I'm switching over from powergrips after using them for 2+ years because I have had a major failure with them twice within the past days. My og set ripped, so i bought a new set and today I was slowing down and the strap separated from the hardware. On top of that the bolt that connects the hardware to the grip shredded from a very small amount of pressure.
I found these on ebay to replace the powergrips:
new-old-stock KKT steel toe clips
new-old-stock ALE steel toe clips. They are stamped "ALE Registered" on the front and "Made in Torino, Italy" on the bottom. They are a heavier duty toe clip relative to some of the others we sell, as they are reinforced with two layers of steel...it's almost as if there were two toe clip bodies riveted together for extra strength.
I like the idea of having a really stiff clip, that's why I started using powergrips in the first place. Has anyone used either of these? Or does somebody know of something in the same price range that's super stiff? I'm going to do a search for pedal clip combos but I'd like some feedback on these specific ones if I could get it.
the leather wraped toe clips are pointless. i had a pair i found cheap at a swap meet, and after a month or two of daily riding, the leather looked trashed. dont bother. any steel clip will do you fine though, im happy with my mks, they are easy to find and relatively cheap.
Locally built track bike, Kona mtb, Giant Road Bike, Soon to be Surly LHT Tourer!
I'm using the NOS ale steel toe clips; they rock except i think they might be one size too small. seriously stiff though and look nice as hell. don't know where you can get them, i picked mine up at my co-op