Here's my new SOMA Smoothie ES. I am signed up to ride the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge in August, so this was my motivation for buying a new bike. I wanted a bike that would be comfortable for long rides, capable of doing 100+ mile days, while at the same time would be suitable for commuting and possibly some light touring in the future.

I was originally going to go with the steel fork that SOMA sells on their site, but my local bike shop had a new Bontrager carbon fork that was taken off another customers bike, so I scored it for less than the steel fork would have cost. You don't get those deals online!

The bike weighs less than I'd expected, 21.25 lbs. Not bad for a steel frame. I've been doing 30-50 mile rides a few times a week, and the fit seems to be spot on. The bike handles great, stability is excellent, and it feels so solid. I've had the opportunity to ride some really nice bikes (which also happen to be really expensive), and the Smoothie rides like a bike costing much more. It's hard not to like this bike.

So here's the skinny on all the bits and pieces:

Frame- Soma Smoothie ES 58cm
Fork- Bontrager Satellite Carbon
Crankset- Campy Mirage 34-50
Bottom Bracket- Campy Record
Rear Derailleur- Campy Mirage 10 speed
Front Derailleur- Campy Mirage 32mm
Hubs- Campy Mirage
Cassette- Campy Mirage 12-23
Chain- Campy Veloce
Brake Set- Tektro Long Reach Calipers
Brake/Shift Lever- Campy Mirage Escape
Headset- Cane Creek S-3 1-1/8" Black Threadless
Seatpost- Bontrager Race Lite 20mm
Bars- Bontrager Race Lite 46 31.8
Stem- Bontager Race Lite 31.8 120mm +7
Saddle- Selle Italia Flite XP Trans Am (best saddle ever!)
Wheels- Salsa Delgado Cross
Tires- Panaracer T-Serv 700x28c

Cheers! Jay Hauptmann



Soma Smoothie ES - front angle view

Soma Smoothie ES - side view

Soma Smoothie ES - lower angle side view


Soma Smoothie ES - bars detail
Soma Smoothie ES - stem detail




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