Another one of our more popular builds and as soon as the racks/panniers are installed, you will be ready to ride off to tour wherever you would like to go. You can run up to a 700x47 tire and it has a spoke holder, pump peg, flat chainstay plate(fits double kickstands) and three sets of bottle bosses. Of course it can take a front/rear rack and fenders as this is designed to be a fully loaded touring bike. All these sizes come with 700c wheels that are 36 holes, having a Shimano LX hub lacedAmerican Cyclery has built up more Somas than any shop in the Universe, being simple and complex at the same time. It usually takes us between 7-15 days to have a the complete bike ready to ride from the time that it is ordered.
If you have any questions thru this process, you can email us at orders@americancyclery. Once the bike is ordered on-line, we will send you an email to work out the minor details.
The first attribute that is the most important is the size of the frame. We will need to know your Pubic Bone Height (inseam) and your overall height with shoes. In general, most people prefer 2-3cm (.75-1.25") clearance over the top tube with both feet on the ground. See below for the stand over heights as a reference of each frame size.
The second attribute is to determine the shifter configuration.
Our standard and recommended set up for this type of bike is to run the Dura Ace 9 Speed Bar-end shifters. But we also build them up with the Shimano Sora 3503 STI integrated shifters/brake levers.
For the parts break down for the rest of the bike:
Rear Derailleur LX
Front Derailleur IRD Alpina Triple
Crankset Sugino XD 500 Triple 24-36-48t *
Bottom Bracket IRD QB55
Cassette 11-32 or 11-34 *
Chain SRAM PC-971
Brake set Shimano Deore *
Brake Levers Tektro RL520
Handlebars Soma Highway One *
Headset Origin 8 *
Stem Soma *
Bar Tape Soma Thick & Zesty *
Seatpost Soma *
Saddle Soma Ta-bo
Tires Soma New Express *
Wheelset Shimano LX w/ Mavic A319
Size Stand Over Height
54cm 30.6" (77.7cm)
56cm 30.9" (78.5cm)
58cm 31.7" (80.5cm)
60cm 32.5" (82.6cm)
62cm 33.1" (84.1cm)
Items with an * are available in size and or color variations. Once ordered we will contact you for your selection.