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A questions in regards to Soma Frame work

Old 10-07-12, 06:48 PM
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A questions in regards to Soma Frame work

Hi all,

Been a long time since i posted here, but i still ride every day . ( well not today and tomorrow because my bike is in for service )

I wanted to get some thoughts on Soma Frames/Forks specifically

https://store.somafab.com/somasmoothiees.html

This was pointed out to be by a friend because they do a vary large frame size and there is a few places in Australia who will ship them in . So does anyone here have any experience riding on these frames (or other from soma), a lot of the reviews i have seen are positive but i wanted to get input from people that weren't paid to say nice things .


I sent them an email asking causally about what they would suggest ,


IRD Technoglide 1 1/8" headset (anodized red)

Sugino XD500T crankset 175mm

IRD QB55 Sealed BB

Soma Layback Seatpost

IRD Satin Stem

Nitto Noodle Bar 48cm

Soma Std reach brake levers

Cardiff Cornwall Saddle

Suzue Classica Hubs

Velocity A23 36h rims

Rivendell Jack Brown Tires

IRD B57 Brake calipers

Rivendell Silver Bar End shifters

Soma Thick and Zesty bar tape

IRD 8spd 12-32 Comp Cassette

Shimano LX rear Derailleur

IRD Alpina Front Derailleur

Yokozuna Reaction Cables and housing

Although i would be looking twice at the wheels for something as strong as i can get

Thoughts and ideas ?



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ok, since no one has a first hand experiences on soma frames i will amend the question,

What is your thoughts on the frame and build suggested above .
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I have a Soma Buena Vista which is a great ride.

As you will see from the blog link, it is set up as a city bike with a Nuvinci Hub. I have no problem with the quality of the work or the design. I've been riding it for about 1 1/2 years and love it. They make some good quality products all around. If you are looking at stronger all-purpose wheels, I like the Shimano 105 hubs laced to CR 18 rims, I have them on another bike and love them.


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I would be more than happy with those wheels. As for the frame, I have no clue, but the build looks fine, although I'd be after a 10sp cassette these days, there's more gear options. But of course that depends on what you're going to be doing with the bike. I've got A23 32h rims laced to Ultegra hubs on the bike. A few weeks ago I was in a paceline and noone pointed out a pothole that I hit head on at around 40kph. A very loud crack sound was the result and the handlebars rotated as I was on the hoods. It appears the crack sound was the handlebars rotating as the rest of the frame is fine (older alu Avanti). The wheels don't even have the slightest deviation from true either. I run 25mm Conti tyres on them. I weigh in at around 120kg ATM. I would hazard a guess that those wheels will easily meet your needs.
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Originally Posted by brawlo
I would be more than happy with those wheels. As for the frame, I have no clue, but the build looks fine, although I'd be after a 10sp cassette these days, there's more gear options. But of course that depends on what you're going to be doing with the bike. I've got A23 32h rims laced to Ultegra hubs on the bike. A few weeks ago I was in a paceline and noone pointed out a pothole that I hit head on at around 40kph. A very loud crack sound was the result and the handlebars rotated as I was on the hoods. It appears the crack sound was the handlebars rotating as the rest of the frame is fine (older alu Avanti). The wheels don't even have the slightest deviation from true either. I run 25mm Conti tyres on them. I weigh in at around 120kg ATM. I would hazard a guess that those wheels will easily meet your needs.
Thanks for your input on that , soo now i have to convince the better half to let me spend cash
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Originally Posted by irwin7638
I have a Soma Buena Vista which is a great ride.

As you will see from the blog link, it is set up as a city bike with a Nuvinci Hub. I have no problem with the quality of the work or the design. I've been riding it for about 1 1/2 years and love it. They make some good quality products all around. If you are looking at stronger all-purpose wheels, I like the Shimano 105 hubs laced to CR 18 rims, I have them on another bike and love them.


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Thanks for that, is a good testament to the frame work if not the frame.

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My friend rides the Soma touring frame/fork and hasn't had any issues with it.
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