- Cotic Solaris Max feedback and pics please
Here’s mine from a somewhat drier and warmer September.
Even with a 140mm fork and 2.8 chubbies, I still find it a very poppy bike. It’s as much fun piling through stuff as it is trying to avoid it.
I don’t find the SA an issue. It’s definitely slacker than my RipMo, but since I’m on the wrong size (M, cotic recommend a L) it’s all a bit moot. I just know it’s a blast to ride.
Mine’s been to Wales a few times, Fod, Yat, Quantocks, etc. Seems to get up and down stuff okay. Rider clearly the limiting factor!Posted 4 months ago
5Ft11 with short legs. I had a M (MK1) FlareMax as well even tho Cy reckoned I should be just on the L. I like long droppers and could get a 200mm in my SolarisMax. Pic has a 170mm.
I think both would be fine, but I tend to prefer smaller frames. Getting back on my (L) Ripmo feels massive.Posted 4 months agoTomBSubscriber
Not weighed mine (big burly tyres and Helm fork so not light) but it wasn’t too bad carrying up Grisedale the other day, and Carlside today….
Edit- only had it 2 weeks, the mercury colour is lovely and it rides brilliantly, not had a slack hard tail before and feels like I won’t need to ride my FS except for maybe long pitched descents.Posted 3 months ago
I’ve demoed the large and the medium now, and am none the wiser. But thinking of opting for the large. Seemed a hoot in the Surrey Hills. on 140mm forks
Most of my riding is South Downs….and in summer some long days of ups and downs. And maybe the odd welsh marathon.
Any good as an all day bike with 140mm? or do you think it is worth the compromise and dropping to 130mm or 120mm?Posted 3 months agoKingofBiscuitsMember
I built up a large cosmic black Solaris Max two weeks ago (having bought the frame some months before when then new shipment arrived). So only two rides in at present. I’m 183cm. 6ft in old money.
It feels much bigger than my previous (donor) bike, a Yeti SB4.5. Even with a 35mm stem. I’m currently running an Fox F34 fork at 140mm and it feels fine. Although I’m looking to reduce this to 120mm, maybe compromise at 130mm.
I’ve not weighed it yet. It’s not light, nor is it heavy. My 30mm internal rims are now supporting 2.5 29″ rubber front and rear. The first ride felt harsh so I’ve dropped the psi to 22F/25R.
I’m still getting a feel for the bike. It’s not quite as poppy as previous bikes but this might equate to the longer wheelbase. On the flip side to this it feels stable on the descents.Posted 3 months agodeetsSubscriber
270 miles done on my Large Solaris Max now, I’m at 5’11”. I built it with an adjustable Pike, so 140mm most of the time which feels super confident, but drops down to 110mm for steep climbs. I wanted it to be an all rounder and it’s working out great so far!
It’s my first 29er and first time on 2.4″ tyres so it feels like a totally different animal to my old 26″ Soul. Didn’t take long to get used to though.Posted 3 months agoreluctantjumperSubscriber
Why does this thread have to rear it’s head up, making me want one even more now!! Why did I make a new year’s resolution not to buy any new bikes or frames for the whole of 2019? To make it worse they’re out of stock of medium frames in all colours until the spring!!
@mccraque I spoke to them about that exact thing when I ordered my Rocket and the reply back was that they’re designed round 35-50mm stems and bar width of 740mm+ so you should be right in the ballpark. Provided the bars aren’t too far forward for you it’ll be fine.Posted 2 months agodan2406Subscriber
Yes finally 🙂Posted 2 months ago
Have had mine 2 years now and has had more use than my full suss! Set up for winter use with 29″ and 2.2 Forekastors. Mile crunching..
Summer use with 2.6 27+ Awesome round the FOD
Defiantly recommended. Toying with the idea of trading in my Whyte Full suss for a Flaremax to use the same wheels. Anyone else done the same?stMember
Anyone else like the00 riding an XL?
I’ll be ordering a new frame to swap the 27.5+ parts from my carbon hardtail.
I’m 6’1” and undecided between the L or XL. The large is comparable to the current bike but I also have an XL BTR Pinner which fits well.
I’m concerned that the XL is quite tall and I don’t want a gate.Posted 2 months ago
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