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    Soma Juice?

    Anyone running a Soma Juice frame for bikepacking? I would be interested in hearing impressions on their dropout design.

    I'm looking for a versatile frame that can easily run gears or SS. I'm considering the Salsa El Mariachi, an On-One Inbred 29er slot dropout, and the Soma Juice. The Soma has a few nicer features than the Inbred and a better price point than the Salsa.

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    Soma Juice?

    I ride regularly with a friend who has a Soma Analog. We have done a bit of bikepacking and plan to do more.

    I know his is a 26er and not the 29er Juice, but it's a high-quality frame and the dropout design looks great.

    The pricepoint is higher than an Inbred, but my friend loves his Analog. He runs a Lefty fork on it and has a Revelate frame bag that fits it well. Will try to get a photo to post.

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    Soma Juice?

    I will be Doing an overnighter on my juice in 1 weeks. Then ill e doing a 4 day trip. Ill e sure to post thoughts.


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    I never really used it for bikepacking, but I found my Juice a particularly smooth and stable bike--good attributes in a bikepacking rig.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seat_boy View Post
    I never really used it for bikepacking, but I found my Juice a particularly smooth and stable bike--good attributes in a bikepacking rig.
    I've got an El Mariachi, my wife has a Juice. If I had to have only one, I'd take the Mariachi in a heartbeat. It's just an all around nicer fabbed and executed frame. Swinger dropouts are solid and a great design.

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