Review of Wolverine v.3.0, Soma Fabrications

by michelle bontrager in


Soma Fabrications,  Wolverine v.3.0

Soma Fabrications, Wolverine v.3.0

“Let’s build a bike,” he said.

We know what he meant, a bicycle that he can lean upon like those summers before and the summers after.  A bike that he will ride city streets upon then those lonely paths that were once roads.

There will be Western adventures along mountain trails, canyons, and plateaus. Always at night a fire at camp will illuminate those tired, satisfied faces.  There will be those odd free afternoons in which a local single track will be tackled. He will be much torn to drive to the trail head only to ride out instead. Shan't miss out on that fun.

This lanky chap will appreciate the “just right” stem and the crank arms that are just that bit longer to suit his build. Every detail, to numerous to list, has be thought through, anticipating those adventures that lay ahead.

A bicycle is more than just its frame it’s the sum of parts, each tuned with the other in order to create a reliable machine.  Observe the balance of comfort and performance. But this is much more, it’s a vehicle built to suit the mood of this time.

A bike for all seasons a bike for all conditions a bike to journey with.

Yes I think you are right a Soma Wolverine will do quite well.

Rohloff Speed hub  each one is stamped with a unique serial number

Rohloff Speed hub each one is stamped with a unique serial number

Rohloff shifter mounted on stem for easy access, Cinelli gel cork tape offers comfort on all trails

Rohloff shifter mounted on stem for easy access, Cinelli gel cork tape offers comfort on all trails

Responsive ChroMoly frame by Soma Fabrications and fork, Chris King head set

Responsive ChroMoly frame by Soma Fabrications and fork, Chris King head set

White Industries cranks  and chainring, Soma Cazander tires

White Industries cranks and chainring, Soma Cazander tires

Brook's English leather saddle 

Brook's English leather saddle 


The Lowdown

Highlights

Paul's Components Klamper brake

Your brakes system, so integral to your safety, should be simply reliable. Not too much to ask no? Preferring to avoid the whole mess of air pockets the line or other detrimental kinks that can occur in a hydraulic disc set-up we recommend Paul’s Klamper mechanical disc brakes. The precise engineering that stands behind the Klampers is just the solution we desire.

Rohloff Hub

This be-spoke wheel set features durable American made rims and a German manufactured rear hub. Rohloffs are hand built internally geared hubs that are incredibly durable.  Outlasting any drive train they are suitable for cyclists that prefer convenience or for cyclists that ride their bicycles incredibly hard. Impervious to snow, sleet, ice, or sand we look forward to any weather and all road conditions with our Rohloff hubs.  

White Industry Crank set

Doesn't everyone find the White Industry cranks sexy? Machined in California by a crew that cycles, these cranks are an industry standard that look great, offer versatility and perform year after year season after season. 

Phil Wood Bottom Bracket

When you are planning on riding up and down mountains a solid bottom bracket will hold it all together.  Phil Wood is the brand we turn to for solid, durable components. 


soma wolverine v3

First destination, Utah!

It was an honor working with our neighbor in order to build his new bicycle. We are anticipating performance reports back this summer. 

 

It was a total blast with Mr. W. I think we succeeded in building a bike that suits his riding style and that will live up to his biking plans.  His performance reports back will be a treat to hear.



Custom Soma Saga Build

by michelle bontrager in


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