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    Relatively inexpensive double straps

    so i like the retention that double straps provide, but $100+? come on. i already paid like $90 for my rx-1s and i'd rather have doubles than singles, but i can't spend that much for leather doubles (which i know are very nice). are there any reputable synthetic doubles or something out there? i personally haven't found any. thanks

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    running two singles with a doublizer is pretty cheap. i made mine out of an old 20" inner tube and they work fine. other than that soma has some. cant speak to quality though
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    Soma. $40. Get 'em

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    i like my dimension double straps.

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    i've seen both the somas and dimensions. so they're legit? price isn't bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by milfordcubicle View Post
    so i like the retention that double straps provide, but $100+? come on. i already paid like $90 for my rx-1s and i'd rather have doubles than singles, but i can't spend that much for leather doubles (which i know are very nice). are there any reputable synthetic doubles or something out there? i personally haven't found any. thanks
    you gotta pay to play.

    ur gonna buy rx-1s and then not buy NJS doubles?!?!?1 say it aint so

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    well it seems like rx1s are more suited to singles out the box

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    Yeah, rx1's only have real strap retainers for one strap each.

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    my GR9's really arent designed for doubles, but they work fine. the dimension doubles are great. i wish the ends werent as long as they are, though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdms mvp View Post
    you gotta pay to play.

    ur gonna buy rx-1s and then not buy NJS doubles?!?!?1 say it aint so
    point taken. unfortunately, i took haste in spending all my extra funds on other components and am now broke. maybe i'll just wait then. i've become well versed in riding on the platforms anyway.

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    For that price, you could get into some cheap clipless, eh?
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    Quote Originally Posted by IllSpecialist View Post
    Soma. $40. Get 'em
    Don't get them, I just snapped mine last week.

    Try clipless

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    i hate to be that guy but dont get anything but toshis or mks as far double straps. or something more expensive. iv never heard anything good from people who buy 40 or 50 dollar doubles after a couple months of use. especially somas which stretch after every skid and break 2 months later. they are the least durable of the bunch. toshis or mks will last you a year or more pretty much garenteed and they feel a thousand times more stable, stiff, and grippy. and if you calculate that out its worth the money. by far.

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    soma doubles are decent.
    but i love love love my campy singles.

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    doubles work fine on RX-1's. I posted pictures in a thread somewhere, sometime.

    I am singles kind of guy lately though. I might find myself back in doubles territory when warmer weather means thinner shoes and less foot support/protection.

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    i know this sounds bad, but i just kinda tied the straps at the top together with a shoelace

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    i've heard rumors from 2 different bike shop people that EAI is coming out with a mid-priced double strap sometime within the next 6 months. i have no idea if its true. they're supposed to be modeled after kashimax doubles (top of the line), with similar materials, and sold for half the price. i'm just crossing my fingers its true, and biding my time with ****ty singles until then.

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    Don't buy the Soma straps. They are terrible due to stretching, ripping, delamming (synthetic pairs) and just being poor quality. And yes, this is coming from personal experience.

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    go to a leathercraft store and make some little belts for yourself. tiny brass belt buckles and thicker leather = the end of the whole strap question. You could also dig up my trade post and make a deal with me, but honestly i'm sick of making them and just want to inform people. i guess you could doubler them if you wanted.

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    soma straps suck ass. drop the money and get toshi's. they're worth every penny.

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    errebi sprints are cheaper than toshis, and much better than somas
    $75 isn't super cheap though

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    Quote Originally Posted by inthemixte View Post
    go to a leathercraft store and make some little belts for yourself. tiny brass belt buckles and thicker leather = the end of the whole strap question. You could also dig up my trade post and make a deal with me, but honestly i'm sick of making them and just want to inform people. i guess you could doubler them if you wanted.
    How does the tight/release work on these? Sounds interesting.

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    For that price, you could get into some cheap clipless, eh?
    And why not? I'd take cheap clipless over pricey ass straps any and every day.

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    toshi is worth it, if you can't drop the cash their singles are going to be better than any other cheap double you can get

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