Blake’s idea was simple. Build a bike for commuting that could also explore dirt roads and would still be great on long rides. It needed to be comfortable and well suited to a beginner. With about $2500 here’s what we were able to do for him.
The Soma Double Cross disc dressed in black.
Soma Double cross disc frame
Shimano 105 11 speed drive train (50/34 crank, 11-32 cassette for tons of gear range)
HED Belgium disc wheels custom built by Jinji pro wheel builders
TRP Spyre disc brakes
Continental Speed tires
Brooks Cambium saddle