Why We Like The Cervelo Soloist 105 Road Bike
When Cervelo made the decision to revive the Soloist after a 15-year hiatus, they set out to design a race bike that was both light and aerodynamic for the amateur racer. Utilizing a lightweight carbon layup, handling geometry taken directly from the R5, and aerodynamic elements from the S5, Cervelo created a Soloist that is no longer only attainable for the pros. This bike is built to withstand the abuse that only an entire season of racing and training can provide and be easy for us to maintain without the luxury of a team of professional mechanics. Internal cable routing runs under the stem instead of through it to make last-minute position changes a painless process, plus it cleans up the cockpit to make the bike more aerodynamic. Room for 34mm tires makes settling for narrow tires a thing of the past.
The Cervelo Soloist 105 build is the most affordable soloist offered and comes with the time-tested Shimano 105 groupset. Trickle-down technology from the Ultegra and Dura-Ace groupsets makes for an ultra-reliable drivetrain that doesn’t cut into our entry-fee budget when repairs need to happen. A 52/36t crankset is paired with an 11-speed 11-30t cassette to help us keep up with the paceline and inspire us to push the pace a little sometimes. 105 hydraulic disc brakes make sure that we can stop on a dime if the pack gets tight too. A set of Alexrims Boondocks 5 wheels paired with 28mm Zaffiro Pro V G2.0 helps us keep the rubber side down in all sorts of racing conditions. The Cervelo Soloist 105 road bike craves speed and handles like a pro, but at a privateer price point.
*Due to a high demand in the global supply chain and bike industry since the start of the pandemic, material weight and exact components are subject to change. We are working diligently to keep tech specs updated, and any adjustments will be of equal or better spec level. If you have any questions, reach out to a Gearhead by chatting online or calling 1-888-276-7130.
- Entry-level race bike with pro-level details
- Carbon construction strikes balance between weight and aerodynamics
- Stable handling geometry is trustworthy at high speed
- 11-speed Shimano 105 groupset offers high performance on a budget
- Fully integrated cables for a clean, aero cockpit
- Shimano 105 hydraulic disc brakes offer impeccable stopping power
- Room for 34mm gives us traction on any surface
- Also compatible with electronic drivetrains for future-proof upgradability
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