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  • Pedals with toe clips

    21 16.41%
  • Clipless pedals - any style

    86 67.19%
  • Platform pedals

    24 18.75%
  • Other

    3 2.34%
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    Preferred Pedal Type

    OK folks, we have beat all around this bush. Now it is time for a poll. What kind of pedals do you prefer on your bike of choice?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old School View Post
    OK folks, we have beat all around this bush. Now it is time for a poll. What kind of pedals do you prefer on your bike of choice?
    Look style pedals - Looks and the cheaper copies (Performance)
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    I ride Looks on the road, clips and straps around town. I don't feel as secure on plain platforms....I like being attached in some way.

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    Other, Speedplays only one for me. (I hope you find same luck with whatever you choose)
    I tried look & SPD's, cages, & flat pedals. Speedplays easier on knees for me and allows more time before foot becomes numb on a really long ride (100+)
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    SPD.

    Shoes you can walk in!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WillisB View Post
    SPD.

    Shoes you can walk in!
    +1

    I have SPD on two bikes and the dual-sided pedals (SPD/platform) on one bike. This platform comes in handy when I'm doing lots of stop & go riding in town or events with the MetroPark. I'm doing a bike rodeo with kids tomorrow and I'll be taking the bike with the dual-sided pedals.....don't want to forget to unclip and fall in front of all those kids
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    Mtn.bike platform pedals (the type with traction pins). Sorry, pic wouldn't post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WillisB View Post
    SPD.

    Shoes you can walk in!
    SPD, shoes you can walk in and the same shoes for MTB and Road. In fact, the same pedals for MTB and Road.

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    Shimano 324 (clipless on one side, platform on the other) on my utility bike. Look Keo Classics on my road bike.
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    Assorted versions of Shimano LX series SPD, on all 4 of the currently functioning bikes. Same cleats on all shoes, all shoes work on all bikes. Reasonably light, same clip-in/release function bike-to-bike.

    I have a really old set of the origina; SPD's as well on my bent, as well as a Nashbar/Wellgo knock-off on a beater. One thought about the SPD knockoff, they work fine when the Shimano cleats are new, but then develop release issues when the cleats wear. Still usable, just something to know.

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    Speedplays are the ticket for my comfort. I suspect this poll will reveal that the pedal issue is a lot like the bent issue. There will be many devoted folks to platform and/toe clips, but the majority will go with clipless. There is a reason they are so popular. They work for most people. Having said that, it is really a good thing that choices still exist and that folks can pick what works for them.
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    These are nice

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    Currently, platforms since that's the only type I have. Deep down I'm hoping my next bike will have the dual-sided pedals so I can learn clipless if I want to but still have the platforms for times I prefer to use them instead.
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    SPD SL with Kool Covers for walking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrossChain View Post
    ... I don't feel as secure on plain platforms....I like being attached in some way.
    I concur. I use traditional road quill pedals with toeclips and straps on all four road bikes and old-school square mountain bike pedals with plastic toeclips and straps on the mountain bike.

    Quote Originally Posted by WillisB
    ... Shoes you can walk in!
    Absolutely.

    Quote Originally Posted by CrossChain
    I ride Looks on the road, clips and straps around town.
    I like the idea of using the same system on all of my bikes, so that I develop appropriate jerk up and back versus twist and lift reflexes in an emergency.
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    MKS Touring Pedals....no straps or toe clips.....on all (8) road, mountain, and comfort bikes. NO problems/issues under any circumstances/durations.

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    speedplay frogs for me. no brainer in and out. no accidental releases. lots of float. small cleats allow walking.

    rode a bike that just had platforms the other day.... it felt soooooooooo-o-o-o-o weird.

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    moved to clipless in 91 (Look) and changed to Speedplays about 10 years ago. Love em.

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    SPD for me. Just like the feeling of being securely attached to the bike. And I've only forgotten to unclip twice!

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    Along with high technology and advantages comes maintenance. What does it take to maintain the various types of clipless pedals or caged pedals?

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    My "go fast" bikes all have clipless now. However, I'll go on record as saying I was perfectly happy with clips and straps and slotted cleats, in days of yore.

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    Look pedals and Sidi shoes. Gear you can ride in. Who needs to walk?
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    Speedplay Drillium Platforms. Pricey ($110.00) but worth it. bk

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    Looks, both bikes.

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    Platform pedals with clips and straps on fixed gear bikes, clipless on others.




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