Soma Double Cross Disc

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  • 02-22-2013
    chunkmastafunk2
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    Soma Double Cross Disc
    Figured I should post my finished ride on here. Lots of fun painting and making this ride all "mine." PPG paint custom color. Little but if pin striping and I think I got my simple, clean looking rig. Anyone else run a Soma?
  • 02-22-2013
    dwntreader
    Very nice! I just picked up a 2012 Soma DC that needs a drivetrain. I'm trying to find the parts on a limited budget, but hope to have something enjoyable and attractive to ride.
  • 02-23-2013
    mnyquist
    Soma Double Cross Disc
    Looks great! What are the tires and did you set them up tubeless?
  • 02-23-2013
    chunkmastafunk2
    Cyclocross race. Tubeless. Crest rims, Hope hubs. Little heavy, but reliable.
  • 02-23-2013
    chunkmastafunk2
    This is the 2012. For 13' they put out a disc only Double Cross. been looking to get a Juice to replace my Gary Fisher Sawyer.
  • 02-23-2013
    jrm
    Owned a couple of um. Just wish theyd increase the length of the HT and give the TT some slope so you dont have to use a **** ton of spacers to reduce the seat-bar drop.
  • 02-23-2013
    chunkmastafunk2
    Agreed. Don't mind the spacers too much, but a little geo fix would be nice.
  • 02-23-2013
    chunkmastafunk2
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    Better Photo

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  • 02-25-2013
    TheRealKTrain
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by jrm View Post
    Owned a couple of um. Just wish theyd increase the length of the HT and give the TT some slope so you dont have to use a **** ton of spacers to reduce the seat-bar drop.

    Could always buy a different stem...
  • 02-25-2013
    jrm
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by TheRealKTrain View Post
    Could always buy a different stem...

    Yeah, i ran 110 x zero stems on all of um to reduce the number of spacers. But man, a taller HT and sloping TT could be a huge improvement YMMV.
  • 02-28-2013
    seat_boy
    Shameless plug: I have a Doublecross for sale in the classifieds if anyone is interested, check my sig or do a quick search.

    Regarding headtube length, my Soma has a longer headtube (+15mm) and a shorter seat tube (-~40mm) than my one size bigger Crosscheck. So, the Soma's top tube slopes slightly (vs. the CC's dead level tube), and I use less spacers. That's a good thing for me, since I run my bars about as high as I can.

  • 03-04-2013
    borell
    Really clean looking and nice color combo, like it alot.
  • 07-19-2013
    toadlywilde
    Question for you Soma Double Cross guys:
    I have a 2012 DC V2 that I've been gathering parts for. I just realized the other day that the retailer I bought it from didn't ship it with a derailleur hanger and they don't seem very cooperative in helping me get one. Does anyone out there know where I could get a derailleur hanger? Is there an aftermarket version that fits? Part number? Thanks.
  • 07-20-2013
    seat_boy
    You don't need a derailer hanger... it's built into the frame.



    Quote:

    Originally Posted by toadlywilde View Post
    Question for you Soma Double Cross guys:
    I have a 2012 DC V2 that I've been gathering parts for. I just realized the other day that the retailer I bought it from didn't ship it with a derailleur hanger and they don't seem very cooperative in helping me get one. Does anyone out there know where I could get a derailleur hanger? Is there an aftermarket version that fits? Part number? Thanks.

  • 07-20-2013
    toadlywilde
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    Mine looks like this. It must be older.
  • 07-22-2013
    mudrock
    Wheels Manufacturing, Inc.

    For every style they list compatible frames. If you can't find yours shoot them an email with a pic.
  • 07-22-2013
    jrm
    Almost looks like it busted off.
  • 07-22-2013
    toadlywilde
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by jrm View Post
    Almost looks like it busted off.

    It kinda looks that way from my picture. From handling and looking at it, though, you can tell that it's not broken. It's cleanly machined and finished. It also has 2 mounting holes that must be for the dropout. It seems rare (to me) to see a steel frame with a removable hanger; I wasn't expecting that when I bought it. I don't mind as long as I can find one.
  • 07-22-2013
    jcaino
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by toadlywilde View Post
    Question for you Soma Double Cross guys:
    I have a 2012 DC V2 that I've been gathering parts for. I just realized the other day that the retailer I bought it from didn't ship it with a derailleur hanger and they don't seem very cooperative in helping me get one. Does anyone out there know where I could get a derailleur hanger? Is there an aftermarket version that fits? Part number? Thanks.

