Sunday, October 2, 2011
Soma B-Side first ride
Finally got all the parts together, got my Soma finished, and went for a shakedown ride at Gateway today. After getting a good feel for the bike on the first lap I made a few small adjustments to the seat and bar angles. Second lap everything felt dialed except for tire pressure so I dropped down to about 30psi and on the third lap everything was perfect. The 650b x 2.0 tires are a great compromise between 26 and 29ers, still rolling over stuff better than a 26 and easier to get through tight turns and back up to speed than the 29's. The thing that impressed me most though was the Soma Clarence bars I used on a whim. With the exact right sweep and width I'm sorry I haven't tried them before now.