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.

    https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-9...tree%25203.JPG
  • 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.

    http://www.somafab.com/wp-content/up...dropout400.jpg

    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
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    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.