Fezzari Solitude 29er Hardtail

5/5 (4 Reviews)
MSRP : $2999.00

Product Description

Just when we thought we couldn't out do ourselves, our engineers did it again. We have completely redesigned the Solitude from the ground up. The new solitude features a 3K monocoque carbon fiber frame with 1.5" tapered headtube to provide more stiffness so you can descend with confidence. We've incorporated our Continual Dispersal Box Technology to utilize all parts of the frame in propelling you up the trail. The vertical compliance (vertical flex for a softer ride) comes from the carbon fiber layup and custom tube shaping. The Fox Float CTD FIT 29er fork with 100mm travel, 1.5" taper, and rebound adjust take care of the bumps on the front end while the SRAM XX1 drivetrain and Avid Xx brakes will have you up to speed, flying through corners, and having confidence on the steepest descents. The Solitude is the ultimate race bike, and it's light (19 pounds), so it's the perfect bike for the cross country racer a light, efficient, fast bike. Just ride one and you'll be hooked on light, efficient cross-country racing.

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ozzy43

Date Reviewed: August 19, 2014

Strengths:    Price, weight, performance, looks great, comfort of ride, acceleration!!

Weaknesses:    None so far

Bottom Line:   
Okay I just got my first ride in on this frame, it was still fairly wet and slippery on the trail, not to mention all the rain we just had washed the trail out pretty bad, which made riding more challenging than usual, but I have to say that I am completely impressed with this frame. Albeit it is my first experience on a carbon frame, I am blown away by the ride quality and acceleration you get from each pedal stroke. The trails around here are fairly flat with lots of roots, the trail I rode today has lots of sand, so there are a few descent climbs that are grinders with sand and lots of tall roots, I was able to power and float up these sections whereas before they were a slow grind. I typically have a sore back about four or five miles into a ride, but today and went for a fairly short ride of eight miles and not once did my back become sore. I'm going to ride again tomorrow! But so far I couldn't be happier with my purchase, all of my expectations have been far exceeded, and I came into this with high expectations. Great job Fezzari! ......... Short follow up... I have riden this about 100 miles so far, I am so blown away by how much fun it is to ride, it has me so enthusiastic, I have just purchased everything needed to convert from 3x9 to 1x10, everything XTR, from new M980 cranks with a 34t wolftooth, shadow+ gs RD, new cassette, new chain, new shifter, enduro XD-15 BB. If you are mildly considering buying one, just do it. You will not be disappointed!

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by grock

Date Reviewed: March 13, 2014

Strengths:    Very Light Weight - Mine comes in at 21lbs with XT build and Stans Crest Wheels.
Very responsive - when you hammer down this bike goes
Surprisingly stable - the frame absorbs the bumps exceptionally well, it doesn't get thrown around at all
It's just FAST. One of the most fun bikes I've ever ridden
Price - best bike in this price range, hands down. And I would put this bike up against many at twice the price.

Weaknesses:    At this price range, there is nothing weak about this bike.

Bottom Line:   
Like the other reviewers have said, this bike RIPS. This is one of the most exciting bikes I have ever ridden (and I've ridden a lot). It does not ride high like many 29ers, which can sometimes feel like being on stilts. It rides lower, giving you stability and confidence in techy sections.

The carbon frame is forgiving. It absorbs bumps and hits extremely well. I have found the Solitude to be surprisingly smooth in chundery, chewed up trail and rocky sections.

The Solitude is crazy responsive when you hammer down. So much so, that in the first few tight switchbacks I rode I didn’t make the turn because one pedal stroke put me through it. Once I got used to the acceleration, they were no problem. It climbs like it has engine assist. Part of that is its light weight, part of that is the stiffness in the bottom bracket.

The bike feels nimble and shifty like a smaller wheeled bike, much like a 27.5. One thing I really noticed on this bike is it’s ability to handle tight turns. Many 29ers don’t ride very well in really tight, winding turns. Because of the light weight and “low” ride feel, the bike is easy to throw side to side.

I expected this bike would get tossed around in technical terrain, however it really doesn't at all. Quite the opposite in fact, it felt as stable on the downhill as many heavier, full-suspension 29ers I’ve ridden. My impression is that this is largely due to the absorbability of the carbon top and bottom tubes. I really couldn’t put a finger on what made it so stable, but I can tell you that I rode through a nasty rock section at high speeds repeatedly to make sure it wasn't a placebo effect.

For me, I purchased this bike as a race bike. However, I find myself riding it more than any of my other bikes (which are very nice as well). It is such a fun ride, and so fast on the climbs that you are disappointed when you get to the top. At $3K, a great deal.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by reesrider a Racer

Date Reviewed: October 29, 2013

Strengths:    Climbing, Descending, Racing

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
I have been riding/racing the Fezzari Solitude 29 Carbon since April and let me say that this bike RIPS. This bike climbs so good and descends amazing as well. The frame is awesome with all the latest innovations like tapered head tube internal cable routing and stiff yet compliant carbon. I have race this bike in short track races to long 50+ mile races and it has excelled at them all. I would recommend anybody that is looking for a carbon hard tail to look seriously at the Fezzari Solitude 29. One more thing that I really like about Fezzari is that they can custom build the bike to the riders spec and budget.

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Favorite Trail:   Mill Canyon Trail, American Fork Utah

Duration Product Used:   7 months

Purchased At:   Fezzari

Similar Products Used:   Giant XTC composite, Niner Air 9 Carbon, Titus Racer X Carbon,

Bike Setup:   XO drive train with XX brakes, Fox f29 RLC, Reynolds Carbon wheels, FSA post and stem, with Noir carbon bar.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by James a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: October 9, 2013

Strengths:    Light, fast, durable. Great components. The fit is perfect. The quality is great. I love the geometry. The front wheel stays firmly on the ground on climbs. It's so light I can throw it around easily. It puts more fun into riding.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
One word - awesome! This bike is fast. It climbs fast, corners great. It is so light. Mine weighs 21 lbs. I have ridden this all summer and I'm beating all of my Strava times handily. I had a Niner alloy before and loved it, but this bike is in a class by itself. It's so quick and responsive. It's softer than my old bike but stiffer in the corners. I can't think of anything I would change. I just wish I could spend more time on it. I can't wait to get out and ride it again! If you're looking for a fast, light, cross country bike, you'll love this bike.

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Favorite Trail:   Many

Duration Product Used:   4 months

Price Paid:    $2999.00

Purchased At:   Fezzari.com

Similar Products Used:   Niner, Trek

Bike Setup:   Full Shimano XT

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