Thanks for considering a Soma frame!
Some say the frame is the soul of a bike. We have always kept that in mind when designing each of our models. We use only Tange Prestige Heat Treated Chromoly Steel, which offer a nice balance of ride feel and long-term durability.
Please note that besides shopping here, you can get a Soma by asking your local bike shop to special order a frame for you, even if that local bike shop does not stock Soma's on the floor. You may be able to get the same price or better when dealing with a local bike shop. You can also get better service and advice; plus you don't have to pay shipping charges.