Wednesday, October 31, 2012

2013 Frame News - Double Cross Disc

We have finally discontinued the Double Cross DC, which had sported  both disc brake and canti brake mounts and have moved on to a disc only Double Cross. We are calling the new color "Old Gold". Despite being gold, it isn't at all gaudy. We wanted it to look like gold that has faded after years in the sun. The canti-only "traditional" model is still quite popular and will still be made (no color change for that).
- Lightweight and resilient Tange Prestige double-butted heat-treated CrMo steel front triangle; butted and tapered CrMo rear stays
- Clearance for 700 x 38c tires with fenders (42c w/o fenders)
- Compatible with old school downtube shifters
- Optional matching straight blade fork available
- Sizes: 42 to 62 and 66cm

Available in most sizes late December 2012.
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It begins

Griffon & Howle Rando Broom

It's important to get your wind resistance down on long rides. And don't forget to hydrate.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Go Giants!

It's that time of year again!

Show your team pride with these SF cycling caps we just got back in stock.

There are two versions available. The 2010 has orange lettering and San Francisco spelled out on the bill. The bottom of the bill is Orange for when you  wear it flipped up.

The new version has white on Orange lettering and the striping down the middle runs on the bottom of the bill as well. The top of the bill as has a linked SF in white on orange.

These are made in the USA by Pace Sportswear.

Keep an eye out for our new Giants themed Soma Fab hats coming soon!

Check out this video our friends over at American Cyclery put together back in 2012.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Hand Painted Crane Bells

We're so excited to show off these new bells that just came in from Crane in Japan. These are hand painted versions of the best selling lever striker bell in five original designs.

The artist Nami Sasaki hard at work.

Each bell is painted one at a time using real brushes.

 You can't get consistency like that from a machine.

These bells are available in five different designs.

Haru (Spring)

Aki (Autumn)

Yoru (Night)

Kaede (Maple)

Koi (Carp)

Monday, October 8, 2012

Gary's San Marcos

Gary in the North bay sent over some pics of his San Marcos at the Benicia State Recreation area. He used a Nitto Dirt Drop stem to get the bars up nice and high. I hear Nitto is coming out with an extra long version of the Tecnomics stem soon...

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Aaron's Double Cross DC

Aaron, originally uploaded by skijoring1.

The Double Cross Disc is a mean cross racing machine.

Soma Stanyan Build

John in Georgia sent in this picture of his new Soma Stanyan build. Looks great with downtube shifters and skinwalls.