Friday, November 2, 2007

2008 Frame News and Other Updates


[Orginally posted Oct 2, 2007 on the mother site]
• Our Kamisori and Ensho saddles hit the warehouse today. In October, just as we said! That's a first. These are slick looking colored saddles with a CrMo rail price instead of a Ti rail price that most colored race saddles have.

• We have a Flickr page: It is mainly for posting older frame pix and Soma owner pix, but we did post a a pic of the new 650b MTB concept bike over there.

• 2008 Soma Rush: We will be phasing out the Fiery Red color and introducing a Pearl White. If you think white is a little 'played out', you can still get it in black. But our new Japanese distributor, Tokyo San Esu, really wanted to see white Rushes. Downtube decals will be removable on the new stock.

• 2008 Double Cross DC (i.e. "disc/canti"): We will finally be releasing a Double Cross with disc mounts. Cantilever bosses will be removable. Some of you are probably saying, "It's about time." It will be in the matte Midnight Silver that's been popular on our Juice frames. For the time being, this model will be offered in only 50 to 58cm.

There will still be cantilever-only Double Crosses in 2008 --for those who don't see the need for discs-- in a full size range.

• There is a brand new road frame that we plan to release mid-2008. We will release more details after evaluating our prototypes.

12 comments:

Thomas said...

When will the disc Double Cross be available?

Somacisco said...

We are looking at jan perhaps.

Daniel said...

I like the look of the white Rush. To bad I already have a red one (which I also love). Thanks for the linkage.

Can't wait to see the Double Cross Disc.

-Porter

Anonymous said...

when will the white rush be available? Thanks!

Somacisco said...

White Rush is available in very limited supply now, main shipment coming in January.

Anonymous said...

So I read that the Rush frame is now made with Tange Prestige tubing but the rear end is still CrMo. I was wondering two things: is the prestige tubing heat treated and what kind of CrMo is used on the rear end?

Somacisco said...

The Tange Prestige is heat treated (Reynolds 631 was not). The CrMo in back is a Taiwan-made non-heat treated double butted CrMo.

cello_cyclist said...

How about building one for us tall folks, 6'+? I ride a 62 cm (traditional sizing) road frame.

® said...

Nice colour. Too bad for me as my Delancey has already been coated white ;)

Thomas said...

will the rear disc mount be inboard or outboard, or, more specifically, will it be a pain to get a rack on there?

Imashaghen said...

Will there be a matching Cross fork with disc mounts for the Double Cross DC ?

John said...

I can't seem to get my hands on the white Rush frame. Everytime my favorite store gets them in I try to order one and they are sold out within 2 minutes. More on the way?