, and now everything is spot on and humming beautifully. I love the way this rig looks, and how clean Jimmy's choices are. Watch for Jimmy later on this summer when we cover Boulder Peak and Ironman Boulder 70.3 - he will be doing both of those races. Enjoy the ride, Jimmy! And thanks for stopping by.



  • Jimmy Seear's Cervelo P5. This rig is very clean, simple, and very smartly-appointed.
  • Jimmy Seear's Cervelo P5. This rig is very clean, simple, and very smartly-appointed.
  • Jimmy Seear poses with his new Cervelo P5, tricked out with lots of TriRig kit.
  • Jimmy Seear poses with his new Cervelo P5, tricked out with lots of TriRig kit.
  • Jimmy checks out the situation between the pads. We used this session to set his bike up with the TriRig Alpha bars. He had previously used the Alpha, but his bars suffered some accidental damage in travel, and he needed a new set. 'While I waited to get a second pair of Alpha aerobars, I put on a set of 3T bars, but the pads just didn't feel right. I couldn't get comfortable like I was on the Alpha.' As we took this picture, he confirmed, 'Oh yes. This is what I was missing.'
  • Viewing the front end, you can see that the entire cockpit is TriRig! Alpha aerobars, Gamma extensions, Sigma stem, and Omega brakes. We're proud to be represented by an athlete of Jimmy Seear's calibre. You can check out all these products in the <a href='store' >TriRig Store</a>.
  • Viewing the front end, you can see that the entire cockpit is TriRig! Alpha aerobars, Gamma extensions, Sigma stem, and Omega brakes. We're proud to be represented by an athlete of Jimmy Seear's calibre. You can check out all these products in the <a href='store' >TriRig Store</a>.
  • Viewing the front end, you can see that the entire cockpit is TriRig! Alpha aerobars, Gamma extensions, Sigma stem, and Omega brakes. We're proud to be represented by an athlete of Jimmy Seear's calibre. You can check out all these products in the <a href='store' >TriRig Store</a>.
  • Dura-Ace SRM for power, with Osymetric chainrings and Dura-Ace pedals.
  • Dura-Ace 9070 shifting makes this bike purr like a kitten.
  • Seear rides a Cobb Gen 2 saddle. The saddle bag is just for training.
  • A shot of the cable routing. Cables are hidden by the TriRig Sigma stem cover, collected together and routed directly into the P5's top tube ports. The Di2 front junction sits atop the Sigma, but doesn't actually add any frontal area, since it's shielded by Jimmy's narrow-set arm pads and BTA bottle directly ahead of them. This is the perfect marriage of usability and clean aerodynamics.
  • A shot of the cable routing. Cables are hidden by the TriRig Sigma stem cover, collected together and routed directly into the P5's top tube ports. The Di2 front junction sits atop the Sigma, but doesn't actually add any frontal area, since it's shielded by Jimmy's narrow-set arm pads and BTA bottle directly ahead of them. This is the perfect marriage of usability and clean aerodynamics.
  • Upturned Di2 shifter pods make it easy to thumb-shift in aero. I use this orientation on occasion, but usually keep mine facing slightly downward, to be actuated by my index finger.
  • Seear uses a Speedfil Z4 bottle cage to hold his BTA bottle, as well as keep his garmin computer easily visible and accessible without the need for extranneous gear. I love it.
  • Seear uses a Speedfil Z4 bottle cage to hold his BTA bottle, as well as keep his garmin computer easily visible and accessible without the need for extranneous gear. I love it.
  • Xlab Torpedo cage for downtube hydration.
  • Jimmy giving some love to sponsors Vittoria and Shotz. Maybe I should have given him a couple of TriRig decals. Do'h!
  • One last shot of that beautiful Di2 drivetrain. I absolutely LOVE 9070, and basically anything on the e-tube platform. Di2 rules.
  • Seear looks over his finished Cervelo P5.
  • That's one beautiful rig. I can't wait to see it take some names later this year.

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