The Solid Strike has already proven itself as a true racing machine in the past two years with several podiums at National and International level. Now arrives the new incarnation for 2017, the Strike EVO which takes the bike up a level; making it lighter, faster and even more of a blast to ride. The new Strike EVO is an all aluminum build, using no carbon parts and weighs in at an incredible 15.3kgs/33.7lbs!

Images for the Solid Strike EVO 2017 PR

For Solid Bikes owner, Peter Schmid, the project was initially an experiment. “I was just thinking that aluminum as a material is not yet completely exhausted and therefore we started to work intensively on the project ‘No Carbon,’ to carry out tests and to continuously optimize our platform. In the end, we reduced the frame weight by 300g, whilst improving strength and stiffness. The result: carbon as a material in no way guarantees to reduce the weight of a downhill bike, therefore the new Solid Strike Evo performs at the highest level without any carbon parts and is a strong, reliable, modern and above all else, a faster DH bike than the predecessor.”

The Strike EVO has not only reduced in weight, we redesigned a new rear linkage in the bike: milled from one piece of 6061 T6, lighter and more precise in response. The aim was to increase stiffness and to attain a more visually intricate and refined finish. Initially, two models of the new Solid Strike EVO will be available. The Solid Strike EVO Factory and Solid Strike EVO BPS. Both bikes are no compromise, race ready machines. The Factory and BPS are both available in the two impressive new colourways; stealthy black-silver and the bright teal-blue. For the near future, an even more affordable version of Solid Strike EVO is planned, the EVO Race model to be offered at € 2,999.

For 2017, we made some updates to the specifications. The Solid Strike EVO Factory comes first, with Fox suspension. After extensive testing with a number of dampers, the air-sprung Fox X2 has emerged as the optimal rear counterpart to the Solid Strike EVO. The Factory model comes equipped with awesome Kashima coated 2017 Fox suspension front and rear. The direct sales model means that with Solid Bikes, racers and bike park shredders alike get an incredible deal with a great performance-price ratio. You don’t have to hold on for long until you can get riding a 2017 Strike, framesets and full bikes can be ordered online from the 27th August. The first delivery of framesets will be made from 12th September and first delivery of complete bikes will be made by the end of September. As always, bikes are assembled by hand by Solid Bikes in the Black Forest, built carefully and shipped to the customer.

At EuroBike, the Strike EVO Factory, and the Strike EVO BPS and the new Solid Flare will be finally revealed in the flesh. The entire Solid team is looking forward to speaking to visitors, talking through the details and sharing our excitement about our new 2017 range.

Solid Strike EVO Factory Complete

• CFS rear triangle with new linkage design
• Fork: Fox 40 Factory
• Shock: Fox Float X2
• Brakes: Magura MT7
• Shifters: SRAM X01-DH 7-speed
• Derailleur: SRAM X01 DH 7-speed
• Handlebar: Reverse Base 790mm
• Stem: Reverse Black-One
• Crank: Reverse Legend Evo DH
• 83mm BSA threaded bottom bracket
• Wheels: Reverse 27.5 “DH incl. Tubeless Setup
• Saddle: Reverse Fort Will Style
• Seatpost: Reverse Blackline Ø30,9
• Tires: Schwalbe Magic Mary, Super Gravity, Vert Star

• Available sizes S/M, M/L, L/XL
• Weight 15,3kg (size M/L)
• Price €4599

Frameset:

• Available sizes: S/M, M/L, L/XL
• Weight 3,83kg (size M/L)
• Price €1499 / €1999 with Fox X2 damper

Images for the Solid Strike EVO 2017 PR
Images for the Solid Strike EVO 2017 PR
Images for the Solid Strike EVO 2017 PR
Images for the Solid Strike EVO 2017 PR

Solid Strike EVO BPS (Bike Park Special) Complete

• CFS rear triangle with new linkage design
• Fork: RockShox Boxxer WC Solo Air 200mm
• Shock: RockShox AIR VIVID R2C 240X76
• Brakes: Magura MT7
• Shifters: SRAM trigger GX 7-F black
• Derailleur: SRAM GX 7-F
• Handlebar: Reverse Base 790mm
• Stem: Reverse Fast Lane
• Crank: Reverse Legend Evo DH
• 83mm BSA threaded bottom bracket
• Wheels: Reverse Base 27.5 ”
• Saddle: Reverse Fort Will Style
• Seatpost: Reverse Comp Ø30,9
• Tires: Maxxis High Roller 2 Super Tacky

• Available sizes S/M, M/L, L/XL
• Weight 16,4kg (size M/L)
• Price €3,799

Frameset

• Available sizes S/M, M/L, L/XL
• Weight (M/L) 3,83kg
• €1499 / €1849 with RockShox Vivid Air R2C

Images for the Solid Strike EVO 2017 PR
Images for the Solid Strike EVO 2017 PR
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