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clipless pedals?

jackman96jackman96 Posts: 29
edited September 2009 in MTB general
ill make this short and painless,

What the f*** are clipless pedals?
The dogs bollocks!

BH Over-X 5.7 09
Barraccuda slum 07


  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    they are clipless pedals.

    they are pedals that use a cleat on the shoe and a lock system on the pedal.
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  • jaysonjayson Posts: 4,606
    Does no one else find it ironic that u actually have to 'clip in' to clipless pedals LOL :D
  • clipless = SPD/Time/CB/Look etc etc

    it's an archaic term .... "without toeclips"

    .... for those of us old enough to remember the horrors of riding a mountainbike with toeclips....
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    Beer in moderation ... is a waste of beer

    If riding an XC race bike is like touching the trail,
    then riding a rigid singlespeed is like licking it
    ... or being punched by it, depending on the day
  • RealManRealMan Posts: 2,166
    I think toeclips is a bit of a stupid name as well, as you don't clip into toeclips. Should be toestraps, or something. Clipless is also a stupid name.
  • Man...Toeclips are evil, I remember my mate getting the nastiest looking ingrown toe nail from having them too tight and rubbing....grim.
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    Orange Alpine 160
  • Man... I remember my mate, tight and rubbing....grin.

    Just a little suggestive editing :wink:
  • Man... I remember my mate, tight and rubbing....grin.

    Just a little suggestive editing :wink:

    Lol! that's the kind of quoting that the The Sun would be proud of!
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    Orange Alpine 160
  • jaysonjayson Posts: 4,606
    I actually had less crashes with toe clips than i ever have with using spuds, theres always that one time when something happens completely unexpectedly and u just cant get out quick enough and over u go :oops: :D
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