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Old 10-13-14, 10:04 PM   #1
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Clipless Pedals for Commuting?

So I currently go to school at a university, and I ride my bike to class every day. I also like to ride around for recreation and exercise, but I haven't made the switch to clipless pedals yet. I want to know, is it worth it? I really like how the clipless pedals look, I've been told that they're an essential upgrade if you love cycling, and I know that they're really nice to help give you that bit of extra power. But I do commute every day, and I could bring a pair of shoes along with me. I ride fixed, and I already have foot retention in the form of toe cages. Is it worth it to upgrade, or would it be a waste of time?
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Old 10-13-14, 10:53 PM   #2
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I think it would be a pain to walk around all day in bike shoes or carry extra shoes from class to class. I ride clipless and prefer it, but in your shoes (ha ha) I wouldn't bother.
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My experience is that the real world difference between clips and clipless is mostly personal preference, but I don't ride fixed.
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Maybe get a dual clipless/platform pedal like the Nashbar SoHo: Nashbar Soho Pedals

I've been thinking about getting a pair myself for my Kona commuter. Anyone tried the SoHo pedal?
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Old 10-13-14, 11:47 PM   #5
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I have always thought of this as well.
About to build a fixed setup and run eggbeaters of some sort eventually.

Figured I'd be riding enough to invest in these so I wouldn't have to worry about what shoes I'd be wearing.

Shoes | DZR

Normal looking street shoes with embedded SPD clips for clipless riding and everyday walking.
Hop on hop off sheeeit.

Can't testify for clipless, or these shoes though, but just some thoughts running around my head as I ask the same questions you do. Doesn't really help, just more things to consider I suppose
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