Fezzari’s new Solitude XC hardtail is made to play
Utah-based brand Fezzari has a new carbon hardtail, and they designed it to ride a line between playful and racy. The Solitude frame weighs less than 1000g and is made from a single mold Monoform carbon.
Fezzari uses Monoform, a way of laying the frame in one mold rather than two, which makes the frame lighter and stronger, and therefore there is no additional gluing or resin. The result is a “truly one-piece frame,” they say. Fezzari can then optimize layup through the stays and stays.
They kept the seatstays stiffer for better power transfer, with more flex through the seatstay and top tube for tougher trail sections.
The geometry starts with an HTA of 68° and a STA of 75°, which is quite steep for a hardtail. This thing should feel good powering up wall-like hills. Fezzari used a long reach and shorter 430mm seatstays to keep the bike stable and playful.
The Solitude will run a fork between 100 and 140mm. They say a longer fork would set the bike back around 67°. There is a lifetime warranty on the frame and a single-speed build option. Full build options start at $2,500.
Check out this video from Fezzari for the full Solitude scoop. To see their website for more information.