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