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    Time Trial and SPD

    Is it my 'sampling error' or is my observation of very few SPD clipless pedals at time trials true? If so, why? Thanks.

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    there are very few spds at any road race since they are mountain/touring pedals.

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    Unless you are talking about SPD-SLs, what dutret said.

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    ive never had it happen, but people say they can become unclipped in hard sprints. id say youd have to be really hammering or be really sloppy.

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    I never see $80 dollar pedals on $4K bikes either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by curiouskid55 View Post
    I never see $80 dollar pedals on $4K bikes either.
    No, but I do have $45 pedals on my $1,000 Dual, but I wear shoes with cleats as well, the horror, the horror.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bvfrompc View Post
    No, but I do have $45 pedals on my $1,000 Dual, but I wear shoes with cleats as well, the horror, the horror.
    i like my spd's, they are comfy, if weighty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jkizzle View Post
    ive never had it happen, but people say they can become unclipped in hard sprints. id say youd have to be really hammering or be really sloppy.
    happened to a friend of mine who was sprinting right in front of me. not sure how sloppy his pedal stroke is, but he's definitely a strong rider and was really hammering.

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    happened to Armstrong too coming out of the start house, and he was using looks I do believe

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    Very few racers wear SPDs for a few reasons. Small cleat = hot spot for long rides, not too stable, and yes they tend to pull out if riding hard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jkizzle View Post
    ive never had it happen, but people say they can become unclipped in hard sprints. id say youd have to be really hammering or be really sloppy.
    I would think in a TT you are a lot more controlled in your pedaling than in a sprint.

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