New Cervelo Soloist Spotted...

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skinnybex wrote:
Thu Sep 29, 2022 3:50 pm
Steve Curtis wrote:
Thu Sep 29, 2022 1:22 pm
Maybe add an axle kit to the list so you can get rid of the stupid cervelo system, and save some weight
Odd comment since the 2 axle's weigh 65 grams combined and they are without levers. The Caledonia and Aspero models come with the heavier axle.
I spoke with the cervelo dealer who said the soloist comes with the stupid lever axles rather than the regular threaded.

Maybe they're wrong, I don't know, but I specifically asked the question to work out what indeed to order.

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wheelsONfire wrote:
Thu Sep 29, 2022 2:37 pm
skinnybex wrote:
Thu Sep 29, 2022 1:01 pm
Everything is ordered for my Soloist build. I'll detail weights for frame when it arrives.
Frame - Soloist Embers size 54
Wheels - Farsports Feder 45
Tires - Pirelli P zero race 26mm - Pirelli TPU tubes
Bar - Zipp SL70 Aero 40cm
Stem - Zipp Sprint SL 120mm 12 degree
Tape - Lizard Skins 1.8 Camo
Levers/Brakes - Sram Red - 160mm XR
Crankset - Sram Red 172.5mm / 50t-37t
R. Derailleur - Sram Red
F. Derailleur - Sram Force
Cassette - Sram Force 10x33t
Chain - Sram Force Flattop
BB - Sram T47 Dub
Saddle - Fizik Antares 00 Carbon 138mm
Pedals - Assioma Dual - Keo
Garmin mount- Zipp SL Sprint
Bottle cages - x2 Elite Zico carbon
Weight should be 7.1 kg RTR
The mix of Force and Red, due to weight savings or?
Saving money on the parts where weight isn't important to me and the items like the chain and cassette are consumable. FD is 9 grams difference and I paid $170 for the Force FD compared to $450 for Red. Cassette is around 60 grams heavier but finding Red 12spd cassette is almost impossible. The chain is least important and I'm coming into the Fall/Winter. About 75 grams heavier and saved around $475
Pinarello F12 Disc Ineos 7.62kg - Flatland Race Bike
23’ Cervelo Soloist - 7.84kg - Unicorn Bike
22' Cervelo Caledonia 5 7.40kg - Travel Bike
21' Cervelo Aspero 8.06kg - Gravel Race Bike

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by skinnybex

Steve Curtis wrote:
Thu Sep 29, 2022 3:54 pm
skinnybex wrote:
Thu Sep 29, 2022 3:50 pm
Steve Curtis wrote:
Thu Sep 29, 2022 1:22 pm
Maybe add an axle kit to the list so you can get rid of the stupid cervelo system, and save some weight
Odd comment since the 2 axle's weigh 65 grams combined and they are without levers. The Caledonia and Aspero models come with the heavier axle.
I spoke with the cervelo dealer who said the soloist comes with the stupid lever axles rather than the regular threaded.

Maybe they're wrong, I don't know, but I specifically asked the question to work out what indeed to order.
I'm not sure about the full bike builds but Frame only comes with aero axles just like on the R5 and S5. I replaced the handle axles on my Aspero with Robert Axle Project and those weighed 70grams compared to 130 for stock. All the photos and description of the frameset both show and say aero axle without lever.
Pinarello F12 Disc Ineos 7.62kg - Flatland Race Bike
23’ Cervelo Soloist - 7.84kg - Unicorn Bike
22' Cervelo Caledonia 5 7.40kg - Travel Bike
21' Cervelo Aspero 8.06kg - Gravel Race Bike

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skinnybex wrote:
Thu Sep 29, 2022 1:01 pm
BB - Sram T47 Dub
Does SRAM make a T47 asymmetric BB?

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MilesG813 wrote:
Fri Sep 23, 2022 12:44 pm
Has anyone ridden one of these yet? A shop nearby has one coming in my size but I would like some feedback before I go check it out.
I rode one but it was with the 105 so hard to judge. Bike didnt feel overly stiff. I will say in the smaller 51 size with my saddle height of 67 it just looks weird with the thick frame tubing and thick seatpost. I decided to pass on the bike. I think its a good deal for the $$ but I do not think the bike felt as high quality as other brands even when looking at the higher end builds with AXS.

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by jch3n

My 56cm Alpenglow frameset showed up today...

Frame w/ hanger, bottle cage bolts, thick chainstay guard - 1027g
soloist_frame.JPG
Fork (uncut) - 383g
soloist_fork.JPG
Seatpost is a bit of a porker...some room for tuning - 218g
soloist_seatpost.JPG
Thru-axles are light - 52g
soloist_axles.JPG
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Shaved 20g off the seatpost already with a carbon cradle and lightweight yokes cribbed from an Elita One seatpost.

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by Singular

Campagnolo build issues (regarding the front derailleur) were mentioned recently - what about the BB, would one be able to fit Ultra-Torque cranksets on the special T47?

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Wow frame weight looks nice, especially for a white one. I expect a black one to be sub 1kg

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I love seeing threaded BB's again - it makes me verry happy from doing mechanic work

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by skinnybex

I was trying to find a size 54 Alpenglow but after a few weeks I went with the Embers. Judging by your weight my frame should be around 925-950 grams.
Pinarello F12 Disc Ineos 7.62kg - Flatland Race Bike
23’ Cervelo Soloist - 7.84kg - Unicorn Bike
22' Cervelo Caledonia 5 7.40kg - Travel Bike
21' Cervelo Aspero 8.06kg - Gravel Race Bike

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by Steve Curtis

I had an interesting call with the Cervelo dealer today.
They won't know until November at the earliest, IF they will get any Soloists, or when they will be delivered.

This is from the largest dealer in the country.

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by jch3n

Singular wrote:
Fri Sep 30, 2022 7:27 am
Campagnolo build issues (regarding the front derailleur) were mentioned recently - what about the BB, would one be able to fit Ultra-Torque cranksets on the special T47?
Ceramicspeed seem to have the most complete options for T47 asymmetric. They have one for Campagnolo UT. Otherwise you would probably have to buy 2 bottom brackets from somewhere else, one outboard T47 and one inboard T47, to piece together a single T47 asymmetric bottom bracket (which is outboard DS cup and inboard NDS cup)....might still be cheaper than a Ceramicspeed BB.
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by Karvalo

Steve Curtis wrote:
Fri Sep 30, 2022 4:16 pm
I had an interesting call with the Cervelo dealer today.
They won't know until November at the earliest, IF they will get any Soloists, or when they will be delivered.
They will get them. Cervelo aren't currently giving UK ETAs on any bikes beyond a couple weeks notice when they're ready to ship. It's been like that since midsummer but hopefully will start improving in the next couple of months.

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Karvalo wrote:
Fri Sep 30, 2022 4:51 pm
Steve Curtis wrote:
Fri Sep 30, 2022 4:16 pm
I had an interesting call with the Cervelo dealer today.
They won't know until November at the earliest, IF they will get any Soloists, or when they will be delivered.
They will get them. Cervelo aren't currently giving UK ETAs on any bikes beyond a couple weeks notice when they're ready to ship. It's been like that since midsummer but hopefully will start improving in the next couple of months.
I'm not currently in the uk. I'm based in Ireland which is the absolute last place to get anything.
There are very few shops who stock cervelo, and those who do just don't get any stock.

4 of the largest stores I spoke with have been waiting for over two years for S5s.

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