Soma sells its Smoothie ES Road Sport Frame, constructed from tange heat-treated chromoly, for $400.
The frame has rear rack and fender mounts, and it will fit 32c tires with fenders. It comes with a carbon or steel fork, and requires long reach 57mm caliper brakes. The Smoothie ES is available in 11 sizes, ranging from 46cm to 66cm.
Basically, this is a quality steel frame for someone who wants to build their own commuter or touring bike. It has a relaxed geometry, which should make for a comfortable ride.
Here’s what it looks like built-up (via Velospace):
And here’s two reviews from Smoothie ES owners:
Crosswrench: The good and the bad after hitting the 2000km mark.
Nooksack: How he built up his Smoothie.
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