$4,300.00 - $5,100.00
Now that the Wolverine has passed the stiffness test that lets us match Rohloff with belt drive, we've created the Weltgrinder, a complete touring build that gives you Rohloff's famously wide gear range and extraordinary durability along with Gates Carbon Drive for lower maintenance and greater longevity than a chain. Jones Loop carbon handlebars give you multiple hand positions for long days on the road, with superior positioning for both climbing and descending. The Sinewave Cycles Beacon dynamo system lets you charge smartphones and external battery packs while you pedal. Front and rear racks (Jandd Extreme and Surly Formerly Known as Nice Rack, respectively). 36-spoke Velocity Dyad rims, Panaracer Pasela 700 x 38 or WTB Byways 650b x 47 tires, Chris King headset, Thomson seatpost...you get the picture. The price includes all of these things; there's a nondynamo build and a dynamo build. Weltgrinder includes tons of American-made components like the Velocity rims, the Gates system, the Chris King headset, the Sinewave Beacon, the Thomson seatpost, and the carbon Jones Loop Bars, along with the German-made hubs and lights, and let's not forget the English saddle. This is truly a bike built for the world. Are you grossly unfamiliar with Jones Loop bars? We could not explain their virtues better than this copy from the Jones website: Better handling and power output The shape of the Jones Loop bar really allows you to throw the bike around in technical situations. With your hands in the wide and rearward grip position you can keep your weight back and your arm stance wide for stable and controlled technical or steep downhill riding. This position is just like having a wide bar with a short stem, similar to a downhill or dirt jumping bike, but with more sweep. This additional sweep brings your arms in closer to your side to allow more comfortable and natural use of your arm and back muscles. The sweep also allows you to push and swing the bike side to side with more control and power. It's especially beneficial when climbing. These bars allow you to really get up on top of the pedals and grind out low cadence standing power for climbing in hard gears which is why the bar is so popular with single speeders. Your hands pull more towards your shoulders, a more natural 'pull' with stronger muscles. This allows you to push down with more force at the pedal. In extremely tight turns with the bar close to 90 degrees your outside arm and wrist is not taken to the edge of their flexible range as with traditional bars. This provides more control and stability on switch backs. More comfortable and ergonomic The sweep matches your natural hand and wrist positions creating a stronger hand and body position. With an H-Bar, your weight is evenly distributed across the width of your hand instead of being focused at the out side edge of your hand, the main cause of finger numbness. This 'even grip pressure' on the bar allows a better, more secure grip on the bar. This is especially nice if you chose to ride a fully rigid bike. The many and varied hand positions greatly reduce hand numbness and wrist pain. The H-Bar also reduces back pain since it has a range of hand positions from rear to front. This range allows you to move around and stretch your back. This is a bar you can ride all day.
Other Popular House Builds include:
- Soma Wolverine Daily Grinder - the ultimate commuter bike.
- Soma Fog Cutter Pinchon - a gravel bike built the way we'd spec our own personal bikes.
- Soma Wolverine Gravelo 650b or 29er - our take on an off-pavement randonneur. We even have a premium dynamo version we call the "Powerplant Build".
- Salsa Vaya Deore Especiale - a Salsa Vaya that is customized for City Commuting.
Check out our other killer Belt Drive Bikes too.For more information on Jones Loop bars, a review from Bikepackers Magazine can be found at http://bikepackersmagazine.com/jones-bikes-loop-h-bars/.
