Originally Posted by Donutz
There are a fair bit of complaints on sites that the straps on the nitranes break a lot. Apparently the place where the webbing is attached to the main strap is a weak spot. I'm contemplating picking up some contrabands when the end-of-season sales start, but I'll be making a point of getting the non-webbed variety.
This was corrected via a manufacturing fix to the 2009/10 Nitranes, and Ride offered free parts to correct the issue. Newer Nitranes should have the same problem, but it is worth noting. If it does happen, Ride will send you a new V-strap.
i have regular Contrabands (no webbing), and haven't had any durability issues with the V-strap.