5010 Carbon / Trail / 27.5" - 125mm VPP Travel

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Solo pushes further into the realms of 27.5" possibilities. Developed using what we learned from Bronson, it takes the design platform in a different direction.

The low bottom bracket height, shorter chainstays and 125mm of progressive VPP; suspension give Solo its snappy, nimble, ride.
A 68 degree head angle adds climbing agility into the equation, while a 5 lb carbon frame weight define Solo as the tool for that back country mission you've always planned.

Responsibly offered in Mountain Rescue Orange, Solo goes where no bike has gone before.

WARRANTY

  • 5 year warranty for original owners.
  • Lifetime bearings warranty for original owners.
  • Lifetime crash replacement warranty for original owners.

UK Prices to be confirmed

Frame Features

  • 142mm rear axle spacing
  • 2x bottle cage mounts
  • Forged upper and lower links
  • Double sealed pivots with grease ports for low maintenance
  • Collet axle pivots and angular contact bearings maximize stiffness
  • Standard or Direct mount rear derailleur option
  • ISCG-05 tabs for chainguide compatibility
  • Stealth and external seatpost cable routing
  • 73mm threaded bb: creak-free riding and easy installation
  • Molded rubber frame protection

Tech Data

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Geometry

Frame Geometry Measurement Diagram
Solo Geometry
Based on 519mm axle-crown
Frame SizeTop Tube Length*Seat Tube Length**Head Tube AngleSeat Tube AngleBB HeightWheelbaseHead Tube LengthChainstay LengthStandover Height @ 200mmReachStack
Small 21.8" (552.8mm) 16.3" (414.0mm) 68.0° 73.0° 13.1" (334.0mm) 42.6" (1081.0mm) 3.5" (90.0mm) 17.1" (434.8mm) 28.0" (711.3mm) 14.8" (374.8mm) 22.9" (580.9mm)
Medium 23.0" (584.2mm) 17.0" (431.8mm) 68.0° 73.0° 13.1" (334.0mm) 43.9" (1113.8mm) 3.9" (100.0mm) 17.1" (434.8mm) 28.2" (716.0mm) 15.9" (403.7mm) 23.2" (590.3mm)
Large 24.0" (609.6mm) 18.5" (469.9mm) 68.0° 73.0° 13.1" (334.0mm) 44.9" (1140.1mm) 3.9" (100.0mm) 17.1" (434.8mm) 28.5" (723.2mm) 16.8" (426.3mm) 23.6" (599.5mm)
X-Large 25.0" (635.0mm) 20.0" (508.0mm) 68.0° 73.0° 13.1" (334.0mm) 45.9" (1166.4mm) 4.7" (120.0mm) 17.1" (434.8mm) 29.2" (741.4mm) 17.7" (448.9mm) 24.0" (608.8mm)

* Effective top tube
** Seat Tube length measured from center of BB to top of seat tube

Size Guide

Size Chart

Complete Bikes

All upgrade prices are relative to the standard component price.

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Note: 15mm forks are not compatible with D build kits.

Additional Upgrades

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approx weight: 2455

note: weights are approximate

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What size seatpost does it use?

The Solo uses a 30.9mm seatpost. Make sure it is alway inserted a minimum of 100mm (regardless of where the min insertion line is on the post).

It looks like the lower link is off center in my frame- is everything ok?

Yes- this is correct. With our newer pivot system, the pivot axle draws the link over to one side in order to properly preload the bearings. This offset is accounted for in the frame design so everything ends up nice and straight in the end.

Can I put a water bottle on the Solo?

Yes, the Solo can accept two water bottles- one on the top of the downtube, and one on the bottom of the downtube. The small only has one mount- on the top of the downtube.

What kind of front derailleur do I need?

The Solo uses a 34.9mm bottom swing (high clamp), top pull front derailleur. Pretty much anything that fits this description (besides Saint) will work.

What size headset do I need?

The Solo uses a tapered headtube often called "mixed taper". This setup uses a standared 1.5" external lower cup (49mm bore) and an internal 1 1/8" upper cup (44mm bore). Almost all headset manufacturers make this product

What is the torque spec for the front derailleur?

Tighten the front derailleur to 35 in/lbs.

What fork sizes are recommended for the Solo?

120mm-140mm. Typically the forks we offer are 130mm, which is kind of the sweet spot, but they can all be reduced to 120mm or extended to 140mm by changing the air spring.

Can I put a chainguide on the Solo?

Yes, the Solo was designed with ISCG-05 tabs, and most guides that are compatible with this standard will work.

What kind of BB do I need?

The Solo uses a standard 73mm threaded BB. Pretty much any crank on the market should work.

I want to put a different shock on my Solo, can I do that?

Yes, the Solo uses a pretty standard shock size (7.875"x2"/200x50mm). The hardware is 21.8x8mm. Like all of our shocks, the TRc uses a custom tuned shock (compression, rebound, boost valve pressure, and air volume), so we don't typically recommend replacing the factory shock

Can I put a dropper post on the Solo?

Yes, the Solo has routing for both Stealth and externally routed posts.

What size rear hub do I need?

The Solo uses the 142x12 rear wheel standard. A DT RWS through axle is included with the frame.

There was a packet of "friction paste" or "carbon assembly compound" included with my frame- what is this for?

Use this on your seatpost. Carbon frames have a pretty slippery inner surface that makes it difficult to get the seatpost held tight without a lot of tightening forces at the collar. Using the carbon assembly compound adds friction so you don't need to crank the heck out of the seat collar. This is especially important with dropper posts, which can be sensitive to tight seat collars.

Definitely keep grease off your seatpost for the same reason.