The Cervelo Soloist Team bike is a highly versatile and good value bike that is capable of doing a bit of everything.
Perhaps the best aluminium frame bike going around, the Soloist Team has many of the attributes of top carbon racing bikes without moving into that price range.
If you are looking for a professional-style racing bike and prefer aluminium (some cyclists think aluminium bikes last longer than carbon) or don’t want to spend more than $2000, then this could be your best option.
In terms of fit, most riders find the Soloist Team is comfortable but also allows for an aggressive posture.
When it comes to climbing, descending and sprinting, the Soloist Team doesn’t have a weak point. It manages to do all three of these very well.
The Shimano Ultegra groupset ensures that you get quality gear changes and the Cane Creek headset is also a nice touch.
With good handling, stiffness and all-round versatility the Soloist Team is a standout for aluminium bikes.
Frame Material: TrueAero Smart Wall 2
Frame Angles: Unspecified
Sizes: 48cm, 51cm, 54cm, 56cm, 58cm, 61cm
Fork: Cervelo Wolf
Rear Shock: Unspecified
Brake Levers: Shimano Ultegra
Handlebar: 3T Forgie XL
Stem: 3T Forgie XL
Headset: 1 1/8″ threadless Cane Creek
Front Der: Shimano Ultegra
Crankset: Shimano Ultegra, 39/53 teeth
Rear Der: Shimano Ultegra
Tires: Vittoria Rubino Pro