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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Last year I rode Solitude on June 2nd. Rode Raptor Road up to KRUZR. Hit snow right above the base of Summit Chair. Top 100m of KRUZR were covered in snow. I think I was the first person to hit the trail as there were no other footprints or bike tire marks on or around the snow. Rest of the way do ... Read More »
Nothing like 3 hours of complete solitude on a weekday morning when most people are going through the daily grind. I was fortunate to have the day off and got out before the searing Georgia sun made it too hot to ride. Riding alone is very different from riding with my usual crew. I rode a little sl ... Read More »
I may have some chance to ride either of these trails on a Saturday or Sunday in the next month or so. I will most likely end up doing this alone. I have some concern about what the possibility of getting stuck or lost. I have the maps, guidebooks, decent navigation skills and the wherewithall to fi ... Read More »