Soma Wolverine frameset or complete

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What began as a belt-compatible version of the Double Cross Disc has become an extraordinarily versatile machine and one of our most popular platforms for commuting, adventuring, and touring. The Wolverine is belt- or chain-compatible. It features an adjustable chainstay length, meaning you can tune your ride for touring, commuting, fast gravel, or cyclocross. It’s compatible with Paragon Machine Works replacement dropouts for Rohloff, singlespeed, direct mount, or thru-axle. Clearance for 700x45c tires with fenders.

Frameset, $599.

After building up a wide variety of Wolverines for our customers, we now offer complete Wolverines in three flavors:

The Wolverine Daily Grinder, shown below, is a belt-drive, Alfine-8 commuter with hydraulic disc brakes. The semi-sweptback handlebars give you a moderately upright posture that’ll make the ride sublime.

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The  Wolverine Gravelo is our 29er gravel and adventure build featuring flaired drop bars or Jones Loop bars, high-volume tires, a 2×10 drivetrain, and BB7 mechanical disc brakes.

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Here’s a Gravelo with Jones Loop handlebars.Gravel Grando Mr Jones

 

 

The Wolverine Weltgrinder Rohloff

The Weltgrinder Rohloff is our continent-crosser, featuring a Rohloff 14-speed hub, belt drive, Jones Loop bars, TRP HyRd hydromechanical disc brakes, front and rear heavy-duty racks, a SON Schmidt dynamo hub, a phone-charging Busch & Mueller Luxos U head light, and a Busch & Mueller tail light. (Note: the V2 version of the frame, which is what we carry, has received the Rohloff/Gates seal of approval.)

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Chris's Wolverine

Chris’s Wolverine. Those are Casey’s Crazy Bars wrapped in Brooks tape, along with PDW leather grips and a Selle Anatomica leather saddle. The drivetrain is Rohloff/belt, which is something to be discussed before entering into. Shutter Precision/Supernova dynamo system, BB7 brakes, Schwalbe Marathons.

We also continue to do custom builds. Get in touch to start dreaming up yours.

An example of a city build, in this case the city being New York. Alfine 8, belt drive, BB7 disc brakes, FSA Metropolis bars for a more upright right, Axiom Streamliner Disc DLX rack, SKS RaceBlade detachable fenders, and 35 mm Michelin Protek Max tires.

An example of a city build, in this case the city being New York. Alfine 8, belt drive, BB7 disc brakes, FSA Metropolis bars for a more upright right, Axiom Streamliner Disc DLX rack, SKS RaceBlade detachable fenders, and 35 mm Michelin Protek Max tires.

Wolverine drop

Singlespeed build with belt drive. Steerer tube is left uncut til the customer decides the best height.

Here find more narrative direct from Soma:

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 Tange/IRD Split Sliding Dropouts, you can turn it into a single-speed CX bike. Plus it is compatible with the Gates Carbon Drive.
– 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
– Matching lugged flat crown fork Tange Infinity CrMo steel fork; double eyelets pannier rack and mini rack mounts (mini rack mounts not pictured)
– Braze-ons for rear rack and fenders (disc brake-compatible racks only)
– 1-1/8″ size headtube
– Sizes: 50, 52, 54, 56, 58cm,  60
– 4.79 lbs (frame); 2.3 lbs. (fork, uncut steerer)
– Color: Pumpkin Orange – Compatible with Paragon Machine Works replacement dropouts (Rohloff, Single Speed, Direct Mount, Thru Axle)