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Every single picture I see has clipless pedals. Why the lack of platforms? I'm trying to steer myself away from clipless due to an accident when I failed to unclip, which left me with a broken elbow. Every ride after I've been too scared to try anything remotely interesting, and have been scared to attempt anything that might involve me having to unclip suddenly, but all this reinforcement has to mean something...

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Like anything else, it's personal preference in my opinion. I personally found it to be both more secure and performance improving.

I also spent the first week leaning against a wall in my house watching TV while holding myself up against a wall and practicing, and then rode them only on the road and around the yard for a while before going to ride trails that I had previously ridden 100 times.

I ride Time ATACs. I prefer the simplicity of them and the easy cleaning. I tried SPDs, and recently tried Crank Bros. but to me the rest don't compare so far.

I realize this isn't what you were looking for, only trying to give encouragement to try again.
 

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I rode about 700 miles with clipless and had several falls, with the last one ending in a fall off an 8ft ledge onto ice and rocks. Ended up with two broken ribs and a 2 month recovery. Screw Clipless!

I have ridden about 3000 miles since on platforms and have had the time of my life. Platforms for me = FUN!





 

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Prefer platforms, glad I had them on today. Seen too many episodes(like yours) involving clipless to convince me to switch. Although you lose a bit of efficiency, with enough pins your feet stayed glued until you decide it's time to go. A couple of shinburgers and you're pretty well trained.



 

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I've always ran platforms,since highschool, always had that "I feel safer on platforms" notion. Everyone I ride with is trying to convince me to go clipless on the new camber....its a big step for me!! lol
 

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Redline d460 29er with specialized lo pro mag 2 pedals. They're pretty good platforms. I'm putting a white set onto my next build (a tallboy). I screwed up my ankle a couple years ago riding clips. I have to dismount a lot, too, where I live. So, I choose platforms.
 

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I second the recommendations for the platform peg pedals. The platforms come in various sizes and # of pegs. They go from cheap to expensive. I have a pair of Black Ops metal and Easton fiberglass. I like the Black Ops because they are thin(height) and the Easton because of the large surface area and very light with molded pegs. I like the platform pegs because I can use whatever shoe I want with a flexible sole. I even have have a pair of all leather including sole. Your foot wont slip even in bad conditions.
 

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toadwaker said:
Can you specify what type of pedals those are?

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Mine are twenty6 Rallyes, in urban camo. I don't have a better picture of them to hand. They're the original twenty6 pedal, now replaced by the Prerunner. They're spendy, but near-local to me so I like supporting them. From the fall trade shows, 2011 looks like the year we'll see lots of more affordable options in lighter, thinner platform pedals.
 
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