Cervélo revives the soloist as the best affordable multi-level aerial player

The new Cervélo Soloist takes the brand’s extensive design knowledge and wraps it in a package that’s billed as a livable, fast-to-ride race bike.

The new Soloist is aimed at amateur racers, and this is reflected in the range’s specs. Highest specification of a soloist Ultra Di2 And the range starts with a Shimano 105 mechanical version.

Cervélo claims that the soloist is slightly lighter than Cervelo S5 bicycle or Cervelo R5 flyweight all-rounder, while being significantly cheaper than both WorldTour flagships.

The Soloist frame combines Kammtail tube shapes for the seat tube and down tube, with stays slightly lower in the rear and a custom aero seat base.

Up front is a sculpted head tube that internally routes brake hoses and cables. The lack of complex integration makes maintenance and part exchange on Soloist easier than some The best road bikes.

A new threaded bottom bracket adds to the idea that the Soloist is a bike for amateur racers rather than professionals with a behind-the-scenes mechanic on hand.

Highlights of the new Cervélo Soloist

  • Claimed to be lighter than the S5 and more streamlined than the R5
  • 6 models, from mechanical 105 up to 12-speed Ultegra Di2 and Force AXS
  • Prices start at $3,400, go up to $6,800 (UK pricing to be announced)
  • The standard threaded BBRight-47 bottom bracket is used from the R5-CX bike
  • Tire clearance 34mm
  • The engineering reflects the R5 race bike
  • Frame set available separately

Legendary soloist

The soloist debuted 20 years ago.
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It’s been 20 years since the original Soloist slug debuted. Back in 2002, Soloist was a game-changing framework design.

Rather than being just rough estimates, the extruded aluminum tubes were based on real airways derived from NACA (National Advisory Committee on Aeronautics).

Soloist and his success with Team CSC set the standard for road bike the design. The original Soloist was virtually the genesis of the modern road bike—something that’s been part of the Cervélo lineup ever since.

Easy to live with, easy to pack

Soloist is UCI compliant.
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The Soloist is not a competitor to the S5 or the R5. Instead, the new bike is meant to sit between the two and reach a lower price point. In the words of Cervello, the new soloist is dedicated to the “a week-long amateur racer, a week out.”

Living with the new S5 may be a lot easier than the previous generation, but it still has a complex one-piece cockpit that makes bike travel a lot more complicated.

In the Soloist, you can still get hidden cable routing under the stem and through the bearing cap on the head tube, but the cables and hoses don’t go through your stem.

This means packing the bike into a file bike bag It doesn’t require splitting hoses, dripping brakes and all those things a mechanic would take care of for a professional rider.

Get the right BB

The bike uses the same bottom bracket design as Cervélo’s R5-CX.
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In another effort for simplicity, Cervélo has opted to use the BBright-47 bottom bracket, which was debuted on the brand R5-CX cyclocross racing bike.

The new BBright-47 is a continuation of Cervélo’s long-wearing, asymmetrical compression design that debuted at California R5Ca . project Back in 2010.

The asymmetry still exists, but the interface now reflects the most common T47 thread lower bracket standard.

This means there is an inner cup on the left side and an outer cup on the right. It is a solution similar to what Factor provided for its last generation Ostro Fam.

Cervélo claims this bottom bracket design helps ensure an optimal chain line and payment system efficiencies, but with the ease of service and replacement that comes with a threaded bottom housing.

More versatile design?

The bike has room for 34mm tires.
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Soloist is designed to bring versatility to the table. The frameset has a clearance of 34mm, which is great for road bike.

While the new R5 could also fit 34mm tires, we wouldn’t be surprised to see some Cervélo pro racers opt for Soloist at Spring Classics.

The Soloist’s engineering mirrors the S5, so expect the Soloist to handle the smart R5 when the roads start to twist.

Cervélo Soloist . Engineering

Specifications and prices Cervélo Soloist

The bike comes in three colors, including Gold Dust paint.
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For a premium brand like Cervélo, we’d expect a set of bikes with a quality kit, like the £12,999 Cervélo S5 Red AXS.

However, the Soloist group beats a bike equipped with a Shimano Ultegra R8170 Di2 and starts with a mechanical Shimano 105.

There are also designs available with Shimano 105D2And the SRAM Rival AXS eTap And the SRAM Force AXS eTap.

