Cervélo Soloist: the original aero road bike comes back as an affordable racer

Lighter than the S5, more aerodynamic than the R5 and quite a lot cheaper than both

Cervélo relaunches the Soloist road bike
(Image credit: Cervélo)

For those of a certain vintage the return of the Soloist is likely to trigger a trip down memory lane. Back in the early 2000s it was the bike that many people credit with starting the modern aero revolution, with its extruded aerofoil tubes developed by the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics no less, the first of their kind.

Cervelo Soloist of Julian Dean, CSC

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

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