Soma Mini Velo City Bike Review

A fun-sized road bike that rides well, perfect for big city riders looking to save some space.

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Reviewed by Kris Olmon

$1,195.99

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Specs

  • Sugino RD 53-39t crankset
  • Micro-Shift bar end shifters
  • Shimano Tiagra derailleurs and hubs
  • Kenda Kwest 20 x 1-1/8” tires
  • IRD Cafam Cantilever Brakes
  • Cardiff Cornwall Saddle
  • Color: Deep Red

Pros

The Soma Mini Velo will probably get you some funny looks, but it’s a lot of fun to ride. Perfect for that space-conscious city rider, it’s small stature makes zipping through crowds of people easy and carrying it up stairs a breeze. It even fits in my tiny cubical at work for when I prefer to keep it close rather than lock it up outside.

Cons

With it’s geometry and smaller wheels, it’s a little squirrelly when you first get rolling, but a decent rider will get over that quick. Being more compact, I wasn’t the biggest fan of the bar-end shifters as they occasionally felt in the way, but they were definitely not a deal-breaker.

Overall

It’s a fun-sized road bike that rides well, perfect for big city riders looking to save some space.  

2 Comments

  • FenGate ML Steel gates

    This style of bicycle is already a huge success in Japanese cities, where space is tight. With a length of less than five feet it can fit where most other bicycles can’t. Fun to ride and very maneuverable in traffic.Current available as a complete bike only.

  • Rhouma Ramzi

    tunisie sousse

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