to temp replace the fuji till the warranty comes through on the new frame.
I rented it from Nytro, great guys there very helpful and they fit the bike to ya, highly recommend the rental department at least, and cause i forgot my socks they guy threw a pair in
...ok here goes the bashing!!! ..George here's your shot...CLEAN YOUR RENTAL BIKES...respect the cervelos!!! The drivetrain and bike itself were fithly...
Got it home and cleaned it for like 2 hours almost, I should get a free day of rental for that!!!
ummm...let me see...swapped out the seat (there was a seat for elderly ladies on it) and put my rims on it, mounted the computer, flipped the stem and turned the bars up a hair, raised the seat and off i go.
first impressions....speed...the bike seems to have it in aces...i can't imagine what the carbon soloist is like. every pedal stroke seemed to result in a lunge forward. so yeah...it pedals nice even with the crappy crank on it, it's also a compact which i DO NOT LIKE.
so if you ride in a straight and wiggle the handlebars there is allot of movement in the top tube and headset resulting in what seems to be vague steering in corners..not great for crits...not even close to as stiff as my Fuji...um...what else...yeah it's aluminum so i imagine long rides might hurt a bit more.
Overall it seems quite nice and should do well tomorrow in the race...we'll see...can you say a little prayer for me not to chuck it down the road as i DO NOT WANT TO BUY a used beat up rental for the same price as a nice new shiney soloist!!