Santa Cruz Solo 27.5 Full Suspension

  • Frame Weight: 2295g (5.06lbs) for size M, carbon
  • 142mm rear axle spacing
  • 2x bottle cage mounts
  • Forged upper and lower links
  • Double sealed pivots with grease ports for low maintenance

User Reviews (1)

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GnarBrahWyo   All Mountain Rider [Jan 30, 2016]
Strength:

Great acceleration, snappy handling, very maneuverable, flick-able and fun, Great suspension response when climbing. Very comfortable riding position. Relatively short seat tube length allows room for dropper and for rider to real low on descents.

Weakness:

125 mm + VPP suspension feels inactive on descents. Somewhat poor small bump compliance on rear. Needs a bigger hit to activate. Short chainstays tend to make the font end float and wander on technical climbs. Low BB causes fair amount of pedal strikes on technical terrain

I wanted a do-it-all trail bike that I could use for occasional XC racing, long exploring missions and more technical trails. I believe I picked a good bike. I ditched the crappy Fox 32 130 mm fork and added a 140 Pike (within Santa Cruz's recommended travel rating) and it really added a lot to the bike.
This bike is low slung and more meant for aggressive XC/intermediate trails. On more technical/difficult trails the low BB has gotten me into some trouble.
Overall I think the Solo/5010 is enough bike for 80% of riders out there. I would recommend this to others interested in a mid-travel trail bike.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
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