EUROBIKE 2015 | Solid Bikes with an all-new 170mm enduro bike
The Black Forest-based bike and parts company Solid have created a serious hard-as-nails enduro bike for 2016: long, slack and boasting 170 mm travel. Here’s the low-down on this machine and a first look at the prototype.
Lying somewhere between a downhill and a regular enduro bike, this as-yet-unnamed bike (suggestions appreciated) screams performance, race-pace and durability. The suspension consists of a modified 170mm version of the CFS suspension system, already familiar from the Strike, Solid’s current downhiller. It’s downhill-ready nature is also evident in the super progressive set-up at the rear and the slack 64° head angle.
The bike should be available in September next year in a variety of build specs, of which one model will almost certainly feature the tuned BOS suspension. The weight will hover in the region of 13 and 14 kg, which – given its long travel and the focus on enhanced durability – is a very decent figure. Prices are still unavailable and we’re unfortunately not in a position to reveal any further details. But as soon as ENDURO hears it, you will be next in line!
Words: Andreas Maschke Photos: Christoph Bayer