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    Platform Clip Pedals

    I am not sure the real name for these but I have seen them before. They are basically platform pedals and in the middle, you can clip in.

    Anyone use these before? Thoughts?

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    I've never used them, but I've ridden with a good friend who really likes the platform option for grocery trips, or colder days when he wears boots. He noticed that having only one side to clip into requires him to be more diligent/focused on making sure the pedal is oriented appropriately.

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    I've experimented with pedals that are platform on one side, but have clips on the other. They're handy - I'll give them that. Not sure if you're talking about the same thing.
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    I have a set like Sayre mentioned - SPD clips on one side, platform on the other. The only disadvantage might be that they are heavier than some other pedals - like single-sided clipless. Other than that, I know of no disadvantages.

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    I have the platform on one side and SPD clips on the other side on my hybrid and like them. I ride the hybrid with the clips on the weekends and with my work uniform shoes during the week for commuting. By using the clips on the weekends it gives me more power and speed and during the week for a nice ride to work. I don't worry about the extra weight because it's a hybrid and weight is not a factor so much. On my road bike I just use double sided clips.

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    These look easy to use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chefisaac View Post
    I am not sure the real name for these but I have seen them before. They are basically platform pedals and in the middle, you can clip in.

    Anyone use these before? Thoughts?
    Do you mean the pedals with a platform on one side and an SPD clip on the other?

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    There are these Campus Pedals. Various makers, Wellgo, Shimano and a few others maybe various prices.(google campus pedals)

    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...sc=FRGL&cc=USD

    I did have a plastic clip on thingy that came on my MTB. It transformed one side into a platform. Clip off and on style. I don't know the name.

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    Those are the ones mr b linked to. They interest me because of the extra surface area.

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    I have the exact same ones on my Trek DS 8.4. I heard a lot of people tell me they are too heavy or just pick one or the other. I have had it on my bike for 2 weeks and i LOVE it! It is my first clipless pedal and i started with it being very loose at first so i could unhook very easily. After a week, i started tightening them up as i got more used to it. Now, it is like second nature. WHat i also love is the fact that i DON'T have to clip in to ride...kinda the point of these pedals. 4 stars for me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chefisaac View Post
    Those are the ones mr b linked to. They interest me because of the extra surface area.
    So you want to change to an entirely new clipless system? Candies are not SPD compatible.

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    I use these Shimano spd's on my touring bike.

    I clip in when I want


    and use the platforms in traffic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil_B View Post
    So you want to change to an entirely new clipless system? Candies are not SPD compatible.
    Candies are a 2 bolt spd style cleat.

    The advantage to the candies is the inner 4 sided spring that spins independently of the small platform. This makes them super easy to get into but the platform shown in the picture sits below the spring and is designed for shoes with aggresive lugs to have something to sit on. Road shoes probably wouldn't make contact with it causing all of the pressure to sit on the smaller spring area.

    As for true "platform" pedals, if you are looking for a pedal that you can use with both bike shoes and regular shoes they are without a doubt a good option. But road pedals and cleats are damn near equal in contact size to any of the true platform pedals mentioned here so I'm not sure if there is an advantage to them from the size perspective.

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    I've got the Nashbar two-sided platform/SPD pedals on a couple of my bikes. It's nice for when I ride somewhere and want to walk around without having to clomp in my bike shoes or carry a spare pair for walking. They don't "feel" any heavier than my other pedals, although they may be a few grams more. On the bikes I have them on this little bit of weight is a non-issue.
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    I use them. I bike to work with shimano clip in shoes and if I need to go somewhere during the day, I use the platform side with work shoes. They are heavier but work well for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Danw View Post
    These look easy to use.
    crank bros make a bigger platform ones. i use them its called crank bros mallet


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    The mallets are nice pedals, I have them on all of my bikes.

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    I have a set of A-530s I've been meaning to put on my rain/commuting bike, so I can wear minimalistic shoes to the gym. Haven't actually mounted them yet...
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    the mallets look nice.

    Neil: I have two differnet sets right now. On my road bike, I have icliks and my mtn bike I have my old SPD Shamano pedals but if I have the same issue I had with them when they were on my road bike, I will need to switch over to something that has more surface area but with my mtn bike commuter, I want to be able to walk in them versus my current road bike shoe and cleat.

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    Check out the Forte MTX also. It's like the campus, but has pins instead of the teeth on the edge. IMHO, the pins grip a lot better.
    http://www.performancebike.com/bikes...1586500_400936

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    I use a set of Shimano A-530's on my older road bike/utility bike. In clip less mode they work well. In platform mode they work as well as any platform pedals I have used.

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