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    Eggbeaters w/ regular shoes?

    Can Eggbeaters or any kind of clipless pedals be used with normal shoes without cleats? I don't want to wear riding shoes on my commute to school or lug around an extra pair of regular shoes to change into, but I would like to have the clipless option when I go to long distances or to my lbs (6 mi. away, not really local).

    On a side note, can you use clipless to ride trails or is that just a bad idea?

    Thanks for you input.

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    I have the same 661 shoes and find that they work well.

    I would suspect that you would have difficulty using regular shoes and eggbeaters. I have the Candy models which are basically eggbeaters with a mini platform and think they are just okay with regular shoes. A quick ride to the grocery store is fine but I would not do my 20km commute to work that way. I just keep shoes at work or pack them with me to change from my clipless shoes.

    You can definitely use clipless pedals on the trails. Takes getting used to so if you are thinking of getting clipless you'll have to first ride around on some grass at your local park and practise getting in and out of them. Then practise riding around your neighbordhood (like going to school) then finally take it to the trails.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirtbike
    The mallets were actually my first choice, but I didn't like the weight of them much compared to the eggbeaters or candys. Are the mallets heavier than the stock pedals that come with a Hardrock Sport or any low end bike?

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    They weigh 540 some grams for the Cs, but the weight isnt really significant. The platform is great for 4x, Slalom, and DH, but for XC, I would go for the candies. They have the same great 4 sided entry, but with a lightweight platform.
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