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Old 04-19-08, 12:01 AM   #1
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What can you tell me about these bars?

SOMA el toro pursuit bar



Do you have them? Like them? Pictures of them on your bike? longer or shorter than nitto rb-21 or whatever??thanks
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Old 04-19-08, 12:07 AM   #2
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they look pretty dope, but also look just like cruiser bars turned upside down.
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Old 04-19-08, 12:11 AM   #3
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willing to bet they are made in china of cheap ass material.. but how often do people break bars?
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Old 04-19-08, 12:23 AM   #4
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Arent soma's bars modeled off of nitto bars? I would say they are similar to RB-021's but made out of a less expensive materials. They look like decent deep (ish) drop horns.
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Old 04-19-08, 12:59 AM   #5
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What's the clamp size on those?
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That looks like a heck of a lot of drop.
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Old 04-19-08, 05:03 AM   #7
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I, too, think those are some deep as heck drops for bullhorns. Doesn't make them any less sexy, though.
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Old 04-19-08, 08:11 AM   #8
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Those look huge.
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Old 04-19-08, 08:23 AM   #9
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they appear to be made of some kind of metal

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Those look huge.
isn't everything soma does kind of awkwardly oversized?
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they look almost exactly like rb 021s
how much are those?
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43 i believe
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steel? for $44??? you must be crazy. you can get rb021s for $30 .. even ben's has them for 36. who are they kidding?
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Old 04-19-08, 04:02 PM   #13
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is the drop on bullhorns comfortable?
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i can tell you that they come in 380mm, and that nittos can be hard to find that narrow. most are 400/420mm.
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Doesn't Soma seem to be out-of-touch with the cycling world, is some way? All their products are like two beats off.
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Old 04-20-08, 05:52 PM   #18
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Doesn't Soma seem to be out-of-touch with the cycling world, is some way? All their products are like two beats off.
+1 The Soma doublecross would make a great alternative to the Surly Crosscheck except for a "do it all frame" it is missing horizontal dropouts.
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theyre silver
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is the drop on bullhorns comfortable?
I have Nitto 21s and I love them, the drop is wonderful.
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