Soma Saga touring

Soma Saga frameset, $449 ($389 if part of a custom build)

Soma Saga touring/randoneurring

Soma Saga touring/randoneurring

Top: Soma Saga Touring Frameset, $449 ($389 if purchased as part of a custom build)

Complete build: Shown above is The Joey, a complete touring bike with components and accessories hand-picked by a Joe Bike mechanic who is a fanatical bike tourer. You, too, can get a Joey.

A Tange Prestige heat-treated CrMoly touring frame to take you to places far and wide. Built stoutly, because no one wants to experience a breakdown on the Alti Plano. Extra long chainstays help keep your panniers out of the way of your pedaling. Taller headtube for a comfortable all day riding position.

Specially specced Tange Prestige heat-treated CrMo tubing; 31.8mm butted downtube and top tube for a stiffer front triangle. Bombproof headtube is nearly impossible to ovalize.

• Rear load bias touring geometry (rides best with a load in the rear or with a load in the front AND the rear)

• Sold as a frame/fork set. Matching flat crown fork has double eyelets at the dropouts and low rider pannier mounts.

• Spoke holder, pump peg, flat chainstay plate(fits double kickstands), three sets of bottle bosses.

• Compatible with downtube shifters

• 56cm and larger use 700c tires. 54cm size and smaller will be made for 26” tires.

• Max tire fit: 700x47c or 26×2.1”

• 1-1/8” size headtube – w/ extra extension so you need fewer spacers

• 27.2mm post size

Weight: 4.9 lbs. (frame only)

Paint: Navy powdercoat