Thursday, January 31, 2013


The owner of this frame writes:

I think this is Somec’s Dynamic model. Most other Somecs in your blog are ProMax model.

The Dynamic model has a unicrown fork with dropped seat stays from the seat ‘lug’ and has MiniMax tubes in Somec catalogs available. The tubing decal on mine says Max but the 'D' in my frame’s SSN of D110 may well correspond to Dynamic (number is on BB and steerer tube).

The ProMax model has Max tubes, a microfusion fork crown & most all Promax’s have seat stays more traditionally situated on the side of seat ‘lug’. There is one ProMax with dropped seat stays but it does not have unicrown forks.

Who knows, mine could still be a ProMax simply due to its Max tubeset. I’ve gone through the Somec catalogs at Somec website to arrive at this estimation:

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