Saturday, April 5, 2014

Saga Disc and Rush Framesets Now In Stock

If you've checked the Soma Store recently you may have seen a couple new items pop up.

The long awaited Disc Brake version of our Saga touring frameset is now available. It features the same geometry as the Canti Saga, but uses disc specific dropouts which allow the rear brake caliper to mount to the chain stays for easier rack and fender attachment.

Like the new Saga, Stanyan, San Marcos, Buena Vista and Grand Randonneurs, the forks include braze ons for mounting a mini rack, in addition to two sets of dropout eyelets. The fork crown is the same as the Grand Randonneur, and provides ample fender and tire clearance.

In addition to great stopping power, another benefit to running disc brakes is that they allow you to run 650b wheels on either the 26" or 700c size frames. We tried the new Soma Grand Randonneur tires on a 56cm frame and found they fit with ample clearance, even with metal fenders.

The Soma C-line tires also work great if you want to run 700c wheels, while the 1.5" New Xpress is a good option if you go 26".

For the first time in 2014 the Rush is available as a frame and fork set, with a matching chrome threaded fork. We also reworked the rear end with some new chainstays and seatstay caps to increase the tire clearance. These new framesets can be built up using a true NJS approved parts kit, including a quill stem like the Nitto Pearl or Jaguar, and an ISO threaded headset like the Tange Levin. They could also be built up with front and rear brakes using the Soma Housing Clips and a Nitto Technomic or Soma Sutro stem and Lauterwasser Bars for a more upright "Path Racer" style build. How ever you like to ride, the 2014 Rush is designed to adapt to meet your needs.

Stay tuned for updates on the Champs Elysees forks, Wolverine Framesets and the Battle Axe fatbike project coming later this year.
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