+1. I'm riding 540s now, which are very similar to the 520s. I have no experience with Crank Brother's pedals (aside from the 5050s on my FR bike) so I can't compare the shimanos to the CBs. To aid in learning clipless pedals, I would spend a lot of time just riding (nothing too technical) and clipping in/unclipping a lot. You have to get to the point that you unclip without thinking about it. If you have to take even a fraction of a second to think about unclipping, that can be the difference between getting a foot down in time and tumbling off the bike.snaky69 said:One that is recommended a lot are shimano's 520's.
My Crank Bros take a lot of effort to get out of, maybe I have a problem with them.djp2k8 said:Hey, fellow mx racer here. Yeah, stay clipped in all the time like fullcircle said. I've used Crank Brothers Egg Beater C's and Mallet C's. Doesn't it feel weird not being able to put your inside leg out around corners?
Change to Gripshift. j/k. Which pedals do you have? Check to see if your shoe tread is getting caught on the pedal. If so you can put shims under the cleats. I had to do this with the Mallets. Some people shave the tread down with a razor or dremel.SoCalChilio said:My Crank Bros take a lot of effort to get out of, maybe I have a problem with them.
I feels really weird not being to put your leg out for balance, and what I miss most is the throttle.
Having ridden both SPDs and Crank Brothers, that is my advice as well. It just takes time and practice regardless of what pedal you are using.Mr.Bob said:Just get used to what you have. Buying new pedals would be a waste and won't make a significant difference.
I might recomend to look also at Shiman 647. They have the same mechanism as the 620-640 but have a nice cage in case you don't want to clip in.SoCalChilio said:I'm new to MTB (race Mx all the time) and looking for a better transition to clipless pedals. I currently have some cheap crank bros. and I'm not too comfy uncliping in technical stuff. Is there some other brand that is easier for beginners?