Strengths: fast bike , comfortable ride, fits me well, very few adjustments made.
Weaknesses: paint, decals, some componant choices.
good ride, poor finish, even worse decals.
the maker boastes a cane creek headset, bike was recieved with Ahead set( yes manufatured by cane creek but marketed different) I took up my concerns with the manufacterer and was dismissed.
I like the bike but I won't buy another one
Bike Setup: my current set up includes cervelo one frame, king headset, fsa carbon cranks, dura ace shifters, zipp 404 wheels, syntace levers, speedplay peddles, alien carbon seat post
from San Francisco, ca
Date Reviewed: October 27, 2003
Strengths: Price level to get a great tri bike,
Weaknesses: -would upgrade from the 105's
Great buy at the price level. I've raced it in Olympics, Halfs and Full Ironmans this past year. I had the bike upgraded with Ultegra components, Aero sit tube, and recently put on some Zipps - this is truely a fast ride.
from Pinellas County, FL USA
Date Reviewed: May 31, 2003
Strengths: very well matched component group, highest value for $$$, great design strength & comfort
Weaknesses: decals could peel off. . . but mine haven't, bike seems under-marketed in Florida.
Truly a "Best Buy." Race-ready wheelset, (dished rims & bladed spokes) very strong component group (the Dura Ace shifters work perfectly). Super comfy fit, I have raced sprints, Olympic, and Ironman on my Cervelo One and it has been flawless. I could have spent thousands more on a race bike. . . but I am glad I didn't. This bike really turns alot of heads, too.
Similar Products Used: Giant tcr, Specialized Allez, Cannondale multisport
Bike Setup: I added speedplays, a computer, extra bottle racks behind the saddle, carbon seatpost & QR saddle cover. The bike is really race-ready out of the box.
Date Reviewed: March 18, 2003
Strengths: Stiff frame, great geometric set-up, nice and compact. The wheelset and component group is an excellent, excellet price combination.
Weaknesses: There is no clear coat on the paint job, so I think the decals look amateurish. Another post commented on wobbly-ness when descending, I didn't experience that at all, even at some 30+ mph descents.
I had been enamored by the one since I saw it on Cervelo's site over a year ago. At the time I was riding a Trek Road Bike, modified out with a tri set up. I was a big fan of the company because it seemed smart enough to do one or two things really right --- Trek wasn't fitting me as well as I liked, and I liked how Cervelo dealt with smaller frame sizes. The geometry was also worlds better for a smaller rider, with a shorter torso.
Bike Setup: I had drop bars and 105 STI installed. Deraillers are 105, and I think the cassette is ultegra. Ritchey DS wheels are terrific. Bontrager drop bars, syntace streamliner aero bars. Look pp337 pedals.
from Boston, MA USA
Date Reviewed: February 20, 2003
Strengths: Price! Component package (especially the syntace bars, carbon fork and dia compe headset). Speed--at the end of the day, isn't this what it's all about anyway? If I wanted to be comfortable I would buy a hybrid and only ride when the sun's shining.
Weaknesses: Decals are poorly done, maybe this is where they were able to chop off the $1000 more this bike would cost with any other company. Maybe it isn't a weakness at all... Only one bottle brazen if you care, I prefer not to have two, but some of you may think differently. Going downhill it can get a little wobbly, but then again you're a crazy triathlete, this shouldn't bother you...
I can't wait to fly on this jet! Truly the greatest deal in the almost always over-hyped world of cycling--more specifically with regard to bikes built for triathletes. Although Cannondale and Trek have better weld quality, the stiffness and design of this bike are on par. Although I haven't had too much on road time with my One (come on, it's freakin' cold outside!:) the hills I have encountered have been NO PROBLEM. This bike will scoot right up the hill, even in the aero position if you're crazy enough to try. The geometry is dead on for efficiency and power output. Can't wait for this season to get started!!!
First the checklist:
- new wheels, cassette, chain and cables
- hanger alignment checked using Park DAG-2
- cassette is assembled correctly, including rear spacer, and properly torqued
- cable is connected to derailleur properly
- chain length is correct, no kinks, bends or tight links
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Well I finally went with the SI Lady Gel Flow saddle after much resarch and review reading. I love the cutout, but now I have a lot of pressure on my left sit bone :( I thought less cushioning was the way to go for me, but apparently that's not the case.
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