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Danp87 said:
Does anyone have any input on for the pros and cons of each?
Yes, everyone will have input on this.

Now, if you can, quickly delete your post before the avalanche of worms from the giant can of worms you just opened knocks you down and kills you.

Oh, and go use the search tools.
 

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Platforms = quick & easy on & off
Clipless = better power transfer
Toe-Clips on Platforms = not quick, not easy, not powerful, but cheap

Think about the kind of riding you do, how these options fit your priorities, and try em all out. Have fun.
 

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Nice passion hit!
 

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Motobey
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If you want your bike to follow you to the ground when you fall clip in, if you want the bike away from you when you fall use platform. As for straps well, is just a cheaper form of taking the bike down with you. Clipless are a version of clip in that has a little different tech. but it will follow you to the ground when you fall.
 

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Fermented Grain Sampler
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mstguide said:
If you want your bike to follow you to the ground when you fall clip in, if you want the bike away from you when you fall use platform. As for straps well, is just a cheaper form of taking the bike down with you. Clipless are a version of clip in that has a little different tech. but it will follow you to the ground when you fall.
Hmm, I use clipless and rarely does the bike follow me down. I can unclip just about as fast as stepping off platforms. I've seen a couple damn good riders using staps too.
Different riding styles (terrain and user) = different pedal needs.
As Hot Black said "Think about the kind of riding you do, how these options fit your priorities, and try em all out".
 

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I've fallen "on the bike" many more times with toe clips and straps then I have with my clipless. I don't think I've ever really fallen over clipped in either.
 

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very rarely do I fail to clip out of my SPDs when I fall. it just happens.

Any kind of trail riding, I think clipless pedals are the way to go, unless you are doing DJ, FR or DH stuff.
 

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JonathanGennick said:
Two key things to remember:

* Platform pedals are clipless

* Clipless pedals require that you "clip in"

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Platform pedals are clipless + Clipless pedals require that you "clip in" = Platform pedals require that you "clip in".

If this was math, it just wouldn't add up properly. Are you sure about bullet point #1?
 

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JonathanGennick said:
Two key things to remember:

* Platform pedals are clipless

* Clipless pedals require that you "clip in"

;)
platform pedals are platform pedals

clips and straps are clips and straps the go on a platform pedal

clipless pedals are spd/spd sl...
 

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Motobey
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Why is it that a great portion of riders that use clip or straps never fall, the just graciously land.
Platform riders fall, or do the turtle, or the superman, etc.
 
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