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 Shimano Ultegra R8020 11-Speed mechanical shifting/hydraulic disc groupset, Fulcrum alloy wheels, and a sensible build overall, the Soloist is ready to carry you forward with extreme value.
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.
Shimano's Ultegra R8020 mechanical group with hydraulic brakes remain one of the best values in the industry keep performance at a premium but with an attainable price tag. Pairing this with the Fulcrum Racing 600 on Vittoria Rubino Pro TLR G2.0 28mm tires make for a greaqt set of hoops and rubber at this price range. 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.
- 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)
- Vittoria Rubino Pro TLR G2.0 700x28c Black, w/tubes
- Bar: Alloy road , 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
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
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