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 Post subject: Cervelo Soloist
PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 4:37 am 
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Pretty excited to see how this thing rides. I've ridden some of the best aluminum frames out there (CAAD-8, CAAD-10, Velocite Selene, Spooky Skeletor). Im stoked to add this in there now.

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Frame: Cervelo Soloist
Fork: Alpha Q GS10
Stem: Alpha Q Prolite
Handlebar: Ritchey WCS Evo Curve
Headset: FSA??
Crankset: Sram Rival
Shifters: Sram Red
Derailleur(s): Sram Rival
Cassette: Shimano Ultegra 6700
Chain: Shimano Ultegra 6600
Brakes: Feather
Seatpost: Cervelo carbon
Saddle: Selle San Marco
Pedals: Speedplay Zero stainless
Wheels: American Classic 420s
Tires: Diamante Pro
Cables: Gore RideOn
Bottle Cage(s): Velocite Ethereal
Bartape: BBB Race Ribbon

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 Post subject: Re: Cervelo Soloist
PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 6:20 am 
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So you should! this bike looks good.

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 Post subject: Re: Cervelo Soloist
PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:43 am 
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Just finished my S1 build, will get some pics posted up tonight, your soloist looks great


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 Post subject: Re: Cervelo Soloist
PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:44 am 
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weight?


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 Post subject: Re: Cervelo Soloist
PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 2:21 pm 
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thanks guys, I havent weighed it yet. Im guessing 17-18lbs.

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 Post subject: Re: Cervelo Soloist
PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 2:33 pm 
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:thumbup:

Do you see better shifting with the solid chainring??

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 Post subject: Re: Cervelo Soloist
PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 3:07 pm 
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Yes actually. However that is not the reason why I bought it. I bought it to make me look fast.

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 Post subject: Re: Cervelo Soloist
PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 4:14 pm 
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109er wrote:
Yes actually. However that is not the reason why I bought it. I bought it to make me look fast.


:thumbup: Of course! I was just wondering if better shifting was a secondary result!!! :beerchug:

I have been considering switching from my shimano 6700 cranks (shift like an absolute dream) and the lighter hollowgrams (shift like crap).......thinking an aero chainring might make it worth the swap.

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 Post subject: Re: Cervelo Soloist
PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 9:44 pm 
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Beautiful build, 109er. Have a general question for anyone who may have some thoughts. I just bought a used 2008 Cervelo Soloist in the anodized gray, mostly stock build. It's great for shorter, more aggressive rides/training and perfect complement to a Cervelo RS that I use for longer rides. However, I find that it feels sluggish and working a lot harder to keep wheels spinning compared to my RS, even with Dura Ace wheels swapped in. What can you suggest to improve performance?

Shifters, Front/Rear Derailleurs, Cassette: Ultegra 6600/6700
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Crankset: FSA Gossamer
Handle bars and stem: FSA Omega Compact, OS-190
Wheels: Dura Ace C24 Clinchers with Conti GP4000s
Brakes: Cervelo Mach 1
Saddle: Fizik Antares
Pedals: Time Iclic Racers


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 Post subject: Re: Cervelo Soloist
PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:09 am 
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I can't think of anything major off the top of my head, so I'll say, check your BB bearings/tightness and maybe it's the Gossamer crank. Not a fan of FSA cranks and I have one on my P2 SL


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 Post subject: Re: Cervelo Soloist
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Thanks for the suggestion justkeeppedaling: The bottom bracket/crank was my suspicion, too - good to hear someone else confirm that as a likely cause. After I bought the bike I basically took apart everything for inspection and cleaning/tuning, with the exception of the bottom bracket area. Looks like it has some grime and gunk caught up in it. I don't have bottom bracket tools, so maybe I'll have the shop install a new one - think a dura ace BB is not much more than an Ultegra, so it could be a relatively inexpensive fix for a bump in performance.

And, apologies. I incorrectly listed my brakes as Cervelo Mach 1's. They are actually Cervelo Mach 2, which is good because I want to be able to stop when I am traveling at twice the speed of sound.


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Still one of my all time favourite frames! In the best color.

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