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    Has anybody got their Solos yet?

    Just wondering if anyone has received their Solo yet. Looking to see some pictures!
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    Local shop here in the OC got a couple in, and expecting some later this week.....or so I heard.
    I crashed hard enough on my Tallboy to break my leg,
    The carbon is way more durable than most people.

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    Yep, pedaled one around that same local shop this morning. Very nice!

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    Sweet! I hope my LBS gets some in soon....
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    Has anybody got their Solos yet?-photo.jpg
    Quote Originally Posted by sandyeggo View Post
    Just wondering if anyone has received their Solo yet. Looking to see some pictures!
    Picked mine up yesterday late. Quick 45 minute ride,

    Heavy bike at 28 pounds. Large SPX build. I'll give it several rides and then think about swapping out the tires, stem, and handle bar to drop a couple of pounds. Maybe

    I been on a Tallboy Carbon after riding a Blur for several years. I never fell in love with the Tallboy after my long love affair on the Blur. Hope the magic comes back on the Solo.

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    Sweet! Won't have mine for another 3 weeks. Hoping to get it down into the 25lb range. Swapping for lighter wheels, tires, handlebar and few other items on a size medium. Those ARE heavy tires. Rode a Bronson two days ago with the same tires and you do notice the weight.

    Funny you mention the Blur. I'm still rocking a 23lb Blur XCc most of the time because it's just so fun. Post up some ride reports!

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    28# is heavy???

    Interested to see how you like the Solo, seems like the perfect all-rounder.
    "Got everything you need?"

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    I'm jealous!

    I'm wondering if I should give the high-roller II's a shot or switch to the Neo-Moto's that I'm used to. Thoughts?

    FWIW - I'm not a weight weenie and I prefer traction over fast rolling. I'm leaning towards giving the stock tires a chance but don't want to sour my experience of getting a brand new bike and having it feel sluggish/heavy due to tires.
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    Has anybody got their Solos yet?

    Rode a Bronson for a few days with the HRIIs, def a sluggish tire and I did not like it for climbing, those ramped knobs just slipped too much. I would keep the HR on the front, felt awesome there and loved the large volume (for 27 i would want to go as big as possible to actually get a noticeable diff) and prob Ardent rear.

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    Has anybody got their Solos yet?

    Got my Solo C today. First ride is Saturday so we will see how it goes. Been on 29ers for a while so it we be inferring going back to smaller wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by discodave View Post
    Got my Solo C today. First ride is Saturday so we will see how it goes. Been on 29ers for a while so it we be inferring going back to smaller wheels.
    You lucky dawg! Let us know how she rides!
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    Quote Originally Posted by discodave View Post
    Got my Solo C today. First ride is Saturday so we will see how it goes. Been on 29ers for a while so it we be inferring going back to smaller wheels.
    you get a new bike (the 2nd Solo out in the wild judging by mtbr posts) and dont post a picture?! thats grounds for a banning where I come from!

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    Pillowcase party for the offense?

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    Soon...

    soon she will be mine....
    Has anybody got their Solos yet?-solo-being-built.jpg

    But... to my surprise, did not come with two cage mounts as advertised (at least on this frame)....
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    nice! did it come with the down tube protector like the bronson.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kreater View Post
    nice! did it come with the down tube protector like the bronson.
    It did come with a protector but it looks different than the Bronson (based on the pictures on the website and the quick look I had of the Solo frame).
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    Quote Originally Posted by sandyeggo View Post
    soon she will be mine....
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    But... to my surprise, did not come with two cage mounts as advertised (at least on this frame)....
    Doesn't the downtube protector use the water bottle mounts? My guess is you do have two cage mounts. That's a pretty big selling point for SC bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiendbear View Post
    Doesn't the downtube protector use the water bottle mounts? My guess is you do have two cage mounts. That's a pretty big selling point for SC bikes.
    Hmm.... you may be onto something. LBS said only one but upon further inspection.. it looks like it may be underneath the protector? See photo below. If under it, how do I access it and keep the protector...
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    I see the cage mounts under the protector. Maybe the protector snaps into the cage mounts? If that's the case, you'll have to make a choice - bottle holder or protector. I'd e-mail SC and see what they say. I'm curious now too.

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    Some more pics. Decided to give the High Rollers a shot. First ride tomorrow AM.

    Has anybody got their Solos yet?-scsolo1.jpgHas anybody got their Solos yet?-scsolo2.jpgHas anybody got their Solos yet?-scsolo3.jpg
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    Has anybody got their Solos yet?

    Can someone post pics of the matte black and show me where the green accents are....

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandyeggo View Post
    Some more pics. Decided to give the High Rollers a shot. First ride tomorrow AM.
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    Nice. I love orange bikes. Did you happen to weigh it yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandyeggo View Post
    it looks like it may be underneath the protector? See photo below. If under it, how do I access it and keep the protector...
    The Bronsons are the same way. Just get a sharp exacto knife and cut out the holes if you plan to use them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by D_K View Post
    The Bronsons are the same way. Just get a sharp exacto knife and cut out the holes if you plan to use them.
    Good to know. Thanks for the tip.

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    Has anybody got their Solos yet?

    28lbs with pedals. R build. Good weight considering the huge tires and relatively heavy wheels. Finally get to ride it today.

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