PROS: Easy To Install, Lightweight, Durable
BEST USES: Road Biking, Casual Riding
Power Grips allow me simply to attach my feet onto the pedals of my high racer. Nothing extra is needed.
PROS: Durable, Easy To Install
It's also nice that if you aren't in the Power Grips, they won't make that dreadful scraping-on-pavement noise that an upside-down plastic or metal toe clip would.
The only negative is that they will begin to show their wear pretty quickly. The straps, after all, are a very reinforced, inflexible fabric. So after a few rotations along the pavement they will begin to look furry and frayed.
PROS: Better Grip Than Clips
CONS: Look Worn Quickly
BEST USES: Upgrade From Platforms, Commuting, Touring
PROS: Gain power on the hills, Easy to get in and out of, Wear ANY shoe, Inexpensive
CONS: Not AS much power as clip
I use them on my fixed gear commuter and have had them on for two years and they still work excpetionally well. The only downfall is the adustability of the strap legnth requires tools.
PROS: Ease of Instalation, Easy to get in and out of, durability
BEST USES: Commuter bikes, Fixed gear, City Bikes
Aside from the screw problem, the powergrips are actually very good when functioning properly. Just be sure to adjust it properly and trim the strap so it doesn't scrape the road as you turn.
Going uphill definitely was easier and there was definitely more power in the pedal strokes.
Back to cons, while there was increased power because normal shoes were used in conjunction with these pedals there was a bit of discomfort in the soles of my feet and areas the strap held down my foot during longer rides. I switched the clipless and will never look back.
Bottomline: If properly adjusted and used for shorter rides it is an absolute upgrade to your bike. However I suggest you highly consider clipless if you are doing anything more than 10-15 minute rides.
PS using these straps made transitioning to clipless a breeze
PROS: cheap, Easy To Install, Easy to use, More power
CONS: Slow customer service, Weak parts
BEST USES: Uphills, To Gain More Power, Possible Transition Step
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