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Belt drive Soma Wolverine 3.0

So, here is my, I suppose, final build of long awaiting dream bike Soma Wolverine. I bought frame in USA and shipped it to Ukraine. It was only frame without fork and other accessories. I was lucky to grab it before COVID madness. Moreover, it was 4th of July, so I got great discount. Seems like it was the last frame in stock there. So, it's Soma Wolverine 2018 B-side type which means belt drive compatible, 54 size. Actually, I was looking any crmo frame set for using it with internal gear hub in combination with belt drive system by Gates Carbon Drive. And Soma Wolverine was the best choice for my, number 1 in my tracklist. Luckily, I've managed to get it in fire red colour. Previously, I've build road commuting bike with belt drive system based on heavy aluminum Scott Sub model. Which is 100% commuter. So I swapped most of my parts from Scott to Soma. Before my frame arrived, I also managed to get new crmo fork from Surly Straggler on bike24, which is pretty heavy, around 1kg but have extremely nice flex and awesome looking. Also, new Dt Swiss r500 rims were laced and fit perfectly on Wolverine. One of the last upgrade was changing brakes from truly great TRP Spyre-C to powerful Hy/Rd.

Soma Wolverine B-side type, 54 size, 2018 v.3.0

CrMo Surly Straggler / Hope Conventional 1 1/8 headset

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:

Shimano XT PD-M8000

Gates Carbon Drive CDX 50/24 / Belt 118T


Ritchey Comp Beacon 42mm / Thomson Elite X4 90mm 0°

Specialized Power 155mm / Thomson Elite X4 27.2mm 0 offset

TRP HY/RD / 160/180 Shimano XT RT MT-8000

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Dt Swiss RR481 32h / SON 28 Dynamo hub / Vittoria Mezcal 27.5x2.1" (tubeless)

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Dt Swiss RR481 32h / DT-SWISS 240s w 54t Ratchet / Vittoria Mezcal 27.5x2.1" (tubeless)

Light - Supernova E3 Triple / Supernova Airstream - Brake levers SRAM S500 - Fidlock bottle cage / toolbox - Ergon Gravel Bar Tape - Seatclamp Hope - Tubeless Valve - Peaty's Chris King

Bike History

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

  1. Initial
  2. Stage 2
  3. SingleSpeed
  4. SingleSpeed v2

Current Stage Info:

2.08 ratio for city and off road are much better. Faster on pavement and much better cadence. Still, uphills are not a big problem. If I'll swap tires to 47mm road plus, maybe I'll go with 55x24 with 2.29 ratio.

Added by Fa11en_Universe. Last updated about 1 year ago.



ianiscaratti says:

Miss mine. Looks like a capable build

Posted almost 2 years ago


Fa11en_Universe says:

Thx. This is totally allrounder bike

Posted almost 2 years ago


ianiscaratti says:

why did you switched to singlespeed abd what 31,8 alfine trigger is this? looks very unergonomicly far. Paul Comp makes one for sram don't know if it would fit with Alfine

Posted about 1 year ago