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    Good job! Santa Cruz Solo - 27.5, 125mm Travel. Pleas Answered!!!

    When the Bronson came out, that was the bike I wanted even though it had more travel than I needed. Santa Cruz has answered my pleas. The Santa Cruz Solo Carbon and Aluminum.

    Santa Cruz Bicycles SOLO CARBON

    Notice the carbon frame weighs 5.06 lbs and the aluminum 5.73 lbs. Not much difference there compared to the Bronson.

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    The main page says the following:
    Frame Weight: 2295g (5.06lbs) for size M, carbon

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    Looks pretty sweet!

    I'm wondering if they will offer the downtube protection like on the Bronson. I did not see one in the website pics.
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    What's up with the black and green colorway? Reminds me of the Ripley.

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    2011 Yeti 575 - 2015 Fox Float 36 RC2 160 / Fox Float X - 31.3 lbs

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    Quote Originally Posted by RallyPunx View Post
    When the Bronson came out, that was the bike I wanted even though it had more travel than I needed. Santa Cruz has answered my pleas. The Santa Cruz Solo Carbon and Aluminum.

    Santa Cruz Bicycles SOLO CARBON

    Notice the carbon frame weighs 5.06 lbs and the aluminum 5.73 lbs. Not much difference there compared to the Bronson.
    Yep. This is the 650B TRc I've been waiting for. Kudos to SC for finally releasing it
    That orange looks amazing!
    Better to have and not need it, than to need it and not have it.

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    Did they release the bike yet in the USA? If not, when?

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    Nice bike but goddam expensive

    Starts at $4199 up to $10255 for the bling build
    No moss...

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    Aluminum starts at 3299. Still not cheap. I don't see any info about frames being available but iirc most Santa cruz's are available frame only. Anyone have any info on frame only?
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    I'm stoked to see bikes like this finally coming out. There's sure to be more to follow, and choice is a good thing!

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    13.1 BB height is just stupid IMO for a trail bike. Would it have killed them to make it 13.5/13.6" to make it a bit more technical terrain friendly? Pass
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    skidad- convert it to a 29'er, problem solved. I kid! I kid!
    I think there's a trend within the trend that helps SC define their product spectrum. If they go too high with the bottom bracket they get into the realm longer travel which they have covered with the Bronson. The faster cornering of the lower BB puts this bike in xc/trail race category which they need to keep evolving to stay competitive with their... competitors. Pivot has done the same with their 429's and I wouldn't be surprised if they release a 427.5 with a similar spec (Dealer Camp? Please, please, please). I like this spec sheet, especially with a 130mm fork. It is good to see more commitment to the 650b platform.
    I agree with the comment above about the orange frame. Winner! But I'm biased as it is one of our team colors. The black/green will need some ano-bling to make it pop enough for me. White- zzzzzzzzzzzzzz. (no offense intended to any white bike owners)

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    Why is this thing so expensive? The all out xt kit is crazy, $6,000? Really? The LTC is cheaper in price and it would seem to be more expensive due to more materials need to make it. I don't hate the orange color but I personally wouldn't spend that money on it. I sure like the white aluminum color with silver and black. This looks to be a really outstanding bike. Why only one color for the carbon?

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    The Solo carbon is also available in matte black, with some green graphics.

    I'm waiting for these to be available as frame-only.

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    It's available in Matte black with green highlights:

    Santa Cruz Solo - 27.5, 125mm Travel. Pleas Answered!!!-solo-34-black.jpg

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    I MUST go to Scotland some day.
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    Santa Cruz Solo - 27.5, 125mm Travel. Pleas Answered!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by skidad View Post
    13.1 BB height is just stupid IMO for a trail bike. Would it have killed them to make it 13.5/13.6" to make it a bit more technical terrain friendly? Pass
    Well before SC put out the news on the Solo, I went ahead and bought a Tall Boy carbon figuring the 650b equivalent of that bike would be year or two down the road. Whoops. BB height on TB close to Solo. but the good news is it hasn't bothered me much in the 3 weeks I've ridden the bike. Like the TB much, but woulda got a Solo if I knew it was in the pipeline. The SC dealer knew I was a tweener fan and offered the Bronson, but I said it was too heavy and more travel than I needed. So I settled for TBc. The Solo was never mentioned.
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    The solo is a beautiful bike, it's the same geometry as the new women's Fertado but it has more build options. The only carbon option in the women's version is $6,000! How much weight do you think I would be adding to ge the Solo Carbon with the base build kit? Although the carbon is not much lighter it sounds like the benefits and resale value outweigh the initial cost.
    Thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juliecoleman View Post
    How much weight do you think I would be adding to ge the Solo Carbon with the base build kit? Although the carbon is not much lighter it sounds like the benefits and resale value outweigh the initial cost.
    Thoughts?
    I was wondering the same thing. I'm debating between the RAM27 and the SPXAM27 kits. I was thinking about getting the RAM27 and begin saving money to buy better components to my liking and shave some weight, but I could just splurge and get the SPXAM27 kit and be totally happy with it. Decisions....decisions (and additional funds!!!!)

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    I am not sure I would be able to tell the difference between the two build kits. I wish I could just go with xt components but just can't justify. I read that the carbon weighed 26lbs but I wonder with which build kit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juliecoleman View Post
    I read that the carbon weighed 26lbs but I wonder with which build kit?
    At 26lbs, I would imagine that's the top of the line kit with the Enve carbon wheels. Anybody knows??

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    Low bottom bracketis lame in my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LCW View Post
    Ye, very cool riding there. While the Bronson vid looked like a lot of fun, I like this one better. Since I'm no racer, I'm able to identify more with this kind of riding. Scotland is definitely one for the bucket list
    Better to have and not need it, than to need it and not have it.

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    Has anybody else noticed that the aluminum version has gained more than a pound in the last 2 days?
    Better to have and not need it, than to need it and not have it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by r1Gel View Post
    Has anybody else noticed that the aluminum version has gained more than a pound in the last 2 days?
    Yep, it has gained some weight. It also seems the Tallboy LTc is no longer in the line-up. The first victim of the 650b/27.5 craze ???

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