Built in equal measure for Randonee Rides, long days in the saddle and multi-day dirt road adventures, this Soma was a joy to work on and a beauty to behold. We hear it rides pretty damn well too.
The build started as a testbed for 650b frames. The customer wanted to be able to transfer all components to a future custom 650b wheeled frame if he likes the platform, so we went all in to make it rugged, pretty and functional in equal measure.
- A wide range 2x10 drivetrain with simple and reliable downtube shifters and White Industries VBC crankset- 34/48 rings for now, potential to run "ridiculous" gearing such as a 28/48 for extended dirt touring.
- Schmidt SON dynamo and B+M Luxos U light/charger. - Light up the night and charge your stuff during the day via an onboard USB port located near the map case
- Nitto mini rack and mini-lowriders. A two-part rack system with removable lowrider rack. Use panniers for tours, ditch the extra weight when not touring.
- Brooks Cambium saddle and bar tape, cushioned by Fizik Gel pads underneath.