MTB>>>clipless>>>>slicks>>>>roadbike. BEAR WITH ME!!
Hi guys new here, go easy
At the ripe old age of 42 i thought i would get myself a mountain bike to get fit. Well before i even rode it my mate suggested entering a "mini" sprint triathlon. So being a competative soul i agreed. Well i have been out twice on the road, flat pedals and knobblies. I have done 7 miles at 12 mph pace on a hilly route. Now i'm thinking i should really get more of an advantage so bought some shimano SPDs and ordered some 195 slicks. I will no doubt get a road bike within a couple of weeks because i want to win!!
Any idea what advantage i will get with clipless and slicks over flat pedals and knobblies, and also if i progress to a road bike what sort of times equivilent to my current times? I know it's like how longs a piece of string but i have asked anyhow.
Cheers and i look forward to getting stuck into this forum......