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Do toe straps help?

Old 04-01-11, 02:00 PM
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Do toe straps help?

I'm thinking about getting toe straps for my bike. I've never used toe straps before. How do toe straps help? What's the difference between the single and double strap?

What do you guys think about strapless toe straps? Are they any good?

Any recommendations for toe straps that aren't too pricey?

Thanks
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Old 04-01-11, 02:22 PM
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Plug for Scrod: https://www.retro-gression.com/produc...ps-straps-only

Cheap (none of this expensive HoldFast crap) and well-liked by forum members!
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Get these https://www.retro-gression.com/produc...s-straps-combo they work well
It keeps your foot on the pedal which is very nice for fg also it allows for more efficient pedaling as you can apply power both upward and downward


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Platform Pedals < Pedals with Toe Straps < Clipless MTB Pedals < Clipless Road Pedals < Clipless Road Pedals + Straps
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I've tried clipped and clipless and prefer plain old platform pedals. The former should help keep your feet on your pedals as mentioned previously, however I just haven't had that problem ( feet slipping off )
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Originally Posted by rbpanaligan View Post
What do you guys think about strapless toe straps? Are they any good?

Any recommendations for toe straps that aren't too pricey?

Thanks
I use strapless toe clips. Straps conflict with my sandals and interfered with pulling my feet out. Without being strapped in I can't pull up hard but I don't usually need to. So for me they are fine.

Mine didn't cost much.
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Carleton < Squirrel

OUHH SNAPZZZ
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Originally Posted by rbpanaligan View Post
I'm thinking about getting toe straps for my bike. I've never used toe straps before. How do toe straps help? What's the difference between the single and double strap?

What do you guys think about strapless toe straps? Are they any good?

Any recommendations for toe straps that aren't too pricey?

Thanks
Before this thread becomes 4 pages of "Well, I ride _________ and it's awesome..." Remember, it's not about anyone but rbpanaligan.

A) I assume that you are asking about straps to address a particular concern. What is that concern?
B) How do you use your bike? (commuting short distances, commuting long distances, short coffee shop type rides, long distances, etc...)
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Originally Posted by Squirrelli View Post
Carleton < Squirrel

OUHH SNAPZZZ

[Carleton grabs his pellet gun and starts looking for Squirrell]
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Originally Posted by Squirrelli View Post
Carleton < Squirrel

OUHH SNAPZZZ
i wouldn't say that if i were you or
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Old 04-01-11, 02:41 PM
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[Carleton grabs his pellet gun and starts looking for Squirrell]
-Changes back to Vixtor-



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Originally Posted by rbpanaligan View Post
I've never used toe straps before. How do toe straps help?
Your feet stay on your pedals, better energy transfer, IMO your ride much safer with them (after 20 minutes of getting used to them). I feel completely naked trying to ride without clips/straps. Not a big clipless fan due to the fact that I ride in 3 different types of footwear depending on the conditions and do a lot of walking when not on the bike.
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You should try and ride a couple types of different retention systems before you buy any. Go to your local shop and let them know what you want and see if they can let you maybe ride a couple demo bikes or something. I like clipless MTB style pedals but if I was going to change them out it would be for my Holdfasts or I would order the Straps that Scrod sells, they actually look like they work better than Holdfast.
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Originally Posted by carleton View Post
Clipless Road Pedals + Straps
I would love to see pictures of this setup.
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Originally Posted by carleton View Post
Platform Pedals < Pedals with Toe Straps < Clipless MTB Pedals < Clipless Road Pedals < Clipless Road Pedals + Straps
Until you have to get off your bike.
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Originally Posted by JesusBananas View Post
I would love to see pictures of this setup.
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Originally Posted by rbpanaligan View Post
I'm thinking about getting toe straps for my bike. I've never used toe straps before. How do toe straps help? What's the difference between the single and double strap?What do you guys think about strapless toe straps? Are they any good? Any recommendations for toe straps that aren't too pricey?
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Originally Posted by JesusBananas View Post
I would love to see pictures of this setup.
A lot of track sprinters use modern clipless with double straps, including our beloved Carleton.

Some Keirin racers are also strapped and clipless but with different sort of clipless pedals.



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Originally Posted by rbpanaligan View Post
I'm thinking about getting toe straps for my bike. I've never used toe straps before. How do toe straps help? What's the difference between the single and double strap?
What kinda bike you got?

On freewheel bikes I found clips and straps are good for almost a 2mph increase in average speed. For riding around town I'm way more stoked to ride on some good platforms sans clips and straps though. Oh I forgot to add that Clips and straps allow you to do cheater bunnyhops with ease.

On fixed bikes toe straps or pedal straps offer a few more advantages.

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Originally Posted by JesusBananas View Post
I would love to see pictures of this setup.
Track sprinters do it because they can yank their cleats out of the pedals


As shown in the recent KMC chain thread

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Originally Posted by carleton View Post
Platform Pedals < Pedals with Toe Straps < Clipless MTB Pedals < Clipless Road Pedals < Clipless Road Pedals + Straps
No slotted cleats + straps in the "<" chain?
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Platform Pedals < Pedals with Toe Straps < slotted cleats + straps < Clipless MTB Pedals < Clipless Road Pedals < Clipless Road Pedals + Straps
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Originally Posted by Squirrelli View Post
A lot of track sprinters use modern clipless with double straps, including our beloved Carleton.
All of the cool kids are doing it:



The New Zealand rider (with NZ on the helmet) is using the nylon straps that you guys would be familiar with.

larger: https://farm6.static.flickr.com/5052/...f0c6ff01_o.jpg
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Originally Posted by Squirrelli View Post
A lot of track sprinters use modern clipless with double straps, including our beloved Carleton.
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This looks like something that would be a children's television show, teaching you numbers and colors!
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Originally Posted by carleton View Post
Before this thread becomes 4 pages of "Well, I ride _________ and it's awesome..." Remember, it's not about anyone but rbpanaligan.

A) I assume that you are asking about straps to address a particular concern. What is that concern?
B) How do you use your bike? (commuting short distances, commuting long distances, short coffee shop type rides, long distances, etc...)
A) I want to increase my pedal efficiency and I was curious how pedal straps help.
B) I use my bike for mainly for short commutes but recently rode from san jose to san francisco
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