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Old 11-08-07, 02:08 PM   #1
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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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Old 11-08-07, 02:11 PM   #2
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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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Old 11-08-07, 03:03 PM   #4
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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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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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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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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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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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