Nitto M106 VS Soma Hwy 1

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coppiman
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by coppiman

As mcatano said in a previous thread as he suggested these stems:
mcatano wrote:Nitto M106 NAS:

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I have a set of these and they're what you'd expect from Nitto - beautifully finished, high quality. Great bars. They feel remarkably similar to my Ritchey WCS Curves.

Soma just introduced the Hwy 1 bar which to be a pretty direct copy of the Nitto:

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Both the Soma and the Nitto come in black and silver. The Nitto is around $100-115 shipped from Japan, the Somas will probably be $30-40 at your LBS.


So guys I was just wondering if anyone of you has tried these.
What's your opinion about the Soma? Is it so much worse compared to the Nitto?
Nitto is a lot more expensive, but the Soma at least looks great, too...
I need your opinions on this... :)

Thanks in advance

by Weenie


rayms
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by rayms

Soma just introduced the Hwy 1 bar which to be a pretty direct copy of the Nitto

When was the Nitto M106 introduced?

vejnemojnen
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by vejnemojnen

Anyone has experience with these?

https://www.bike-components.de/de/Procr ... er-p20934/

I mean, what they weigh in real life? :) :welcome:

MikeDee
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by MikeDee

rayms wrote:Soma just introduced the Hwy 1 bar which to be a pretty direct copy of the Nitto

When was the Nitto M106 introduced?


What's the weight of both?

jimborello
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by jimborello

Nitto is a very good quality bar, I have one on my vintage road bike, they look awesome

vejnemojnen
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by vejnemojnen

MikeDee wrote:
rayms wrote:Soma just introduced the Hwy 1 bar which to be a pretty direct copy of the Nitto

When was the Nitto M106 introduced?


What's the weight of both?


The Nitto comes around 330 grams, and the Soma Hwy one is also 320-330 grms according to G.

Also, Please see this comment made by bm0p700f

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=91575&start=15#p1013713

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26.0mm bars I use these so the choice is as follows. All o these are either in production or available as NOS stock at a distributor I buy from. All info form there catalogue.
ETE = end to end CTC centre to centre
Nitto -already mentioned
Soma- seens these on a customers bike. compact nice looking about 300g

Anatomic drop
3T Forma 2 silver 300g cheap anatomic 42 ETE
3T forma SL ergo 255g anatomic 42/46cm ETE
3T prima 220 220g 46cm ETE
Deda 215 anatomic or deep about 230g 42/44/46ETE 142mm drop 86mm reach
ITM millennium anatomic alloy (215g claimed) 42 ETE
ITM millennium carbon anatomic 210g claimed 44cm ETE
ITM the bar anatomic 195g claimed 44cm ETE
Cinelli Touch silver 295g 42/44 cm CTC
Cinelli Eubios 265g 40/44cm CTC
Kore Road 250g 44cm ETE
Rictchey Logic comp silver 300g 42.44cm CTC
Ritchey logic Pro silver 250g 42/44cm CTC
Ritchey WCS 44 CTC

Deep/begian style
3T Ergo Merckx 280g 42cm ETE
Cinelli Top 66 Ergo 265g 40cm CTC
Deda 215 deep 145/80mm drop/reach

shallow
Deda 215 230g 42/44/46cm 135/80mm drop/reach
Deda Speciale 26 320g 42/44 ETE
ITM millennium strada 215g 44cm ETE
Nitto Neat mod 185-silver 340g 40/42cm CTC
Nitto Noodle mod.177 silver 335g 40/42/44 CTC

so there are plenty.
Deda Piega RHM cheap 38/40/42/44/46 cm ETE

MikeDee
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by MikeDee

I looked at a photo of the Hwy 1. Are you sure they are the same profile as the Nitto? On the Nitto, the perches and the drop ends are parallel to each other. The Hwy 1s don't look that way.

by Weenie


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