Features a modern XC geometry ideal for picking apart single track. Elegant Tange Sliding Dropouts allow you to make this a single speed or geared bike. Designed to accept 100mm travel forks.
- Tange Prestige heat-treated CrMo steel; butted CrMo rear end
- S-curve seatstays and chainstays
- Geometry designed to accommodate a 100mm travel fork
- Int'l disc brake tabs
- Tange/IRD sliding dropouts
- Rigid CrMo steel fork available
- 1-1/8" size headtube
- 27.2mm post size
- Recommended tire size: 26" x 1.95 - 2.4
- Color: Pacific Blue
- Wt: 4.7 lbs.
- Sizes: 15, 17, 19, 21" (Center to top of seat tube)
- Compatible with Paragon Machine Works replacement dropouts (Rohloff, Single Speed, Direct Mount, Thru Axle)
Note: Newest production frames requires a 30.0/29.8mm seat collar
I have general questions about your frames... (i.e. frame material, country of origin, fit questions, how to order).
Go to our General FAQ page. Link is on the bottom of each page.
What's the rear hub spacing?
Rear hub spacing: 135mm
What's the maximum chainring size?
Max. chainrings: 44-32-22T
How's the geometry determined?
Hardtail geometry is based on a 453mm fork (approximately 100mm travel fork)
Review from MTBR.com
This bike carves trails like a hot knife through butter! I built it up with a smattering of parts I had left over from my KHS Solo-One died and haven't looked back. Fox Vanilla 140 with a 20X22 gear setup and Kenda Nevegal Stick-E tires make this a great all-round trail machine. I normally ride a SC Bullit and was a bit concerned that the hardtail might be more inclined to buck me off through the rough stuff but this is not the case. The Tange frame is very compliant and smooth. The fact that the SOMA is so much lighter than my Bullit also makes this bike really fun to ride. The rear dropouts are easy to set up and thanks to the set-screw didn't move at all during riding. The bike is deadly silent thanks to the single-speed setup as you don't get any chain-slap or dropped chain through the rough. The frame has nice tie-wrap guides for the brake lines and the disc-brake setup is no problem. The metal head badge looks really classy and the blue paint is stunning. Overall I am really impressed and really like the bike. It rides super smooth on the trails and is my new favorite bike. I built this bike up using Avid mechanicals to keep with the simple theme of the bike and they work amazingly well too but that is a different review. Five flaming dog-turds all around.