They tried to invade us.
In return we sent over Paul Aston to Peter Schmid of Solid Bikes in Germany. This is what he rides: A Solid Mission 9. Just don't mention the war!Now this isn't really a proper bike review in the full sense of the term "Review".
The bike I cocked my long legs over was this pre-production test bike as pictured here that we had for one day only. That was way back in Spring and we've sat on this since then.
What is interesting is that we can publish the exact faults with this bike and the bike company aren't going to go bonkers!
You know we'll tell you the truth here and this Mission 9 Proto frame came up with it's fair share of faults as listed below.
We discussed these direct with the UK disty and Solid Germany and "Bobs your Uncle" a few months later and the new revised production bike hits the trails.
-Lack of clearance for low profile chain devices.
There is now a new cut away section on swingarm to accommodate these.
-Minimum tire clearance near the BB
The offending plate has been moved forward on the frame by the BB
-Holes in swingarm will fill frame with mud.
These have been reduced in size whilst others have been filled in.
This is how it should work with frame manufacturers, their distribution and the media. We've already been chatting to the guys from 2Stage Bikes in New Zealand with regards to a few refinements and they're openly receptive just like Solid is.
The frame is available in Small, Medium and Large.Colors
: White or Spangley Green. http://www.solidbikes.de/eng/bikes_mission9.html Shock options
Frame + Marzocchi Roco R with Piggyback £1374.99
Frame + Marzocchi Roco TST Coil R £1549.99
Frame + RockShox Fox DHX 5.0 £1549.99
Frame + Marzocchi Roco Air World Cup £1589.99
They are available as full builds (specs on website).
Many thanks to Colin Williams for letting us have a spin out on her earlier this year.
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