Last edited by DaHowie; 08-07-08 at 11:19 AM. Reason: added an 's'.
'05 Electra Townie 3
'06 Specialized RockHopper Comp Disk
'08 Surly Steamroller
Some people seem to prefer them as they are wider and, apparently, less apt to snapping.
I use them on my commuter. No problems whatsoever.
My Current Bikes:
- 1993 Giant Kronos
- 1974 Zeus (in restoration)
- Cruzbike Silvio
i like mine, the only thing i am noticing is that at the top where the strap goes through is wearing down from dragging on the ground...meh
yeah i snapped 3 pairs of alloy tow clips in a few months from riding around where i live (from going on and off curbs due to bad drivers and bad roads) and now i just use plastic ones and haven't snapped one yet although alloy ones are much more comfortable
Steel or plastic work. Aluminum just ain't tough enough.
My plastic ones were more comfy than my steel ones, but the plastic ones broke @ the screw holes, something that metal would never do.
Why doesn't anybody make wide metal ones?
My clips must have been smashed down for a while, because they open side seems to rest very close to the pedal (if that makes sense.. think of it as "closed"). That made it entirely too difficult to get my feet in while moving I have steel clips that hold their shape now, and it's exponentially easier to get my foot in
they're ugly but they're really good
i rode plastic clips for 2 years and loved them. and they're cheap!
This is not a problem for me... I use PowerGrips.
my powergrips broke
I've seen some plastic ones that stay open and hold their shape, which I imagine would be fine, but my stock plastic ones were super floppy and would never stay open, so it was a b*tch to get my foot into when I rode fixed. Switched to steel MKS and have to say its way better.
steel is real
i switched from plastic, to steel, but also at the same time i put on spd's on a road bike.
i think plastic is better for cost... steel isn't nice enough of an upgrade to be worth the extra seven bucks.
No problems with mine
I spend too much time looking down at strap systems and ignore the road. It can take a lot of time to get your feet into the things . Power grips are a little less awkard. It takes so long fumbling about and ignoring the road, i'd thought I'd crash. It clipless for me. I never have to take a glance, its like automatic.
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^ Since January 1, 2012
I got to be fairly automatic in grabbing that little V shaped bit on the pedal and rolling it back, sliding my foot in and nestling it side to side in my clips/straps just the same... To each their own