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Old 08-25-10, 07:04 PM   #1
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benefits of cages?

i have cages on my kilo tt and ive been practicing back circles. they are such a hassle so i want to know what the benifits of them are and if there are certain tricks that you can only do with them. cause if not i was thinking of removing them
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Old 08-25-10, 07:14 PM   #2
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They are used for foot retention. The main purpose is to allow you to pull up on the pedal during the upstroke making you much more efficient.
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They keep your feet on the pedals. When you're doing 30mph brakeless and your crank arms are spinning faster than an egg beater, it's a good enough reason to use them for me.
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Old 08-25-10, 07:17 PM   #5
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Take them off, we'll find out if darwin was right...

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if you dont realize what the benefit is of proper foot retention, than you should definitely be riding more
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Old 08-25-10, 07:43 PM   #7
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You need them for things like riding forward,straight and circles.Also ,no foot retention=no mad skidz.Try riding the bottoms for tricks.
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You need them for things like riding forward,straight and circles.Also ,no foot retention=no mad skidz.Try riding the bottoms for tricks.
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