Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Soma Grand Randonneur Official Geometry

I know everybody has been chomping at the bit for official info about the Soma Grand Randonneur 650b frameset. So without further ado, here it is.

Now the important stuff.

Before you ask, yes it'll have a threaded 1" headset, braze-ons for a Nitto Mini rack, 132.5mm rear hub spacing, canti brakes, proper fender facing eyelets (threaded of course), and will swallow 42mm tires with a full coverage fender. Since it's a low trail geometry it's optimized for use with a handlebar bag supported by a front rack. We used slightly sturdier fork blades and rear stays in case you want to load it down a bit, but main triangle uses skinny tubes for a more lively feel compared to the Saga. We should have our sample frame built up soon so you can get a better idea of how it will look as a complete bike.

Our projected MSRP is 499.99 for matching frame and fork set. If you're interested in getting one of the first batch have your local Soma dealer call in a pre order with Merry Sales (our distributor in SF) or call Mike Kone at Rene Herse/Boulder Bicycle (303) 284-9721. Boulder will be stocking a full size run. We don't have a fixed ETA yet, but we expect them to arrive in about 4-5 months.

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