Soma - handmade steel frames 

Soma  frames are all name brand high-tech steel instead of harsh riding aluminium. Hand-welded in Taiwan, not robot-welded.
Please note most big bike makers have moved most of their production to mainland China, which does not yet match the quality of Taiwan.  
Other factors that set SOMA frames apart from mass production bikes: They are not mass production. While others may make 5000-15,000 units of a single model in a year, SOMA will make only 200-300. A large size range so taller/shorter riders are not neglected.
With size specific rakes on forks. Low-key graphics that don’t make you feel like you are riding a billboard.
For more information read these articles: Frame FAQs and why we choose steel.

 

Cyclo-Cross Frames


Double Cross ( Cyclo-Cross/all-rounder )

A great do-all frame. Ready for cyclo-cross, trail-riding, commuting and loaded touring. The Double Cross Disc is disc brake-specific. It also comes in a wide range of sizes to fit you right - up to 66cm!

  • Colour: Sky silver. (Matching aluminum fenders available as an option)
  • Max.Tire Fit: 700x45c tires (40c w/fenders)
  • 10 sizes From 42cm to 66cm.
  • Optional forks: Matching lugged and curved blade or black straight blade unicrown Tange Infinity CrMo steel fork; the lugged fork has double eyelets at fork ends and low rider rack braze-ons, or black carbon CX fork. 

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Wolverine (Monster-Cross/Adventure touring)

The original inspiration for the Wolverine was "monster cross", but it is seriously so much more. Its geometry is stable enough for off road touring, but sporty enough for all-around adventure. With its sliding dropouts, you can turn it into a single-speed CX bike. With a split seatstay, it is compatible with the Gates Carbon Belt Drive. 
New v.3.0 has the new and robust IRD Broski Dropouts. We also switched up the welding method to keep more of the tube's overall strength. 

  • Colour: Fiery Red or  Pearl Black. (Matching aluminum fenders available as an option)
  • Max.Tire Fit: 29 x 1.95"  (700x45c tires w/ fenders)  Min. Tire fit: 650b x 47mm
  • 8 sizes - from 52cm to 66cm. 
  • Optional Matching Forks: lugged flat crown standard QR axle, Tange Infinity CrMo steel fork; double eyelets pannier rack and mini rack mounts. or extra stiff unicrown straight blade 15mm thru-axle fork
    or black carbon CX fork.


Mountain Frames


Juice (Mountain Cross country 29er)

Soma juice in old Hindu scripture is an intoxicating drink, a drink of the gods. And since its introduction, our Juice has intoxicated many new riders into loving the 29er wheel platform. The CrMo tubes offer a lively ride. The geometry is very stable at speed and lets you carve corners with confidence. Tons of fun.  The Juice is also available in a belt-drive compatible version.

  • Colour: Baja Blue.
  • Max tire fit: 29" x 2.5"
  • 4 sizes - MD, LG, XL and XXL.
  • Geometry designed to accommodate a 100-120mm travel fork
    Optional CrMo steel 29er fork (black)

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Valhallen (All Mountain/Adventure 27.5+)  

While most of Soma frames have been designed for multi-use and with thought to backwards compatibility with legacy technology, the Valhallen is a thoroughly modern hardtail built only to exceed at fun on the trails. A long and slack geometry matched with plus sized tires means riders can a wider variety of terrain with control and confidence.

  • Colour:  Candy Apple Green or Hyper Grey Metallic
  • Max tire fit: 27.5+ x 3.25" for enhanced traction and control
  • 4 sizes - SM, MD, LG and XL.
  • Compatible with 140mm travel suspension
    ideal rigid fork should be 480-486mm with 47mm of rake

B-side  (Mountain technical 650b)

27.5" (or 650b) is the tire size halfway in-between the more common 26" and 29" MTB tires. 650b tires roll over obstacles better and are more stable at speed than a 26" wheel and are lighter weight than 29er wheels. 27.5" bikes also have less of the unwieldy feel some riders feel 29ers have. Our 3rd generation B-Side has a slightly slacker geometry. Still great for XC trail riding, but more controllable when things get fast. Snazzy Tange/IRD Sliding Dropouts allow you to go single-speed or geared. 
The B-Side is also available in a belt-drive compatible version.

  • Colour: Pumpkin Orange
  • Max tire fit: 650b 1.95 - 2.4”
  • 4 sizes - SM, MD, LG and XL.
  • Geometry is optimized for 100mm travel 27.5" forks and will handle 120mm forks great too
  • Optional CrMo steel 29er fork (black)

Sandworm (Mountain, snow, sand, Fat Bike )

The Sandworm can tame winter slush or dune buggy trails, but with its geometry borrowed mostly from our Juice frame, it is going to feel most at home conquering dirt trails. 
 Belt-drive compatible. A split in the right seat-stay lets you slip on a Gates Carbon belt.

