Solitude Cycles Frame Singlespeed

5/5 (2 Reviews)

Product Description

Custom frames from the UK.

Standard Options:
Full custom design and tube selection
Stainless drop-outs or trackends
Disc brake or cantilever mounts
Bottle bosses / rack mounts / pump peg
All cable routing (inc. Rohloff double cable guides)
Stainless steel seat collar
One colour powder coat finish from list
Decals (silver or black) and stainless steel headbadge
Fully prepped frame ready to build
Discount on White Bros forks and Phil Wood parts at time of purchase

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Eric Emel a Weekend Warrior from UK

Date Reviewed: April 22, 2007

Strengths:    Custom build...its exactly how I want it.

Weaknesses:    Nil

Bottom Line:   
Going custom has been one of the best biking choices I have made. It fits likes a glove and rides exactly how I want it. Solitudes service is fatastic, lots of input and feedback.

Phil Wood SL EBB, Paragon rear dropouts, 853 tubes adjusted for 5" and an Argos bright orange paint job, just fantastic....what else do I need?

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   direct

Bike Setup:   26" Singlespeed, 5" Fox forx, m4's, True Precision Hubs etc

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Luke Wardle a Cross Country Rider from Norfolk, UK

Date Reviewed: January 30, 2006

Strengths:    Full custom flexibility. Beautiful fillet brazing.

Weaknesses:    Fillet brazing is slightly heavier than TIG, something to be aware of of you are a real gram counter.

Bottom Line:   
This is a review of my first Solitude, a Colombus Thron tubed 29er single speed. I have since brought two more (Kind of tells you what I think of them right there). I was riding my Vicious geared 29er but I wanted a singlespeed. Solitude had just started up and I thought I would put some business into a British company. Alex, the designer was a pleasure to deal with took on board the modifications that I wanted over my Vicious and soon sent me a design to OK. A couple of months later my frame and forks turned up. The fillet brazing was smooth and beautifully executed, the powdercoat was nice and thick and the headtube badge looked really cool. (frames now come with a cool stainless steel anti rub strip on the headtube to protect the powdercoat). The bike build was very smooth as the BB and headtube were faced and the seat tube, head tube and BB were waxoiled to prevent rust (these are the only open ended tubes, as the frame is fillet brazed the holes to allow gas expansion are sealed after construction).
So how did it ride? Very, very well. Alex had the geometry completely right and I felt at home on the bike instantly. I won't go into the specifics of how it rides because as a full custom builder, Alex will tailor your frame to your needs.
As I wrote earlier, I have now added two more Solitudes to my stable and I can see others in my future.

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Favorite Trail:   Mushroom Picker

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $495.00

Purchased At:   Direct from maker

Similar Products Used:   Vicious Cycles Motivator.

Bike Setup:   Solitude rigid fork, Middleburn cranks, WI ENO hub and freewheel, One One Mary handlebars Avid brakes(BB7 disc front V rear)

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