    Have you tried contacting soma?
  • 10-04-2013
    chunkmastafunk2
    Has anyone built up anything new SOMA wise?
  • 10-04-2013
    somacisco
    Hi: Have you got your der. hanger from the LBS? If, not we do have these in stock. Just email us and we can send a set out to you. somainfo(a)somafab.com
  • 10-04-2013
    toadlywilde
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by somacisco View Post
    Hi: Have you got your der. hanger from the LBS? If, not we do have these in stock. Just email us and we can send a set out to you. somainfo(a)somafab.com

    Yes, thanks for the help. I got the part number from you (or someone at somainfo@somafab.com) and ordered it from Merry Sales through my LBS. Everything worked out great. It's all built up except for bar tape which I'll wrap as soon as I finalize the fit. I have about 100 miles on it, including 30 miles of Maine gravel roads (picture gravel roads through forest corridors bursting with fall colors). The ride quality and characteristics are great. It's been a lot of fun so far. I'll post specs and pics shortly.
  • 10-06-2013
    RPG
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by toadlywilde View Post
    Yes, thanks for the help. I got the part number from you (or someone at somainfo@somafab.com) and ordered it from Merry Sales through my LBS. Everything worked out great. It's all built up except for bar tape which I'll wrap as soon as I finalize the fit. I have about 100 miles on it, including 30 miles of Maine gravel roads (picture gravel roads through forest corridors bursting with fall colors). The ride quality and characteristics are great. It's been a lot of fun so far. I'll post specs and pics shortly.

    Where in Maine? I'm in NH and looking to do some gravel rides with the family. Also, please post pics of your bike!
  • 10-06-2013
    toadlywilde
    3 Attachment(s)
    All Built: Soma Double Cross
    Specs
    Frame: 56
    Fork: IRD Tange Infinity
    Wheels: Velocity A23 / Ultegra Hubs
    Crankset: Older Ultegra 2x9
    RD/FD: Ultegra 2x9
    Cassette: 2x9 12-25
    Brakes: Tekro CR720
    Controls: Microshift 2x9
    Bar: On One Midge
    Headset: Velo Orange
    Chain: Sram PC-991
    Tires: Vredstein Premiato 700x34
    Seat Post: Felt
  • 10-06-2013
    toadlywilde
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by RPG View Post
    Where in Maine? I'm in NH and looking to do some gravel rides with the family. Also, please post pics of your bike!

    Portland, ME. We just moved out here a two months ago from Utah. Have you heard of the East Coast Greenway? Here in Maine, it's pretty continuous and intermittently paved. I'm not sure what it's like in NH, but it's worth looking into.
  • 10-06-2013
    RPG
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by toadlywilde View Post
    Portland, ME. We just moved out here a two months ago from Utah. Have you heard of the East Coast Greenway? Here in Maine, it's pretty continuous and intermittently paved. I'm not sure what it's like in NH, but it's worth looking into.

    Is that the pathway you can see on the side on the highways (295 & 95)?

    Nice bike btw. You should do the Rockingham Raid in June in Newmarket, NH. It's a 100k gravel/road ride that starts out at the Independent Fabrications facility. It's about an hr from Portland.
  • 10-07-2013
    jrsbike
    I switched the Tektro cantis to their mini-v's. Much better stopping power for fast descents, especiially on single track and rocky roads. The TRP's might be even better, although a lot more money.

    Also, I want to do the Rockingham Raid next year. I need to get my old body in shape and figure how to set the bike up for that. I will be looking for gravel roads in MA and NH during the next few weeks. I'm just north of Boston.
  • 11-04-2013
    Dr_MurdocChongo
    I built up this Double Cross disc in the spring and have been riding it all summer on pavement and gravel. This bike is a great "all roads" bike. Very happy on pavement or gravel. Just swap the tires.





  • 11-04-2013
    toadlywilde
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by RPG View Post
    Is that the pathway you can see on the side on the highways (295 & 95)?

    Nice bike btw. You should do the Rockingham Raid in June in Newmarket, NH. It's a 100k gravel/road ride that starts out at the Independent Fabrications facility. It's about an hr from Portland.

    Sorry for the late response.

    Yes, the pathway parallels the 95 and the 1 close enough to see in some places.

    The Rockingham Raid sounds like a blast. I'll check it out. Thanks.
  • 01-05-2014
    zorg
    Thinking about picking up a frame, and slapping on my old 3x9 drivetrain, some 29er wheel, 38mm tires and riser bars. Good/bad/dumb idea?

    Idea is to create a versatile road/gravel bike.
  • 01-05-2014
    AZ
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by zorg View Post
    Thinking about picking up a frame, and slapping on my old 3x9 drivetrain, some 29er wheel, 38mm tires and riser bars. Good/bad/dumb idea?

    Idea is to create a versatile road/gravel bike.



    If a 38mm tire is going to big enough for you it would be a great choice.
  • 02-24-2014
    Espresso_
    Soma Double Cross Disc
    Thinking about building one of these up as a 650b, running Grand bois Hetres.

