Rob's Buena Vista.

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Rob's Requirements

The reason I chose the Buena Vista frame was simple - after 200 km in a full day of touring I like the fact I don’t have to lift my leg over a top tube :)  Plus I get to ride a frame with long chain-stays to avoid heel strike on panniers. Since standover is not a problem with a Mixte frame, I chose a large frame so that didn’t have to stack the stem to be in a more upright touring position. 

Components

Frame: SOMA Buena Vista, Frame size 59.

Tyres: Clement PDX 33mm

Wheels: Rigida Spinx

Headset: Chris King

Stem: Thompson 100mm

Bars: Jones H Loop.

Shifters: Shimano Road Flat-bar

Brakes: Shimano 600 long reach

Front Derailleur: Shimano XT

Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT.

Crank: Shimano XT

Pedals: Shimano Touring Clipless

Bottom Bracket: Shimano XT

Cassette:  Shimano XT 9 speed

Seatpost: Thompson

Saddle: Brooks B17

Accesories

Rack: Blackburn

Lights: Blackburn

Bottle cages: Blackburn Ti