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    Clipless or regular paddles

    Hi, I am new to MT biking. Just bought a bike but does not have clipless paddles. I will do light XC biking and I was just thinking if I really need clipless paddles to enjoy the bike better? If so which paddles do you recommend that are light on maintenance and sturdy. And what type of shoe do you recommend as well.
    Thanks in advance.

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    I'd stick with your regular pedals until you get comfortable on your bike, I suggest a good year! Learn to bunny-hop w/ regular pedals.

    If you don't want to wait, look into any of Shimano's pedals. I personally use Time A.T.A.C.'s and highly recommend them. Also, Crank Bros. Eggbeaters get great reviews!

    Shoes are a matter of personal choice. I have a couple of pairs. From $60 - $180.

    If you want a good budget shoe, try Specialized website: www.specialized.com or www.pricepoint.com for a good combo deal.

    L8R
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    I drink your MILKSHAKE Raiyn's Avatar
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    Listen to A2 you must. Knows of what he speaks, he does

    edit: Even MORE Yoda-ish
    Last edited by Raiyn; 04-03-03 at 09:55 AM.

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    Pleases me, this does.



    Like Yoda Raiyn speaks


    My money pits:

    Cannondale Jekyll 500 with Avid Mechs and Sun DS2 rims with XT disc hubs.

    Cannondale F900 with SRAM XO shifters/derailler, Mavic X3.1 tubeless wheels, Avid Mechs, Race Face Next LP cranks, Time ATAC pedals, SRAM levers.

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    I drink your MILKSHAKE Raiyn's Avatar
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    The Force you must use, but beware the Dark Side.

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    Haha...that would explain a lot about yoda thats for sure

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    Smoke the herb, Yoda does!
    My money pits:

    Cannondale Jekyll 500 with Avid Mechs and Sun DS2 rims with XT disc hubs.

    Cannondale F900 with SRAM XO shifters/derailler, Mavic X3.1 tubeless wheels, Avid Mechs, Race Face Next LP cranks, Time ATAC pedals, SRAM levers.

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    Yes, but he never inhales!!! Oh wait, wrong person!!!!

    Didn't mean to insult Yoda like that!

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    How do you think Yoda is so knowledgeable about "The Force" hmmm?




    My money pits:

    Cannondale Jekyll 500 with Avid Mechs and Sun DS2 rims with XT disc hubs.

    Cannondale F900 with SRAM XO shifters/derailler, Mavic X3.1 tubeless wheels, Avid Mechs, Race Face Next LP cranks, Time ATAC pedals, SRAM levers.

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