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    2011 Soma B-Side Debut!

    New Soma Bside is NOW AVAILABLE!

    Tange Prestige Tubing
    Sliding dropouts
    Refinded Geometry!

    WWW.650BPalace.COM for more INFO!


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    The geometry chart posted looks really f'ed up. A large is now 21.5" c-c with a 23.23" top tube? And a XL is 22.5" c-c with a 24" top tube? And standover is based on a Pari Moto? Is that the correct sizing chart or is that for a Randonneur of some sort?

    I was kind of hoping the geo would be more similar to the new Analog, but if what is on your site is correct they missed the mark for me.
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    SORRY I posted the incorrect GEOMETRY Chart. The proper chart has been uploaded.

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    MSRP?
    Who has them? Does Soma sell direct?

    that new color is nice...

    The only thing I question is that that head angle is a bit steep.

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    Cool. Smart upgrades to the original B-side.

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    I loved the original paint. This one is okay.
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    @steelbike, i agree.
    @reformed, have your LBS call the Merry Sales Group.

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    OK, I feel better now. Waiting for the XL. Anybody wanna by a Soul Hooligan frame?
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    Definite improvement there but I am so past HT its not funny. Getting old.

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    Dig the new dropouts, like the old color better.

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    thumbs way up on the dropouts and new geometry. plus the new color is boss.

    cheers to Soma for making this beast

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    Fresh build of our new B-Side



    More views on our Flickr stream
    Thanks for the feedback.

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    looking good

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    Any word on when/if the 14.5" frames will be made? Us little guys need love too ya know

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    Mine is due on the big brown truck this Weds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by somacisco


    More views on our Flickr stream
    Thanks for the feedback.
    Great looking rig, is the new finish wet paint or powder? I liked the orignal color scheme better but this is nice also and will ride better with the tweaked geo.

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    ohpossum: The 14.5 won't be here for 4 months. We wanted to clean out the 13.5 orange ones before ordering more. 13.5" makes people think its for munchkins, though it isn't, so it has been hard to move.

    el rancho: This particular color comes in wet paint.

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    Someone needs to ask it:

    Weight on these? -- 19" if you want to get specific.
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    Anybody take the plunge yet? I'd like to hear some ride impressions if anyone has some experience with the latest take...

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    That frame would make a good home for my Stan's 355/Hope pro II/DT wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmullins437 View Post
    Anybody take the plunge yet? I'd like to hear some ride impressions if anyone has some experience with the latest take...
    I got mine a week ago and have ridden it 3 times. It weighs in at about 27 lbs with x9 2x10, Stans ZTR Flow rims, 2.3 Nevegals, and X-Fusion velvet fork. I don't love the sliding dropouts. I guess they would be cool if you want to go single speed, but I have to keep tightening the bolts to keep the rear wheel from slipping. I do like the way it rides. I won't say that I don't sometimes miss my rear suspension, but most of the time it feels great.
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    That is a nice looking 650b hardtail!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeridesabike View Post
    I don't love the sliding dropouts, but I have to keep tightening the bolts to keep the rear wheel from slipping. I do like the way it rides. I won't say that I don't sometimes miss my rear suspension, but most of the time it feels great.

    You may want to double nut that adjusting bolt. Maybe the whole sliding drop out is not beefy enough?

    Sometimes a HT is the way to go. Any more I have to have something for my aging rear.

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    Made contact yet?

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeridesabike View Post
    I guess they would be cool if you want to go single speed, but I have to keep tightening the bolts to keep the rear wheel from slipping.
    Have you contacted Soma about this? I think they'd be very responsive in providing any suggestions / solutions for this. Have never heard otherwise about their CS.
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