Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Soma Battleaxe Fatbike Frameset

I've been dying to share this for a really long time.


So here it is, the first bonafide Soma fatbike, aka the Battleaxe.


The fork is also called Battleaxe and we have them in stock as of now. We originally designed them for the Juice to be used in lieu of a suspension fork for bike packing, so they'll work well on many existing 29ers. Uses a 135mm rear single speed hub and it will clear a 26 x 4" or a 29 x 3".


ISCG 05 tabs for mounting a chain guide. You probably can't tell from the pictures, but the angles on this are slacker than most fatbikes right now. This ain't no cross country bike; it's made for the hill bombing.


Split slider dropouts like the Wolverine for belt drive compatibility. They'll also work with Paragon Sliders.


Tapered headtube, cuz that's what folks are doing nowadays. It still works with zerostack cups for 1 1/8" forks. It'll also handle them new Rock Shox Bluto forks that you might have seen on the internets.


This one is headed over to the rad folks at Cycle Monkey for a test build. We also got a nifty inverted style suspension fork to try out on it. Keep 'em peeled for more on this project.

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