Soma Fabrications, IRD, Crane, Panaracer, Nitto, Yokozuna, Sugino, Tange, Araya, MKS and SunXCD
are just a few of the great brands we have to offer.
All the brands we have access to are listed at the bottom of this page.
SOMA Fabrications (USA)
High quality handmade steel frames, components, tires, racks and accessories.
SOMA Fabrications are based in the "Soma" district of San Francisco (South of Market street). The frames are designed in San Francisco by the the Interloc Design Group. Practical, durable, comfortable, affordable… these are the primary forces shaping Soma’s ideology. Sounds reasonable right? But why do so many other companies try to emulate the racing world when the needs of professional cyclists are very different to those of us paying for our own bikes? Soma specialise in frames not complete bicycles allowing you to customise your build, It is probably one of the most rewarding ways of buying a bicycle, you get to create a bicycle that reflects you, your needs, your lifestyle and that is almost as unique as you. Soma also have a great range of unique tires and handlebars not to mention other components and accessories.
Interloc Racing Design (USA)
Quality components, design expertise and product development for other cycling brands.
Interloc Racing Design had its start in 1984. In the mid to late 80's it created components that have been considered on the forefront of mountain bike design. Mountain Bike Magazine called its products the "best of good old' American innovation and craftsmanship." The Interloc Design Group (IDG) is SOMA Fabrications parent company and does product development for Soma Fabrications and a few of the other brands listed here.
Crane bells (Japan)
You won't find the Oska-based Crane Bell Co on instagram, Facebook, or twitter, they don't even have a website. They do however have 20-years of old fashioned marketing capital thanks to a celebrated history of solid Japanese craftsmanship and an incredible sound that has been said to bring tears of joy to even concert violinists.
Top quality Tires.
For over fifty years Panaracer has devoted all our resources to making the finest tires for whatever kind of cycling you do. No matter if you are a casual rider or top level athlete or professional racer Panaracer knows exactly what you need to stay connected to the road, the trail, or the track. Their tires deliver not only the top level of performance and safety at any level, but deliver the emotional connection that lies at the foundation of why we all ride. They put a lot of science and heart into every tire. All Soma branded tires are made by Panaracer in Japan.
Premium quality handlebars, stems, seat-posts and racks.
The Nitto stuff can end up being a bit pricy, but if you insist on the best, you won't find better handmade quality bicycle components out there. Nitto’s motto is “Building fine quality bicycle products is our passion.” All products must be safe and functional in terms of their purpose and usage, yet beautiful and sturdy. Nitto strives every day to bring joy to the world of cycling. Nitto was founded in Tokyo in 1923. Nitto’s handlebars, handlebar stems and seat pillars for track races are certified for use in official Japanese KEIRIN races. Nitto has been the leader in bicycle components, both in terms of style and quality, for almost a century.
Pro-level brakes and brake components.
The makers behind the Yokozuna brand has had decades of experience subcontracting to the biggest drivetrain makers in the industry -- providing cable and housing products for their pro-level groups. Yokozuna's industry customers demand high-grade raw materials and strict quality control. After all these years of manufacturing at this level, the products they produce in their Japanese factory are top-notch, suitable for any pro cyclist. Yokozuna Performance Products were introduced in the USA in 2003 - first only to team and pro shop mechanics. In 2005 they entered the consumer market, offering specialty high end brake components.
Pro-level drivetrain components.
Sugino has over a century of experience as a bicycle parts maker focusing on high-end parts.
Because of its reliable quality, Sugino also produces OEM parts for well-known complete bicycle makers.
Especially, its drive-train parts are chosen by many athletes in various competitions, such as Tour de France, Giro d'Italia, World Championship, Olympics, etc. and contribute their winnings.
Thus, with the know-how accumulated through its long experience, Sugino can offer higher-quality parts.
High-tech heat treated steel tubing, forks and frame components.
Tange is one of the oldest and most distinguished names in the bicycle industry. Starting with fork production in 1920, Tange has applied experience and engineering to improve bicycle technology and performance. Tange pioneered methods for butting and heat treating chromium-molybdenum alloy steel bicycle tubing, manufacturing tubes that are still considered by many frame builders to be the zenith of strength, precision and workability. Today, they continue to build on more than 90 years in the bicycle industry, offering a range of components and frame parts in addition to tubing and forks, all made to their famous, exacting standards. All Soma forks are made by Tange and the frames are made with Tange tubing.
High-end aluminium rims.
Araya Industrial has over a century of experience making bicycle rims. Their first rims were formed out of wood. Since then Araya has engineered rims using aluminum, titanium, carbon fiber, magnesium, and stainless steel. They were most popular in the USA back in the 70's and 80's where they could be found on many higher quality road, MTB and BMX bikes. They left the USA and Europe in the late 80's. In Japan however, they continued to make rims and even produce their own line of Araya-branded bicycles.
MKS are the only pedal provider for professional KEIRIN athletes.
MKS are Japans best pedal manufactures. All MKS pedals feature silky smooth cartridge bearings, beautifully finished bodies and elegant designs.
SunXCD (Formerly Suntour) (Japan)
Specialist touring and randonneuring components.
In 2012, Junzo Kawai, former President of SunTour Japan, returned to bicycle component manufacturing with a new company called SunXCD, Junzo felt the time was right to re-enter the bicycle component business. As he put it “the market is too race-centric; carbon fiber, electric shifting, full suspension, 11 speed, doesn’t really enhance the enjoyment of cycling. In the 1970’s and 80’s we cycled to be closer to nature, for the environment, for our health, for the simple beauty of cycling.” For these reasons SunXCD will focus on touring and randonneuring components which were the focus of SunTour during its heyday.
If you're planning to do a custom bicycle build, accessorise or upgrade your current bicycle: visit the Soma Fab Shop, once you have found the items you're interested in, list them in our quote form and we will send you an accurate landed price on any items you may want to buy. Please note that our quoted prices may vary by up to 10% depending on fluctuations in exchange rate and shipping costs during each order.
Links to all the brands:
INTERLOC RACING DESIGN (IRD)