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2010 Soma Rush Fixed Gear Frameset

soma_rush The Soma Rush track frame has been around for some time now, an early offering in the current fixed gear wave. It has always featured a quality Tange Prestige steel tubeset and steep geometry, and has a number of fans out there putting the miles on. For 2010 the Rush frameset is seeing some updates beyond new paint colors, but keeping the same roughly $525 price for frame and fork. soma_rush_forkThe most striking changes are with the fork and track ends—the fork has been updated to feature straight blades and a lugged drop crown, and the new cast track ends lend a much higher-end look to the frame, similar to the ends featured on custom bicycles. The frame is now completely free from braze-ons, no cable guides, fender bosses or water bottle mounts to see here. Look for this frameset to be available relatively soon, though there is no word on absolute arrival dates.

11 Comments

  1. jodyOctober 27, 2009 at 1:20 pm

    Very pretty!
    I want one.

  2. sabOctober 27, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    Also it has a road stem! not one of those ugly/unless mountain bike stems. meaning it’s threaded so you can actually adjust the height of the handlebars. I see more and more bikes coming back to threaded, it makes me happy.

  3. Ghost RiderOctober 27, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    The fork is nice…love me some crown lugs! Sure, the purists might scoff at straight blades, but I don’t care about that.

    Do the insides of the crown lugs have the long points and cutouts?

  4. PatrickOctober 27, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    ….but can it do barspinz!

  5. TerryOctober 27, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    I scoff at straight blades not because I am a purist, but simply because I think curvy forks look better. I am old, however, so that may have something to do with it.

  6. PDXbikerOctober 28, 2009 at 12:30 am

    Thatsa nicea hipster bike. And I want one.

  7. Ghost RiderOctober 28, 2009 at 8:24 am

    Given a choice, I prefer curved fork blades for aesthetics (I am “old-ish”), but the straight ones do the job, too…especially with that crown. Really, as long as the fork isn’t a unicrown abomination, I’m happy!

  8. PhilOctober 28, 2009 at 2:46 pm

    Hot damn i like this. If only i could get it in red with a straight chrome fork.

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  10. jodyOctober 30, 2009 at 10:14 am

    i like that it was a quill stem as well, good point on being able to adjust the height easily

    i would love to build on of these up and keep it as my fair weather ride…the blue is so nice

  11. MikeMay 28, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    My Soma Rush is total crap. 2008 model. Rear section is welded totally out of alignment. Tried to get Soma and their main distributor Merry Sales Co to warranty it, but to no avail. I definately would never purchase another Soma product considering the retail price of this F/F and their lack of customer support. Any of the large US bike companies would have replaced this failure of quality control out of shear embarrasment.

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