Power Grips: Available in Australia? 2nd hand even?

Discussion in 'Australia and New Zealand' started by beebbleb, Apr 11, 2007.

  1. beebbleb

    beebbleb New Member

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    Hi all,

    Found lots of references to Power Grips on the board and they seem like the ideal commuter "clip" system. At US$20 they certainly seem worth a try before the investment in SPD pedals and shoes. I'm just wondering if these are available for purchase anywhere in Australia (even 2nd hand!). Otherwise I guess an order from the US is in order.

    Oh and is anyone else using these for commuting and want to share their experiences? I still have a brand new set of Look pedals and shoes I got with my bike but I jsut can't bring myself to use.

    Adam
     
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  2. gclark8

    gclark8 New Member

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    Adam,

    I have a spare Blue pair, PM or e-mail for contact details.

    A friend has been using these for Triathlon for 2 seasons. I went back to strapless toe clips.
     
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    gclark8 New Member

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    Sold! ;)
     
  4. Wattsy Rules

    Wattsy Rules New Member

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    I'm interested to know why you won't use your clipless pedals. Seriously, once you get used to them they are SO easy to use, it's just a matter of practice. Also, to start off with you loosen the tension off to make it even easier. Not a criticism, just curious...
     
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    Thanks George! Rode with them on my commute yesterday, and they worked quite well, I'm not sure if I'm going faster or climbing easier, but I feel better now working on a better more "circular" movement. Really strains a whole set a different muscles though!

    Oh and I'm not using the clipless because my current shoes and pedals (that I got with the bike) are Look style and:

    (a) I really want more grip when I put my foot down at the lights
    (b) I have to walk for a bit when I arrive at work and prefer to do this on a normal sole

    There a good possibility I'll try clipless at a later stage (I have the shoes after all) but the Power Grips were so affordable it seemed like a great idea for a newbie.
     
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