Radio Bikes didn't hold back when they brought out their very first carbon BMX race frame and completely crushed it with the Solar range. Designed and developed in Cologne, Germany, the Solar frame is manufactured from Torayca carbon and is a 100% one piece monocoque construction producing one of the lightest and stiffest BMX race frames on the market. Most race frames on the market use a blended two, or three, piece construction method to save on costs, but not Radio. This company has stepped up and produced what we think is one of the finest carbon race frames available.
Touches like internal cable routing and a Euro bottom bracket add to the value of this frame when analysing performance at this end of the market. The majority of carbon frame manufactures choose the easier route when it comes to the bottom bracket, opting for a BB86 style. A Euro BB is more complex to incorporate in the manufacturing process, though it arguably produces the stiffest result in an area where it's required most, the start of the powertrain.
The Radio Solar Pro XL frame would form the basis for one of the best performing custom race bikes you could build. Hit us up at LUXBMX and we can bring all of the parts together for you to make the race bike of your dreams a reality. Dialled in with the most desirable components available on the market today.
|Material high-performance TORAYCA carbon fiber|
|Top Tube Length (actual) 21.25” (540mm)|
|Top Tube Length (effective) 22.5” (571mm)|
|Chainstay Length (min.) 14.5” (368mm)|
|Dropout Size 15mm|
|Head Tube Angle 74.5°|
|Seat Tube Angle 71°|
|Head Tube Size (full int.) tapered 1-1/8” – 1.5” (120mm)|
|Seat Post Size 27.2mm|
|Seat Tube Length 238mm|
|Bottom Bracket Type Euro, threaded, BSA 68mm|
|Bottom Bracket Height 11.6″ (EU)|
|Wheel Size 20″ x 1.75″|
|• full monocoque technology|
|• internal cable routing|
|• laboratory tested for superior strength and stiffness|