Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Brooklyn, N.Y.
Bikes: 1982 Lotus Legend (steel-frame touring bike); 1982 Fuji S10S (converted to a singlespeed: 46x16); Specialized Crossroads hybrid (the child taxi).
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These would seem to be a great solution for commuters. I've got a 17-mile round trip, and from what I've read, I'm wasting all kinds of energy riding platforms. I'm not sure I'm up for clipless, though, for several reasons, including navigating Manhattan traffic, spending $100+, and having to wear special shoes every time I want to hop on my bike.
What pedals work best with these? Seems you wouldn't need the heavy-tread mega-mountain pedals, since the grips are holding you in already. (And since you'd want to be able to dismount easily. There's a post somewhere on BikeForums from a Boston cyclist who had a bad accident using PowerGrips, which definitely gave me pause.)
One tricky question, though: Little Big Man (and I hate to suggest this about a hockey fan), you're not in any way on the PowerGrips payroll, are you? Your post was so eloquent, see...ah...I had to ask.