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Old 09-23-16, 07:22 PM
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2016 Soma Saga DC ...questions ...

Hey all, I purchased the new soma saga DC which also has canti bosses. Anyone have any thoughts, pictures of your fork ? I'm finding something peculiar on my fork . Any help appreciated !
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Old 09-24-16, 06:55 AM
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I have a non disc saga and am very please with it. What do you find pecliar about your fork? Aren't the canti bosses removable?
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Old 09-24-16, 02:15 PM
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The canti bosses are removable, and Soma includes 4 threaded canti studs, which is great.

My issue is with the so-called "rotor-clearance" on the fork. Would like to confirm that I didn't get a bad fork basically. I've contacted Soma and they replied, but I'm not too satisfied with their explanation.
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Old 09-25-16, 06:24 PM
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I have the older Saga Disc, largest rotor I can fit is 160mm, a 185mm rubs on the inside of the fork blade.
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Originally Posted by tripping View Post
The canti bosses are removable, and Soma includes 4 threaded canti studs, which is great.

My issue is with the so-called "rotor-clearance" on the fork. Would like to confirm that I didn't get a bad fork basically. I've contacted Soma and they replied, but I'm not too satisfied with their explanation.
Hi look at post #92 of mine in this thread http://www.bikeforums.net/touring/10...rly-lht-4.html

You may have gotten one of these forms the Surly reseller mentioned to me.

Did you buy this mail order direct or through a LBS?
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Hi look at post #92 of mine in this thread http://www.bikeforums.net/touring/10...rly-lht-4.html

You may have gotten one of these forms the Surly reseller mentioned to me.

Did you buy this mail order direct or through a LBS?
Do the Soma Saga and Surly LHT share the same fork? Interesting!
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Do the Soma Saga and Surly LHT share the same fork? Interesting!
Different bike company owns each of them QBP and MSC
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Originally Posted by cyclist2000 View Post
Different bike company owns each of them QBP and MSC
According to this distributor the same issue is with both forks. I don't think he was implying it was the same fork. But maybe it was just him trying to imply these issues are everywhere and not just with Surly. Most of these frames are made in just a few factories.
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Any progress and how do you like it?

Originally Posted by tripping View Post
Hey all, I purchased the new soma saga DC which also has canti bosses. Anyone have any thoughts, pictures of your fork ? I'm finding something peculiar on my fork . Any help appreciated !
This is a frame set I'm seriously considering if the tourist doesn't work out.

So can you go into more details on the issue?
Any other comments on it so far?

The sizing on this freaks me out. See Saga Disc Frame Set | SOMA Fabrications
Now they have virtual size!
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Old 09-30-16, 02:19 PM
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I know both Surly and Soma are made in Taiwan, but the SAGA disc / LHT disc forks are very different.

I've owned several LHT's and never has an issue with the fork. My brother has a Disc Trucker and no issue there either with his fork.

My Soma SAGA DC fork isn't defective according to SOMA. To me, and my LBS (Montano Velo, Oakland), it just doesn't seem right.

At this point I am desperately trying to find a close-up pic of the SAGA DC fork or here from someone who owns one before I criticize SOMA. IF anyone can help me track a pic down, or if you own one, please share!!!

I will go into further details etc when I'm able to confirm if my fork is "standard" or "defective". Thanks All!! Appreciate your help.
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