Going clipless


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26/11/2003 at 17:39
Looking into going clipless on my trusty (mtb) steed...

Any advice on pedals/shoes?

ta in advance.
26/11/2003 at 17:40
Might add, it'd be good if I could use em on the road too...
26/11/2003 at 17:42
Shimano SPD's
26/11/2003 at 17:43
Erm... Already decided that much! Any idea which particular shoes/pedals are any good?
cougie    pirate
26/11/2003 at 17:47

Well I like Look pedals for the road, as they have a nice big platform, and are really popular, so you can borrow other peoples bikes for a play.

Off road - I had SPD's but they used to clog up something rotten in mud and were no use. So I swapped to the Time ATAC's and they were fine - never clogged up.

If you aren't gonna race in the mud on her though - it's a toss up between SPD's and ATAC's for me.

Most MTB shoes are compatible with both SPD's and ATAC's - v similar cleat.

Bourne have some Adidad MTB shoes on offer now ! ;-)
26/11/2003 at 18:00
Hmm... Apparently Shimano do some decent mud shedding ones now... Just need some advice.

Was thinking of Cranks Bro's Candy... Sweet!
26/11/2003 at 18:02
You can get Crank Bros egg-beaters for £60 now, very very cool and impossible to clog up.

Whatever you choose you will inevitably have at least one fall whilst you're learning to use them - slowly toppling over onto one side whilst still clipped in. Just make sure you don't do it with loads of people watching, like I did ;-(
Monique    pirate
26/11/2003 at 23:30
Skinny w- one fall ha ha ha, I have at least two per journey.
I like my spd s and cannondale shoes, only one velcro loop strap- really quick in transition.
27/11/2003 at 09:45
Egg beaters are well funky lookin but not sure about leg interface interactions (laceration city?).. depends on how much proper off roading yer planning on...

I'm with cougie... some encompassing platforms around the cleat aid stability when not clipped in... Say shimano 454's..

shoes.. anthing with a stiff sole should do it...
27/11/2003 at 09:58
Need to go out and play... But still in love with the blue Candys! (dribble)
27/11/2003 at 10:01
form over function or fucntion over form..?

(tee hee) Candy's or candy SL's... (they've got sort of a pedal round 'em don't they!!

(Do they do them in green tho' Jon..?!!)
cougie    pirate
27/11/2003 at 10:25
Like the egg beaters. Want someone else to try them first though ! They do look v light.
27/11/2003 at 10:35
Trouble is I've heard, that although the pedal is light the cleats are heavier, so overall similar weight to shimano style...
27/11/2003 at 10:36
Sadly not... They do blue or grey
27/11/2003 at 10:41
Just gonna have to buy that yeti frame then ain't ya'!!!
27/11/2003 at 10:56
And your DJ1's perchance?!

PLanning on the usual... Roads on the weekdays and dirty stuff (oo er) at the w/e's and some evenings... Not that it's real dirt you understand!

27/11/2003 at 11:03
if you insist!!!
27/11/2003 at 11:09
Heh heh!
27/11/2003 at 11:13
I'd say any SPD should handle that Jon...

I do like the extra security of a pedal outside the clip as well for occasional dabs while off roading... but coped before as well...

Go for the candy's then mate.. and then force Cougie to get 'em too!!
27/11/2003 at 11:18
UGH! You're supposed to say they're a waste of 75 spondoolies!
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