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  • Premier Icon BigDummy

    I have a medium frame in blue.
    Marzocchi 44ti forks at 120mm
    Hope/flow wheels
    XT 1×9
    XT brakes
    Thomson Elite dropper
    50mm stem
    760mm risers
    flat peggles

    Like it very much, changing it soon because I’m fickle. 🙂

    Large frame in Green
    Fox 32 Float FIT 100 forks
    Stans Arch Ex on Pro II Evo
    SLX 2 x 10
    SLX Brakes
    60mm Bonty stem
    750mm bars
    Thomson post


    Large frame
    Mavic Crossmax ST 29 wheels, currently with Maxxis Ignitor 2.1 on the front, Maxxis Aspen 2.1 on the rear
    X-Fusion Hi-Lo post ( it’s not strictly speaking a Solaris although the Geometry is the same it has a 27.2 seat tube)
    Thomson 70 mm stem and Easton Haven carbon bars
    Rockshox Reba RLT 100mm fork
    Hope X2 Evo brakes with 183 rotors
    Shimano XT 3×9 drivetrain with 11-34 cassette, 44/32/22 chainrings

    A great bike

    Premier Icon jwr

    Solaris on the coast[/url] by jwrfooo, on Flickr

    Medium frame. RockShox SID RCT3 fork, 1×10 X9 gears, Hope Hoops wheels, Hope Tech3 brakes. Hope & Thomson finishing kit. Now with a Thomson dropper post.

    Rides very nicely, quick and light and surprisingly nimble.

    Premier Icon MoreCashThanDash

    Can I ask if all you medium frame owners can tell us your height and leg measurements please?

    I’m 5’9″ and a bit with 31″ inside leg and seem to be on the cusp of small/medium. Again 👿

    Premier Icon Normal Man

    Can you post pics and please and info on your spec/set up.

    It’ll keep me going as I wait on mine – should be being built today and with me by the end of the week! 🙂



    I’m 5’10” and have a 32″ inside leg and I’m middle to upper end of the medium frame. I did consider the large for a while but the medium feels right.

    medium fram – I’m 5’11”

    xfusion slides @ 120mm

    hope/ crest wheels – 2.25 Rocket Rons (although winter tyres in the pic)

    Easton carbon post (although have an x-fusion dropper too)

    1×10 using zee short cage mech and shifter

    Kinesis bars

    Premier Icon Alex

    [url=]Worcester Beacon at Sunset[/url] by Alex Leigh, on Flickr

    5Ft11, stumpy legs. This is Cy’s Medium ex-demo I tried when I was test riding the rocket. The rocket has gone but the Solaris is a keeper.

    Rockshox Rev RCT3 running at 120mm
    Stans Arch EX on Hope Evo2 shod with Mountain King 2.2s (would love some crossmax ST 29)
    Crank Bros 780mm almost flat alloy bar/Thomson x4 50mm stem
    Reverb/Charge Spoon
    SLX for transmission and brakes. 2×10, clutch mech.

    Ridden more in the winter but always puts a smile on my face either in the FoD or – as up there – on the Malvern Hills.


    Large Blue Frame
    Rock Shox Reba 120mm Forks
    Raceface Turbine Stem, Bars, Seatpost & Cranks
    Raceface 32T Narrow / Wide Chainring
    Shimano XT Wheels
    Shimano XT Cassette
    Shimano XT Pedals
    Shimano SLX Shadow + Clutch Mech
    Shimano SLX Shifters
    Shimano SLX Brakes & 180mm Rotors
    Now running Maxxis Ardent 2.25 Exo Tubeless Tyres (Not Pictured)

    Currently Saving up for a Dropper, Probably a KS Lev 🙂

    Also might drop the stem & bars down or switch to flat bars to lower front end.

    I would say if I was building again Id consider 100mm forks for the type of riding I use it for.

    Edits: im 6’1 with 34″ inside leg.

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    I started with a 100mm reba and it was fine. But had a set of 140mm revs hanging around from another bike, dropped them to 120mm and – for me anyway – I prefer it. Bit slower steering but definitely a bit more capable in the rocky bits of the malverns. The Rev is a better fork so some of it might be that not the extra inch of travel.

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    Can I ask if all you medium frame owners can tell us your height and leg measurements please?

    I’m 5’9” with a 32” inside leg and the medium is perfect for me with a 50mm stem. I sat on a small on a demo day and it felt very small so I’d definitely say go for the medium.


    Mine’s gone now (although I loved it). It was an orange XL, with full xx (inherited from a race bike), 240s/crest wheels, easton flat bars and finishing kit. Would have been a keeper – and as it is I had it longer than any previous bike – if I hadn’t had the chance to replace it with a titanium equivalent. Hope you enjoy yours half as much.

    Premier Icon wonny j

    Is the steering a bit flexy like the early Souls? Or are they beefed up due to the oversize headtube?

