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Hold fast straps vs Bici concepts

Old 03-03-12, 03:59 PM
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Hold fast straps vs Bici concepts

Should I get the hold fast (https://store.citygrounds.com/store/p...-Straps-Black/) or bici concepts (https://store.citygrounds.com/store/p...Staps-Black/)? Hold fast have a reputation, but are expensive. These bici concepts look promising, but I'm not sure.. Any advice from someone who has at least tried one?
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Old 03-03-12, 04:00 PM
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The bici concepts link is broken- New one: https://www.biciconcepts.com/strap-builder.html
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Old 03-03-12, 04:04 PM
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I would pick burros reloads ynots and holdfasts all over the bici conecepts.
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Old 03-03-12, 04:48 PM
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https://www.retro-gression.com/produc...ps-straps-only

I think you should check these out instead, these are continually upgraded and tweeked by the maker who's a member here, unlike those you posted up and for the price, they're a bargain. I've ridden these after sticking to hold fasts and they're literally the same as far as performance and function goes but for much less.

/giving praise where it's deserved
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Old 03-03-12, 04:52 PM
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Hmm, are those compatible with odyssey twisted pedals?
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I have random/cheapo metal BMX pedals that I use them on. I have been riding these same straps for the past 13 months, and they barely show any signs of wear. Considering that I ride every day, regardless of the weather (rain, snow, ice, etc) and they are still together after this long, I would say they are pretty high quality. Get them.
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Old 03-03-12, 05:09 PM
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Thanks, highly appreciated!
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Old 03-03-12, 05:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Eric_J View Post
Hmm, are those compatible with odyssey twisted pedals?
They basically work with any platform pedal that takes straps, there's in fact a combo of those two on the site as well. Bread n' butter.
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Old 03-05-12, 02:43 PM
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Retrogression FTW
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Old 09-07-12, 10:23 PM
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Quick random question
What pedals would fit well with holdfast straps?

Odyssey?
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Scrod runs out all the time apparently. There is always a post on the retrogression thread asking about the next restock haha
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