I know what kind I like, but a product I saw at my shop earlier this evening got me thinking about it again.
There's not a lot of actual traction between shoes and pedals, worse if they're wet, and along a short trail there's a little bump that's shaped just right to lift me off the pedals if i'm cranking and hit it at speed. It's a stupid little bump, less than a foot high and maybe a few feet in length, but something about the way it's shaped just isn't good for me.On a daily basis? What are you doing, greasing up the platforms?
Plastic, they came with the bike. I don't see a reason not to go to clipless when I upgrade pedals though, especially since I'd probably buy some cycling shoes anyways.What are your pedals made of?
If they're plastic, once they get wet, you may as well be greasing the platforms. Better platform pedals, especially with some foot retention, are a lot more secure.
I'm enjoying seeing how this poll is going. I'm surprised that flats with toe clips are so unpopular.
Not true for some of us. Because of knee tendonitis issues, clipless makes a big difference for me, even if I am only riding 5-10 miles each way. I am going to try out power grips this winter though, as I do prefer the flexibility of shoe choices with toe straps.Basically, the system does nothing that running shoes and toe clips don't do
I`ve seen plastic pedals with molded in pins, but never used them- don`t know if yours have pins. The pinned aluminum BMX pedals REALLY stick to shoes- feet don`t slip off. The downside is that they aren`t very shin frinedly. I haven`t had a problem with it, but apparently many riders do. Any rate, I`m sure you`ll be loving life with either BMX pedals or clickety kind. Slipping off every day has got to get old!Plastic, they came with the bike. I don't see a reason not to go to clipless when I upgrade pedals though, especially since I'd probably buy some cycling shoes anyways.
You mean that your knees feel better with clipless? Any idea why?Because of knee tendonitis issues, clipless makes a big difference for me, even if I am only riding 5-10 miles each way.