If you want to build your own Soloist, the set of frames is available separately in each color: Alpenglow (white), Embers (black) and Gold Dust (metallic gold foil).

Cervélo Soloist إطارات tire set

Alpenglow tire set.
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  • fork: Cervélo All-Carbon, pointed soloist
  • headphone: FSA IS2 1-1/4 x 1-1/2
  • Through the axes: Cervelo Aero, 12 x 100/142
  • seat: Cervélo SP27 Carbon
  • Supplements: Front Computer / Cervélo Accessory Holder , Cervélo Rear Accessory Holder
  • price: $2700

Cervelo soloist SRAM rival eTap AXS

SRAM Rival AXS models come with Fulcrum’s Racing 600 DB wheels.
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  • tire set: Cervelo, soloist
  • payment system: SRAM competitor eTap AXS
  • wheel set: Fulcrum Racing 600 dB
  • Tires: Vittoria Rubino Pro TLR G 700 x 28 mm
  • seat: Cervélo SP27 Carbon
  • steering wheel: Cervelo alloy
  • saddle: Selle Italia Model X SuperFlow FeC
  • Supplements: Front Computer / Cervélo Accessory Holder , Cervélo Rear Accessory Holder
  • price: $5200

Cervélo Soloist SRAM Force eTap AXS

Force AXS in Gold Dust.
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  • tire set: Cervelo, soloist
  • payment system: SRAM Force AXS eTap AXS
  • wheel set: Reserve 40 (front), Reserve 44 (rear)
  • Tires: Vittoria Rubino Pro TLR G 700 x 28 mm
  • seat: Cervélo SP27 Carbon
  • steering wheel: Cervelo alloy
  • saddle: Selle Italia Novus Post Evo manganese super flow
  • Supplements: Front Computer / Cervélo Accessory Holder , Cervélo Rear Accessory Holder
  • price: 6800 dollars

105

  • tire set: Cervelo, soloist
  • payment system: SHIMANO 105 R7000
  • wheel set: Alexrims Bondocks 5
  • Tires: Vittoria Zafiro Pro VG 2.0, 700 x 28 mm
  • seat: Cervélo SP27 Carbon
  • steering wheel: Cervelo alloy
  • saddle: Selle Italia Model X superflow FeC
  • Supplements: Front Computer / Cervélo Accessory Holder , Cervélo Rear Accessory Holder
  • price: 3400 dollars

Cervélo Soloist Shimano 105 Di2

Entry into the Soloist range comes with 105 mechanics.
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  • tire set: Cervelo, soloist
  • payment system: Shimano 105 Di2 R7150
  • wheel set: Fulcrum Racing 600 dB
  • Tires: Vittoria Rubino Pro TLR G 700 x 28 mm
  • seat: Cervélo SP27 Carbon
  • steering wheel: Cervélo AB07 . alloy
  • saddle: Selle Italia Model X superflow FeC
  • Supplements: Front Computer / Cervélo Accessory Holder , Cervélo Rear Accessory Holder
  • price: $5200

Shimano Ultra

Ultegra mechanical bikes come with Fulcrum Racing 600 DB wheels.
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  • tire set: Cervelo, soloist
  • payment system: SHIMANO ULTRA R8000
  • wheel set: Fulcrum Racing 600 dB
  • Tires: Vittoria Rubino Pro TLR G 700 x 28 mm
  • seat: Cervélo SP27 Carbon
  • steering wheel: Cervelo alloy
  • saddle: Selle Italia Model X superflow FeC
  • Supplements: Front Computer / Cervélo Accessory Holder , Cervélo Rear Accessory Holder
  • price: 4300 dollars

Shimano Ultra D2

Along with the Ultegra Di2, the flagship bike also gets a 40mm/44mm tubeless carbon wheel set.
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  • tire set: Cervelo, soloist
  • payment system: Shimano Ultra D2 R8150
  • wheel set: Reserve 40 (front), Reserve 44 (rear)
  • Tires: Vittoria Rubino Pro TLR G 700 x 28 mm
  • seat: Cervélo SP27 Carbon
  • steering wheel: Cervélo AB07 . alloy
  • saddle: Selle Italia Novus Post Evo, Superfluid Manganese
  • Supplements: Front Computer / Cervélo Accessory Holder , Cervélo Rear Accessory Holder
  • price: 6800 dollars