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Old 09-22-06, 05:36 AM   #1
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clipless to flats

There are normally a few posts on here asking about starting to use clipless pedals, but who's gone the other way?

I have barely ridden on flats (literally less than 5 miles) for well over a year, and when my friend lent me his GT with V12s on it a few days ago, I couldn't keep my feet on the pedals. It wasn't too bad on the downhills, but going uphill I was subconciously pulling up, losing contact with the pedals and stalling my climb.

I think I need to learn to ride a bike all over again.
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Old 09-22-06, 09:48 AM   #2
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I learned on clipless and then went to flats for urban/aggressive riding. Now I'm almost scared of clipless. You just can't win.
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Old 09-22-06, 10:55 AM   #3
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I ride both quite often, I think it helps being familiar with both. Anytime I know ill be hitting some sketchy trails or jumping, I use the platforms.
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Old 09-22-06, 12:48 PM   #4
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i started with platforms, made the change to clipless, tried it for two months and just didn't like it. last weekend i took my first ride with platforms and toe clips and had my best outing in a while
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I switched back to platforms from clipless.

My riding style was becoming more aggressive, hitting some smaller drops, riskier lines, jumping a little bit. Riding elevated stunts/trails...etc.

I felt more comfortable riding platforms as opposed to being attached via clipless.
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I started on clipless, then went to flats and am now making the jump back to clipless. Too much climbing involved to not be clipped in.
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