Well I’ve had the Power Grips one week now. My attitude has changed a lot since those first 3 or 4 days. After getting the straps adjusted correctly and adjusting my mind set, I get along quite nicely with them. Mission accomplished as far as my hopes had been on this purchase.
I do ride faster with the Power Grips. My cadence is faster and I’m running about one gear higher than before. I’m using muscles not used before as I pedal in circles. One down side, with the higher speed I’ve not improved my endurance any. I guess that will come with time.
They do make my ride safer. They hold my feet on the pedals and stop your foot from falling off when you’re not expecting. This is a recumbent riders problem that upright riders do not experience.
The price was inexpensive. $20 for the pedals and Power Grips off of Craigslist.
I’ll give my final report in a month.