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Soma Doublecrossers what do you think of your bikes? I am thinking of getting one to put my road bike kit on. I have canti's and figure it would be good for trailer pulling and when my son gets on a trail a bike. I do a few road rides with my buds and don't race so I figure it should be a good roadie too. Any thoughts?
 

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I've had one since 2003. I've used it for road, commuting, MTB (2.1" 29er front, 44C rear), CX racing, SS, fixed (ENO ecc.), 3x9, 2x9, 1x9, 3x1 -- just about everything. If it had clearance for a 29er tire in the rear and semi-horizontal drops it would be perfect. And a horizontal TT (granted, personal preference).
 

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jfn3 said:
Soma Doublecrossers what do you think of your bikes? I am thinking of getting one to put my road bike kit on. I have canti's and figure it would be good for trailer pulling and when my son gets on a trail a bike. I do a few road rides with my buds and don't race so I figure it should be a good roadie too. Any thoughts?

I had one for a year of commuter duty. My only problem was the darn thing didn't track straight. I tried different wheelsets but it made no difference. I measured the frame every whichway and could not find an alignment problem. Ultimately I sold it.

I assume you know how large they fit.
 

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I was thinking about getting one for my sister in law. It is one of the only steel frames that runs in a 42. 28" SO and my sis in law is 27. 650c wheels and maybe...? Hmmmm?
 

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I'm not trying to change the subject of the thread but the sizes seam to run large (TT is long).

what size do the 6 feet people ride? 56,58,60?
 

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pryde said:
I'm not trying to change the subject of the thread but the sizes seam to run large (TT is long).

what size do the 6 feet people ride? 56,58,60?
I've got a 58cm Doublecross that I've been riding for about 4-5 years now mostly under commuter duty. It gets anywhere from 150-200 miles a week and it sees a lot of varied conditions as I do ride it on some not-so-mellow singletrack, gravel canal paths as well as asphalt on the daily commute. The long top tube is one of the reasons I bought it. I'm only 6' but have some pretty long arms and I'm using a 110mm stem.

As a dedicated cross frame? I'd probably run a size smaller and have a completely different parts mix. Mine is 105/Ultegra with some Delgado Cross rims, Brooks saddle, Nitto 155 bars, etc.

All that said, it has been one of my favorite frames with a durable powdercoat and never experienced an issue with alignment (barring the time I ran dead-on into a curb and bent the fork). I plan on keeping it for quite some time.

john
 

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Why the heck do they make the effect. top tubes so darn long?
because that grants you a low standover height. if you don't race (for some, even if you race), i don't think a long front triangle has any disadvantage.

i've never raced. probably never will. i ride my doublecross both as a roadie and as a mountain bike. it shares the same mtb trails with many full suspension bikes.
 

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my double cross DC is in the mail... should be here tomorrow. :-D

i'm 6', 34" standover and ordered a 56... i'll let you know how that works out for me.
 
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