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    Just out of curiousity, I wonder how many mtbers ride clipless compared to those that ride platforms. I know there are different applications for each type of pedal, but I thought this would still be interesting.

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    i don't ride enough to use clipless. i fell too much. it's no fun getting laughed at and spat on while you are lying helpless in a pricker bush still clipped in

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    clipless all the way, some dhers are even using clipless now. and they are the best for xc.

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    i love my clipless pedals and use them for everything!
    thats partly due to the fact that i only have one bike, but i have mallets so i can just wear normal shoes as well.
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    Drum & Bass is way better

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    I use platform pedals....Just my preference, but when I ride, I do a lot of jumping and stunt riding, so I need to be able to bail.

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    I'm now riding both. I'm still in the learning curve of using clipless pedals. I fell last time I was using them. People laughed at me, a whole family of people. I run clipless when logging miles of single track. Platforms when riding urban or whatever.
    So I guess I did not vote either way.

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    Clipless only. Pedaling is way more efficient. Once you ride with them for awhile, you can get you foot out pretty quick if needed.. I like feeling connected to the bike.

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    Platform only, you can never get out of clipless fast enough. I used to have a good short movie demonstrating a good sized jump made very very bad because of clipless. When they don't come undone, the damage is unreal.

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    I had scabby knees the entire first year I switched to clipless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maelstrom
    Platform only, you can never get out of clipless fast enough. I used to have a good short movie demonstrating a good sized jump made very very bad because of clipless. When they don't come undone, the damage is unreal.

    Thank you. See? Someone as cool as Mael uses plats. Me too. I'm too afraid to be trapped. I've seen my friend do a slow motion fall in clipless. After he fell, he was still on the ground struggling to get out of them. It was just like a cartoon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tequila Joe
    I had scabby knees the entire first year I switched to clipless.

    From now on, we can refer to you as the guy with the beef jerky knees!
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    I mainly ride clipless although there are times I will switch them out for platforms. I don't have a problem getting out of clipless pedals when I need to. I've crashed many times with clipless pedals and everytime, my feet have automagically done the right thing and disengaged.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind
    I've seen my friend do a slow motion fall in clipless. After he fell, he was still on the ground struggling to get out of them. It was just like a cartoon.
    Bummer, in situations similar to that; my cleats usually pop right out when I hit the ground.

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    platforms, cheaper.
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    and maelstrom, can you post the vid please?
    Bansheeeee!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind
    From now on, we can refer to you as the guy with the beef jerky knees!
    I resembled that description. It hurt the most when I scrape my knee exactly where I scrapped my knee the previous week that just so happens to be on top of the spot where I scrapped my knee 2 weeks prior.

    I was fairly discouraged the first year but am very glad that I stuck with it. I can get out of my pedals very fast now and haven't had scabby knees for years. I have much more climbing/sprinting power as I can pull up on the pedal while pushing down. Climbing steep long trails are much easier with clipless. I also clear technical sections easier becasue I can lift up the rear end over items rather than letting the back wheel slam into things. Clipless has also done wonders for my bunny hop. I hop over fallen trees/logs at full speed with confidence.
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    I like my platforms, Clipless on singlespeed isn't exactly fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mx_599
    i don't ride enough to use clipless. i fell too much. it's no fun getting laughed at and spat on while you are lying helpless in a pricker bush still clipped in

    Damn dude. Did someone ACTUALLY spit on you? And I ride plat's. I haven't tried clipless yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KonaRider24
    I like my platforms, Clipless on singlespeed isn't exactly fun.

    See, and I couldn't imgagine riding a singlespeed without them. I use both the push and the pull to get up those climbs. And it makes it a lot easier to spin at 140 rpms when you are downhill or in the flats.

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    Clipless only. I'm a xc weenie though.
    I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.

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    Really this is a poll of who does xc, who does anything else. If you ride xc, you better be using clipless.

    me, clipless. As for ground up knees, I spent my whole childhood like that with platform (cage type) pedals on my bmx. If you slip off the pedals, the crank freewheels backward and the pedal wacks you in the shin. no thanks.

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    Plats...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjsca07
    Damn dude. Did someone ACTUALLY spit on you? And I ride plat's. I haven't tried clipless yet.
    yeah...my friends are hardcore

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    Clipless 4 teh win! I can't imagine not being clipped in. The number of times my pedals have saved my ass is higher than I care to remember. On the other hand, once I got the hang of riding clipless offroad [took around a month], I can only recall being stuck or falling over [because I forgot to clip out] maybe three times. I crash all the time, and I've never had a problem with getting stuck or having my bike drag me along.
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    I recently made the move from platforms to clipless and I love it ! Sure I fell over the first three maybe five times because I was not used to disengaging and sometimes forgot to do it. My riding skills have significantly improved and I don't get as tired as I used to. You can definately feel the difference going up hills and doing jumps. I have fallen before and I was never dragged by the bike, I think for those have been, it has to do more with the release tension, if you pedals have that feature. My vote is definately towards clipless.

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