$540.00 - $610.00
The Wolverine v3 frame features updated dropouts to withstand extreme riding styles and loaded, off-road touring and bikepacking. The new 3.0 features IRD’s Broski dropout design, which promises better durability and less slip than conventional sliding dropouts. It also features the internal anti- rust coating of other Soma frames The original inspiration for the Wolverine was “monster cross”, but it is seriously so much more. Its geometry is stable enough for off road touring, but sporty enough for all-around adventure. With its sliding dropouts, you can turn it into a single-speed CX bike. With a split in the seatstay, it is compatible with Gates Carbon Drive. The version 3.0 features the new and extra stiff IRD Broski sliding dropouts. - Tange Prestige heat-treated CrMo front triangle; butted CrMo rear end - Clearance for 700x45c tires w/ fenders - 650b compatible with clearance up 2.2" - Rear hub spacing:135mm - Gates Carbon belt drive compatible - Fork choices (all sold separately): lugged flat-crown CrMo quick-release, straight-blade thru axle, or carbon AllRoad QR - Braze-ons for rear rack and fenders (disc brake-compatible racks only) - 1-1/8” size headtube
$1,988.00 - $2,188.00
We built this beautiful mixte frame up with a Velo Orange triple touring cranket, dynamo lighting system, semi-sweptback handlebars, and Brooks saddle. Custom assembled in house. $85 domestic shipping. No tax.
$1,899.00 $2,500.00 24% Savings
This is a one-off 58cm Soma Wolverine gravel build. As it's been a floor model for awhile, we've marked it down significantly. This is a new bike that comes with a full Soma frameset warranty. Can ship domestically for $85 (except AL and HI). No tax.
$2,300.00 - $2,900.00
Think of the Wolverine Gravelo as an off-pavement randonneur, a 700c or 650b (your choice) 2 x 10 build that we've optimized for adventures far from pavement, where the deer and the antelope play in the middle of the road, just like you. There's a higher-level Gravelo, which we call the Powerplant build. It includes a Shutter Precision dynamo hub, a Busch & Mueller Luxos U front light that charges your phone or external battery, and a Busch & Mueller tail light (your choice depending on mounting position). We can build up the Gravelo with either the standard QR steel fork, the thru-axle steel fork, or the QR carbon All-Road fork. Pricing shown here is based on the QR steel fork. The Gravelo joins our other Soma Wolverine builds: the Daily Grinder city build and the Weltgrinder Rohloff touring build. The pictures below show Gravelo builds from the past few years, and some of them have specs that differ from those listed here. The current colors for the v3 frame are gloss red and gloss black.
Note: the photo doesn't show a fork, but rest assured a matching steel disc-brake fork is included. One of the most graceful frames in production, the Soma Buena Vista frameset is now compatible with disc brakes, making it a rarity among mixtes. Handbuilt of high-quality Tange Prestige steel. Drop us a line with any questions about sizing, or if you'd like to discuss a complete custom build. We also often have complete builds in the shop. A true mixte frame with the double top tube/stays. Obviously offers lots of standover height and style as well. You’ll find the geometry is more sporty, than upright-comfy. Though it can be built up to suit either demeanor. Drop bars? Sure. Moustache bars? Of course. And for 2018 we have upgraded the Buena Vista to fit disc brakes. This not only improves wet weather braking, but allows it to fit wider, more sure-footed tires. – Tange Prestige heat-treated CrMo steel main tubes – Sport touring geometry – Matching lugged crown CrMo steel fork included. Features low-rider pannier mounts. – Rack and fender eyelets – Tange/IRD Sliding dropouts allows for geared and single speed drivetrains – 135mm hub spacing – 1-1/8? size headtube – 27.2mm seatpost size – 42, 50, 54, 58, 62cm (Center to top of seat collar) – Previously the 42cm model used 26? wheels, but this year all sizes will use 700c tires and fit tires as wide as 42mm – Weight: Frame: 5.8 lbs(50cm) Fork: 2.35 lbs (350mm uncut steerer) – In Pearl White
$399.00 - $469.00 $399.00 - $569.00 Up To 30% Savings
The v.2.1 frame has stiffening plates added near the dropouts. They also switched up the welding method to keep more of the tube's overall strength. - Tange Prestige heat-treated CrMo front triangle; butted CrMo rear end - Clearance for 700x45c tires w/ fenders - Rear hub spacing:135mm - Gates Carbon belt drive compatible - Optional Matching Forks: A) lugged flat crown fork Tange Infinity CrMo steel fork; double eyelets pannier rack and mini rack mounts. B) unicrown straight blade 15mm thru-axle fork - Braze-ons for rear rack and fenders (disc brake-compatible racks only) - 1-1/8" size headtube - 4.79 lbs (frame)
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