You can think of Santa Cruz’s latest model, the Solo, as a 650b version of their existing Blur TRc–roughly five inches (125 millimeters) of travel, a slack head angle (68 degrees), low bottom bracket (13.1 inches) and–this is the point of departure–650b wheels.
Santa Cruz offers the solo in both an aluminum-framed version and (shown here) a carbon version, which boasts a five-pound frame weight.
Other niceties include:
* 142×12 rear through axle
* two water bottle cage mounts
* forged upper and lower links
* double-sealed pivots with grease ports
* ISCG-05 chainguide tabs
* both stealth and external dropper-post cable routing
* 73-millimeter threaded bottom bracket shell; &
* molded. rubber down tube protector.
AND HERE’S THE VIDEO…
Steve Peat takes his new Santa Cruz Solo into the wilds of Scotland. Solo pushes further into the realms of 27.5″ wheel size 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, whilst a 5 pound 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.
This film was a collaborative project between Santa Cruz, The Baller Consultancy, CutMedia and Visit Scotland.