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    Shimano A530 clipless/platform....good purchase?

    Hello people,

    I have one bike. i use it for different things. I commute to work. It takes about 30 mins. I just started also cycling ~60 miles/week for sport in addition to transportation. I would also like to use this bike for a triathlon within the year. I'm trying to upgrade components within the expectations of the frame....so not too crazy

    My pedals have to be changed..I know...to maximize energy transfer for top response from the bike

    Are these pedals a good purchase for me?
    Will I be upset that I didn't get light weight full clipless pedals in the future if i become very serious and actually train for a triathlon?
    My first impression is that the weight difference is not that different withing the ~$100 price range.

    Thanks in advance biker peeps!

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    If you're going to want to use this bike with both regular shoes and clipless shoes, then it'll be a good choice.
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    I've got 'em on a couple of bikes and love 'em.
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