Soma‘s collaboration frame with Rivendell Bicycle Works has finally arrived. This is a rare bird in the sense that Grant Petersen designed it specifically for Soma, using Rivendell lugs. Grant describes it as a “sport tourer”, ideal for asphalt with road slicks, dirt with bigger tires or just cruising the city. While it’s not a dedicated touring bike it does have the following provisions:
-rack and fender braze-ons
-longish wheel base
While Soma’s first run has already been sent out to shops, if you pre-ordered yours it should be on the way shortly. Head over to the Soma blog for shops in your area that will be receiving their orders shortly.
What do I think of it? I think it’s pretty damn cool.