Santa Cruz Launch New Solo Bike

The team at Santa Cruz have rolled out another significant announcement, the new Solo bike. Like the recently announced Bronson it'll be riding on 27.5" wheels, however it's not about the speed and burliness of endure riding, the Solo is focused on trail riding.. leaning very heavily toward back country riding.. so I guess that means it could be considered to be extreme all mountain! Or am I just getting carried away?


The Solo will be available in carbon and alloy frame options, and I think it looks very suited to riders who just want to get out and enjoy their time on the bike. You could chose to hit your local trails with an extended ride or head off to something more adventurous (if you have legal access kids!). Check out the video of Steve Peat riding a Solo through the wilds of Scotland.



Overall the focus is on a solid mix of travel, lightness (the carbon frame is just over 5 lbs) and manoeuvrability.



Featured Specs:
  • 125mm travel VPP™ suspension.
  • 27.5″ wheels


Sizes:
S, M, L, XL

Colours:
Carbon: Gloss Orange or Matte Carbon
Aluminum: Gloss Orange or Gloss White
12 ENVE decal choices

Suspension:
Fork options: Standard: 32 Float 130 CTD Evolution
Upgrade: 32 Float 130 CTD Adjust Kashima

Shock options: Standard: Custom tuned Fox Float CTD Evolution
Upgrade: Custom tuned Float CTD Adjust Boost Valve Kashima

Details:

  • 142 mm rear axle spacing
  • 2 bottle cage mounts
  • Forged upper and lower links
  • Double-sealed pivots with grease ports for low maintenance
  • Collet axle pivots and angular contact bearings maximise stiffness
  • Standard or direct mount rear derailleur hanter option
  • ISCG-05 tabs for chain guide compatibility.
  • Stealth and external seatpost cable routing.
  • 73mm threaded BB: creak-free riding and easy installation
  • Moulded rubber frame protection


Source: Santa Cruz

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