    Any thoughts about the benefits of this setup vs 700x35 Paselas or similar?

    At this stage I'm thinking SRAM brifters and a compact double with a med cage X9 12-36.
  • 02-24-2014
    chunkmastafunk2
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Espresso_ View Post
    Thinking about building one of these up as a 650b, running Grand bois Hetres.

    Any thoughts about the benefits of this setup vs 700x35 Paselas or similar?

    At this stage I'm thinking SRAM brifters and a compact double with a med cage X9 12-36.

    I like the choices I have with running 700c wheels. You can run just about anything on a set of tubeless 29er rims. I've had 25c racing tires, 35c CX tires, 32c Paselas, and even bontrager 1.9 MTB 29er tires. The possibilties are endless with a nice 29er wheelset.
  • 02-24-2014
    Espresso_
    Soma Double Cross Disc
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by chunkmastafunk2 View Post
    I like the choices I have with running 700c wheels. You can run just about anything on a set of tubeless 29er rims. I've had 25c racing tires, 35c CX tires, 32c Paselas, and even bontrager 1.9 MTB 29er tires. The possibilties are endless with a nice 29er wheelset.

    That's a good point, although I have other bikes to fill those functions, and the range of tyre options on 650b are growing and I'll be running mudguards with tight clearances which would in practice prevent VERY different tyre profiles from being fitted.

    My intent with 650b Hetres is to find the one solution that will work for the majority of my riding.

    E
  • 03-10-2014
    cr45h
    totally dig it, looks like a great commuter
  • 04-07-2014
    slowride454
    I built mine up with that drivetrain originally. I loved it. I've since switched to different handlebars with X5 shifters, but still use the compact crank and X9 RD on a 11-36 cassette. I run Panaracer UrbanMax 35s. They feel like they roll as good as the 25s on my dedicated road bike.

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Espresso_ View Post
    Thinking about building one of these up as a 650b, running Grand bois Hetres.

    Any thoughts about the benefits of this setup vs 700x35 Paselas or similar?

    At this stage I'm thinking SRAM brifters and a compact double with a med cage X9 12-36.

  • 04-07-2014
    Espresso_
    Soma Double Cross Disc
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by slowride454 View Post
    I built mine up with that drivetrain originally. I loved it. I've since switched to different handlebars with X5 shifters, but still use the compact crank and X9 RD on a 11-36 cassette. I run Panaracer UrbanMax 35s. They feel like they roll as good as the 25s on my dedicated road bike.

    Good to hear!

    According to the official specs, the med cage X9 rear derailleur doesn't have enough wrap for a 50/34 compact and a 12-36 cassette.

    I was going to swap the 50t chainring for a 48t.

    Did it just work for you? Or did you get the long cage rear derailleur?

    E
  • 04-07-2014
    slowride454
    I used a long cage type 2
  • 04-20-2014
    hydrogeek
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    My Soma Double Cross Disc Commuter
    Attachment 887215Attachment 887216Attachment 887217Attachment 887218Attachment 887219

    All black with an 8 speed Alfine drivetrain, Avid BB7 brakes, Salsa Cowbells. A wee heavy, but a great commuter.
  • 04-20-2014
    Espresso_
    Soma Double Cross Disc
    Great looking bike!

    What kind of fork is that? Any reason for not going with the Soma fork?

    Shame about the chain tensioner...would have been great to get that "single speed" look with the Alfine.

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  • 04-21-2014
    hydrogeek
    The fork is a Winwood Carbon Fork. I already had it from my previous bike, so I used it on the Soma. It's a nice fork but a but stiff. Thinking it's a little over built.

    It's hard to get the right tension with vertical dropouts. I calculated that I needed a 48tooth chainring, but it's was a little too loose. A 50 tooth was too big. The only 49tooth that I could find was a Salsa stainless and it's in silver only. Would have messed up my black scheme. LOL!
  • 04-21-2014
    Espresso_
    Soma Double Cross Disc
    Well I just ordered my Soma Double Cross disc frame, along with some of the build parts (gonna run this with 650b rims and tyres) - should take a few weeks to arrive to Australia.

    In the mean time, I need a fork (and most of the drivetrain). Probably going with the new Soma curved, lugged disc fork in Old Gold to match.

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  • 06-13-2014
    Espresso_
    Soma Double Cross Disc
    My bike is finally ready!



    It's also been featured on the Soma blog.

    http://somafab.blogspot.com/2014/06/...-from.html?m=1

    Loving it!!

    E
  • 07-06-2014
    Agwan
    I'm honestly considering selling my Straggler and picking up a Double cross.

    Which is kind of a kicker, because you can get the frame and fork for about 450, and My Straggler cost 650.

    Might just be easier to throw a carbon fork on the Straggler, as my reasons for wanting the Soma is the MUCH more forgiving and pleasant ride.