Soulja V2 2018
Dan Paley is pretty particular when it comes to bike parts, he figured his ideal frame was somewhere in between a WZA and an ALVX. The Soulja is just that and features a 75.2 degree headangle, 8.8” standover, 12.8 – 13.2” rear end and invest cast dropouts with built in chain tensioners.
|Toptube lengths||20.6 / 20.9 / 21.2|
|Rear end length||12.8-13.2"|
|Brake mounts||removable - brake kit available separately|
|Tubing||Sanko Japanese seamless 4130 chromoly|
|Colours||Desert Rat / Matt Raw / Matt Black|
Invest Cast Dropouts
Because the dropout is cast as one piece it's much stronger than a plate welded to a tube. 7mm thick to provide good support for your axle, and the small shape has been designed for grinding meaning there's no overhang to catch on ledges or rails, also the dropout is heat treated before welding making it extra tough. And finally there;s an integrated chain tensioner bolts inside.
The seatclamp is built into the frame so there's no need for a separate clamp. This keeps the frame clean and simple while also allowing the seat to be slammed lower. Also the slot cut beneath the seatclamp gives more clamping power less torque on the bolt.
On a frame the highest concentration of stress is at the junctions between the headtube/toptube and headtube/downtube. To handle the pressures of modern riding, the required strength is achieved by beefing this area up using a combination of butted tubing and external gussets.