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Combination pedals - discuss

MattW267MattW267 Posts: 16
edited March 2016 in MTB buying advice
Are combination pedals the best of both worlds or should I pick a side?
I'm new to MTB but familiar with clips on the road.


  • kevinharleykevinharley Posts: 554
    I have combination pedals on my CX/Commuter bike, because I quite often ride it with just normal shoes. However, I also like to take the thing for a blast around the local trails (and also .... shhhh ... for a proper road ride :oops: ), and therefore like to be clipped in wearing my MTB spd's ...

    I know they're typically rubbished by most forum participants, but for me, they have their place ...
  • RockmonkeySCRockmonkeySC Posts: 14,770
    Useless for mountain biking.
    You can guarantee that their never up the right way when you put your foot on.
    The flat side is fairly rubbish anyway.
  • JBAJBA Posts: 2,820
    As mentioned above, great for a commuter bike but no good for mountain biking.
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  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 25,281 Lives Here
    I used to have some on my pub hack Marin when it got a lot more use than it does now, still have them somewhere I think. The flat side is slippery enough to be a bit dangerous if you're not careful, or half cut. You get used to them and can clip in fairly reliably once you get used to them. But having said all of that I got some flats on there now.
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,756
    My daughter had combi's on her commuter/town bike for the same reason, the flats aren't great but OK, clipping in is a bit harder than with proper clipless but OK when you get used to it (as they always hang clip side down).
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