Soma ES

The Soma ES is set up as an all-rounder for riding on road, gravel, and dirt–unloaded or with a light touring/camping load–with or without fenders.

Extra Smoother

Extra Smoother

Current Setup (MK2)

Frame set: 2010 56cm Soma ES frame (red) matching fork (not shown)
Headset. Chris King, 1 1/8 threadless, silver
Stem: Thomson 90mm 10 degree rise, black.
Bars: Salsa Cowbell 2, 46cm
Seatpost: Thomson Elite 27.2 x 330mm, silver
Saddle: Selle Anatomica Titanico X, black with copper rivets
Cranks: Sugino XD-700, 170mm
Pedals: Crank Brothers Candy 2
Drivetrain: 48-34t Sugino chainrings and 12-28t SRAM cassette. SRAM PC-1071 chain.
Derailleurs: SRAM Rival long cage rear and clamp-on front
Wheels: Neuvation M28AW
Tires: Clement USH 35mm, Clement MSO 32mm, or Rivendell Jack Brown (Blue) 33mm
Brakes: Paul Racer, black
Brake Levers: TRP RRL, black
Shifters: SRAM 10spd barcons
Extra bits: King bottle cages

Previous Setup (MK1)

I rode the ES in this configuration from 2010 to early 2013, at which point I started taking it apart without knowing how I’d put it back together. It sat idle for a good part of the 2013 riding season.

Soma visiting Trek? Photo by Lemberger

Frame set: 2010 56cm Soma ES frame (red) matching fork (not shown)
Headset. Chris King, 1 1/8 threadless, silver
Stem: Velo Orange 90mm, 17 degree rise
Bars: Nitto Noodle, 46cm with natural-colored Cinelli cork wrap
Seatpost: Velo Orange Grand Cru
Saddle: Velo Orange Model 3, brown
Cranks: Sugino XD-700, 170mm
Pedals: Crank Brothers Candy 2
Drivetrain: 48-34t Sugino chainrings and 12-28t SRAM cassette. SRAM PC-1071 chain.
Derailleurs: SRAM Rival long cage rear and clamp-on front
Rear wheel: 130mm Shimano 105 9/10spd laced to Velo Orange PBP rim
Front wheel: 100mm Shimano 105 laced to Velo Orange PBP rim
Tires: Panaracer Pasela Tourguard 28mm
Brakes: Tektro R559 front and rear
Brifters: SRAM Rival 2×10
Extra bits: King bottle cages, aluminum fenders, Acorn Bags tool roll