  • Colour: Melange Blue or Kingsford Black Matte
  • Maximum tire fit: 26 x 4.0", 27.5 x 3.5", 29 x 3.0" (Panaracer Fat B Nimble 26 x 4.0 on an 80mm rim) 
  • 4 sizes- MD, LG, XL and XXL.
  • Ready for 100mm travel Rock Shox Bluto; ideal rigid fork should be 480-486mm with 47mm of rake
    Optional CrMo steel fork (black)

Road Frames


Smoothie (Road Race)

The Smoothie road race frame is agile and responsive. Excellent for stage races and competitive club rides. But also comfortable enough for daily commutes and charity rides. The semi-compact geometry allows for more standover clearance and fitting options, but we don't cheat you by only offering 4 sizes. New 66cm size for 2016!  

  • Colour: Slick Black. 
  • Max.Tire Fit: 700c x 28c
  • 8 sizes From 48cm to 66cm.
  • Optional matching carbon fork w/ alloy steerer available (The carbon fork may not fit some 28c tires); matching lugged steel fork available as well

ES (Road Sport/Road Endurance)

The "ES" means 'extra smooth.' It might not be as quick handling as our Smoothie or other dedicated race frames, but it is still quite fast and you'll actually gain valuable stability on speedy descents and the ability to fit wider tires. An ideal choice for multi-day charity rides, centuries, credit card touring and fast commuting. For 2016, we have shaved the number of sizes a little, but have kept the hard to find 66cm size.

  • Colour: Pacific Blue  (Matching aluminum fenders available as an option)
  • Max.Tire Fit: 32c tires with fenders.
  • 7 Sizes - from 48cm to 66cm.
  • Optional carbon fork or steel fork available. Both have fender eyelets. (IRD Mosaic 57 Carbon fork has less clearance than our steel fork and only fits 28c wide tires with fenders)

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Fog cutter  (Road Sport/Road Endurance, Disc brake)

The Fog Cutter is an endurance road/road sport design. We designed it to fit fatter tires, but the frame angles are more road bike than CX or gravel bike. It can float you over chewed up asphalt better than most bikes in this category. This is the frame you want for long days in the saddle and the most demanding commutes. 

  • Colour: Rosso Red  (Matching aluminum fenders available as an option)
  • Max.Tire Fit: 700c x 42mm (38mm with fenders)
  • 7 Sizes from 48cm to 66cm.
  • Available matching straight blade carbon fork w/ aluminum steerer  or matching lugged steel fork available as well

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Stanyan ’18  (Classic luged road sport)

The Stanyan is a road sport frame set constructed with traditional investment cast lugs. The original Stanyan had a threadless fork. This new version has 1" threaded fork, so you can adorn it with a quill stem and easily build a bike that can mix it up at the L'Eroica events. Provisions for a rack and fenders and clearance for 35c tires makes this a great choices for centuries, light tours and multi-day charity rides.

  • Colour: Pearl White or Gloss Graphite (Matching aluminum fenders available as an option)
  • Max.Tire Fit:700x28c tires with fenders; fits some 35c tires without.
  • 5 sizes - from 52cm to 60cm.
  • Sold as a frame set with a matching Tange Infinity CrMo steel fork.

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Pescadero (All road - non disc)

The Pescadero is an evolutionary hop and sidestep in the traditional road sport/endurance road frame. Most of the new "all-road" bikes embracing wider tires are automatically going to disc brakes. And disc brakes are effective technology that we also adopt on other Soma frames. But what about those who want the benefits of wider road tires, but want the clean, classic look of a road caliper brakes or just prefer their familiarity? Or how about those who have recurring nightmares of getting branded by a hot brake rotor. The Pescadero has these souls in mind.

  • Colour:  Colonial Blue (Matching aluminum fenders available as an option)
  • Max.Tire Fit:700 x 40mm
  • 6 Sizes - from 48cm to 61cm.
  • Sold as a frame set with a matching Tange Infinity CrMo steel fork.

Buena Vista (Mixtie)

A true mixte frame with the double top tube/stays. Obviously offers lots of standover height and style as well. You'll find the geometry is more sporty, than upright-comfy. Though it can be built up to suit either demeanor. Drop bars? Sure. Moustache bars? Of course.

  • Colour: Tiburon Blue  (Matching aluminum fenders available as an option)
  • Max. tire fit: 700c 33c (28c with fenders) or 650b 38c with fenders. 
  • 5 sizes - from 42cm to 62cm.
  • Sold as a frame set with a matching Tange Infinity CrMo steel fork.

Touring Frames


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SAGA Disc (Fully loaded touring)

Our robust Saga Disc frame set is ready to take you on adventures all over the planet, It is purposely designed to ride better loaded up than naked. This updated version now fits tires up to 2.1", but the 700c models will longer fit road triple cranks. We recommend using MTB triples or doubles, which make more sense more cyclists go to wider, more sure-footed tires. It is also slightly lighter than previous year models (not that weight should be a major concern when buying a loaded touring frame) - Specially chosen Tange Prestige heat-treated CrMo tubing; 31.8mm butted downtube and top tube for a stiffer front triangle. Larger frames have slightly thicker gauge tubing. 
- Longer chainstays and lower BB add stability and keep the panniers out of the way of your heels. Geometry puts the rider in a semi-upright position that is better for all-day riding.

