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Old 03-25-09, 10:54 AM
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Originally Posted by cyrano138 View Post
It also makes me feel sort of vindicated that I never bothered switching to clipless pedals (not that I don't recognize they may faster--just not absolutely necessary for performance).
Performance is a range and can be measured on a scale from 0% to 100%, with 0% meaning the lowest performance possible (like no pedals at all) and 100% meaning the highest performance possible. All components sit somewhere on that range. So all parts fall into the category of "necessary for performance." Clipless pedals offer higher performance than clips and straps, so they are necessary for higher performance in the pedal system. `

And yes, I realize that you probably meant something different than what you typed, and that this may just be a discussion of semantics.
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