What’s better to lock into? Straps or Clips?

John July 1, 2011 3

So what is the answer, which of these methods of holding your feet into the pedals is best?  Well there is no answer.  this is one of those things where it is all up to the rider…this is all personal preference, but I can tell you things that I have noticed and things my friends have said that have led me to prefer straps over clips.  The main thing I have noticed with straps is that they are just way easier to deal with than clips…they are easier to fit into and they require way less maintenance…after all, the point of a fixed gear is its simplicity.

Some people go both clips and straps for that extra hold…especially in brakeless situations where you absolutely must have that stopping power…i dont know how much extra that is going to help though.  One huge advantage straps have over clips is that straps will fit with a lot more shoes than clips will; you can pretty much wear any shoe you want with straps…even a damn boot.  They are just so much easier to adjust and get into and out of.  They are just more comfortable…thats it.  check out some of these fixed gear pedal straps for sale through eBay below.

Black Wellgo Pedal Straps Foot Straps Fixed Gear BMX Single Speed
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Toe Clips 4 Track Fixie Fixed Gear Messenger Bike Pedal
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MOJO Fixed Gear Footstraps Foot Straps Fixie Pedal RED
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New WELLGO Pedal Foot Straps Nylon Black Fixed Gear Single Speed BMX Bicycle
New WELLGO Pedal Foot Straps Nylon Black Fixed Gear Single Speed BMX Bicycle $9.99
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Pedal Straps for Fixie Bike Fixed Gear Bike Single Speed BMX Track Bicycle
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Origin8 Pro Grip II Double Straps BLACK for Platform Pedals Fixed Gear BMX Bike
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NJ5 Leather Toe Straps Single BLACK Track Fixed Gear
NJ5 Leather Toe Straps Single BLACK Track Fixed Gear $8.99
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Black Wellgo Pedal Straps FIXED GEAR FIXIE BMX or PLAT FORM PEDALS Bicycle Bike
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Fast Straps for Fixed Gearor Mountain Bike DARK GREEN Blow Out Sale
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Fast Straps for Fixed Gearor Mountain Bike RED GREEN Blow Out Sale
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Gold Double Strap Pedals TOE CLIPS Fixie RoadBike Fixed Gear Track Bicycle Cages
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1 Pair Fixed GEar BMX Bicycle Double Pedal Toe Straps Blue T1
1 Pair Fixed GEar BMX Bicycle Double Pedal Toe Straps Blue T1 $1.96
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1 Pair Fixed Gear Fixie BMx Bike Bicycle Double Pedal Toe Straps Red J1I9 13HE
1 Pair Fixed Gear Fixie BMx Bike Bicycle Double Pedal Toe Straps Red J1I9 13HE $1.55
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Track Fixed Gear Pedal Straps Latigo Leather Heavy duty
Track Fixed Gear Pedal Straps Latigo Leather Heavy duty $44.99
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MOJO Fixed Gear Footstraps Foot Straps Fixie Pedal WHITE
MOJO Fixed Gear Footstraps Foot Straps Fixie Pedal WHITE $25.99
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3 Comments »

  1. jk July 6, 2011 at 5:27 pm -

    What straps are those in the picture? any recommendations?

  2. John July 6, 2011 at 6:49 pm -

    thats just a random pic of a pedal strap i googled…i would recommend those KRNKY straps, those look sick and ive read good reviews on them

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