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  • Cervelo Soloist Carbon

    10 47.62%
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    11 52.38%
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    Soloist vs. System Six

    Basically which bike is Better? The Cannondale System Six or the Cervelo Soloist Carbon? I'm 6'2 195 and generate a pretty good amount of power when i crank out a sprint for the line. Both bikes claim to be very stiff at the bottom bracket with very little flex for a good transfer of power. But with both claiming to be the best? which one really is????

    Does anyone own either of these bikes?

    All opions greatly appreciated
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    www.competitivecyclist.com

    You can rent a Soloist for a week and try it out.
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    http://fairwheelbikes.com/forum/view...246ab11ab298a8

    Go there, check out the most recent Tour Magazin tests.
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    buy me one of each and I will help you make the decision.

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    I tested both. I only bought one.

    Soloist all the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrWJODonnell
    I tested both. I only bought one.

    Soloist all the way.


    So what was it that made you choose the soloist?
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    I've test ridden both and besides the soloist "feeling" better, the SystemSix has toe overlap in the 60cm size, which sounds like your size too.

    Maybe not a big deal, but if i'm gonna drop $5g's plus on a bike I don't want toe overlap.

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    It had all of the stiffness I wanted in the BB. No flex when I mashed, yet still had the great feel of a carbon ride. The SS was good, though in my opinion not quite as stiff. The aerodynamics of the soloist sealed it for me.

    As a Tri person, you might also like the flippable seat angle on the Soloist (if you don't already have a dedicated tri bike).

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    Cannondale System 6 all the way. I've never ridden a better handling, responsive bike. The thing is a Ferrari in the turns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uwfisherman
    Cannondale System 6 all the way. I've never ridden a better handling, responsive bike. The thing is a Ferrari in the turns.
    +1

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    Quote Originally Posted by uwfisherman
    Cannondale System 6 all the way. I've never ridden a better handling, responsive bike. The thing is a Ferrari in the turns.
    In part because of the same geometry that produces the toe overlap. I don't really understand the toe overlap issue. The two quickest handling bikes I have both have signficant toe overlap.

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