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Old 05-01-07, 07:08 PM
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looking to get a clipless...

i came across this http://www.blueskycycling.com/produc...rty-Pedals.htm i'm just wondering if any of you can be some of help? pros and cons? this will be my first time using clipless and don't want to spend too much on it too for now. i am sure these smarty pedals works just fine thanks.
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Old 05-01-07, 07:13 PM
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crank brothers make a fine clipless pedal. they should do the trick.
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Old 05-01-07, 07:17 PM
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I'd suggest these
Personally I don't like the idea of plastic on my pedals. I also learned on the next model up from these (the Control Z which is virtually the same thing) and never hesitate to suggest them or any TIME product for that matter.
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Originally Posted by Raiyn
I'd suggest these
Personally I don't like the idea of plastic on my pedals. I also learned on the next model up from these (the Control Z which is virtually the same thing) and never hesitate to suggest them or any TIME product for that matter.
looks good too, i didn't know that the link i posted were plastic around the egg beater. thanks. i will look some more. i gotta be careful on how much to spend because of my fiance is getting little upset about me spending and upgrading my bike this year since we are saving to move out of state lol. unless someone here got any clipless to part with? that i can buy?
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Old 05-01-07, 07:29 PM
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You don't need clipless especially if you're not racing and the better half is ixnay'ing it. I've run flats on my trail bike for years and don't plan to change. I love my Times on the commuter and if I ever decide to add them to the trail bike that's the way I'd go, but I haven't found the need to do so.
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Originally Posted by Raiyn
You don't need clipless especially if you're not racing and the better half is ixnay'ing it. I've run flats on my trail bike for years and don't plan to change. I love my Times on the commuter and if I ever decide to add them to the trail bike that's the way I'd go, but I haven't found the need to do so.
i want clipless pedals because when i ride and trail gets bumpy, so i want my feet to stay in place also with clipless you can bunny hop better.
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I recommend a Shamino PD-M424 pedal. This pedal will help you adjust to using "clipless" pedals.
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thanks i will take a look on some sites now.
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i would reccomend either the Time Z's (as stated by Raiyn), or (for something lighter) the Time ATAC's.

Time is good stuff!
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Originally Posted by derekdehaas
i want clipless pedals because when i ride and trail gets bumpy, so i want my feet to stay in place also with clipless you can bunny hop better.
All you need is a set of BMX style pedals like these:

and a pair of sneakers.
If your feet slip off of those you've got bigger issues than bumpy trails. Also Clipless bunny hopping is technically cheating riders have been able to bunny hop on flats since the move was invented.

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I would recommend either the Time Z's (as stated by Raiyn), or (for something lighter) the Time ATAC's.

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I want to take any chance I can to promote the crank brothers company. I broke one of their eggbeater pedals in a race last fall. (presumably I hit a rock or something) I called them on monday, they sent me a new set of pedals no questions asked. I had them by the next weekend's race.

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i came across this http://www.blueskycycling.com/produc...rty-Pedals.htm i'm just wondering if any of you can be some of help? pros and cons? this will be my first time using clipless and don't want to spend too much on it too for now. i am sure these smarty pedals works just fine thanks.
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Originally Posted by derekdehaas
i came across this http://www.blueskycycling.com/produc...rty-Pedals.htm i'm just wondering if any of you can be some of help? pros and cons? this will be my first time using clipless and don't want to spend too much on it too for now. i am sure these smarty pedals works just fine thanks.
If you end up getting the Smartys, here's a better deal: http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/157...rty-Pedals.htm
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