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Old 06-25-08, 06:06 PM   #1
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Side Mounted Pedal

I think this may be interesting to many of you. A new clipless system SMP
(side-mounted pedal) will be introduced soon:
http://www.sidemountpedal.com/smp_tech.html
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Old 06-25-08, 06:45 PM   #2
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So the problem this solution is suppose to fix is?
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Cute, but it'll never work (Imagine being on steep singletrack and need your sugarfoot to clip in quickly).
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I don't remember which bicycling magazine it was, I don't think it was Bicycling, but one of them had an article covering this pedal in, I think, early '05, maybe late '04.

As I recall, it's supposed to give a more efficient pedal stroke by moving the axis of the pedal closer the the sole of the foot, among other things.
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Old 06-25-08, 06:59 PM   #5
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Hurts my corns just looking at it.
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from the looks of it, your foot is only being supported from the side, which will really really hurt your feet over time.
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Good security. How to you ride away if there are no pedals? It looks like it was invented by Red Green or some similar dope.
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Can't imagine clipping in to those in easily, but would be interested to see how they feel and work
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Old 06-25-08, 07:40 PM   #10
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These things are $289
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Old 06-25-08, 07:59 PM   #11
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Cool idea, but I wonder if it will end up in the same chapter of bike history as Biopace chainrings -- innovative concept, but so far from standard that nobody uses it.
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Old 06-25-08, 10:08 PM   #12
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Not a chance in He[[ you'll get me off my Times for THAT...!
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Old 06-26-08, 10:23 PM   #13
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So how do you make adjustments so you don't ruin your knees?

Looks gimmicky to me.
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Old 06-26-08, 10:34 PM   #14
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Wouldn't that play havoc with fitting a bike for the rider? It would put the sole of your foot several centimeters below the pedals' axis rather than above it.
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Goes down with the automatic shifting, if it goes that far.
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