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Old 03-25-08, 10:15 AM   #1
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toshi double strap length?

so my soma vegan doubles finally broke yesterday (after six months of winter riding). i put singles back on my bike this morning, and i'm not digging the step down. so i wanna get some toshis, but here's my problem: i have big feet. toe straps are usually way short. this wasn't a problem with the soma doubles, but my ale singles i'm running right now are so short i almost don't fit in them.

so here's my question: how long are toshi doubles? no one lists the length on their sites, and i don't want to drop a bill on some straps and then find out they don't fit my feet. so can someone who toshis measure them or something? or point me in the direction of a retailer who lists the size?
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mine are 17.5 inches long. unless you are wearing boots or other high volume shoes you should be fine with Toshi doubles' length.

Even with semi-bulky size 12 sneakers, there is room to spare with my Toshi's.
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this wasn't a problem with the soma doubles, but my ale singles i'm running right now are so short i almost don't fit in them.
side note - how are those ale straps for singles? i was thinking of getting some from ben's since the price seems right.
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I think the ALE straps are great, I liked them. The pad on the side makes it kind of feel like doubles. As for the toshis, they are hella long. I had to cut mine way down.
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side note - how are those ale straps for singles? i was thinking of getting some from ben's since the price seems right.
I like mine. I'm thinking of picking up a second pair to make some DIY doubles.
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ales are decent for the price. but for what it's worth...
i've snapped one ale, and broken the buckle on another. i've broken more ales than any other strap.

nate--thanks. now i just gotta go home and work this weekend so i can order my new doubles and some new cages (cause i bent my driveside cage down around my foot and it's impossible to bend it back straight).
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