Tuesday, January 31, 2012

2012 Saga

Alright kiddos. You've all been very patient.

For those of you who have been waiting, the new green Soma Sagas are here and ready to ship. They look lovely, don’t they? For those of you who aren't already enamored with this bike, let me give you some background. We introduced the Saga a couple years ago now and it's all ready been ridden pretty much all over the world. The Saga was intended to be a heavier duty option for loaded touring, but it's so much more than that. You can build it up as a comfy rain bike with upright drop bars and fenders. Some light wheels make it feel pretty zippy. You can do Moustache bars and knobbies and have yourself a primo gravel masher. Pop a Soma Porteur rack on the front and Soma Oxford bars and you've got a solid urban utility bike. You can even trick it out with Honjo Fenders and a Nitto Randonneur bars, Guidonnet levers and knobs and a Nitto M12 rack and have yourself a pretty darn nifty bike for long day rides and brevets. So the question you have to ask yourself is why don’t you have one of these? Well I don’t have a good answer for you.

Bikemas at Soma!

Hello Girls and Boys! We just received a big shipment from Tange in Taiwan and we got some neat stuff to brag about. Here's the brand new Soma Roundwise drop bar. It's a classic style drop that would look nice on everything from your vintage road bike to your full carbon track bike. It's a nice understated silver finish with a comfy roundish bend. Check out the stylin lazer etched logo!

Seattle taking back the streets!

The Zlog fam is keeping it fresh in the Northwest. Ride on homies.

Drop Bars Not Bombs from ZLOG on Vimeo.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

We'll be sending out some saddles (Ensho, Okami, and Kyudo) and Soma posters for this event in Tempe, AZ, the first qualifier. Best of luck to all the teams and safe travel.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Soma Tradesman Cargo Bike Built Up

More shots at http://www.flickr.com/photos/somafab/

Build courtesy of American Cyclery.
Shown with "Eagle" bar prototype. We will be adding more real estate
to the area in front of the weld to allow fitting levers there.
UPDATE: Here are pix of it in action delivering pizza.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Meet Freebird Velo's New Bike, Mabel!

Jennie who blogs and screen-prints t-shirt under the moniker FreeBirdVelo just sent us pics of her newly completed ivory [color retired for 2012, sorry] Double Cross. What caught our eye first were the custom panniers by VeniceVelo. She writes: "Thank you for making such an amazing, affordable product. I haven't ridden steel since my first Mtn bike 20 some years ago and it's awesome to ride. Couldn't stop smiling."
On  her blog she muses: "I knew she was going to be a special bike because on the way home there was a full moon. The kind where you expect to see a witch or Elliot and ET flying across. It was then that I agreed upon Mabel as her official name. Actually her name came about because I was kind of hungry and I was thinking about donuts. My favorite is a maple bar, her frame has a similar color to the icing. Also, she's steel and kind of heavy, she's not going to take shit from anything, so Mabel sounded like a big 'ol southern lady. Perfect."