Cervelo Soloist

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109er
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by 109er

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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Frankie - B
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by Frankie - B

So you should! this bike looks good.
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by Monkeyboy3333

Just finished my S1 build, will get some pics posted up tonight, your soloist looks great

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by Monkeyboy3333

weight?

109er
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by 109er

thanks guys, I havent weighed it yet. Im guessing 17-18lbs.
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by btompkins0112

:thumbup:

Do you see better shifting with the solid chainring??

109er
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by 109er

Yes actually. However that is not the reason why I bought it. I bought it to make me look fast.
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by btompkins0112

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.

jta
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by jta

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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by justkeepedaling

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

jta
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by jta

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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by SWijland

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

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