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Opinions:Cervelo Soloist Carbon vs. BMC SLC 01

Old 04-01-06, 11:03 AM
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Originally Posted by psmith
I have decided to get the soloist. My LBS will be loaning me a BMC SLC 01 until my build is complete.
You're setting yourself up for buyer's remorse...you should borrow an older bike!
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Old 04-01-06, 11:58 AM
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BMC is the sexiest bike out there.
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Old 04-01-06, 03:23 PM
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Bmc Slt01

on the Bmc Slt01, is it just me or are there holes in the joint between the seat/top tubes and the seat stay? what's the theory behind that? they figure toilet paper never rips where the perforations are so the same must apply to frames?
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Old 04-01-06, 04:00 PM
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Originally Posted by therealsybarite
on the Bmc Slt01, is it just me or are there holes in the joint between the seat/top tubes and the seat stay? what's the theory behind that? they figure toilet paper never rips where the perforations are so the same must apply to frames?
Cant say that I fully understand the engineering genius behind the design of the frame, but I can tell you that the frame is extremely light. The owner of the LBS rides the Pro Machine '06 and it weighs approx 15 lbs with the pedals. I will be riding one starting next week and will post impressions. Maybe I will settle for the BMC instead of the Cervello after all.
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I looked at the soloist carbon the other day and I wasn't so impressed with the finish, particularly around the dropouts. I'm in the process of painting my house and I do better joints than they do.
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Old 04-01-06, 09:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Vinokurtov
If you're not racing, I wouldn't get either. Both are very stiff, and, from the multiple reviews I've read, not really very comfortable. Compared to your Opal you're going to get a beating.
The soloist is stiff in Torsion stiffness, but it is not bad in vertical compliance. An R3 would be better for that though. The problem is, it is still a racing machine and sounds like too much for what you need. You can't put fenders, tailights etc on it (and I would beat anyone who thought of it) and unless you specifically request it (which I did) it comes with no barrel adjusters for fine tweaking of the deraillers.

Having said this, I love the soloist and would choose it over the BMC for the quality of the bike (I have no problems with the paint, though I have seen some that look a little sloppy...look at the bike before you buy it).
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Old 04-02-06, 01:20 AM
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why not another opal?
 

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