Custom Soma Saga Build

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Soma Saga steel touring frame set

Soma Saga steel touring frame set

We take your bike concerns to heart for we believe if you have a bicycle that suits your body type, your lifestyle, your aesthetic sense you will happily ride your bicycle as often as possible.

We recently had the pleasure to work with our neighbor to build his first road bike. He required that his new bike be quick and that it can be comfortably ridden all day, or even all week if he is so disposed.

After carefully interviewing him about his riding style and goals Ethan offered solid recommendations for his dream bicycle.

Frame set

After our fitting session we determined that Saga frame set, a Soma Fabrications touring frame, fit our neighbor’s proportions the best.

Chromoly frame set and fork

Chromoly frame set and fork

NITTO Randonneur handlebars, Newbaum's cotton bar tape, Dia Compe brake levers

NITTO Randonneur handlebars, Newbaum's cotton bar tape, Dia Compe brake levers

IRD thumb shifters, tange headset, Soma stem

IRD thumb shifters, tange headset, Soma stem

Soma seat post, Brook's leather saddle

Soma seat post, Brook's leather saddle

Wheel set

Your wheel set is the best place to splurge. We typically utilize American made rims and hubs for our custom wheel builds. Budget and riding style take priority when designing a wheel set for our customers.

We will match your riding style to the hub and rim choice

Our wheels hold their true better than any other wheel you can purchase

Hand built wheels are lighter and sturdier than factory wheel sets

In the end this Soma Saga is one quick touring bike and will provide a platform for new adventures. It is a pleasure to be able to bring a bicycle dream to life. Thank you.

Soma Saga frame set

Velocity rims

SRAM 9-speed cassette

Sugino XD500 t with old school crown logo

IRD XC-Pro thumb shifters

Dia Compe Aero levers for V-brakes

Tange Headset

Soma Stem

Soma Seatpost

Brook’s leather saddle

NITTO Randonneur drop bars

Newbaum’s cotton bar tape

MKS BM-7 vintage BMX pedals

Soma New Express tires