Solitude

Speed, adventure, and podium finishes

The ultimate cross country hardtail mountain bike. Built for speed and adventure, the Solitude combines lightweight carbon construction with a playful geometry to get you to the top of the hill first and have fun while you do it. It's so light and simple you can take it on any adventure.

Summiting the 19,341 feet of Mt. Kilimanjaro is hard enough and doing it by bike is something few have ever accomplished. The Iron Cowboy took the Solitude and himself to the limits. Every Fezzari is tested in real world conditions to make sure you get the best ride possible.

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The Solitude breaks down to three factors: weight, price, and performance. It delivers on all three.

It could make for a killer ride for the racer on a budget.

Our look at the details suggest that the company has done their homework. 

Any time you have a new bike that will soon be for sale, you want to ensure it has adequate testing. Sure, there’s everything you can test in the lab, but you also need some real world testing as well. It doesn’t get much more real, or intense, then giving a bike to the Iron Cowboy.

Fezzari’s out-of-the-box thinking allows riders to afford bikes they would otherwise have to mortgage their house for

Game Changer

Ryan D

I took out the 27.5+ demo bike before the production bikes were available to try out this setup and couldn't stop laughing while riding. This bike brings back the pure joy of riding a bike! I rode many of the top brand hard-tail bikes and XC full suspension bikes and was convinced I'd never go back to a riding a hard-tail. I spec'd out all the top bikes, read tons of reviews, and rode as many bikes as possible. After riding the new Solitude carbon frame hard-tail with the boost wheel spacing and the 27.5+ tires, I knew that was the type of setup I was looking for. The power and acceleration out of the stiff frame was amazing, but the bike is still incredibly nimble and smooth through rough sections of trail due to the 27.5 wheel and the ability to run 15-18 psi in the 2.8 tires. The tire absorbs all the harsh trail bumps that would normally cause fatigue on a long ride as well as give you insane traction on the corners and technical climbs. I searched the market for a similarly spec'd bike . . . and couldn't find anything. This bike is not just the "bang for your buck" that I hear when people talk about Fezzari bikes. In my opinion this is one of the top bikes on the market, even among the big brand names; I've ridden a lot of them and found nothing to match the fun and versatility of this bike. I've also heard the discussions that the 27.5+ tire is fun but to be fast you need a 29er. There is a lot of discussion out there on this topic right now and as a design engineer and rocket scientist I'm not convinced that the 29er has any speed advantage over the 27.5+ setup. This bike is fast! I ended up buying this bike for my wife, who rides 3-4 times a week and is a coach for a local bike team. With a family of cyclist that race, I'm last on the list for the upgrade, but this will be the bike I get when it's finally "my turn".

Wow

Patrick McIntyre

I love this bike, perfect fit with only a few minor adjustments to the controls and it was perfect. I really appreciated the personal connecting prior to the build to confirm sizes and set up. Expect personal attention to assist with the proper size selection and the personal note on the box from the builder just adds to the feeling it was made for you. They do make the bike for the people who typically fit a size range, it fits you. This bike climbs very well, turns great, and shifts even better with the 1x11. I have been riding this on everything from flowing single track to twisting and turning trails with numerous obstacles. The more I ride this machine the More I love it. Only negatives, brakes do no have much adjustment as the pads wear and wheels are not stiff feeling. I also wish I had a little more ground clearance concerned when I go over an obstacle and dragon the front sprocket. I will be upgrading tires with a more aggressive sidewall for better cornering. Thanks to gang at Fezzari and providing what they advertise.

I have the 2017 Solitude and I love it. It is a great bike to race on, and a bike to ride and have fun.

Cameron B

I have the 2017 Solitude and I love it. It is a great bike to race on, and a bike to ride and have fun. The People at Fezzari were super helpful and very professional. I will definitely be going with Fezzari for years to come.

Best bike

James

This bike is an awesome bike for the racer or someone who just wants a bike to bike with their friends. The custom bike feature is very good and the stiffness of the bike is incredible!

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27.5+

The ultimate in a comfortable ride and unbeatable traction. A 27.5+ rim and wider tire combination allows you to run much lower tire pressure to give you comfort and confidence. A perfect combo for long adventures.

29

The go-to choice for speed and maneuverability. 29er wheels and tires are lighter than 27.5+ giving you more speed.

