The Solo is Rocky Mountain’s only drop-bar bike, sitting within their off-road focused mountain bike range. Although it’s a bit of an outlier in their lineup, it naturally fills the gap between a skinny-tired road bike and knobby-tired MTB, which seems fitting for a brand like Rocky Mountain. We spent some time on the 2019 Rocky Mountain Solo and found it to be fast and stable on gravel, and it offered lots of value for anyone on the hunt for a capable all-road drop-bar bike.
We’re excited to see a completely redesigned Rocky Mountain Solo for 2023 and beyond. While the overall concept remains the same, the Solo is now offered with a carbon frame for the first time. The geometry on the 2023 Rocky Mountain Solo carbon and alloy frames stayed relatively consistent with past models, although there were a few size-specific tweaks and the overall reach on all sizes got a little longer.
The biggest change to the design of the Solo is that it now has clearance for 29 x 2.0” or 27.5 x 2.2” tires. The frame also gets internal cable routing, dropper post routing, the ability to run 1x and 2x drivetrains, and a boatload of gear mounts, including 12 on the frame and eight on the fork. The latest Solo has is offered in three complete carbon builds and two alloy models, catering to different budgets and requirements. Find all the details below.
2023 Rocky Mountain Solo Carbon 90
The Rocky Mountain Solo Carbon 90 is the top-end build, kitted out with SRAM Force brakes, a SRAM Force XPLR AXS drivetrain, Rocky Mountain carbon wheels, WTB Venture 700 x 40mm tires, and a size-specific carbon Easton EC70 AX handlebar.
The Solo Carbon 90 comes in three color options: Blackberry Smoke, Fox Lady, and Black Dog for $6,499 USD. Find details over at Rocky Mountain.
2023 Rocky Mountain Solo Carbon 70
The Rocky Mountain Solo Carbon 70 features an impressive build based around a SRAM Rival AXS drivetrain, alloy Easton wheels, WTB Venture 700 x 40mm tires, and an alloy Easton EA70 AX handlebar.
The Solo Carbon 70 is offered in two colors: Carbona not Blue and Black Dog, for $4,999 USD. Details here.
2023 Rocky Mountain Solo Carbon 50
The Rocky Mountain Solo Carbon 50 is the most affordable option in the carbon lineup, featuring a SRAM Rival 1×11 drivetrain, WTB ST Light wheels, 700 x 40mm WTB Venture tires, a more affordable alloy Rocky Mountain stem, handlebar, and seatpost.
The Solo Carbon 50 is offered in two colors: Another Brick in the Wall and Wind of Change for $3,799 USD. Find details over at Rocky Mountain.
2023 Rocky Mountain Solo Alloy 50
If carbon ain’t your thing, the Rocky Mountain Solo Alloy 50 is offered in three classy earth tone paint jobs and an equally capable build kit as the carbon versions. It features a SRAM Rival 1×11 drivetrain, WTB ST i23 rims, WTB Venture 700 x 40mm tires, and Rocky’s own handlebar, stem, and seatpost.
Solo Alloy 50 comes in three frame colors, Bad to the Bone; One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer; and Black Dog for $2,499 USD. Details here.
2023 Rocky Mountain Solo Alloy 30
The Rocky Mountain Solo Alloy 30 is the most affordable option in the entire 2023 Solo lineup. It features TRP Spyre brakes, SRAM Apex 1 drivetrain bits, WTB rims, 700 x 40mm WTB Venture tires, and house brand handlebar, stem, and seatpost.
The Solo Alloy 30 is offered in two colors: Green River and Monster Mash for $1,699 USD. Find details at Rocky Mountain.
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