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Clipless or not

TeachTeach Posts: 386
edited January 2012 in MTB buying advice
They're loads of threads about which pedals to buy, but I'm curious as to how many clip in and those that don't.

Do you clip in or not? 30 votes

Yes I clip in.
60% 18 votes
No I don't clip in.
40% 12 votes

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  • ilovedirtilovedirt Posts: 5,798
    I do both, depending on what I'm riding (clipped in for XC and fast/mellow downhill tracks, flats for most other downhill duties, particularly when it gets steep).
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  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    Both. It depends.
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  • angry_birdangry_bird Posts: 3,785
    Both depending on the riding and what mood I'm in.

    Flats for DH, clipless for XC etc, unless I'm in the mood for riding flats.
  • TeachTeach Posts: 386
    This looks like I'm going to have to buy both :?
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    Or another bike.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
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  • omegasomegas Posts: 970
    Use both depending on where I am riding and conditions.
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,601
    Teach wrote:
    This looks like I'm going to have to buy both :?
    Why? Just ride what's comfortable. There are also loads of threads of flats vs SPD, to wear or not wear a helmet, HT vs FS and whether or not Orange 5 riders are delusional.

    Personally flats all the way.
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  • exlaserexlaser Posts: 228
    both.
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  • Tried them on the road and hated them so never made it to offroad tests. Actually went the other way and use MTB pedals and 5/10 shoes for road now as well. Sacrilege to some but it works for me.
  • Clips for XC.

    Clips and Flats for DH depending on how much pedalling is involved and what type of track it is.
  • SPD's help you win DH races..
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfMQdFGTKAs

    But I can't stand em!
  • andy46andy46 Posts: 1,666
    Tried them on the road and hated them so never made it to offroad tests. Actually went the other way and use MTB pedals and 5/10 shoes for road now as well. Sacrilege to some but it works for me.

    This

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  • CharlieHCharlieH Posts: 410
    Used spd's for 8 years but now use flats and 5 tens on the full susser. Still switch between clipped and flats on the HT depending what I'm riding
  • on the road i used spd's, on the mtb i use flats and have no intention of changing, i feel more comfortable and safe using flats off road
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  • time attac clips and wellgo mag flats, i take both to the trials and decied when i get there what im riding on
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  • Team515Team515 Posts: 141
    wellgo mg1 on my mountain bike, dmr v8 on my road bike. tried spd pedals but didnt feel confident with them
  • diydiy Posts: 6,680
    SPD multi release on both the road and mtb - same shoes typically.
  • evo3benevo3ben Posts: 552
    I use to ride flats all the time on all my bikes. I tried some clipless pedals a couple of years ago and hated them. In all honesty i didnt give them enough of a chance.
    Started racing last year and decided to give them another go and a chance to win me over. Never looked back!!
    Some people say they are more efficient than flats, others disagree and say there are no differences. In my personal opinion, its a personal thing. I find them far more efficient than flats to the point that when i got use to them, i was racing around my local 25k route 12 minutes faster. For me they work a treat and has changed my riding for the best.
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