First Look: The All-New Santa Cruz SOLO (5010) Trail Bike 13

Big news just in via Santa Cruz Bikes, they've got another new bike ready to roll! Specs, photos, and more after this must watch Peaty vid...

With Bronson-mania still at full throttle, you'd be forgiven for thinking Santa Cruz had burned out on big launches for the year. But the story has just begun. 
Solo pushes further into the realms of 27.5" possibilities. Developed using what Santa Cruz learned from the Bronson, it takes the design platform in a different direction.

First Look: The All-New Santa Cruz SOLO (5010) Trail Bike

The low 13.1-inch bottom bracket height, shorter chainstays and 125mm of progressive VPP; suspension give Solo its snappy, nimble, ride. 
A 68-degree head angle adds climbing agility into the equation, while a 5-pound carbon frame weight define Solo as the tool for that back country mission you've always planned.

First Look: The All-New Santa Cruz SOLO (5010) Trail Bike

Responsibly offered in Black and Mountain Rescue Orange, Solo goes where no bike has gone before.

The Solo will also be available in an aluminum version, starting at $3299 complete.

Solo Specs

  • 125mm VPP suspension
  • 27.5" wheels
  • Sizes: S, M, L, XL
  • 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
  • Collet axle pivots and angular contact bearings maximize stiffness
  • Standard or Direct mount rear derailleur option
  • ISCG-05 tabs for chainguide compatibility
  • Stealth and external seatpost cable routing
  • 73mm threaded bb: creak-free riding and easy installation
  • Molded rubber frame protection

Geometry

Note that compared to the 26-inch Blur TRc, the seat tube has been steepened a half degree to offer a better pedaling position. The shock rate has been altered slightly as well, allowing it to sit further up in its travel and again pedal a bit better. One additional thing that we're pleased to see is a shorter seat tube length for each size, allowing riders that opt for a larger frame to still run a dropper post with 5+ inches of adjustment.

Colors

  • Carbon: Matte Carbon/Grey or Gloss Orange/White
  • Aluminum: Gloss white/grey or gloss orange/blue
  • 12 ENVE decal choices

Fork Options

  • Standard:32 Float 130 CTD Evolution
  • Upgrade: 32 Float 130 CTD Adjust Kashima

Shock Options

  • Standard: Custom tuned Fox Float CTD Evolution
  • Upgrade: Custom tuned Float CTD Adjust Boost Valve Kashima

Carbon Pricing

Aluminum Pricing

Peaty ripping up the Highlands. Photos courtesy of Chris Ball at The Baller Consultancy.

Looking good! We'll be giving the new Solo a good thrashing in the hills of Scotland next week. Stay tuned for our first ride impressions, and be sure to hit up www.santacruzbikes.com for more details.

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13 comments
  • MattPatt

    10/26/2013 9:43 AM

    Steve Peat, stop tempting me to buy this sick bike!!! I've watched this video half a dozen times, and the 5010 is seared in my retinas!

  • BaeckerX1

    6/5/2013 7:20 AM

    Good on Peaty for closing the gate.

  • Stiksandstones

    6/3/2013 9:02 AM

    Love that Troy Lee A1 Helmet, built for SOLO adventures!

  • Mr. P

    6/2/2013 8:09 PM

    Looks like a great whip to summit snowy peaks and ride in boats. ;-)

    Bike looks rad and the cinematography was off the charts and the song nailed it.

    But the bike/adventure fantasy stuff was a bit much (heli drop on peak, "waiting" boat, etc, where is Excalibur rising out of the lake?)

    Dunno if I want the bike, but I want to go back to Scotland now!

    P

  • maximumradness

    6/2/2013 10:14 AM

    another dialed bike??????? they should change the brand name to DIALED NEW BIKES. 4 a year seems ok.

  • dubs_22

    6/2/2013 1:48 AM

    that video was freakin awsome !

  • iceman2058

    6/2/2013 12:30 AM

    Dat video.

  • Tsetse

    6/1/2013 7:33 PM

    Who else thinks Santa Cruz has one of the best bike names ever? Bronson , Solo, Nomad, V10, Heckler, Blur, etc.

  • tbox

    6/1/2013 7:16 PM

    Santa Cruz bikes always look so dialed compared to most other manufacturers

  • Tsetse

    6/1/2013 7:31 PM

    True that!

  • esstinkay

    6/1/2013 6:30 PM

    I like it!

  • OCsponger587

    6/1/2013 4:42 PM

    would of been the best if the old man took off in the boat with the bike and left peaty standing in the water

  • Maverickdh005

    6/1/2013 2:49 PM

    Nice vid with Peaty, he never fails to inspire, SC have their range and designs so dialled now, good to see iscg, would still be nice to finish off with maybe an optional carbon or light plastic guard on the bb downtube area, only minor bit last peace missing on a product range so well refined.

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