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Road Complete Bicycles

These limited availability 2023 Soloist Ultegra 12-Speed Di2 bikes have been developed by Excel Sports as frameset-up builds. Though similar to Cervelo's complete bike versions, there are some differences in specifications. The Cervelo frameset and Deda Elementi components, as well as the Reserve 50|50 wheelset are fully covered by each manufacturers factory warranty, and Excel Sports will be your contact.

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 Shimano Ultegra Di2 12-Speed / Hydraulic Disc groupset, carbon aero Reserve 50|50 wheels, and a sensible build 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 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 updated and improved 12-Speed Ultegra Di2 system is lighter, faster shifting, and even more precise than ever, with improved hydraulic disc brake response. Cervelo's Reserve 50|50 aero carbon wheelset rolls with super reliable and responsive DT Swiss 350 CL 36T Star Ratchet equipped hubs hubs on Vittoria Corsa TLR G2.0 28mm tires. This Soloist was built for a little more range with a 50-34T chainring combo with an 11-34T cassette, delivering on Excel Sports and Cervelo's commitment to creating the most efficient, best riding road bikes to more cyclists.

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  • Excel Sports build spec Ultegra Di2 12-speed Soloist 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: Shimano Ultegra 12s Di2 R8170/R8150/R8100 w/ hydraulic disc braking
    • Shift/Brake Levers: R8170 Dual Control levers for Di2/hydraulic disc use; wireless shifting signal
    • Derailleurs & Di2: R8150 Front (braze-on) and Rear derailleurs; RD features controls / junction / charging port / DFly; FD and RD are each directly eTube SD300 wired to BT-DN300 internal seatpost battery
    • Crankset/BB: R8100 50-34 Hollowtech II / Wheels Mfg BBright T47a, for 24mm spindle
    • Cassette/Chain: R8100 11-34T / CN-M8100 12s
    • Brake Calipers/Disc Rotors: R8170 FM, mineral oil / RT-MT800, 160mm
  • Wheelset Reserve 50|50 Carbon w/Zipp hubset; Center Lock disc, tubeless compatible, 2x/2x straightpull spokes
    • Front: Reserve 52, 21mm IRW, 28mm ERW; DT 350 CL hub, contact seals, 12/100mm, 24H
    • Rear: Reserve 52, 21mm IRW, 28mm ERW; DT 350 CL hub, contact seals, 12/142mm, 24H, 36T SL Star Ratchet 10° engagement, Shimano HG11/12 freehub
  • Tires:Vittoria Corsa TLR G2.0 700x28c Black, w/tubes
  • Deda Elementi/Cervelo/San Marco Cockpit
    • Bar: Deda Zero RHM Alloy, 31.8mm diameter
    • Stem: Deda Zero Alloy 31.8.mm clamp
    • Seatpost: Cervelo SP27 Aero Carbon
    • Saddle/Tape: San Marco Aspide Race Open Fit Narrow; Xsilite rails / Deda Logo Tape
  • Accessories: 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: 42o-o, Stem length: 90mm, Crank length: 165mm
    • 54cm Bar width: 44c-c, Stem length: 100mm, Crank length: 172.5mm
  • Color: Embers
  • Weight: 17.63 lbs (54cm)
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Size 48cm 51 54 56 58 61
Wheel Size 700 700 700 700 700 700
Stack 491mm 515mm 540mm 565mm 590mm 615mm
Reach 365mm 374mm 383mm 392mm 401mm 410mm
Head Angle 71° 72° 73° 73° 73° 73°
Seat Angle 73° 73° 73° 73° 73° 73°
Top Tube Length 516mm 532mm 130mm 156mm 184mm 598mm
Head Tube Length 86mm 106mm 548mm 565mm 581mm 211mm
Standover 708mm 47.8mm 774mm 798mm 824mm 848mm
Fork Offset 57.5mm 51.5mm 44.5mm 45.5mm 45.5mm 45.5mm
Bottom Bracket Drop 74.5mm 74.5mm 72mm 72mm 69.5mm 69.5mm
Front Center 574mm 576mm 578mm 595mm 611mm 628mm
Wheelbase 972mm 974mm 977mm 994mm 1011mm 1028mm
Chainstay Length 410mm 410mm 410mm 410mm 410mm 410mm
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