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    It's the fight in the man Rich's Avatar
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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!?!

    Rich

    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.
    Making New Zealand a safer place :)

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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.
    "....You have to have faith that if you're doing the work now,you'll get there sometime."
    - Nicole Reinhart

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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!!!!

    These are only my Views

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    It's the fight in the man Rich's Avatar
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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!!!

    Rich
    Making New Zealand a safer place :)

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