Geometry

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16 18 20
Top Tube
Seat Tube
Chainstay
Head Angle 68.5° 68.5° 68.5°
Seat Angle 70.5° 70.5° 70.5°
Head Tube
Bottom Bracket Height
Bottom Bracket Drop
Wheelbase
Fork Offset
Standover Height
Stack
Reach
16 18 20
Top Tube
Seat Tube
Chainstay
Head Angle 68.5° 68.5° 68.5°
Seat Angle 70.5° 70.5° 70.5°
Head Tube
Bottom Bracket Height
Bottom Bracket Drop
Wheelbase
Fork Offset
Standover Height
Stack
Reach
Units: in mm

Build Options

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Solitude Elite Race

FRAME: Fezzari MC279+ Full-Carbon Frame, 100-120 mm Travel

SUSPENSION: Fox Float 34 Step-Cast 120mm travel, Performance Elite

DRIVETRAIN: SRAM GX Eagle 1x12

WHEELS: Reynolds TR 249 S or Reynolds TR 367 S

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Solitude Elite

FRAME: Fezzari MC279+ Full-Carbon Frame, 100-120 mm Travel

SUSPENSION: Fox Float 34 Step-Cast 120mm travel, Performance Elite

DRIVETRAIN: SRAM GX Eagle 1x12

WHEELS: Stan's Arch MK3 29er, or Stan's Baron S1 27.5+

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Solitude Comp

FRAME: Fezzari MC279+ Full-Carbon Frame, 100-120 mm Travel

SUSPENSION: 2018 RockShox Reba RL Solo Air, 29er Boost, 120mm Travel

DRIVETRAIN: SRAM NX 1x12

WHEELS: WTB I29 TCS Tubeless 29er, or WTB Scraper i35 27.5+

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General
Model Solitude Elite Race Solitude Elite Solitude Comp
Strengths
  • Climbing
  • Cornering
  • Descending
  • Braking
  • Bike Strengths compare the different Fezzari models to help you make the best bike buying choice.
  • Climbing
  • Cornering
  • Descending
  • Braking
  • Bike Strengths compare the different Fezzari models to help you make the best bike buying choice.
  • Climbing
  • Cornering
  • Descending
  • Braking
  • Bike Strengths compare the different Fezzari models to help you make the best bike buying choice.
Frameset
Frame
Fezzari Racing Design MC279+ Monocoque carbon design, Tapered steerer, Integrated internal cable routing, oversize seat tube for lateral stiffness, English thread BB
Fezzari Racing Design MC279+ Monocoque carbon design, Tapered steerer, Integrated internal cable routing, oversize seat tube for lateral stiffness, English thread BB
Fezzari Racing Design MC279+ Monocoque carbon design, tapered steerer, integrated internal cable routing, oversize seat tube for lateral stiffness, English thread BB
Fork
Fox Float 34 Step-Cast 120mm travel, Performance Elite, Fit4 damper with external low-speed and rebound adjustments, 15x110 Axle
Fox Float 34 Step-Cast 120mm travel, Performance Elite, Fit4 damper with external low-speed and rebound adjustments, 15x110 Axle
2018 RockShox Reba RL Solo Air, 29er Boost, 120mm Travel. With technologies developed in SID, Reba and Revelation, Reba is the one-stop solution to everyone looking for the unmistakable RockShox performance in a proven package.
Rear Shock
N/A
N/A
N/A
Sizes
16", 18", 20"
16", 18", 20"
16", 18", 20"
Headset
FSA, No.42 ACB, sealed cartridge bearing
FSA, No.42 ACB, sealed cartridge bearing
FSA, No.42 ACB, sealed cartridge bearing
Drivetrain
Shifters
SRAM GX Eagle Trigger 12-speed
SRAM GX Eagle Trigger 12-speed
SRAM NX Eagle Trigger, 1x12
Front Derailleur
N/A
N/A
N/A
Rear Derailleur
SRAM GX Eagle 1x12, X-HORIZON, 12-speed, Type-3 roller bearing clutch, long cage
SRAM GX Eagle 1x12, X-HORIZON, 12-speed, Type-3 roller bearing clutch, long cage
SRAM NX Eagle 12-Speed X-HORIZON Rear Derailleur, 1x12
Cassette
SRAM XG-1275 GX Eagle, 10-50t, 12-speed
