Product news: With the new Rocky Mountain Solo, the bike manufacturer from North America has a new drop bar platform in its luggage, which thanks to its versatile features and clever solutions is made for unrestricted adventures and skilfully picks up on the off-road character of the brand. With a total of five models, including three with carbon frames and two with aluminum frames, the Solo lineup is also very versatile to cover (almost) all individual biker preferences.
At the beginning of the development process for the Rocky Mountain Solo, the idea was to design a gravel bike that would always be the perfect companion, from the usual weekly rides to adventures off the beaten track. Not only was smoothwall carbon used for the frame construction of the top models for the first time, but all models (both carbon and aluminum) were equipped with generous tire clearance, the option for a full-length dropper post was left open, and compatibility with 2-way shifters was made possible to adapt to any environment.
“The Rocky Mountain Solo gives me the freedom to ride from the prairies to the mountains and it has conquered everything I have thrown at it. It's an extremely well-balanced bike whether it's loaded with gear or not. It's definitely a Rocky Mountain – it rides best when it gets rough!” — Ryan Anderson, Rocky Mountain athleteAdvertisingPivot Shuttle AM
Rocky Mountain Solo - The frames
With the frames of the Rocky Mountain Solo you can choose between carbon and aluminum. However, the geometry and the individual features do not differ, so that you do not have to make any compromises due to the selection.
In particular, the tire clearance of 700 x 40c tires or 650b x 2.2 tires ensures a wide range of uses. With their ingenious design, the models tackle fast gravel sections right up to single trails without any problems. This is where the high stability and increased flexibility come into play, which should ensure more confidence and comfort for the driver. So that you can take your Solo with you on many tours, longevity was given top priority and all models were tested according to mountain bike frame testing standards. With 12 attachment points on the frame and 8 on the fork, there are almost countless options for attaching bottles, bags, holders, carriers or accessories.
The carbon frame
The frames of the high-quality carbon models are made of so-called smoothwall carbon. This is based on one of the world's most sophisticated carbon manufacturing processes, designed to deliver industry-leading stiffness-to-weight ratios, class-leading ride quality and durability. Hard cores enable perfect shaping inside the frame and thus prevent excess material. In addition, different types of carbon fibers are used in the different parts of the frame to increase stiffness, improve impact resistance and reduce weight.
The aluminum frame
With the aluminum frames, RMB 6061 aluminum ensures the perfect combination of strength, weight and value for money. The heart of every bike is its frame and these tube sets allow the manufacturer to produce high quality frames at a reasonable price.
- Optimized for 700x40c
- Compatible for 2x groupsets
- Fully enclosed internal cable routing
- 12 and 8 mounting points on frame and fork
- Compatibility with dropper seat posts
Rocky Mountain Solo – models at a glance
These models will be available in German-speaking countries:
Solo Alloy 50 RRP €2.600
Solo Carbon 50 RRP €3.900
Solo Carbon 70 RRP €5.100
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