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 Chromoly Steel, which offer a nice balance of ride feel and long-term durability.
Please note that you can ask your local bike shop to special order a frame for you, if you do not have a dealer that stocks Soma's on the floor. You will be able to get the same price or better when dealing with a local bike shop. You can get better service and advice, plus you don't have to pay UPS.