Whats up dudes and dudette's. Wanted to now if anyone is running this budget setup? http://www.rei.com/product/788129?pr...:referralID=NA I don't know weather to go the platform then really good straps that cost as much as that combo or if that will be good enough. Didn't see these ones come up in other platform/strap threads.
I had PowerGrips for a while and liked them quite a bit until I realized they made my feet fall asleep on long rides but I've got really wide feet like platypus flippers. My wife has a set on one of her beaters and likes them. If you've got small feet (to match that teeny-tiny Leader) you may dig 'em.
I've ridden powergrip straps, here's what I think:
*you can make them really tight
*easy to take foot out of pedal in a slow fall situation
*no clip means you can position your foot in any way you like and adjust the strap that way
*excess strap hanging off the bottom of the pedal can act as an audible pedal strike warning. if you hear it, you're getting close
*if they're really tight, your foot will fall asleep or get sore
*to adjust the strap, you have to unscrew an allen bolt. It's trial and error whether both will be even
*different shoes have different sole thicknesses. again, straps are a pain to adjust
*people have stripped the threads for the strap adjustment bolts and bent the straps hardware
*they look fugly