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Old 06-29-15, 11:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Hosscooper View Post
After doing a bit of study last night I changed my foot position this morning and noticed a difference. It also up'd my speed from 12.5 to 13.1. Never would have thought it would make such a difference.
When I was on platforms, I tried to keep the balls of my feet on the spindle (or as close to it as possible).

After about a month, and I was used to biking, and I was secure in my balance, I went to some SPD pedals (SPD on one side, and platforms on the other side) and MTB shoes.

Even on platforms, you might benefit from a MTB shoe without cleats, as a lot of shoes don't have a firm sole.

Also work on your cadence on the platforms. When you get to the point where you feel that you're spinning too fast for the platforms (as your feet are slipping or your pedalling isn't as smooth as you want), then you'll know you're ready for clipless pedals. That's where I got. My legs could spin faster than my feet could stay on the pedals.

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