Tuesday, November 6, 2012

2013 Frame News: Soma Juice

The Soma Juice has gone through a lot of changes since its introduction in 2006. The 2013 Juice ceases to look like any of the Juices that have come before it as it opts for a conventional straight top tube. Size wise the effective top tube length stays pretty much the same, but to keep the standover height low we've cut down the seat tube by a full 1/2 inch.
Another major change is to adapt the frame to 100mm suspension forks, something we kind of resisted for a while. You can still run a rigid fork (like our steel fork or the White Bros carbon) on it (It'll change the angles slightly. Follow the numbers for the "80mm fork" below for that. (Specs subject to change.) To keep the cockpit low, we decided to make the headtube on all sizes 110mm.

All in all just as fun and fast as the previous Juices, just now with more fork options, but fewer brake options, because we finally dumped the V-brake bosses. Color: Nickel Availability: Mid December.


12 comments:

Adam said...

No oversized headtube? :-(

muddytrail said...
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muddytrail said...

I agree - why no OS headtube?

tcochi said...

Too bad, I was hoping for shorter chain stays and less BB drop this time around for tight, twisty New England singletrack.

Anonymous said...

Your mom has an oversized headtube.

Anonymous said...

The headtube is oversized. You mean overoversized.

Anonymous said...

26" or 650b or 29er?

Somacisco said...

If it gets to the point where all suspension forks offer only tapered headtubes, we will move to the 44mm headtube. But right now we think the fat headtube looks out of place on steel bikes.
We love hearing feedback, but we love hearing even more before we start production on something. Feel free to email us on these matters.

Anonymous said...

Why is there a third housing stop in the middle of the top tube? Shouldn't be required now that the top tube is straight...

What's minimum and maximum chainstay length? Is 445mm at its shortest?

I agree that a 44mm head tube would have given us more options. Overall the frame looks great. I kinda want one now that it's got cleaner lines. Well done!

Anonymous said...

What's the cost?

Evan Baird said...

Pricing should stay the same for 2013.

superfly29erguy said...

Just got mine...beautiful. Classic steel frame-keep it that way damn it. 44mm headtube means fatter top and down tubes-Cannondale already has that covered.