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Opinions:Cervelo Soloist Carbon vs. BMC SLC 01

Old 03-28-06, 09:27 PM
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Opinions:Cervelo Soloist Carbon vs. BMC SLC 01

Can anyone give any opinions/comparisons/pro/cons about the soloist carbon vs. the BMC SLC 01. I need to make a decision by thursday next.
I am not a weight weenie, I ride approx 35-40 miles/day, and I am not a racer. I just love riding. Both bikes look real good(better than my Orbea Opal which was totalled in a collision with a car last week (I am ok).
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Since you're primarily posing, Zabriskie or Landis?

If you take the Soloist carbon, you're more likely crash in an upcoming TTT. If you take the BMC, be prepared to hold your hands up to your nose during the ITT.

Honestly, for pure bling and street cred, you can't beat the Soloist Carbon.

Hearing Systems?- give me a break!
Danish Computers?- oh yeahhh...
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Definitely the Soloist. Aero, light, stiff, pretty, bling points, tough, the list goes on...
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Old 03-28-06, 11:41 PM
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Get whatever floats YOUR boat.

I AM a huge fan of the soloist carbon though!
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Originally Posted by pelotonracer
Since you're primarily posing, Zabriskie or Landis?

If you take the Soloist carbon, you're more likely crash in an upcoming TTT. If you take the BMC, be prepared to hold your hands up to your nose during the ITT.

Honestly, for pure bling and street cred, you can't beat the Soloist Carbon.

Hearing Systems?- give me a break!
Danish Computers?- oh yeahhh...
Word.

Not just Danish computers, but Danish Computer Systems!

You don't need to hear to ride a bike anyway, but you do need computers.
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am i the only one who thinks the downtube on the soloist looks fugly?

as far as bling factor: while i'm not a huge fan of the BMC seattube lug gimmick, i'd hazard a guess that you won't see many BMCs out on the road, compared to the Cervelos*, if that means anything to you.




*i doubt you'll see many cervelos out on the road either, unless you're living in canada, or ride in central park
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Not the only one botto.
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How about the R3, just got a great review in Velonews. It's lighter, and would appear to be more comfortable than the Sololist (because of the vertical compliance from the thin seat stays.)
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Old 03-29-06, 10:43 AM
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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.
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The BMCs are beautiful bikes and a little less common IMO. Here is a BMC SLT01 from WW. I wish I could afford one:
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Originally Posted by MattC
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+1

And why can't Cervelo get their paint scheme to line up correctly?
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CSC is an American company.

Get the BMC. Nicer looking and different.
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I'd look at a Scott CR1 team, much better finish quality than the Cervelos.
 
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Originally Posted by DocRay
I'd look at a Scott CR1 team, much better finish quality than the Cervelos.

IMO the problem with the scott's is the fact that there's no replaceable rear drop out
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But the soloist carbon is just SO DAMN SEXY!!
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Originally Posted by psuaero
The BMCs are beautiful bikes and a little less common IMO. Here is a BMC SLT01 from WW. I wish I could afford one:
Um yeah. I needs me one of those. Now.
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Get the BMC if you are set on those two.

You won't look like every other Ivanobater on the road.
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Originally Posted by MacMan
CSC is an American company.
Then why is thier homepage in Danish?
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Pez just reviewed the BMC. Check it out.

https://www.pezcyclingnews.com/?pg=fullstory&id=3873
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Originally Posted by 56/12 and 22/28
Then why is thier homepage in Danish?
It isn't. Their HQ is about 5 minutes from where I'm sitting and I'm pretty sure I'm not in Denmark.



https://www.csc.com
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Originally Posted by Dial_tone
It isn't. Their HQ is about 5 minutes from where I'm sitting and I'm pretty sure I'm not in Denmark.



https://www.csc.com
Oh, the company itself.

I thought you were talking about the team.

Sorry.
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Originally Posted by 56/12 and 22/28
Oh, the company itself.

I thought you were talking about the team.

Sorry.
No worries. You mentioned Danish Computers. Computer Sciences Corporation isnnae Danish and I don't even think they make 'puters ... just a services company. But a very big one!
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I have decided to get the soloist. My LBS will be loaning me a BMC SLC 01 until my build is complete. The owner of the LBS is recommending the BMC but says the Soloist will be just as good. His only concern is that based on my fitting, he believes that the saddle will be set more forward thus decreasing the room for adjustment.
My LBS is "Racers Edge" in Boca Raton, FL. He did a 2 hr fitting using an adjustable stationary bike. I mention this because I have been fitted several times in supposedly large bike shops and they all just used a tape measure which did not take more than 10 minutes max. This fitting felt a lot more "customized"
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Soloist and tri every so often.
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