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single sided pedals?

SproolSprool Posts: 1,022
edited July 2014 in MTB buying advice
Current MTB has M520 pedals, I have to admit I'm not always totally comfortable clipped in with these on tricky downhill sections due to a few low speed accidents, but I like the feet being anchored in when going fast down bumpy terrain. I was thinking of trying out some of the dingle sided pedals, sod clip on one side, flat on the other, then I can unclip for the tricky sections as well as the ability to jump on the bike with normal trainers on for a quick zoom down to the shops.
Are there any others that find these types of pedals a good compromise or are they the worst of both worlds? If the former, then any recommendations please?

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  • lostboysaintlostboysaint Posts: 4,250
    They are the worst of all worlds. Sad but true. The closest thing I've found to being useful is Crank Brothers Mallet which are brilliant clipped in, have a big platform with adjustable pins and the clip doesn't stick up too much for doing the shopping trip etc. (I ride mine with flip-flops down to the beach without any issues.

    Had the awful Shimano metal "one side spd, one side clip" and that has so much promise but just fails by not actually providing any grip at all as a flat pedal (even with a bit of sharpening of the cage!!). The plastic ones (which will also undoubtedly get a mention here) are also censored .
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  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,777
    The plastic clip on 'flats' are OK for what they are meant for, which is NOT mountain biking.

    As above though, don't.
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  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    The plastic bits are for test riding around the shop, not riding.
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  • SproolSprool Posts: 1,022
    I was looking at the Wellgo WAM D10's; they looked like they might be up to the job?
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/200953128660
  • bartimaeusbartimaeus Posts: 1,812
    I had some of the M324s (I think I still have them somewhere)... they are a nuisance as spds as they are invariably the wrong way up, and they are extremely poor as flats with a small and not grippy platform so I would not use them as flats off-road. I would avoid them.
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  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    Sprool wrote:
    I was looking at the Wellgo WAM D10's; they looked like they might be up to the job?
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/200953128660
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  • SproolSprool Posts: 1,022
    Lol, ok you convinced me, saved me £40 :)
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,777
    cooldad wrote:
    The plastic bits are for test riding around the shop, not riding.
    Making them road legal as well perhaps!
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  • paul.skibumpaul.skibum Posts: 4,068
    If you ride spd's normally, there are (no idea of brand or anything) clip in flat adapters that are basically cleats attached to a metal platform to convert a spd to a flat which may fall into the category of being better than a kick in the slabs with a steel toed boot in terms of a ta-dah change from spds on your bike for that oh so important flip flop ride to the beach.....

    Problem is I have no idea what they were called or who made them.
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  • paul.skibumpaul.skibum Posts: 4,068
    Closet jockey wheel pimp censored .
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    The Rookie wrote:
    cooldad wrote:
    The plastic bits are for test riding around the shop, not riding.
    Making them road legal as well perhaps!
    To add reflectors I suppose.
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  • SproolSprool Posts: 1,022
    Hmm, not thinking they would last very long on a fast rocky downhill...
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