SRAM XG-1275 GX Eagle, 10-50t, 12-speed
SRAM PG-1230, 11-50t
Crank
Truvativ Stylo 6k DUB
Truvativ Stylo 6k DUB
SRAM NX Eagle 1x12, boost 148mm
Chainrings
SRAM X-SYNC 2 Eagle, direct mount 32t
SRAM X-SYNC 2 Eagle, direct mount 32t
SRAM X-Sync, 32t, for 12-speed
Bottom Bracket
SRAM DUB, English Thread
SRAM DUB, English Thread
SRAM Power Spline
Chain
SRAM Eagle 12spd
SRAM Eagle 12spd
SRAM NX Eagle 1x12
Cockpit
Handlebars
Raceface Turbine R, 35mm clamp, 800mm, length customized through 23-point custom setup
Raceface Turbine R, 35mm clamp, 800mm, length customized through 23-point custom setup
Fezzari Racing Design Alloy, 31.8mm x 740mm (customized sizing through 23-Point Custom Setup), 0mm rise, 7 degree sweep
Stem
Fezzari Charger 35mm clamp, length customized through 23-point custom setup
Fezzari Charger 35mm clamp, length customized through 23-point custom setup
Fezzari 3D forged 31.8mm alloy, 7 degree, 4-bolt bar clamp (customized sizing through 23-Point Custom Setup)
Tape/Grips
Ergon GA20
Ergon GA20
Velo MTB grip, black, double density Kraton
Saddle
WTB Volt Race
WTB Volt Race
WTB Volt Race
Seat Post
Fezzari Racing Design XrT Dual Bolt UD Carbon, 31.6mm Diameter, Dropper seatpost available after adding bike to cart
Fezzari Racing Design XrT Dual Bolt UD Carbon, 31.6mm Diameter, Dropper seatpost available after adding bike to cart
Fezzari Alloy, Dual Bolt Clamp, 31.6 x 350-400 (based on custom setup), Dropper seatpost available after adding bike to cart
Pedals
Available Separately
Available Separately
Available Separately
Wheels
Rims
Reynold's TR 249 S Carbon, Asymmetrical rim design, hookless bead, 24mm internal width; 27.5+ available after adding bike to cart
Stans Arch MK3 29er
WTB Scraper i35 Pinned. 27.5 for 2.8 tire, Tubeless Ready
Hubs
Reynolds TR6 hubs, Sealed bearings, 5 degree engagement, XD Driver F: 110x15 Rear: 148x12, Centerlock
Stan's Neo, for SRAM XD Driver, 6 bolt, F: 15x110mm, R: 12x148mm
Front: Formula DC-711 110x15mm, 32H, 6 bolt, sealed bearing; Rear: Formula DHT 148S, 148x12mm, 32H, 6 bolt, sealed bearing
Spokes
Sapim CX Sprint
Sapim Race Black 2.0/1.8/2.0mm, 32H, Secure Lock Brass Silver Nipples
15G Stainless, black, with brass nipple
Tires
Maxxis Forekaster 29x2.35, 120 TPI,EXO Protection, Tubeless Ready
Maxxis Rekon, 27.5x2.8 EXO TR
Kenda Havok Pro 27.5x2.8, Tubeless Ready, dual tread compound, sidewall protection
Tubes
Maxxis 29x1.9/2.35", Tubeless setup available after adding bike to cart
CST 27.5+, Tubeless setup available after adding bike to cart
CST 27.5+, Tubeless setup available after adding bike to cart
Brakes
Brakes
SRAM Level T, SRAM Centerline Rotors 180mm/160mm F/R
SRAM Level T, SRAM Centerline Rotors 180mm/160mm F/R
SRAM Level 160mm rotors
Brake Levers
SRAM Level T
SRAM Level T
SRAM Level
Extras
Extras
Fezzari Neoprene chainstay protector
Fezzari Neoprene chainstay protector
Fezzari Neoprene chainstay protector

Support

What tires will the Solitude clear?

27.5x2.8 or 29x2.3

Can I run a dropper post?

Yes the Solitude has internal cable routing for a dropper post.

How much does the Solitude frame weigh?

Sub 1000 grams.

How many water bottle mounts does the Solitude have?

The 16” frame has one water bottle mount and the 18” and 20” frames have two water bottle mounts.

What type of bottom bracket does the Solitude use?

The Solitude uses a standard English thread bottom bracket for easy maintenance.

Every Fezzari comes with a lifetime warranty on the frame. Click here to read more.

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