Just thought I would share my experience of using MKS MM Cube Ezy - Clipless Pedals.
I had been using MKS MTE quick release platform pedals on several bikes and I fitted a spare set to my new Bridgestone Moulton. But I wanted to try out clipless pedals after reading about the benefits. I looked at various Shimano pedals but I liked the idea of being able to quickly switch pedal types between various bikes.
First stop was my local branch of CycleSurgery to check out some shoes. I had planned on going for some Shimano shoes but these Sidi Dominator’s caught my eye http://www.cyclesurgery.com/1027455/...minator-5.html They have an MTB competition sole but not as chunky as many MTB shoes. One thing I will say is that it is important to try cycling shoes on before buying. I normally take a size 9 UK or 43, but I tried 43, 44, and finally settled on a pair of 45 so if I had bought online I would have ended up with the wrong fit. The shoes have proved to be extremely comfortable and the micro adjustable levers are a useful feature.
I bought the clipless pedals from this company http://www.equipyourtrip.com/brands/...ss-pedals.html they had the best price and where located a short walk from work so I picked them up on Friday lunch time. Once I arrived home Friday evening I fitted the cleats to the shoes and adjusted the pedals 2 clicks with the supplied Allen key so they where easier to clip out of than the factory settings (I have now put them back to the factory setting, today, Sunday).
I had never used clipless pedals before so I went for a ride through the woods at the end of our avenue and around the new housing estate that is being built. I practiced clipping in and out until I felt happy using them. I did 12 miles on Saturday and I could really feel the difference with being able to pull on the upstroke. I had one incident where a taxi driver shot out of a side street and I had to do an emergency stop.... thankfully I was able to get both feet out of the clips without any problem.
I clip my left foot it first before starting off. I think this comes from years of riding motorcycles where you generally use your left foot to engage first gear while holding up the bike with your right leg.
I had to call into work this morning just to check on the snakes so I opted to take the Bridgestone Moulton and do the 23 mile round trip rather than take the car, truck or train.... I actually knocked 5 mins off my normal door to door week-day commute using the Bromton & train. On the return journey I went into the City and stopped for a short while to listen to some of the Bands playing at the (Liverpool) Mathew Street Music Festival. The streets where very busy with people which gave a good test of using the pedals, I felt comfortable riding clipped in.
I had read various posts and watched various U-tube videos of people coming to grief while learning to ride clipless...... thankfully I’ve not had any problem (so far)
The MKS quick release pedals come with a small plastic “C” clip to stop acidental detachment of the pedal. I have not had a pedal come off in over a year of using the MKS MTE pedals so I opted not to use the “C” clip with the new cube pedals.