March 2, Strengths: Both have fender eyelets. The build quality is great. I have a 54cm ordered as a complete bike.
XT rear derailleur was also a part had from another bike build. The frame was returned unpainted with bare metal.
It takes less effort to keep under control, which is why we recommend the ES over the Smoothie on long charity rides and centuries, where race-like handling is not only not needed, but a distraction to the rider. I had heard the rumors and talked to those with Soma's prior to getting the ES and it was difficult to understand until riding it for myself.
This "weakness" comment is not a biggie; just build around it. Too low for me to use. At the end of the day you body is less likely to be sore. I wanted to be able to fit bigger tires and the geometry fit me better. It's surprisingly light weight, too.
Post was not sent - check your email addresses! The frame that broke was a and the replacement was Tange. I have general questions about your frames I got a Soma Double Cross to replace it, but it ended up getting noodly though is a very nice ride without rear panniers.
I also wish the bottom bracket were a bit lower. Newer Post Older Post Home.
The frame is versatile enough for a variety of riding, from long distances to short commutes. What's the rear hub spacing? Part of me thinks that I should have opted for the steel fork to keep more of a classic look and feel, and while I suppose it's still possible to obtain the steel version of the fork, I am not displeased with the bike in any way due to fork choice.
Thanks for your feedback. It is a better choice for recreational riders who have no plans on racing. July 16, Strengths: May 19, at 3: Great for anyone looking for an all-arounder, long distance bike, credit card tourer, etc. Holds larger tires too.