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.

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