well on the road, clipping in/out is mainly a red light stop/start skill.the lone rider wrote:Helpful folks, I need some advice about pedals and shoes. Background is I ride a road bike and have no issues with clipping in and out and just over a month ago decided to get a MTB. It came with flat pedals and ive just been using runners so far with moderate success. This is was okay with Warby trail type stuff but this wasn't really the reason I bought it so after a couple of trips to Lysterfield I'm finding I lose my footing on the pedals a little bit, but Im certainly not much good at the rocky terrain and tend to need to put my foot down quickly. At the moment I'm tossing up whether I buy some specific shoes for flats like Five Ten's or just go SPD. I think the reason I'm doubting getting SPD's is on the road you have plenty of time to prepare to stop Vs on a trail needing to put your foot down in a hurry. How much easier is it to get your foot down in a hurry in MTB pedals V's Road?
mtb101 wrote:I like crank brothers egg beaters as they have nice float (6 degrees, somethings roadie pedals don't have)
nikolai wrote:What sort of pedals do you have at the moment, because most bikes that come with pedals, come with crap ones? Probably my first suggestion would be get some decent platforms & some SPD's (since they're pretty cheap) and see which you prefer.
Rule of thumb, if your current platforms don't have big spikes which can rip chunks from your shins, then they're inadequate.
the lone rider wrote:Yeah there is no pins or anything on them more of a serrated type edge similar to this
Marx wrote:Also the platform does attract mud & foul getting in & out sometimes.
Snuffy wrote:One other consideration - what do all of your mates ride?
Swapping MTBs with your mates mid ride is always fun
(especially since pretty much everything is an upgrade for me when I swap bikes)
Marx wrote:In relation to Nic’s post about 650b’s, the current fad of wheel sizes in MTB is lost on me, but I will soon be looking at upgrading & the problem now exists on whether I’ll back the right horse on that one – seeing how I hold onto my bikes for 4~5yrs at a time.
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