SOMA Summer Jamboree – Complete Bikes Launch Party

We also want to showcase the fine custom Somas already on Melbourne’s streets, so we’ve having a Soma Show ‘n’ Shine on the same day. Entry is free and there will be schwag.

The Details

  • Saturday 17th January
  • 4pm-7pm @ Commuter Cycles, 14 Prentice St, Brunswick
  • SOMA Show ‘n’ Shine from 5pm-6pm
  • Drinks on us

Soma Fabrications is a small bicycle company founded in San Francisco in 2001. They produce well thought out steel framesets and otherwise tricky to source parts for everyday cyclists. All the complete bikes feature Tange Prestige chromoly frame tubing (specially drawn for each model), lugged crown forks, durable parts, clearances for generous tyres and provision for the addition of mudguards and racks.

Double Cross Disc

The disc-braked version of the long-running, extremely versatile, Double Cross. The complete build lends itself well to the regular commuter or lightly-loaded tourer (or even giving cyclocross a go!), with a generously geared drivetrain and stout 32mm wide tyres.

Frame: Tange Prestige heat-treated chromoly

Fork: Tange Infinity, lugged crown, chromoly

Wheels: Suzue sealed bearing hubs, alloy 32h rims

Tyres: Kenda Kwik Trak 700×32

Drivetrain: SRAM Apex 10 speed shifters and derailleurs, Sugino Alpina 50-34t crankset, 11-32t cassette

Brake Set: Avid BB-7 w/ 160mm rotors, SRAM Apex levers

Cockpit: Soma Hwy One handlebar, Soma Shotwell stem,

Saddle/Seatpost: Soma Hishou, layback alloy

Braze-ons: Double mudguard/rack eyelets rear, mid-blade and mudguard eyelets on fork, two sets of bottle bosses

Sizes: 50, 52, 54, 56, 58, 60cm

Colour: Slick Black

 

Smoothie ES

A road bike with comfortable, but still nimble, geometry, designed as a fast commuter, “credit-card” tourer, or century rider.

It too has provision for mudguards and racks, and the wide-range range gearing will see you up the toughest of hills.

Frame: Tange Prestige heat-treated chromoly

Fork: Tange Infinity, lugged crown, chromoly

Wheels: Suzue sealed bearing hubs, alloy 32h rims

Tyres: Kenda Tendril 700 x 28c

Drivetrain: SRAM Apex 10 speed shifters & derailleurs, Sugino Alpina 50-34t crankset, 11-32t cassette

Brake Set: IRD B-57 Dual Pivot sidepull calipers, SRAM Apex levers

Cockpit: Soma Hwy One handlebar, Soma Shotwell stem

Saddle/Seatpost: Soma Ta-Bo, layback alloy

Braze-ons: Double mudguard/rack eyelets rear, mudguard eyelets on fork, two sets of bottle bosses

Sizes: 50, 52, 54, 56, 58, 60cm

Colour: Cappuchino

 

Buena Vista

Utilising a classic mixte frame and the smaller 650B wheelsize, the Buena Vista complete is the perfect retro townie. Use it to amble around town or as a serious commuter or touring bike. As with the Double Cross and ES, it has sensible gearing and provision for racks and guards, including mini-braze-ons on the fork to take a mini rack.

Frame: Tange Prestige chromoly

Fork: Tange Infinity, lugged crown, chromoly

Wheels: Suzue sealed bearing hubs, alloy 32h? rims

Tyres: Innova 650B x 35mm

Drivetrain: Suntour XCD derailleurs & IRD XC-Pro thumbshifters, Sugino XD 48-36-34t crankset, 11-32t 9-spd cassette

Brake Set: IRD B-76 Dual Pivot sidepull calipers, Tektro FL-750 levers

Cockpit: Sycip Wonder Bar, Soma Shotwell Stem

Saddle/Seatpost: Soma Okami, layback alloy

Braze-ons: Double mudguard/rack eyelets rear, mudguard and mini rack eyelets on fork, two sets of bottle bosses

Sizes: 50, 54, 58cm (no 42cm)

Colour: Pearl White

 

Saga

The Saga is Soma’s dedicated heavy-duty tourer. Stout frame tubing for load-carrying capacity, extra long chainstays for greater stability, an extra tall headtube (so you need less headset spacers), and a raft of special frame additions make for a serious adventure machine.

Frame: Tange Prestige heat-treated chromoly

Fork: Tange Infinity CrMo

Wheels: Suzue sealed bearing hubs, alloy 32h rims

Tires: Kenda Kwik Trax 26” x 1.5” / 700 x 38c

Drivetrain: Suntour XCD Derailleurs & Rivendell friction bar end shifters, Sugino XD 48-36-24t crankset, 11-34t 9-spd cassette

Brake Set: Tektro CR-720 cantilvers, Soma Aero levers

Cockpit: Soma Roundwise bar, Soma Shotwell Stem

Saddle/Seatpost: Soma Ta-Bo saddle, layback alloy

Braze-ons: Double mudguard/rack eyelets front and rear, mid-blade fork eyelets, three sets of bottle bosses, pump peg, spoke holder, flat plate for kickstand

Sizes: 50, 52cm(26”), 54, 56, 58, 60cm(700c)

Colour: British Racing Green

 

Check out the SOMA website for more details of the bikes and company.

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