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Cervelo's original Soloist design took it's cues from the their earliest pure NACA aero triathlon bikes. It evolved from aluminum to carbon and eventually became the S-series, winning podiums and stages at every step. The design evolved and NACA shapes became the squarer D-shape flat back improved tube shapes that also added more torsional stiffness and some more compliance. Cervelo has recognized the need for a new Soloist, one designed with beginning and developing racers in mind, along with every day enthusiasts who desire the best blend of aerodynamics, comfort, simplicity in adjustment and service. Now the reimagined Soloist hits the scene, at a reachable price point, great build options, and carrying the the essence of Cervelo's history and dedication to the cycling experience. Built here with a SRAM Force eTap AXS 12-Speed / Hydraulic Disc groupset, carbon aero Reserve 40|44 wheels, and a sensible kit overall, the Soloist is ready to carry you forward!

The return of the Soloist was just a matter of time. Ideally placed price wise, and engineered with clean aerodynamics taken from the S5, but counter-balanced with elements of the R5, including the geometry, the Soloist is the perfect option for an everyday road cyclist who seeks speed and enjoyment while powering through a 2-hour favored loop. It is also the ideal bike for developing cyclists learning to race and applying their physical abilities to get stronger, faster, and more comfortable taking corners at speed and riding in a tight peloton.

Design features of the Soloist favor the modern cycling scene with clearance for wider rims and 34mm road tires if desired. While having a super clean cockpit and internal routing for either mechanical or electronic shifting, a new headset system allows the rider to swap and adjust stems easily, without having to bleed disc brake lines. Compliance comes from the R5 tubeset and lay-up influences, and pedal power transfer is exceptional via the asymmetric chainstays and BBright T47a threaded bottom bracket junction. This Cervelo-specific T47 system is easily removed for cleaning or maintenance, and if properly fastened in place, should be dead quiet. A thrill to ride, easy to adjust and maintain, the Soloist is back, but better.

SRAM's Force eTap AXS wireless shifting system is known for it's reliable, quick shifting response throughout the ratios and gearing combos of it's 12-speed 48-35T x 10-33T drivetrain featuring the Force crankset with an integrated Quarq power meter. This will be your driving Force-equipped S5 through all race and weather conditions, keeping you in control with the Force HRD hydraulic disc braking system, which serves to tame the Reserve 40|44 aero carbon wheelset, which rolls with fast responding Zipp 76/176 hubs on Vittoria Rubino Pro TLR G2.0 28mm tires. This Soloist was built for race-level performance and speed out of the box, and delivers on Cervelo's commitment to creating the most efficient, best riding road bikes to more cyclists.

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  • The perfect Force eTap AXS 12-speed bike option for an everyday road cyclist who seeks speed and enjoyment
  • Ideal for beginning and developing racers as well as any rider seeking performance on a tighter budget
  • Shares geometry with R5, for nimble, responsive handling with proper race weight distribution
  • Toptube is fairly horizontal, creating a gap to seatstays and creating a triangle shape that offers compliance and torsional stiffness from the headttube back
  • New headset system allows the rider to swap and adjust stems easily, without having to bleed disc brake lines
  • Engineered with clean aerodynamics taken from the S5, but counter-balanced with elements of the R5, including the geometry
  • Terrific blend of aerodynamics, comfort, simplicity in adjustment and service
  • Cervelo claims the frameset is 125g faster than the R5 and 190g slower than the S5
  • Soloist-specific D-shaped aero seatpost balances increased compliance, decreased weight, and improved aero properties; considered integral aspect of overall design
  • Tire clearance: 34mm (varies with tire/rim combo)
  • Specifications
  • Frame: Soloist Carbon, Aero tubeset, internal routing, T47a threaded BB, FM Disc, 12/142mm Aero TA, 1x or 2x, mechanical or electronic shifting
  • Fork: Full Carbon Soloist, Tapered C-Shape (works with standard and c-shape specific Cervelo stems); FM Disc, 12/100mm Aero TA, Internal routing
  • Headset: FSA IS2 1-1/4 x 1-1/2- special top bearing cap system for internal wiring
  • Groupset: 12-speed SRAM Force eTap AXS HRD (wireless shifting/hydraulic disc braking)
    • eTap AXS: Shift/Brake Levers, Front and Rear Derailleurs; w/batteries & charging dock; AXS App BLE management
    • Brakes: Force HRD Flat Mount Calipers, Paceline Center Lock 160mm disc rotors
    • Crankset/BB: Force AXS 48-35T w/ SRAM-Quarq Power Meter / SRAM DUB T47 Ceramic BBright
    • Cassette/Chain: XG1270, 10-33T / 12s Force Flattop
  • Wheelset Reserve 40|44 Carbon w/Zipp hubset; Center Lock disc, tubeless compatible
    • Front: Reserve 40, 25.5mm IRW, Zipp 76 hub, contact seals, 12x100mm, 24H
    • Rear: Reserve 44, 25mm IRW, Zipp 176 hub, contact seals, 12x142mm, 24H, 3-pawl 36 POE, XDR freehub
  • Tires:Vittoria Rubino Pro TLR G2.0 700x28c Black, w/tubes
  • Cervelo Cockpit
    • Bar: AB07 Alloy, 31.8mm diameter
    • Stem: ST36 Alloy 31.8.mm clamp
    • Seatpost: SP27 Aero Carbon
    • Saddle/Tape: Selle Italia Novus BOOST EVO SuperFlow, Manganese rails, Cervelo Tape
  • Accessories: Stem Faceplate Front Computer/Acc Mount, Cervelo Rear Acc Mount
  • Note: Component specifications are subject to change without notice due to supply chain challenges
  • Component specifics by frame size
    • 48cm Bar width: 38c-c, Stem length: 80mm, Crank length: 165mm
    • 51cm Bar width: 40c-c, Stem length: 90mm, Crank length: 170mm
    • 54cm/56cm Bar width: 42c-c, Stem length: 100mm, Crank length: 172.5mm
    • 58cm/61cm Bar width: 44-c-c, Stem length: 110mm, Crank length: 175mm
  • Color: Embers, Gold Dust
  • Weight: 17.56 lbs (54cm)
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