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PD-M530 if you want to go clipless and still want some platform for those first couple spins till you get clipped in. I kinda feel like clipless is the way to go unless you're bombing down some hills all the time and need to have your feet off the pedals. Clipless is just a more efficient way to pedal/spin. my 2 Cents.
 

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On my mountain bikes VP-001 flats.
Had Welgo MG1's before that and they are good but the VP's are better.

On my road bike I ride clipless and have a set of Crankbrother Candy.
 

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I have Wellgo MG-1s on mine. They took a good beating on rocks, stumps and whatever else I hit this weekend and they are still intact aside from donating some paint to the trails. We'll see over time. I hope to smash them up less as I ride more.
 

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PD-M530 if you want to go clipless and still want some platform for those first couple spins till you get clipped in. I kinda feel like clipless is the way to go unless you're bombing down some hills all the time and need to have your feet off the pedals. Clipless is just a more efficient way to pedal/spin. my 2 Cents.
I use the same. Clipless helps keep your feet cranking as you ride over obstacles and not slipping off the pedals.

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I started with flats, went to Shimano SPD since most of my friends used them in Socal. Eggbeaters weren't popular since the wings would get bent when smacked on rocks.

Last year tried to back to flats and used the Forte Converts platforms. Gripped shoe well but one slip left my shin really bloodied. I'm back on Shiman M530's. I'm used to clipless so no worries about getting out in emergencies.
 

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Great feedback....I appreciate all the suggestions and started looking all of these up. I have never ridden clipless, but I am willing to learn. I think I'm leaning toward a hybrid type pedal that I can ride clipless and with regular trail running shoes for those days I need to be able to walk around in between rides. Best of both worlds type of set up.
 

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I started with DK Alpha flats on my Guardian. Within a year I got the courage to try clipless and went with Time ATACs. I love clipless now, and the ATAC have held up to some decent abuse lately. I also looked into the hybrid cleat/flat pedals and they all seemed to be a compromise - not that good of a flat pedal and not that good of a clipless pedal.
 
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