Rocky Mountain Bicycle Company Solo CXD Cyclocross Bike

  • Fork: Alloy Disc W/ eyelets
  • Head Set: FSA threadless W/15mm alloy top cover
  • Handlebar: Drop alloy 31.8mm 400-420-440mm
  • Brakes: Avid BB 7 Road mechanical disc
  • Shifters: Shimano Tiagra 9spd

User Reviews (2)

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vance   Recreational Rider [Jul 06, 2013]
Strength:

Good quality at decent price. You get disc brakes, 10 speed, touring levers (i like them) and the bike feels solid and durable. I found the bike is surprisingly good at climbing gravelly hills with the stock tires. The bike looks nice in black with red and white paint job and its comfortable for a road bike. There is room for wide tires and places to bolt on racks and fenders should one ever decide to go on tour with it.

Weakness:

Not geared so great for use as a roadbike, but my friendly bike shop upgraded the cassette to a 105 11/28 for a small fee and that makes it plenty fast. The tires that came with it were hybrid tires only inflatable up to 70 psi so I replaced those. The hybrid rims seem a bit cheapy and the smallest tire they can take is 700c 28, but they also can take some very big tires which might be good too.

I bought this 2013 solo cx for use as a rugged road bike that can handle broken pavement or the odd trail, with good braking in wet weather, and I want it to last a long time. After 3 months riding it so far I am very happy with this bike.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Patrick   [Mar 15, 2013]
Strength:

Price, Jagwire cable housing, stong wheelset (wtb Freedom), cx5 disc brake.

Weakness:

poor wheel assembly (offset), really cheap hubs, flatten part under top tube in front instead of in the middle, heavy tires. IS discmount instead of direct.

2013 solo cx model, bought this 1 for its low price, but came a few down part to original and frame quality. should have look at Jamis or Norco. Had to shorten the stem from 120mm to 100mm.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
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