Steel frames

 Steel has never been stronger, lighter and more durable than it is today. 
Soma frames are all hand-welded, not robot-welded, using high-tech, heat-treated, double-butted Tange Prestige tube-sets.
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; they have size specific rakes on forks, a large size range so taller/shorter riders are not neglected; they have 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.
Here are some examples of custom builds that you can use for ideas and inspiration for your build.

Prices below include shipping and VAT and are based on R 14,00 to the dollar.

 

Cyclo-Cross Frames


Double Cross

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!

  • Frame price R 8 251,00.

  • Max.Tire Fit: 700x45c tires (40c w/fenders)

  • Matching steel fork R 2 540,00. Black carbon CX fork R 5 000,00. Also compatible with our Straight blade unicrown CrMo steel CX fork (black) or the Champs Elysees Disc low trail conversion fork (chrome).  

  • Colour: Sky silver. (Matching aluminum fenders available as an option)


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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.

  • Frame price R 9 969,00.

  • Max.Tire Fit: 29 x 1.95" (700x45c tires w/ fenders) 650b/27.5 x 2.1”

  • Optional Matching Forks: lugged flat crown standard QR axle, Tange Infinity CrMo steel fork; double eyelets pannier rack and mini rack mounts R 2 540,00. or extra stiff unicrown straight blade 15mm thru-axle fork R 4 125,00 or black carbon CX fork R 5 000,00.

  • Colour: Fiery Red or Pearl Black. (Matching aluminum fenders available as an option)


Mountain Frames


Image credit:  @cyclesymphony

Image credit: @cyclesymphony

Juice (Mountain Cross country 29er)

The Juice is our trail/XC hardtail frame for 29" wheels. This updated version features tough Broski Sliding Dropouts that allow you to go single-speed or geared or even run hub gears and slightly more modern geometry. Also new is internal seat tube dropper post routing. A modified chainstay allows fitting even some double cranks with "plus size" 2.8" wide tires without needing to invest in Boost parts. We even offer a belt-drive ready version.

  • Standard frame R 12 000,00. Belt drive version R 13 750,00.

  • Max tire fit: 29" x 2.4" ( or 27.5" x . 2.8")

  • Geometry designed to accommodate a 100-120mm travel fork
    Optional CrMo steel 29er fork (black) R 2 540,00.

  • Colour: Battleship Gray.


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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.

  • Frame price R 8 940,00.

  • Max tire fit: 27.5+ x 3.25" for enhanced traction and control

  • Compatible with 140mm travel suspension
    ideal rigid fork should be 480-486mm with 47mm of rake

  • Colour: Candy Apple Green or Hyper Grey Metallic


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Riff  (Mountain technical 27.5")

The Riff is our hardtail frame for 27.5"/650b wheels. (It replaces the B-Side model) While the B-Side showed our tendency of not following the latest trends, the Riff is pretty modern in geometry and features. Tough Broski Sliding Dropouts allow you to go single-speed or geared or even run hub gears. Also new is internal seat tube dropper post routing. A modified chainstay allows fitting even some double cranks with "plus size" 2.8" wide tires without needing to invest in Boost parts. We even offer a belt-drive ready version.

  • Standard frame R 9 630,00. Belt drive version R 10 485,00.

  • Max tire fit: 27,5" x 2.8”

  • Geometry is optimized for 100mm travel 27.5" forks and will handle 120mm forks great too

  • Optional CrMo steel 29er fork (black) R 2 540,00.

  • Colour: Pelham Blue


Road Frames


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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.

  • Frame price R 8 422,00.

  • Max.Tire Fit: 700c x 28c

  • Optional matching carbon fork w/ alloy steerer R 3 500,00 (The carbon fork may not fit some 28c tires); matching lugged steel fork available as well

  • Colour: Baja Blue.


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Fog cutter  (Road Race/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. 

  • Frame price R 8 422,00.

  • Max.Tire Fit: 700c x 42mm (38mm with fenders)

  • Available matching straight blade carbon fork w/ aluminum steerer R 3 970,00 or matching lugged steel fork available as well R 2 600,00.

  • Colour: Rosso Red (Matching aluminum fenders available as an option)


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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.

  • Frame set price R 10 830,00. Sold as a frame set with a matching Tange Infinity CrMo steel fork.

  • Max.Tire Fit:700 x 40mm

  • Colour: Colonial Blue (Matching aluminum fenders available as an option)


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.

  • Frame set price R 10 310,00. Sold as a frame set with a matching Tange Infinity CrMo steel fork.

  • Max. tire fit: 700c 33c (28c with fenders) or 650b 38c with fenders.

  • Colour: Tiburon Blue (Matching aluminum fenders available as an option)


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Microbrew (Mini velo, quill stem)

Mini velos are compact bikes that are quick manuevering in traffic and less cumbersome to handle on the train or your apartment. And in parts of Asia, they as normal as 700c and 26” bikes.
Now you can build up a mini velo only limited by your imagination. Drop bar. Flat bar. Fully geared or 1x.

  • Frame set price R 8 590,00. Sold as a frame set with a matching Tange Infinity CrMo steel fork.

  • Designed for 451/20” wheels

  • Colour: Matte Red


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.

  • Frame set price R 10 300,00. Sold as a frame set with a matching Tange Infinity CrMo steel fork.

  • Max. tire fit: 26" x 2.0; 700c x 47mm

  • Colour: Gloss Graphite (Matching aluminum fenders available as an option)


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Grand Randonneur (Randonneuring, quill stem)

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.

  • Frame set price R 9 110,00. Sold as a frame set with a matching Tange Infinity CrMo steel fork.

  • Max.Tire Fit:650 x 42mm slick tires w/fenders

  • Colour: White (Matching aluminum fenders available as an option)


Image credit: Tinderbox cycles

Image credit: Tinderbox cycles

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.

  • Price R 9 500,00. Sold as a frame set with a matching Tange Infinity CrMo steel fork

  • Max. tire fit: 27.5 x 2.1" (42mm with fenders)

  • Colour: Satin brown


Track Frames


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Rush (Track/Fixed gear/Single Speed, quill stem)

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, it’s matched with a threaded fork allowing you to equip it with a clean-looking quill stem.

  • Frame set price R 8 420,00. Sold as a frame set with a matching Tange Infinity CrMo steel fork.

  • Max. tire fit: 32c (w/o brakes) 28c (w/ brakes).

  • Colour: Matte Purple.


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Pake Rum runner (Fixed gear/Single Speed)

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. 

  • Frame set price R 5 390,00.

  • Max. tire fit: 700c x 28c.

  • Optional unicrown steel fork: 38mm rake, set up to take brakes

  • Colour: Gloss black


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Pake Bourbon Chaser (Bike Polo/ Fixed gear, disc brake)

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.

  • Frame set price R 8 420,00. Sold as a frame set with a matching disk brake Tange Infinity CrMo steel fork.

  • Max. tire fit: 700c x 28c

  • Colour: Gloss black


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.

  • Frame set price R 14 600,00. Sold as a frame set with a matching Tange Infinity CrMo steel fork.

  • Colour: Black.