The Smoothie is the thoroughbred of the fleet.
A little history. Just about everything bolted to the Smoothie began it’s life riding on the now-decommissioned Salsa La Raza. The La Raza was both a little too small for me, and a lot too flexy. It’ll make a great ride for a lighter rider, and I hope it finds one soon.
After a fitting session at Cronometro, we found that among the steel replacement frames that I was considering, the Smoothie had the right dimensions.
As a bonus, it also appears that there’s room for fenders with 23-25mm tires, or 28mm tires without. When the current rubber’s worn out, I’ll probably move to the latter. More rubber + lower PSI = faster (especially over the long haul, on less-than-perfect roads, and for burly riders like me).
Frame. 56cm 2012 Soma Smoothie.
Fork. Tange, made to match.
Headset. Chris King, 1 1/8 inch threadless, black.
Handlebars. Ritchey Comp Alloy Ergo Road, 44cm.
Stem. Salsa Pro Moto Ti, 100mm 6 degree.
Seatpost. Thomson Elite, 27.2mm, black.
Saddle. Selle San Marco Regal, copper rails and rivets.
Gruppo. 2010 Shimano Ultegra 10spd with 170mm 50/34 crankset and 11-28 cassette.
Pedals. Crank Brothers Candy 2, silver.
Wheels. Neuvation M28X Aero.
Tires. Vittoria Rubino Pro 25mm, black.
Cages. Planet Bike, black.
Pump. Lezyne Road Drive, black.