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Old 01-03-14, 08:29 PM   #1
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Pedal Choice

Ive been building up a Planet X Track bike frame to be a TT style bike. Ive been using a mix of track components and more road oriented stuff. I absolutely hate clip less pedals, they just aren't practical/comfortable for me. Ive been thinking about the MKS Sylvan pedals but i heard that they are a little small and I have pretty big feet so that might be an issue. Does the bike forums community have any suggestions? Thanks.
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I think the mks gr-10s are for wider feet? Those might work. A TT bike that doesn't have clipless seems absurd to me, you are already sacrificing comfort for aero positioning, why not just add some 3 bolt on there and get power on your upswing?
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Buy two Kilo TTs and use them as pedals.
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This should help ya:

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Ive been building up a Planet X Track bike frame to be a TT style bike. Ive been using a mix of track components and more road oriented stuff. I absolutely hate clip less pedals, they just aren't practical/comfortable for me.
Curious…..not practical in what way? Is it because of the shoes you wear for riding?
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If you're not using a stiff-soled cycling shoe, these are a good option:

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Thanks everyone so much for your suggestions. I know it doesn't make any sense but ill find that out for myself when I start riding the build. I think I'm going for MKS Sylvan Tour, it has the looks and dimensions (other than length) of the sylvan but room for my feet.
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You're riding a Planet X around on the street?


Wow much tarck
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Buy two Kilo TTs and use them as pedals.
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Clipess pedals aren't practical but a Planet X frame built up with TT parts for the street is. We have enter'd the twilight zone.
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^ Lolz. Very true.

Get yourself a pair of MKS Sylvans or GR-10's along with some descent cages / straps and call it a day. They are wide enough for my fat feet!

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If you're not using a stiff-soled cycling shoe, these are a good option:

btw, these are great pedals
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btw, these are great pedals
They work very well on my bike. With my old feet, I need the Urbans, but the GR-9s and GR-10s are also very good pedals for those of you with more modest extremities.
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