    Premier Icon roverpig

    Large Frame
    Rev RCT3 forks at 120mm
    Hope/Arch EX Wheels
    Nobby Nic 2.25 Pacestar tyres (probably switch front to Trailstar soon)
    Spesh Command Post Dropper
    60mm RaceFace stem
    720mm Syncros riser bars
    Hope X2 Tech brakes
    Deore 22/32/42 chainset
    XT 10 speed mechs
    SLX shifters
    Charge Scoop saddle
    DMR Vault pedals


    Just seen you can no longer get a Solaris in size XL.

    Pish. Was wanting to build one up as well.

    Premier Icon MoreCashThanDash

    Cheers dazh – Cotic recommended I should look at a small, which just didn’t sound right to me, although they sized my old Soul up perfectly.

    Premier Icon Normal Man

    Thanks chaps. Keep the pics coming too!

    I’m getting a medium, recommended by Cotic. I’m 5’11” and a half and will go with a 60mm and some 740mm bars.

    Premier Icon Normal Man

    So my Friday started with this:

    Although a full build, I did have a few bits waiting to swap over/fit:

    Job done (Garmin mount fitted after the pic!)

    Premier Icon roverpig

    Very nice. Now get out there and ride it.


    Heres mine.
    [/url]bikes and van by 55b7bb821ed24e40ecaad9db375d2e57, on Flickr[/img]

    Medium frame. Im 5’9
    Rockshox Sid RCT3 120mm
    WTB I23 frequency rims on Hope Pro2s
    Shimano SLX/XT
    60mm stem
    20mm rise 740 Renthal lite bars

    [/url]SURREY HILLS 5 by 55b7bb821ed24e40ecaad9db375d2e57, on Flickr[/img]

    Its awesome.

    Premier Icon albaninbred

    Large frame (6ft 2″)
    SID 100’s
    XO shifters and mechs
    Hope Tech X2s
    Enve sweep
    Middleburn RS8
    Arch EXs on Royce hubs
    60mm stem
    Easton EC70 post
    Time ATACs
    WTB Pure V

    Premier Icon BigDummy

    I’m 5’10” and have a 32″ inside leg – medium frame.


    I’m 6ft with 32 inside leg
    Large green frame
    Fox 32 120mm Kashima forks
    Easton Havoc 150mm bar
    Easton haven 70mm stem
    XT drivetrain and brakes except 970 XTR shifters
    Hope Pro2 hubs with Stans Arch rims
    Bontrager front and specialised Purgatory rear tyres

    Premier Icon metalheart

    Arch ex on pro 2 evos (with tubeless. Ardents.)
    Hope monos w/ floating rotors (205 up front… 😳 )
    Sun line V1 stem &762 bars
    Easton E50 pin & cheap Cotic saddle
    Rockshox Reba’s (cheap from on-one at the time)
    Medium frame – a smidge under 6′.

    Finished (and post ride) by Metalheart-UK, on Flickr


    And if anyone has an XL frame they want to sell, please let me know!

    BTW, Cyan blue, XL 6ft 3 inches
    Hope hubs on stand rims
    Hope brakes ( can remember what)
    Thomson x4 stem,
    Renthal Fatbar lites
    Reverb dropper post
    Mixture of SLX and XT
    Rockshox Revs 120 mm
    Brooks saddle going back on tomorrow ….

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    Medium blue at 5’11.5
    Fox f100 kashima
    King pewter headset
    Thomson stem (80mm) post and collar
    Niner bars
    Charge knife
    Crest on pro2 evo with blue logos; 2.25 racing ralph; stans
    Hope ss bb
    Pewter raceface turbines with works thick/thin
    Xt 10speed shifter/casette; slx medium shadow+ mech
    Magura mt6; nsb pewter adapters; ti bolts
    Blue Oury grips; goodridge inner/outer cables

    Think that’s it!

    Brakes and speeds changed since this shot a couple of years ago:

    Premier Icon sandal100

    XL Green – 6ft 4 with 32 leg
    Sun Ringle Charger Pro
    120 RCT3 revs with 20mm axle
    50mm Hope stem
    762 Sunline flat bars
    Full SLX kit incl. brakes
    Hans Dampf/Racing Ralph

    Premier Icon dazh

    Cheers dazh – Cotic recommended I should look at a small, which just didn’t sound right to me, although they sized my old Soul up perfectly.

    Seems a bit weird as Paul at Cotic recommended I go for a medium! Anyway, here’s a gratuitous action shot of me on mine if that helps (courtesy of salsaboy)….


    Edit- OK, iI’m not having any luck with the image linking tonight, so you’ll have to click I’m afraid

    solaris on holiday

    Usually run arch ex but have crests on another bike. Reverb gets swapped in and out.


    Ok, now it’s working

    Another gratuitous bike shot[/url] by MatGoesSycling, on Flickr

    Premier Icon Normal Man

    @ morecashthandash and dazh – could the frame size recommendation difference be due to the type of riding you do?
    Just a thought.

    @ everyone else, thanks for keeping the pics and specs coming. Please keep it up.


    Niner fork
    XT brakes
    XT cranks
    1*10 with Zee shifter
    Flows on Superstar hubs
    Seat & Bars

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