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Pedals with diagonal strap?

Old 12-13-08, 02:42 PM
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Pedals with diagonal strap?

I know there was a post about them a few weeks ago, but it is kind of hard to find it when I forget the name of them. Does anyone know the name of the single strap that goes diagonal across your pedals? They are used in place of the toeclips/straps.

Also, does anyone use them? If so, do you like them more than the toe clips? What are the advantages and disadvantages?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 12-13-08, 02:46 PM
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Old 12-13-08, 02:53 PM
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Thank you. Are there specific pedals you need to use with these? What pedals are some people using with these that they would recommend?

EDIT: A little more research and I have found that people really enjoy them when combined with GR-9's. Time to sell my Shimano 600's and try the GR-9/Powergrip combo

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Old 12-13-08, 04:28 PM
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i found that gr9's were too thin and have too little pedal to shoe friction for my liking when i used powergrips.

with powergrips, you slide your foot in diagonally and twist straight to get them tight... but i found with the gr9's, when i went to skid or skip, it tried to pull my foot back to the diagonal angle. maybe it was just me.

also be very careful with the little metal extension piece. many people have broken them immediately trying to get them tight.
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Old 12-13-08, 04:48 PM
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I love them lots.
I am using them with these:
http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...eam+Pedal.aspx

Much easier to get in/out of. They seem really strong and well made so far. You can also set them pretty WIDE as to accomodate boots/large shoes.
I haven't had any slippage issues like the above poster. I can skid like crazy and they hold very well.

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Old 12-13-08, 05:29 PM
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Liked mine until they broke. Anecdotal evidence (from other posters on this forum) suggests the hardware is the Achilles' heel of the Powergrip system. That's what broke on mine. They are very convenient and easy though.

I used mine with MKS Touring, and it was a nice pairing.
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Old 12-13-08, 05:48 PM
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Quick question: I am assuming these will mount to most any pedal, right? I have a set of MKS toe clips threaded to MKS Sylvan track pedals, but I might like the flexibility of these a little bit better.
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^any pedal that will accept clips/straps will work.
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Originally Posted by crawdaddio View Post
^any pedal that will accept clips/straps will work.
Sweet, thanks.
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any will work, but how well; varies on the pedal in question.

i would advise only using power grips on a pedal with plenty of bite and grip to the sole of your shoe. track pedals tend not to have much bite so arnt great for powergrips, but MTB pedals work great with powergrips.


i like powergrips, and i used them for a couple of months and praised them to my friends. theyre very secure and easy to get in and out of. but then i changed to a more track pedal with double straps and clips and havent gone back.

i still prefer clipless with time atacs.
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Old 12-14-08, 02:51 AM
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Originally Posted by crawdaddio View Post
^any pedal that will accept clips/straps will work.
This isn't true. For PowerGrips you need a pedal with mounting holes on both sides of the cage, not just one side as with standard clips and straps. I've been using PowerGrips for about 15 years, and think that they are great for city riding.
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Old 12-19-08, 12:13 PM
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Yea I am thinking about getting some powergrips too. Glad to know they work well with MKS GR-9 pedals.
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