Pro bike: Steve Cummings' Tour de France Cervelo P5

British rider takes stage 14 for MTN-Qhubeka

MTN-Qhubeka's Steve Cummings won stage 14 of the Tour de France Saturday on Nelson Mandela International Day, a momentous occasion for the first African-based team in the world's biggest grand tour.

Qhubeka is World Bicycle Relief's program in South Africa, and the organization is using the Tour de France to raise awareness and funds to provide 5,000 students in South Africa with bicycles.

Cummings won stage 14 on a Cervelo S5, but we had the chance to shoot his P5 time trial bike before the Tour began.

There are a few notably pieces on his P5. Magura's hydraulic rim brakes allow for tight routing of the brake lines through the aero frame — often a severe limiter in brake performance on cabled bikes due to friction — without compromise in braking performance. Similarly, Shimano Di2 wires can be tucked into the tightest of bends without issue.

ENVE is the team's wheel sponsor, but the Utah company does not make a disc wheel. So what looks almost certainly to be a HED Stinger Disc is used here unmarked, save the logo on the skewer.

As with the rest of his team, Cummings' bikes all have the new MTN-Qhubeka paint job that celebrates that Qhubeka's #BicyclesChangesLives campaign.

The p5 has horizontal dropouts. note the matching kmc chain: the p5 has horizontal dropouts. note the matching kmc chain
The p5 has horizontal dropouts. note the matching kmc chain: the p5 has horizontal dropouts. note the matching kmc chain

Horizontal dropouts on the P5 allow for rear wheel placement that is nice and tight behind the seat tube

Complete bike specifications

  • Frame: Cervélo P5
  • Fork: Cervélo P5
  • Stem: 3T Aduro integrated
  • Handlebar: 3T Aduro integrated
  • Brake levers: Magura RT8 TT
  • Brake calipers: Magura RT8 TT
  • Front derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace 9070 Di2
  • Rear derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace 9070 Di2
  • Shifters: Shimano Dura-Ace 9071 Di2 TT Shifters
  • Cassette: Shimano Dura-Ace 9000, 11-25
  • Chain: KMCX11SL DLC
  • Cranks: Rotor Power, 54/42t
  • Pedals: Speedplay Zero
  • Front wheel: ENVE 8.9 SES 85mm tubular
  • Rear wheel: HED Stinger Disc
  • Tubulars:  Schwalbe One, 24mm
  • Saddle: Selle Italia Kronos
  • Other: Elite Crono CX bottle and cage, CeramicSpeed bottom bracket and hub bearings
  • Complete bike weight: 8.79kg / 19.382lb
Ben Delaney

US Editor-in-Chief
Ben has been writing about bikes since 2000, covering everything from the Tour de France to Asian manufacturing to kids' bikes. The former editor-in-chief of VeloNews, he began racing in college while getting a journalism degree at the University of New Mexico. Based in the cycling-crazed city of Boulder, Colorado, with his wife and two kids, Ben enjoys riding most every day.
  • Discipline: Road (paved or otherwise), cyclocross and sometimes mountain. His tri-curious phase seems to have passed, thankfully
  • Preferred Terrain: Quiet mountain roads leading to places unknown
  • Current Bikes: Scott Foil Team Issue, Specialized S-Works Tarmac, Priority Eight city bike... and a constant rotation of test bikes
  • Dream Bike: A BMC Teammachine SLR01 with disc brakes and clearance for 30mm tires (doesn't yet exist)
  • Beer of Choice: Saison Dupont
  • Location: Boulder, CO, USA

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