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Dual Purpose Pedals or Stick to Flats?

Old 02-08-17, 04:42 AM
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Originally Posted by 52telecaster
I use mks lambda platforms and frankly I havnt felt the need to ever look back to clipless or clips and straps. Its quite liberating really. Somebody NAD them for under 50.00 online.
I've wanted to try these I suppose because they look so cool. Some say they are slick, however. What's been your experience?
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Old 02-08-17, 06:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Chuck Naill
I've wanted to try these I suppose because they look so cool. Some say they are slick, however. What's been your experience?
Never been slick for me. I have heard some folks drill out the little divits in em but I never felt the need.

They are pretty light and give me great support.
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Originally Posted by DarKris
That's the thing, I have about 3 1/2 more months of college for the most part. I got my bike for commuting around campus and from that I took up longer riding and I was unsure if I should go clipless (or if I could find size 15 shoes that I could still walk around in, but I asked that in a different thread).
Dare I suggest Ergon flat pedals? Big and heavy pedal that is contoured to fit your foot and give lots of support for those of us a bit more endowed in that department... The 3m surface is like sandpaper, and I have never had any issues with foot slipping when wet from rain or snow.
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I use old Forte MTX combo pedals. These aren't made anymore, but can sometimes be found as NOS on eBay and elsewhere. They are great pedals, because the flats have screw in spikes like real flats and they don't slip. The clip-less side is Shimano compatible. The default is flat side up, so it's setup for you when using them that way with stops and starts. Typically I only use them clipped when I plan to leave them that way for a time period. If it wasn't for the huge advantage climbing I'd probably run flats all the time, but a clipped foot is a happy climber...
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Old 02-09-17, 12:55 AM
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Originally Posted by DarKris
I plan on upgrading my bike pedals and I'm currently debating between the XLC PD-S02 Platform/SPD pedal and the Raceface Chester.
I vote for the Raceface Chesters. I have a pair. They're great.

I've tried the SPD/flat pedals. I didn't like having to look down to make sure the right side was up.
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Old 02-09-17, 08:10 AM
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Originally Posted by athrowawaynic
I vote for the Raceface Chesters. I have a pair. They're great.

I've tried the SPD/flat pedals. I didn't like having to look down to make sure the right side was up.
You do it by feel. If you don't feel the clip, you flip the pedal over with your toe. No need to look down once you get used to it.
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Originally Posted by churnman
Shimano PD-M324 SPD Dual Platform Pedal


I have had the pedal mentioned above on both of my bike for years. Slipping off when wet is not an issue with these. They are durable due to being metal.

What he said.


Shimano A530 is more of a performance dual sided. I like having the ability to unclip and change my foot position on long rides to give my feet a rest. That said, making the switch to clipless is pretty transformational to your riding experience.
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Best Gravel Bike Pedals for Dual Purpose

Best Gravel Bike Pedals for Dual Purpose should be flat and clipless!
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