I'm looking into buying a pair of toe clips (preferably strapless) for my Trek 950 mountain bike. I want the clips to increase my "pedal-power" while climbing hills, so I need a clip that will allow me to apply upwards force. At the same time, I want to be able to jump off the bike quickly if need be, so I think straps are out.
I'm looking at a pair of "EVO Double Quick Strapless Clips", but one reviewer said that they were "too small for average toe box". I wear running shoes while biking, but am size 12. I don't know what the guy was referring to as too small - he didn't say what size his shoes are. I suppose if you are riding with hiking shoes, any clips may be too small.
So, what do you think? Should I go with the EVO, or try something else? I don't really want to buy the complete pedal, since mine are fine.
Don't get clips. They're hard to get into, and hard to get out of in a hurry. Either go clipless or go pinned platform + bike-specific shoe with sticky rubber. They're worth the investment, and will be light years better (and safer) than baskets and running shoes.