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Any recommendations for a good all-mountain pedal for a clip newbie?

I like the price of the Shimano PD-M530 MTB SPD Pedals...
 

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Not sure why you picked this forum to ask the question.
Thats what I run on all of my bikes.
Lots of people recommend the multi release clips for starting out.
 

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I started up with a pair of Shimano M520 a few years ago. I still own them but they are now on my spinning bike inside. They are cheap an reliable.
 

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Eggbeaters, 'nuff said.
 

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Or just about any subject really. People are just going to push their favorites.
This annoys me. Someone asks a question on a forum, what do you think you're gonna see? Multiple opinions. No ****, you're going to see people's favorites. You might also get a good answer, and that good answer might be someone's opinion.

I recommend the Eggbeaters cuz I've used them, and they're easy to get in and out of, and have a ton of float. I've also used Time ATAC, and think those are a good option, too.

I'm on flats now because those are the easiest to get "out of", and I would forget my biking shoes too often.
 

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This annoys me. Someone asks a question on a forum, what do you think you're gonna see? Multiple opinions. No ****, you're going to see people's favorites. You might also get a good answer, and that good answer might be someone's opinion.

I recommend the Eggbeaters cuz I've used them, and they're easy to get in and out of, and have a ton of float. I've also used Time ATAC, and think those are a good option, too.

I'm on flats now because those are the easiest to get "out of", and I would forget my biking shoes too often.
I was agreeing with the poster ahead of me. Sorry if it offends you. I wasn't calling anyone out on their choices, was I? The OP got some good tips where to start and he can decide on what he prefers. FWIW, I've tried Time but prefer Ritchey, which are very similar to Shimano.
 

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I was agreeing with the poster ahead of me. Sorry if it offends you. I wasn't calling anyone out on their choices, was I? The OP got some good tips where to start and he can decide on what he prefers. FWIW, I've tried Time but prefer Ritchey, which are very similar to Shimano.
Sorry. I'm cranky today.
 

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Key difference for me between Time and Eggbeater is Time does not eject you when you strike the underside of the pedal on something.
 

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Key difference for me between Time and Eggbeater is Time does not eject you when you strike the underside of the pedal on something.
This is why I stopped using the CBs. The Times are almost as easy to get into and out of, and if I ever go back to clips, they'd be my pedal of choice. For pure ease of getting in and out, though, I think it's hard to beat the eggs.
 

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I like the Shimano PD-M520's you can adjust the tension on them.
I started out with the least tension once I got use to them I'm fully tight.
Durable and Reliable and cheap also. :thumbsup:
 

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I learned on eggbeaters, but if I had to do it again I'd do shimanos.

Eggbeaters were easy enough to get out of but I've broken my fair share. Destroyed the clip in part on Mallets, acids, and eggbeater sl. Bent an axle on a eggbeater sl, had bearings seize on the eggbeater sl.

I then bought shimano. m540s I think. I've used them for 3 years, not a single problem. They don't spin quite as good but they're holding up. I've had to get a new set of cleats a few months ago as they were feeling loose. Eggbeater brass cleats wear out super quick. ymmv
 

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I vote for flats, I wish I learned on flats

I learned on eggbeaters, but if I had to do it again I'd do shimanos.

Eggbeaters were easy enough to get out of but I've broken my fair share. Destroyed the clip in part on Mallets, acids, and eggbeater sl. Bent an axle on a eggbeater sl, had bearings seize on the eggbeater sl.

I then bought shimano. m540s I think. I've used them for 3 years, not a single problem. They don't spin quite as good but they're holding up. I've had to get a new set of cleats a few months ago as they were feeling loose. Eggbeater brass cleats wear out super quick. ymmv
I broke 3 eggbeaters, back on Shimano now. Most of the really good riders I go with are back to flats, with Five Ten Shoes. They are as fast as anyone uphill.
 
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