I usually keep my Soma Double Cross off the road in winter but had the chance to ride it this week. I also have a Ti road bike and two vintage bikes. They are all substantual bikes, but the CX is the best; Why?
It fits the best of all my bikes. It’s about 98% as fast as my Ti road bike. It shifts intuitively and has well spaced gears across a huge range. It’s has the smoothest ride. It’s the bike I ride most often. It’s the best bike for a 200k event. It is the most versatile bike and can be taken off-road. It can carry light loads as a commuter.
Being back on this bike made me feel confident again. I can totally trust that bike. Zero issues in 8000 miles of riding. I trust that bike with my life, and it has transformed my physical fitness.
Is it wrong to love a bike?