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    Does the Doublecross come in a 26" option?

    Does the Doublecross come in a 26" option? I understand both Surly and Salsa make these available in their smaller framed bikes, but I cant find an answer regarding the Soma.
    I dont live anywhere near a shop that has them.
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    No it doesn't. Neither does the Surly Cross Check, Which is a mixed bag really. As I find 26 inch wheeled touring/cross bike hideous... but they're incredibly practical in small sizes.

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    ah thankyou. I'm a shorter guy so need a smaller frame for my everyday ride. I have a 700c roady and the toe overlap shits me.

    (to clarify,I was referring to the surly LHT which comes in a 26" option)

    cheers

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    I feel you. I'm 5'9 with a 29.5 inch inseam. (wee little legs, long torso) working on fitting myself for either a Cross Check, Double Cross or Straggler build in the next few months. Can't do a true road bike because of my weight, tastes and riding styles.

    the Soma Saga is really quite close to a LHT. and this fall it should be available with discs. THAT has 26 inch options for the smaller frame sizes. and unlike the LHT it's not hideous. I'm told its a bit snappier and livelier than the LHT, and roughly as bomb proof.

    If its out by the time I buy my frameset it may also be on the list.

    (P.S. my build will be a light trail, commuter/tourer based around a 32 to 38 mm tire. Kenda Kwicktrax, Halo Twin Rail, and Kenda Small block 8 are my favored tire choice for this build.)

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    Does the Doublecross come in a 26" option?

    You could consider going for a 650b wheel setup? I'm thinking about it, and I have similar physical measurements. It would reduce the wheel size a tad (or a lot depending on the tyres you choose) and reduce toe overlap.

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