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Brig 07-31-09 02:43 PM


Originally Posted by dddave (Post 9394087)
i can't believe people actually use these things.

Well according to the U.S. Census Bureau, "The report showed that 54 million households, or 51 percent, had one or more computers in the home......"

believe it.......

Oh, you're talking about the straps......I can't believe that everyone isn't using them yet.

:lol:

braveeagle3 08-02-09 11:52 AM


Originally Posted by Zachee (Post 9394025)
Those holdfast straps look amazing, they only thing I would be worried about is not being able to get my feet tight enough by pushing them in.

idk though I just went back to single clips and straps and am going to be buying two brakes soon, soon that I can stop other ways than skidding and back-pressure. I would love to go clipless soon, but they all seem really expensive? Anyone have any suggestions on that front?

Nice thing about Hold Fast is that you can easily adjust them on the fly, just by tightening the top strap, so no need to worry. As for clipless, I like eggbeaters. As for brakes, just go with one on the front.

aznsap 08-02-09 01:05 PM

i have powergrips and can skid fine. i'mabout to put a front brake on though, just safer in the city.

delux68 08-02-09 05:36 PM

i have power grips. they were on the bike when i bought it. i do not like them. they make my feet numb. i adjusted one to fit me but i still go numb, the other one has a stripped adjuster bolt so i cannot not adjust it. they do not work well with different shoe types. and like someone else posted they scrape when leaning into turns. holdfasts look like a better solution for me. as far as skidding, i cant do it. but i wanted to give my opinion.

chevy42083 08-02-09 05:47 PM

Mountain shoes. Thread done.

inertiadreamer 08-02-09 06:22 PM


Originally Posted by legit (Post 9356102)
1. If all i do is put presure on my back tire then my tire jumps (im a bit of a heavier guy so there is already more weight on my back tire than usual anyways).
2. I don't see how I can prevent my front foot from sliding out of straps and clips (I tried several ankle/foot positions throughout an afternoon and unless I tightened them down my foot slid out).

So I am either missing something really fundamental or straps/clips just wont work for me.

What are double straps (forgive my naivety, still a bit of a newbie)?

1. What do you mean by your tire jumping exactly

2. What shoes are you wearing while riding? Also what size clips do you have? If you have small/medium size clips, and if your a bigger fellow it could factor in. They should always be fairly tight, but you should be able to get in and out without loosening anything.

Double straps are basically what they say, 2 straps held together for more support (google and you'll find plenty of pics). Also having 48x17 really shouldn't effect your fot slipping out.

Sikbug 08-04-09 09:52 AM

I love my power grips but I hardly skid. But they are tight enough to, but still easy to get in and out of.

Zachee 08-04-09 09:56 AM


Originally Posted by braveeagle3 (Post 9405062)
Nice thing about Hold Fast is that you can easily adjust them on the fly, just by tightening the top strap, so no need to worry. As for clipless, I like eggbeaters. As for brakes, just go with one on the front.

I've heard different views on eggbeaters. Also I was going to go with two brakes because Bike Island has that sweet tektro set with two aero levers and calipers for $40. Pretty sweet deal. But now I think I'm just going to stick with my bullhorns instead of going back to drops.

Prime 08-04-09 10:15 AM

Theres a vid of some dude mashin down a hill in SF, he was rockin these. He was able to skid for a bit. Then is foot slipped right out and had to Ted Shred his way to a stop.

My take on these things are...
The people who buy these, have a brake, and hardly go past 25mph on them, cuz they would spin right out of them.

kyselad 08-04-09 10:56 AM


Originally Posted by Prime (Post 9417647)
Theres a vid of some dude mashin down a hill in SF, he was rockin these. He was able to skid for a bit. Then is foot slipped right out and had to Ted Shred his way to a stop.

My take on these things are...
The people who buy these, have a brake, and hardly go past 25mph on them, cuz they would spin right out of them.

I don't think that's a fair take, especially if you haven't actually tried them. As I mentioned earlier, I tried them and didn't like them. I did have problems with my foot slipping out during skipd/skids, which is why I gave up on them. However, there's no reason spinning should spit your foot out, and I spun them pretty high with no difficulties.

Zachee 08-04-09 12:19 PM


Originally Posted by Prime (Post 9417647)
Theres a vid of some dude mashin down a hill in SF, he was rockin these. He was able to skid for a bit. Then is foot slipped right out and had to Ted Shred his way to a stop.

My take on these things are...
The people who buy these, have a brake, and hardly go past 25mph on them, cuz they would spin right out of them.

Are you talking about powergrips, or the straight ones shown above? If powergrips that is totally incorrect. With powergrips my feet are significantly more secure than with single straps/clips. I just averaged 26 MPH on a mile long descent, with speed checks and never felt loose at all.

Brig 08-05-09 07:01 AM


Originally Posted by Zachee (Post 9418427)
Are you talking about powergrips, or the straight ones shown above? If powergrips that is totally incorrect. With powergrips my feet are significantly more secure than with single straps/clips. I just averaged 26 MPH on a mile long descent, with speed checks and never felt loose at all.

I agree, I tested my Hold Fast straps yesterday at speed and they didn't budge. Honestly I didn't have them tightened very much either.
If you are skidding correctly, I don't see how your foot can Slide backwards out of them any easier than clips/straps. Maybe if you are trying to get them to "fail"

robotphood 09-29-09 02:11 PM

legit, are you pulling your front foot back/out to initiate a skid? It shouldn't slip out that easily unless they are really loose. You should be able to lock your feet even without being strapped in so tight you can't pull out. Sounds like possibly your front foot is a little too far in the rotation (past 3/9 )when you are resisting or the timing of your front/back foot is a bit off => causing you to skip your rear wheel or have too much resistant on your front foot.

birthdeath 09-29-09 06:48 PM

i ride 52x16 and skid just fine with regular old mks clips & leather straps. those powergrip things look kinda goofy on a bicycle IMO.

dooodstevenn 09-29-09 07:04 PM

would powergrips fit on a clipless pedals like these?

http://www.performancebike.com/bikes...00_20000_51006

Nuggetross 09-29-09 07:10 PM


Originally Posted by legit (Post 9356102)
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2. I don't see how I can prevent my front foot from sliding out of straps and clips (I tried several ankle/foot positions throughout an afternoon and unless I tightened them down my foot slid out).

So I am either missing something really fundamental or straps/clips just wont work for me.

sounds like you didn't install the straps correctly. make sure they're looped around everything that they're meant to be on the pedal/strap holes.

not required 09-30-09 11:48 AM

yeah I reckon powergrips are pretty good
I run the same gearing as you and don't find it any problem at all to skid,
I tend to find myself pulling against the strap with one foot when I lock the wheel up but I haven't made it slip or snap yet

PF Flyer 08-21-15 02:37 PM

I've been using a pair of Pedalbelts for the past 6 months and have loved every minute of them. However, they do take forever to arrive after purchasing and you are limited to your pedal choices.

tomatsu 08-21-15 04:22 PM


Originally Posted by PF Flyer (Post 18097683)
However, they do take forever to arrive after purchasing

Like 6 years?

Noli Timere 08-21-15 07:02 PM


Originally Posted by tomatsu (Post 18098008)
Like 6 years?

:thumb:


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