  • Colour: Gloss Graphite  (Matching aluminum fenders available as an option)
  • Max. tire fit: 26" x 2.0; 700c x 47mm
  • 8 sizes - from 46cm to 66cm.
  • Sold as a frame set with a matching Tange Infinity CrMo steel fork.

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Grand Randonneur (Randonneuring)

Our Grand Randonneur is a true low trail geometry randonneuring frame set, which means it rides better with a front load than other touring and road bikes. Co-designed with Mike Kone of Rene Herse/Boulder Bicycles. It will fit all the gadgets a good rando bike should have. The traditional diameter tubes lend a smooth comfortable ride.

  • Colour:  White  (Matching aluminum fenders available as an option)
  • Max.Tire Fit:650 x 42mm slick tires w/fenders 
  • 6 Sizes - from 49.5cm to 65cm.
  • Sold as a frame set with a matching Tange Infinity CrMo steel fork.

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New Albion Drake (Adventure/touring 27.5")

An adventure touring frame built around 650b/27.5" tires. Stable enough medium duty touring and bike-packing, but also offers an enjoyable ride unloaded as well. The bottom bracket height is higher than your average touring bike or road bike, but not as high as a hardtail mountain bike to give some advantage riding off-road while still feeling steady loaded up.
New Albion Cycles is a sister company to Soma Fabrications under the Interloc Design Group. The frames use  Tange Infinity tubing instead of the more expensive Tange Prestige tubing used on Soma frames.

  • Colour: Satin brown
  • Max. tire fit: 27.5 x  2.1" (42mm with fenders)
  • 6 Sizes - from 48cm to 60cm.
  • Sold as a frame set with a matching Tange Infinity CrMo steel fork.

Track Frames


Rush (Track)

The Rush has a swift geometry and stiff chassis, but the smooth riding blend of lightweight chromoly tubes makes it at home on chewed-up asphalt as much as the velodrome.
The current iteration has side-tacked seatstays and S-bend chainstays for more crank clearance and tire clearance. To cap off its more vintage Keirin-inspired look, we are matching the Rush with a threaded fork to allow you to equip it with a clean-looking quill stem.

  • Colour: Gloss Graphite.
  • Max. tire fit: 32c (w/o brakes)
  • 7 Sizes - from 49cm to 61cm
  • Sold as a frame set with a matching Tange Infinity CrMo steel fork.

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Pake Rum runner (Track)

This is a frameset that can be ridden hard and put away wet.  We use Tange tubing, because it’s got a heritage of quality and a responsive feel.  The beauty of the frame for us is that it keeps the track spirit, yet has never limited itself.  There are plenty of fixed gear frames that look like ours to the untrained eye, but we feel our selection of tubing diameters and gauges offer the best blend of longevity, stiffness, ride quality and value for a hand-welded frame. 
Pake Bikes is a sister company to Soma Fabrications under the Interloc Design Group. The frames use Tange Infinity tubing instead of the more expensive Tange Prestige tubing used on Soma frames.

  • Colour: Gloss black
  • Max. tire fit: 700c x 28c
  • 7 Sizes - from 49 cm to 61cm.
  • Optional unicrown steel fork: 38mm rake, set up to take brakes

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Pake Bourbon Chaser (Bike Polo)

Special edition track/polo frame designed especially to show our love to the World Hardcourt Bike Polo Championship and the 2017 host city of Lexington, Kentucky. 
The Bourbon Chaser is equipped the same burly and stiff Tange CrMo tubes  and competition-proven geometry of the Rum Runner. It is the perfect foundation for building a killer polo bike or a street bike for everyday riding.
Pake Bikes is a sister company to Soma Fabrications under the Interloc Design Group. The frames use Tange Infinity tubing instead of the more expensive Tange Prestige tubing used on Soma frames.

  • Colour: Gloss black
  • Max. tire fit: 700c x 28c
  • 6 Sizes - from 46 cm to 59cm.
  • Sold as a frame set with a matching Tange Infinity CrMo steel fork.

Cargo Frames


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Tradesman (Cargo)

Front loading cargo frame along the lines of the old English "baker bikes". Load is placed on the frame instead of the fork or bars, so it doesn't 'pull' on the steering. Should handle front loads up to 50 lbs. well. 20" wheels are used in the front to lower the load's center of gravity. Designed for disc brakes, because you don't want to lack for stopping power when cargo'd up.

  • Colour: Black.
  • Sold as a frame set with a matching Tange Infinity CrMo steel fork.

The Pick-up Artist (Complete cargo bicycle)

WIRE Magazine called it "the best-named cargo bike ever", but there is much more going for the Pick-Up Artist than its name.
This is a great option to consider if you are looking for a little more hauling capacity than the Tradesman and you don't want to piece together parts for a frame. The PUA is a complete bike.

  • Colour: Black.