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Old 02-14-07, 04:54 PM   #1
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powerstrap and pedals

for the people that use or have used powerstraps, what kind of pedal do you feel works the best? i was thinking some platforms without burly pins might be pretty nice.

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Hmm, not sure if you saw the thread, or didn't, or it didn't cover you question, but around 2 weeks ago, if my memory is correct, there was a 2-3 page thread on this topic.

From what I know...they are better than just a platform pedal, better than the MKS half-clips (those got beat up on yesterday in a thread) but not as good as full clips and straps, nor double straps. They do a nice job and allow you to wear just about any type of shoe.
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for the people that use or have used powerstraps, what kind of people do you feel works the best?
i assume you mean pedal?
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i assume you mean pedal?
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I have them on MKS GR-9's. They're great. Powergrips and smooth pedals let you wear street shoes on your bike but still have good control.

I wear size 11 or 12 shoes. Needless to say, on narrow pedals like GR-9's, my feet try to roll outwards. Clips and straps provide better support on the outside, but they trash the shoe tops. Powergrips are nicer to shoes, although they require a bit more effort to keep the feet level with the power going to the center of the pedal. Powergrips make the right trade offs for trips up to 5 miles. I haven't tried them on long rides yet.

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If you put them on something too wide, watch out for pedal strike.
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