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Hey.

About a month a go a bought myself a nice capable hardtail, suitable for riding the trails and coping with the few jumps in my local park. (2-5 feet). I love the jumps and downhill sections and cant keep away from it in all my free time. only problem is along with the obligatory crashes i find that in midair my feet come off my platform pedals rather easy which means i land feet on ground with a few holes in my shin. i have tried keeping my feet on as best as possible, and it helps but they still come off in air, i am aware that cliples pedals are supposed to be a fantastic upggrad aswell ofr all forms of biking. So i was wondering, with all the choice out there could any one maybe reccomend a set of pedals that i could buy to replace my platforms.
i'm looking for good reliable pedals that are simple to use for a first timer and nothing really expensive tho i'd rather pay more for quailty than pay less and get somehting half as good.

thanks in advance.

chris (northern ireland)
 

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If you're looking for something not too expensive, I'd recommend Shimano PD-M520. I use M515 which has been pretty solid but is a poor MTB pedal because it can't shed mud. (You'll see that Shimano now markets this as a road pedal only, probably for this reason.) Otherwise the pedal has been great, and it's much cheaper than Times or Eggbeaters.
 

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Welgo

I bought some welgo clipless for 30 or $40. LBS guaranteed I would like them or I could return them. I still have them after 6 years eventhough I am a pedal snob (TIME) now. Set them loose. I never had trouble getting out or in as a newbie
 

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I got my chrome eggbeaters for $60. First and only clipless I have ever had, took me about one ride to get used to them and I only fell twice. Now its like second nature to unclip with them. I highly recommend them.
 

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Chrome Eggbeaters! All the benefits of the SS Eggbeaters but in a cheaper package. They have a wonderful warranty and parts are easily available and they're second to none in the mud and light years better than most.
 

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Cheers

Checked out the reviews and took your advice and it looks like the Shimano M-520 will suit me pretty well. Good price and work well.

Only thing now, what SHOES you guys have for them. Any recomendations. Just one bit of information, i'll prob be doing a fair bit of walking in these shoes, wether they be into town and to a shop for some food or in the mountain when i fall off and have to walk back up the hill to swear loudly at the little rock that threw me off my line.

Thanks once again guys, (love these fourms)

Chris, Northern ireland
 

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Checked out the reviews and took your advice and it looks like the Shimano M-520 will suit me pretty well. Good price and work well.

Only thing now, what SHOES you guys have for them. Any recomendations. Just one bit of information, i'll prob be doing a fair bit of walking in these shoes, wether they be into town and to a shop for some food or in the mountain when i fall off and have to walk back up the hill to swear loudly at the little rock that threw me off my line.

Thanks once again guys, (love these fourms)

Chris, Northern ireland
Any SPD compatible mountain shoe will do. There are ones from Sidi, Cannondale, Look and others. It really depends on what you want to spend. All cycling shoes will be stiffer in flexibility of the sole because you are trying to transfer max pedal force with minimal transfer loss. Also make sure the shoes fit snugly as a sloppy shoe fit can also become a pain in the arse. If you are looking for a more hiking shoe style, look at the Cannondale stuff.
 

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Most kind

thanks again. one last thing. will any shoe fit in any pedal. like a universal clip.

think thats all i need to know to get more going with clipless. thank you
 
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