Urban Velo

Soma Mini Velo

The Soma Mini Velo has landed, bringing a touch of Japanese urban cycling culture Stateside. Built from Tange steel, the Mini Velo is currently sold as complete bike only, reportedly retailing for $1200.

Visit the Soma Blog for more info.

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  1. nicholasFebruary 18, 2011 at 8:27 am

    What is the function of the minivelo? Is it mainly a space saver?

  2. christianFebruary 18, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    Ugly as hell….doing too much…

  3. dreamletFebruary 19, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    Christian I couldn’t disagree more. I think it’s so darn cute I can barely stand it. Truly I have no need for this bike and yet my desire for it is overwhelming me! I love the idea of a tiny little bike I can bring with me inside of cafes etc. So unassuming, so convenient!!! I’d keep it super simple with no rack, panniers or basket. Just a messenger bag or back pack and off you go!

  4. rogbieFebruary 21, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    A half-sized bike at full-sized bike prices, what gives?

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  6. DiogenesMay 2, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    It’s nice to see that some people are getting interested in small wheeled bikes as they are extremely practical. Aside from their storage/transport advantages their smaller spoked wheels can be lighter and stronger than larger diameter wheels, there’s more room above the wheels for storage if racks are mounted and IMHO they’re easier to handle and more tractable in snow and sleet which makes my winter commutes more fun. But best of all they’re great motivational/training aids for other cyclists who don’t want to get dusted by someone on a small wheeled bike. ;)

  7. BikeCommuterMay 17, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    What is the weight of this bicycle?

    I think it looks great!

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