Rocky Mountain Solo gravel bike launched

Meant for riding anywhere and everywhere with expansive tire clearance

Gravel
Rocky Mountain Solo

Sam Schultz rides Missoula to Arizona, USA. Photo by Margus Riga

Meet the new Rocky Mountain Solo, a bike the Canadian brand says is meant for riding anywhere and everywhere. With expansive tire clearance, the ability to run a full-length dropper post, and a 1x specific frame, it’s designed to be a versatile bike for any adventure.

The Long Way, starring Rocky Mountain athlete, Sam Schultz.

Rocky Mountain Solo 50

Photo by Margus Riga

Built for the pursuit of adventure, the all-new Solo doesn’t stop when the pavement ends. From your familiar weekly rides to taking a chance off the beaten path, the Rocky Mountain Solo is a bike for any adventure. Here’s a rundown of key highlights:

Rocky Mountain Solo

Photo by Margus Riga

Progressive clearance compatibility

A unique yoke design of the frames’ rear triangle allows greater tire clearance for up to 700 x 40c tires, and more chainring clearance from the driveside stay.

Rocky Mountain Solo

Photo by Margus Riga

Innovative carry features

Rocky has integrated several carrying features that give you the option to bring everything from water for the day, to accommodation for the night. This platform features multiple water bottle mounting options, rear rack compatibility, and mounting bosses on each leg of the fork for all of your gear.

Rocky Mountain Solo

Photo by Margus Riga

Ultimate ride comfort

To help with control, comfort and ride quality, Rocky used a tapered head tube, 425mm long chainstays, and a 12x142mm thru axle to create a ride feel that inspires confidence. They’ve designed this bike to be compatible with a full-length dropper post, allowing for both efficient climbing and descending.

Rocky Mountain Solo

Photo by Margus Riga

Technical Details
  • Multiple water bottle bosses for carrying options
  • Three-Pack cage bosses on each fork leg
  • Rear rack compatible frame
  • Massive tire & mud clearance
  • 12 x 142mm thru axle for increased wheel strength
  • Unique yoke design to accommodate both tire clearance and chainring clearance
  • 1X specific
  • Internal cable and brake routing
  • Tapered head tube
  • Chainstay length optimized at 425mm
  • Dropper post compatible
  • Sizes: XS-XL
  • Weight: Solo 70 – 9.5kg; Solo 50 – 10kg
Rocky Mountain Solo 70

Photo by Margus Riga

Solo 70 ($2549)
  • Alloy Gravel/Adventure Frame 1x only
  • Wide Range SRAM Force 1x drivetrain
  • Dropper post ready
  • High performance Maxxis Tires
  • Fits 700 x 40c and 650b x 2.20 tires
Rocky Mountain Solo

Photo by Margus Riga

Solo 50 ($1899)
  • Alloy Gravel/Adventure Frame 1x only
  • Wide Range SRAM Apex 1x drivetrain
  • Dropper post ready
  • High performance Maxxis Tires
  • Fits 700 x 40c and 650b x 2.20 tires

For more information, visit www.bikes.com.

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