1. Comfort or consolation in a time of distress or sadness.
Well I’d be hard pressed to feel sad while out on a bike ride, but certainly there is plenty of distress when you’re working out (just ask your lungs or your legs).
Scott’s Solace series is designed to ride like a racing bike, with great response to your pedaling efforts, great handling and feather-light overall weight. The Solace that you (or your back) can expect comes from a more flexible upper-half of the frame. Your position can be more upright (while still handling well) on a Solace than on the Scott Foil or Addict racing bikes. You get a bit more flex in the upper half of the frame and in the cockpit components than you could expect in either of those other models too.
There are a couple of Solace models with rim brakes (which saves some weight) and there are a couple of disc brake versions with different component levels.
The rim-brake versions can handle 28mm wide tires or fit fenders with 23mm tires. The disc-brake versions should be able to accommodate both the wider tires and the fenders.
These bikes are cool. Stealthy cool. Shift cables and brake wires run inside all of the frame tubes. The front ends of these bikes are higher, but they don’t look exaggerated in any way. These look like fast and fun racing bikes, which is appropriate, since that is what they are.