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    Soma Juice build

    After months of gathering parts, I should have everything else in next week to build up this frame. It'll be a 1X9 setup. I'll post pics when it's done. Parts include:

    Manitou Tower Pro fork 80mm
    Easton EA90 wheelset
    Easton EC70 wide bars
    Easton EC70 seatpost
    Easton EA90 stem
    E13 SS XC cranks
    Eggbeater pedals
    Kenda Smallblock 8 tires
    Hayes Trail brakes
    SRAM X9 shifter+ rear der.
    SRAM PG-990 9sp cassette
    E13 XCX BB mount chain guide


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    Sounds sweet

    Def post up a finished pic. Here's a crappy pic of mine from a while back. I love it.
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    SS-Dad- Very nice. Glad you like it. If I like it enough, I just may have to get a second for a single speed setup. I've got a 3 day Fruita trip coming up in a few weeks so that'll be the real test for the bike.

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    I really like this color!

    one of the last frame with canti mounts...

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    Got to ride this yesterday and it's awesome. A better ride than my old SJ 29er Comp but then again a different parts build. Amazing climber and easy to throw around.

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    I was trying to decide between karate monkey or juice, after seeing yours I think I'll go for the juice.
    I want to go rigid since I'll won't be riding very technical trails.
    Nice kit you used to build it up.

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    nice! that's a great looking build.
    love my juice. i've now got her down to sub-20 lbs... blast to ride.
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    nice build

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    nice looking bike

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    I wouldn't be riding that bike, man.
    Just crack one open, sit back and stare.

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    Looks awesome! Nice work... Have a soft spot for Soma's...
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    I've it rode in Golden a couple of times, 3 days in Fruita, over to Salida and around my area in Summit County on trails that are actually dry so far. Pretty damn happy with it. And one more thing....these wheels can take a beating. I'm 200# and have pushed them pretty hard. This frame with these wheels.....hell yea!

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    Looks great! Sounds great, too! I miss riding the Salida, Bueana Vista area. Monarch is still a fav.

    Awesome job.

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    Nice!!! What are you using up front to keep your chain in place. I'm looking to convert a bike to a 1 x 9?
    When the **** did we get ice cream?

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    are those easton rims?











    very nice looking bike!
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    crclawn: I'm using an E13 XCX bottom bracket mount chainguide. It works great.
    Eric Z: How'd you guess? haha

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    Nice!!

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    Thanks bra!! Happy riding!
    When the **** did we get ice cream?

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    Quote Originally Posted by meltingfeather View Post
    nice! that's a great looking build.
    love my juice. i've now got her down to sub-20 lbs... blast to ride.
    Sub-20? Wow! Impressive for a steel frame. I'll have to weigh this one. What frame size do you have? Single speed I assume?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajdemo76 View Post
    Sub-20? Wow! Impressive for a steel frame. I'll have to weigh this one. What frame size do you have? Single speed I assume?
    it surprised me too. i think the frame (large - 18") weighs 5.5 lbs.
    yup... single & rigid.
    i'm not a super weight weenie, but i like nice parts.
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    Quick question for you... Do you think this frame is a little too flexy for a single speed? I have ridden a juice geared before and it rode nice and smooth. I am considering a soma juice for my next build (which will be SS) and need to decide between a juice or a Surly Karate Monkey.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rad Rider 415 View Post
    Quick question for you... Do you think this frame is a little too flexy for a single speed? I have ridden a juice geared before and it rode nice and smooth. I am considering a soma juice for my next build (which will be SS) and need to decide between a juice or a Surly Karate Monkey.
    I don't think so at all.
    I've ridden a few steel frames (all SS & rigid) and the Juice is BY FAR the best riding frame I've been on.
    KM is a great frame for a lot of things, but for SS XC riding it doesn't hold a candle to the Juice, IMO. To me the KM felt clunky & harsh in comparison.
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    woops... i realized after i posted this that the question wasn't meant for me, but now you have my opinion whether you want it or not.
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    It was a question for anyone really because I just need a few opinions about SSing it
    Spinnin' & Grinnin'

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    My experience echoes Melting Feather's, exactly. I too have ridden quite a few steel frames and after trying the Juice, I stopped looking. That said, it works for me and my riding style. I'm not a lightweight, 180 lbs or so and a finesse type rider.

    I had a KM and really liked it. Just a little harsh for me. My .02 cents.

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