Tuesday, June 1, 2010

First Photos: 2010 Groove

The Groove is our retro-ish 26" hardtail. It borrows some geometry cues from the heavily praised Breezer hardtails of the 90's. It has a shorter top tube than most XC race hardtails available now, which gives it a neutral and predictable handling characteristics. Because of it's unique geometry, it is also easier to transform this into a touring bike than with current race hardtails. We call the new color Capucchino. Available to shops now from distributors.

Speaking of touring, more than a couple of Grooves have seen action in mountain passes in Tibet over the years. Most noteworthy would be photo-journalist and adventurer's Rick Gunn's 3 year trek around the world. He counted on a USED Soma Groove to take him on the last 17,000 miles of his trip. He currently gives travelling presentations (Soulcycler) sharing his life-altering cross cultural journey in pictures and stories. If you happen to be checking out the Nevada City Classic race on the weekend of June 20, be sure to check out his show. (Update: Showtime: Sat. 6/19 Nevada Theater, 6 to 9pm)

Sneak peek of Soulcycler:

Rick Gunn in Ankra, self portrait
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