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Old 09-26-12, 08:45 AM
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I think fixie straps are an acquired taste; I use the ones from Retrogression, but I doubt they are a good pick for everyone. If you are wearing big shoes I think they would be massive.

Power Grips are more user friendly, the single hard resin strap on an angle is very easy to get in and out of, and the angle allows a slight tighten or loosen by a slight shift of your foot. I used them for years, after clipless, and no negatives to share although they will discolor light colored shoes. As far as generating the same power/efficiency as clipless..it's the same performance characteristic until your cadence gets over 100/110, then the straps get a little wonky.

Toe cages with straps are fine but they tear up the front of my shoes, not nearly as comfortable as pedal straps. I don't prefer that pressure on the front of my foot.

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