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Old 11-09-12, 07:48 AM
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Soma smoothie?

I was noting there are a couple of folks here whom have done builds with this frame. Can you give me some feedback on your impressions of it?

I have been strongly considering picking one up to build from. In the case that my fork isn't warrantied, I am really not excited about spending $400+ on a new fork and have been considering taking the parts off it to use on a Steel build. Overall, I am not excited by the color of the Soma, but figure it will be easy enough to have it painted or powder coated in my color of choice before the build. I had inquired in the regional subforum about the possibility of anyone near the Atlanta area having one I could ride, but had no reply.
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I have one and live in Atlanta. Feel free to stop by and give it a spin if a 58 cm will fit you.

As far as how it rides, I like mine a lot. In fact, I like it enough that I have decided to sell all my other bikes and just keep the Smoothie.

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I like mine a lot too. Bit big for me is all. I plan on buying another, if I don't find something on ebay that suits.
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I like the appearance of the Stanyan better. It is the older black paint which I like better then the new grey. It comes with a matching chromed lugged steel fork so the price premium is not that much more over the Smoothie if you need a fork anyway. Had one for about two years and it rides better then my Ti bike.
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I have one and live in Atlanta. Feel free to stop by and give it a spin if a 58 cm will fit you.

As far as how it rides, I like mine a lot. In fact, I like it enough that I have decided to sell all my other bikes and just keep the Smoothie.
Would like to take you up on that, a 58 will do fine for a test ride. My current ride is that size and looking over the geometry I had planned on a 60 as it is very close to being the same in most ways as my Felt.
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