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    Soma Rush, Steamroller.. Which to Buy

    I want to upgrade from my conversion and wonder if anyone has ridden both of these and what would you get. I could wait and maybe afford a Bare Knuckle but sooner is better.

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    Buy my Sanchez.
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    Steamroller is heavier and burlier, more road-bike feel, with room for bigger tires and fenders. Rush is a steep-geometry track frame, much lighter and 'swift' feeling, the tubing is light and springy so it's a bit nicer on rough roads than the geo would lead you to believe

    Very different bikes - pick what you want, comfy and practical or zippy and quick

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    i loved my soma rush it was nice a quick, pretty light to

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    Thanks for the info. I was picking 2 frames that were close in price. I am thinking zippy and quick is a good thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gmodo View Post
    i loved my soma rush it was nice a quick, pretty light to
    Did you get something better to replace your Rush or just something different?

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    soma rush definitely.....lighter steel....best taiwan bike out there.....save your money for that bareknuckle though...its only like 2-3 hundred more...or maybe a torelli corsa pista(which is what im investing in) or a marinoni....italian steel baby....f anthything else(cept keirin)

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    marinoni is canadian.

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    PS I test rode a Steamroller and built a Rush, owned it for over a year

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    im looking at a rush now too, but i have a dilemma: bikeisland.com SE premium brew frame for $300 w/ fork or soma rush frame for $400 w/ out fork. also ill probably be using the bike i build w/ the frame for my main transportation around town, everyday use on roads, etc. etc.

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    I've been riding the Soma for a few months now and I must say I greatly enjoy the ride-- the geometry is steep and it feels quick, but with the right setup it deals pretty well with the rough roads.. I can't say I've ridden the steamroller for comparison, however.

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    I have a Rush and am loving it. It eats up the potholes in Tucson. Never rode a steamroller though.
    I have received a lot of good comments on it from other riders as well.

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    i have 2 rushes!

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    so, would i be able to use my bulletproof crank set on a soma rush? i tried to figure out but the different bb lengths and such made my head spin.

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    I want a rush too

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    I like having a relaxed geometry, beater bike (Steamroller) and a nicer track geometry bike (Broakland Pipe Bomb) because some days I want to ride really aggressive and sometimes I want a more relaxed ride where I can get away with being sloppier. You can't get away with as much on a track geometry bike and it requires more focus (at least for me but I'm still getting used to the Pipe Bomb) but sometimes that really great.
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    Go with an Alien, seems like these bikes get no love in the fixed gear community but personally I think they look amazing. I have not ridden one but might get one for next summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by idiq View Post
    Buy my Sanchez.
    dammit, it's perfect but i have no money ;_;

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