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    cervelo4me
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    new road biker

    cervelo r3 2011 best bike i ever tried.okay i have to get clip ins but dont want to break my neck falling.i realize when you buy a 3500.00 carbon road bike you dont use pedals.i want to be able to get out quick if i need .i figure ill spend about 150-200 and it seems look and shimano have many.shoe wise ill drop 200 as well.any suggestions?oh one more thing it came with rival sram and this double click is a learning process.thanks all

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    Welcome to Bike Forums.

    You gotta get clipless pedals. I had Look Keo for 2+ years. Last summer I switched to Shimano SPD-SL because they have a wider platform for my wide foot. Much better.
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    Long term, I like Shiman SPD-SL or Look Keo. But if you're nervous, Speedplay is the easist to learn.
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    Welcome!

    After a couple of weeks of riding, double tap will become second nature. So will clicking out of your pedals.
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    thanks to both of you all replys welcome and needed

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    Quote Originally Posted by caloso View Post
    Welcome!

    After a couple of weeks of riding, double tap will become second nature. So will clicking out of your pedals.
    yep thats what i figured

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    Welcome to bikeforums and hope you make your way over to the road forum. There is a lot of knowledge over there, just remember to bring your thick skin. Along with the knowledge comes a lot of good natured ribbing.
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    It took me a while to go to clipless too. I practiced clipping in and out by positioning myself in a door way so I can hold onto the wall with one hand. When I got used to that, I took my bike out to the yard (on grass ) and held onto a tree and did it. Then I pedaled the bike a short distance while still in the grass and clipped in and out till I got brave enough to do it on the asphalt. Just remember with spd you twist your ankle away from your body to get out of the pedal.

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