Rocky Mountain aims for adventure with the new Solo
Rocky Mountain’s new Solo bikes are built for gravel and adventure riding. The British Columbia company has loaded the Solo bikes with the usual road-bikes-off-road fare of ample tire clearance, tons of braze-ons and relaxed geometry. There are two models: a $2,549 SRAM Force 1 bike and a $1,899 model with SRAM Apex. (UK/AU pricing not available.)
SRAM’s Force 1×11 drivetrain and discs are on board the Solo 70Marcus Riga
The Solo 70 is the more expensive of the two, at $2,549. It rolls on Sun Helix TR25 SL29 wheels with 40mm wide Maxxis Ravager EXO tires. Single-ring drivetrain duties are handled by SRAM’s Force 1×11 group and slowing is courtesy of SRAM Force discs squeezing 160mm rotors on both ends.
Solo 70s will be available in three creatively named colors: Tank Girl, Back in Black and Billy Ocean.
Rocky Mountain Solo 50
The Solo 50 features a SRAM Apex 1×11 buildMarcus Riga
The $1,899 Solo 50 uses the same aluminum frame, carbon fork and rims as the 70 but with more affordable parts. SRAM takes care of drivetrain and braking chores with its Apex 1×11 gearing and hydraulic disc brakes.
Three colors are offered: Billy Ocean, Back in Black and Acid Rain.