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Tons of options.

You can get pedals with bindings on bolth sides, and a large platform, or combo pedals with a binding on one side, and a flat on the other.

Shimano, Wellgo, Crank Bros, and others make pedals that fit your needs.

Speaking of needs, what are they?

What bike, trail types, for the new pedals?
 

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un-educated question coming-up.

Are their pedals which are clipless one side and flat the other? I know crank brothers include a plastic platform when you buy them as part of a complete bike but they're not recommended for long term use. I ask this question as I may choose to ride the bike clipless some days and with sneakers the other.

Are their pedals which can be comfortably be ridden this way? Relectors also come in handy for night riding

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How did I do that?
if you've got a time machine, i would like to borrow it so i can travel some months forward in time to when i will have ordered & received a new custom frame :D
 

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Shimano has a lower end model that has one side flat and one side clipless. I can't remember the model but I think its the 424. They are good pedals for commuting and easy riding but I wouldn't recommend them for serious mountain biking. You will have more trouble trying to find the correct side for the shoe being used than if you just used the appropriate pedal.
 

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Shimano makes one that has a resin body that surrounds a reccessed mechinism. Performance has a pedal called the Campus that has spd on one side and flat on the other. I have those on my beater, and you can't beat them for $20.
 

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You don't want a clip-in pedal with the mechanism on only one side. This will make that one side heavier, and make it nearly impossible sometimes to clip in because that side will always face down from gravity. Real PITA. Not worth it in any sense.

If you need to ride "unclipped" at some point (ladders or huge jumps?) then I'd suggest changing pedals out, because the mechanism on a clipless pedal will interfear no matter what you think and what the marketing says. I've been through this territory as I've mtbed over the years, and I really wouldn't suggest those "one sided" pedals to anyone.

Either get comfortable with clipless, or switch out pedals for rides. It may seem like somewhat of a PITA, but I guarentee it's a lot less than the PITA you'll endure when fighting the "one sided" pedals and trying to get the pedal to flip around while you are riding so that you can clip in.
 

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excuse my ignorance but wouldn't the flat side always fall facing down due to its weight and therefore the clipless side would always face up making it easier to clip in. Also are their any good clipless pedals for which you can add a plastic housing as with the crank bros and make them flat? Also can you ride clipless pedals such as crank bros candy c and time atacs with normal shoes?


Thanks for the feedback thus far
 

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excuse my ignorance but wouldn't the flat side always fall facing down due to its weight and therefore the clipless side would always face up making it easier to clip in. Also are their any good clipless pedals for which you can add a plastic housing as with the crank bros and make them flat? Also can you ride clipless pedals such as crank bros candy c and time atacs with normal shoes?

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Here is the pedal I was refering to. Its the Shimano 324.
http://bike.shimano.com/catalog/cyc...<>ast_id=1408474395181419&bmUID=1133785444879

As you can see the clipless side only sticks out to one side so the pedal will likely tend to face with the flat side up. They might be able to correct this by balancing the weight but I've never stopped to look at how it normally sits. Either way, I still would not recommend this pedal for anything other than light riding or road use. If you want to seriously ride I suggest you either bite the bullet and get over the initial fear of clipless or just stick to platforms.
 

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excuse my ignorance but wouldn't the flat side always fall facing down due to its weight and therefore the clipless side would always face up making it easier to clip in.

>>>You would think so, but a lot of times the flat side is plastic or some light composite, so in use it's the clipless side that ends up at the bottom. <<<

? Also can you ride clipless pedals such as crank bros candy c and time atacs with normal shoes?

>>>Possible, but it would not be something you'd want to do for a long time, or on anything technical. I was looking into the clipless on side type pedals the last couple months myself, and ended up at the conclusion it's better to just switch your pedals based on what you'll be riding. The half and half ones either weren't sticky enough as a platform, or were too hard to clip into as a clipless. IMO of course. <<<
 
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