Bought this frame off a burner last year and finally decided to bring it home and get a game plan going with it.
Plan is to build it up on the more XC side of trail to compliment my Riot. Built up a Chromag Rootdown a while back, but being another aggressive geo 29er it was just too similar to the Riot to justify owning both so this feels like the better way to go.
Ordered the Fox 32 off CRC last week on special and will be using most 90% of the bits off my Cotic Soul to finish the job. Just need to order some wheels.
I guess my Cotic Soul frame, fork and wheels will get sold once I pull the rest of the bits off this to finish my build.
It's been a good bike to me! Has done a few 50km races, ridden 90% of the stuff at Buller and Falls and been indestructible. Poor thing has been hitched up to a trailer for a while. Took it for a blast on the local trails last night and I loved it. Such a fun bike. Hoping the Solaris carries over the spirit of this thing, just with bigger wheels.
The bike it will be complementing. Has been my do everything bike for the last 18 months. Not much it cant handle!
Hopefully order the wheels tonight and once they're here, build time :)