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Old 01-31-02, 03:12 AM   #1
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Clipless pedals in BMX racing

Thought this might be of interest to those who race BMX's.

What's your opinion...yeay or nay!?!

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BRITISH BMX REMAINS CLIPLESS
On the 26th January 2002, the British Cycling BMX Commission discussed
the use of Clipless Pedals for BMX Racing. This came as a result of a
ban introduced in France and Germany for U13 riders and by the UEC for
U16 riders. Following a meeting in Frankfurt it was revealed that no
firm evidence or reports have been collected as to the long term effect
of clipless pedal use in BMX racing. The Australian Federation have
collected data on crashes during racing which seems to indicate that
riders wearing clipless pedals are potentially more seriously injured
than riders with "Flat" pedals, but again the long term effects have not
been investigated and the exact details of the research were not
available. The UCI (world governing body) has not taken any action but
is monitoring the situation. Taking this information into account the
BC BMX Commission will not be taking any immediate action to ban the use
of clipless pedals in BMX racing in the UK in 2002. The commission will
continue to monitor the situation and will review the situation as and
when any new information comes to light. In the meantime the commission
will be seeking advice from the pedal manufactures (Shimano, Odyssey,
Wellgo, etc.) on their recommendations for pedal settings for various
age groups and weights (as per ski bindings). It is therefore the
responsibility of riders and parents/guardians at this stage to make the
decision as to whether to use clipless pedals or not.
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Old 02-01-02, 03:36 PM   #2
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I say let them use what they want! Banning has gotten a little out of control lately in just about every aspect of the sport.
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Old 02-06-02, 12:03 AM   #3
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To Clip or not to Clip, that is the question... It makes me sick to think that 5 year olds in the ABA are clipping in... However whatever floats your boat, I clip in for that edge... I am not against, I am not for, I just want to see more kids develop the talent to ride rather than learning like a freeking mountainbiker and looking stupid but still riding fast... learn to ride, then get fast!!!!

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Old 02-06-02, 02:50 AM   #4
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Fair play!!

I'm a freaking MTBer who likes to switch between SPuDs and Flats....and I wholeheartedly agree that people should learn to ride before they sprint.....but as long as the kiddies are riding, that's the most important thing!

Ride on!!!

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