Soma Fabrications Analog Singlespeed

5/5 (1 Reviews)
MSRP : $459.00

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A singlespeed hardtail will make your regular trails into a new challenge! Whether you set up your Soma Analog with gears or as a singlespeed, the IRD

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Rob a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: March 30, 2013

Strengths:    Versatile design, single or multi-gear
Rear dropouts don't move around while riding
Classy metal head tube badge
Stunning paint job

Weaknesses:    Only real complaint is that when I got the frame one of the braze-on derailleur cable guides was bent. I wasn't too fussed as I am running it single and don't use the rear-derailleur braze-on. The accident could have happened anywhere though really.

Bottom Line:   
This bike carves trails like a hot knife through butter! I built it up with a smattering of parts I had left over from my KHS Solo-One died and haven't looked back. Fox Vanilla 140 with a 20X22 gear setup and Kenda Nevegal Stick-E tires make this a great all-round trail machine. I normally ride a SC Bullit and was a bit concerned that the hardtail might be more inclined to buck me off through the rough stuff but this is not the case. The Tange frame is very compliant and smooth. The fact that the SOMA is so much lighter than my Bullit also makes this bike really fun to ride. The rear dropouts are easy to set up and thanks to the set-screw didn't move at all during riding. The bike is deadly silent thanks to the single-speed setup as you don't get any chain-slap or dropped chain through the rough. The frame has nice tie-wrap guides for the brake lines and the disc-brake setup is no problem. The metal head badge looks really classy and the blue paint is stunning. The seatpost clamp is integrated which also adds to the clean look. Overall I am really impressed and really like the bike. It rides super smooth on the trails and is my new favorite bike. I built this bike up using Avid mechanicals to keep with the simple theme of the bike and they work amazingly well too but that is a different review. Five flaming dog-turds all around.

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Favorite Trail:   Who's Yer Daddy

Duration Product Used:   1 year

Price Paid:    $550.00

Purchased At:   Fairfield Bike shop

Similar Products Used:   KHS Solo-One
Rocky Mountain Soul
Cove Stiffee

Bike Setup:   Easton Monkey-lite low-riser, Fox Vanilla 140, Mavic Rims, Kenda Nevegal 2.3 Stick-E, Avid Mechanical 6" discs, RaceFace Ride post, Titec Beserker saddle, Shimano 540 pedals, Shimano LX Cranks

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