XC Mountain Biking has always been my favorite...

bloaker

Sincerely A Dick
Nov 14, 2011
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I have been riding road exclusively since I have arrived in Japan. This is dramatically different from back home where my road riding was less than 30% of my riding. Trail were nearby and I would prefer a day in the woods over a day on the road.

I will be moving this summer out of chinatown and possibly to Zushi. There are some trails that will be available to me then and I decided it was time to get a new toy.

2014 Soma Juice 29er.


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Already scheduled a trip to break it in! April 20th I will be out playing down in Izu.
 

Forsbrook

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Feb 13, 2008
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Katsushika-ku
Sweet,sweet ride!
Looks the business!
I'm sure you won't regret moving down to Zushi for a minute.
The trails must be great down there especially with the ocean views!
 
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kiwisimon

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Dec 14, 2006
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Stem is too short. Did you buy that frameset here or from OS?
Soma are sweet but haven't you heard, steel rusts.
 
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bloaker

Sincerely A Dick
Nov 14, 2011
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Steel is all that exists in my stable... not one has suffered from rust! ;)
1) Salsa Fargo
2) Ritchey Road logic
3) Somec
4) Soma Juice

As for the stem... it is a crime that I am not running a 130mm stem! It is a forgone conclusion that any bike with anything other than a 130 is the wrong size... so i will just say, I liked the color!

I bought the frame from a small boutique shop in the US.