Soma Saga

soma saga touring bike

I finished building my Soma Saga touring bike a few days ago and took it out for a couple hours yesterday morning. So far I’m loving the ride; it’s comfortable as a Cadillac, and I’m pretty happy running a 3×8 drivetrain. The pictured setup:

  • Deore DX 8-speed rear derailleur
  • Ultegra front derailleur, crankset & shifters
  • XT hubs to 26″ Velocity Aero Heat Rims w/ Continental Touring Plus Tires
  • TRP Eurox Cantilever Brakes
  • Chris King Headset
  • Salsa Cowbell Bars & Ritchey WCS Stem
  • Shimano A350 pedals

Next step: racks and fenders (also painting those bottle cages & adding another). Sorry for the Instagram snap, I’ll post some nice detail shots in the next day or so.