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2010 Soma DoubleCross

This is my main ride, both for dirt and sometimes road. I rode this bike more than I rode my mountain bikes on some singletrack trails in 2011. For CX mode, I usually have some WTB All-terrainasaurus 700x32, IRD Crossfire 700x32, or WTB Pathway 700x38

Soma DoubleCross, Tange Prestige CX Fork

IRD Technoglide

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Shimano 6600 Ultegra, FSA Gossamer Crankset


Ultegra Chain, IRD Cassette

Shimano 5600 105 shifters, Ultegra RD, Ultegra FD

Soma stem, Nitto M153 handlebars

Selle An-Atomica, IRD seatpost

IRD Cafam

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Ultegra on Mavic Open Pro, IRC Mythos XC 700x40

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Ultegra on Mavic Open Pro, IRC Mythos XC 700x40

More Info:
Yokozuna Reaction Compression-less Cables

Bike History

Click a link below to see past stages of this bike.

  1. Touring set-up
  2. Randonneur Build
  3. Test stage
  4. CX Test
  5. Randonneuring Rig
  6. CX Rig Set Up

Current Stage Info:

I got tired of the rando set up pretty quickly. I missed riding this bike in the dirt, so I set it up as a CX bike like I had it back in 2012. I put the carbon fork back and put the old parts I had on it. The only real change since then are the Selle Anatomica saddle and the Yokozuna Reaction Cable System. I love them compression-less housing.

Added by retroawesomeness. Last updated over 9 years ago.

As of over 9 years ago, retroawesomeness has indicated that they no longer own this bike.



Hank_H says:

considering building up a double cross as an all purpose commuter/tourer kind of thing.... any tips or special considerations that you learned during the build process w/ yours?

Posted over 10 years ago


retroawesomeness says:

Hey there,
For a commuter build, I suggest getting a wheel set with wide rims off the bat. That was where I messed up in my parts selection in the beginning. Also, be really careful when cutting your steerer tube. I wish I left mine a little longer after turning my bike into a long distance bike.

I hope this helps,

Posted over 10 years ago