David's Wolverine.


David's Requirements

After riding the Tour of Ara twice I fell in love with riding remote gravel roads.
I wanted a bike that would eat up gravel roads and allow me to do some light touring.  For this I needed a high quality steel frame with rack mounts and clearance for big tires. I also wanted to use the bike for commuting and general fitness training.  It was a tossup between the Wolverine & the Double Cross as they would both be more than capable of fulfilling my needs. I ended up going for the wolverine just because I love orange :)
After two years and many gravel adventures I couldn't recommend this bike more highly.


Frame:  SOMA Wolverine frame set, Frame size 52.

Tyres:  Soma Shikoro700x48c

Wheels:  Suzue 700c CX/All Road Disc 11-Speed wheel set:  Ukai 25mm wide double wall eyeletted rims with Suzue sealed cartridge hubs.

Headset:  IRD Technoglide 1 1/8Threadless headset.

Stem:  Thompson EliteX2(90mm)

Bars:  Soma Condor (49cm) Soma Thick & Zesty bar tape.

Shifters:  Shimano Dura-Ace downtube shifters (10spd).

Brakes:  IRD Drillium ZST brake levers with TRP Spyre mechanical disk brakes.

Front Derailleur:  Shimano Dura-Ace  (90's model).

Rear Derailleur:  Shimano 105 10SPD.

Crank:  Sugino OX901crankset 48t/34t.

Pedals:  Shimano XT dual pedals.

Bottom Bracket:  Sugino MB-608-II.

Cassette:  12-30 Shimano Ultegra cluster.

Seatpost:  Thompson Elite with Soma Bolo seat clamp.

Saddle:  WTB Rocket V.


Rack:  Front: SOMA Champs Elysees mini front rack, Rear ; Tubus Cargo Evo.

Bell:  Crane E-Ne bell.

Bottle cages:  Nitto stainless steel.