Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  

Go Back   > >

Recumbent What IS that thing?! Recumbents may be odd looking, but they have many advantages over a "wedgie" bicycle. Discuss the in's and out's recumbent lifestyle in the recumbent forum.

User Tag List

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-25-04, 06:09 PM   #1
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Riverside NJ
Bikes: Optima Lynx
Posts: 6
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Clip in pedals & shoes

I curently have Look pedals and road shoes. Do they make a difference on riding a recubant? I'm riding a Optima Lynx


hyper94uznj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-04, 12:29 PM   #2
My own worst nightmare
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Madison, WI USA
Posts: 1,237
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Actually, you're talking about clipless pedals. They use a cleat on the pedal and on the shoe. They're called clipless because the alternative (their predecessor, so to speak) are pedals using a cage around the foot known as a toe clip.

Anywho, yes, I use SPD (Shimano's "standard") clipless pedals and shoes on my recumbent. I've heard some say that with recumbents, you put your foot further forward on the pedal (between the ball of your foot and your heel) compared to a "wedgie", but I find the ball-of-the-foot position to be quite natural.
madpogue is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:36 PM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.
  • Ask a Question
    get answers from real people!
Click to start entering your question.