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whats your prefered pedal set up?

Old 08-31-16, 03:11 PM
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whats your prefered pedal set up?



So i just got this baby on order. its coming in about 2 weeks. I ordered it with standard pedals, which are alloy with toe cages. i did have an option to go with odyssey twisted pedals but i dont like the size and/or my feet could slip off. im considering buying clipless, maybe egg beaters because ive never used toe cages before and i would have thought its hassle at lights or junctions trying to fit your foot back into a cage.

what is other peoples opinion on, flat pedals vs toe cages vs clipless?

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Old 08-31-16, 03:18 PM
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I like MKS GR9 with steel toe-clips and single straps for when I want to wear sneakers for casual riding, quick jaunts around the neighborhood, going to the bar, etc. BMX platforms are fine too, but the look dumb as **** on bikes with drop bars IMO. For long rides, clipless all the way.
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Currently riding SS so its Wellgo BMX platform pedals. I have clipless shoes and pedals for FG, though. Just not currently installed.
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i normally do about 8 miles a day, 4 to work 4 back home. then if i ever have free time ill be out and about for hours. clipless definitely seem more of the way to go. cages just scare me a little, i imagine getting stuck :/
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Originally Posted by dayvurd View Post
what is other peoples opinion on, flat pedals vs toe cages vs clipless?
Clipless.
Proper reliable foot retention & quick/easy clip-in/out.

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After doing about 8 years of using platform pedals with cages and straps, I recently switched over to clipless, and I'm never going back.

I have both a pair of Crank Brothers Candy SPD's, and a couple pairs of LOOK Keo's. While the SPD's are easier to walk around in, I find the Keos to be much easier to clip in and out of.
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Once you go clipless you never go back. I've gone through flats/straps/cages and clipless, and the later surpasses all the former in pretty much every aspect of ride quality, security and comfort. At least in my opinion, though it's not for everyone.
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I havent ever done clipless but I easily prefer BMX pedals with wide velcro straps over cages and straps. Cages put wear and tear on my toes. I also do a lot of stop and go in my town and I can flip and get in and out of straps easier than cages (though I do have a lot more time on them). However this new bike has flexible plastic cages which I do like better than metal.
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+1 for MKS GR-9/10, used both and they're great pedals that have lasted years. Thinking about giving the urban platforms a shot next time i'm due for new pedals, their bearings are so smooth compared to the GR-9/10 pedals.

I commute with clips and straps and find it convenient and comfortable. Makes getting on and off easy, like quick stops for groceries or whatnot, since you don't need to walk around in cycling shoes. Ride them enough and you'll get pretty comfortable flipping into them in or out of the saddle and tightening/loosening them when you need to.
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SPD on my Wabi Classic and road bikes, Holdfast Straps/BMX pedals on the fixed gear beater.
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I have these on all 4 of my bikes. Shimano PD-M520 Clipless Pedal > Components > Pedals > Mountain Pedals | Jenson USA
I do believe in proper full foot retention on a fixed gear, and to me, straps or cages are just not full enough.
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Another one for clipless.
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Get some Shimano M540's and a decent pair of walkable shoes (I recommend MTB shoes). Going clipless was easily the most cost-effective upgrade I ever made.

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Originally Posted by 50voltphantom View Post
Get some Shimano M540's and a decent pair of walkable shoes (I recommend MTB shoes). Going clipless was easily the most cost-effective upgrade I ever made.
+1.

If not MTB shoes then get some urban cycling shoes like DZR, Chrome, etc.
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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
+1.

If not MTB shoes then get some urban cycling shoes like DZR, Chrome, etc.
If I had bought MTB shoes from the get-go, I'd only own one pair of cycling shoes, instead of three. They work for everything.
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Originally Posted by 50voltphantom View Post
If I had bought MTB shoes from the get-go, I'd only own one pair of cycling shoes, instead of three. They work for everything.
definitely looking into MTB shoes, i prefer the two sided clipless, instead of the likes of Shimano OE R540. something about having to toe the edge to make it turn over just seems like too much bother, especially if you stop at lights in high traffic areas.
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Originally Posted by dayvurd View Post
definitely looking into MTB shoes, i prefer the two sided clipless, instead of the likes of Shimano OE R540. something about having to toe the edge to make it turn over just seems like too much bother, especially if you stop at lights in high traffic areas.
I had some A530 or some model like that, dual sided, flat on one side and SPD on the other.

There was no need to toe flip.

The bearings were intentionally a little stiff so that the pedal doesn't rotate on its own.

The pedal will be on either side as the crank rotates so if it isn't on the correct side then all you have to do is wait for the crank to come around 1/2 revolution.


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Clipless 100% with touring shoes so I can walk comfortably, even while at work.

In fact I use Eggbeaters on all my bikes.....road, mtb, FG, and touring......same pair of shoes.
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Platform with straps.. have SPD on my mtb tho
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If I had bought MTB shoes from the get-go, I'd only own one pair of cycling shoes, instead of three. They work for everything.
This. My Giro shoes are a littler louder to walk in and slightly more slippery than my Chrome shoes but since I purchased the Giros my Chrome shoes have yet to be worn.
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Had both platform with straps and caged toe clips as well, liked straps better.
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Looking at some pedals recently, I've found that egg beaters can be quite expensive, pro and cons here and there. I hear that they aren't as comfortable as some flat bed clip less like the shamano MTB double sided, although seen some nice MTB shoes I've added to my wish list
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Never tried eggbeaters, but I always thought it would be weird having no platform whatsoever like that.
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