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Old 01-13-07, 01:39 PM   #1
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Good experiences with Soma double straps?

Hey? Who like 'em? I already sort of asked this in another thread, but, well, you see, I'm a bastard. How's about water resistance? I see they're laminated, but I want to hear it straight from the mouths of the BF horses.
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Old 01-13-07, 01:58 PM   #2
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this may or may not be of use Now that they've been out a little bit...
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I've had mine for a few months. They haven't broken or delaminated or anything, but they do stretch quite a bit (an inch and counting), and they're poorly proportioned from a design standpoint (but then, most double straps are, in my mind). Yeah, they're cheaper than MKS or Toshis, but are they really worth the money savings? I would have thought yes, but now I'm wondering. I think you'd actually spend less money in the long term in hard riding conditions just getting a set of better doubles.
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Old 01-13-07, 02:03 PM   #4
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Hey? Who like 'em? I already sort of asked this in another thread, but, well, you see, I'm a bastard. How's about water resistance? I see they're laminated, but I want to hear it straight from the mouths of the BF horses.

Just picked up a pair yesterday to replace the singles I got....but the ones on my left had a great amount of streaching to them after a few skids and skips from pulling up on them...update on these Doubles later.
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Old 01-13-07, 02:22 PM   #5
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Make ghetto doubles.
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i'm not sure what other people mean by laminated, but i've always understood it to mean a layer of nylon being sandwiched between two layers of leather, which my soma doubles do not have... they are decent straps for the money, but i can see that i will have to replace them after not long... if you don't ride hard, go for it - if you are really tough on your bike, i'd say go for something else... of course, i'm not even sure if the double strap thing is for me - i might go back to singles...
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I think that you'd be better getting Toshi single straps. They're the same price (ish) and are much higher quality.
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get singles for the same price or upgrade to good doubles. these things are not that great. they have stretched like a ***** and wont ever stay tight.
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Old 01-13-07, 03:09 PM   #9
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Right on. I think I'll just get some Ale's. They're much cooler and, well, Italian-er.
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Are all of the new laminated ones suede? or suede finish or whatever the hell it is?
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