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Magped

slc123slc123 Posts: 407
edited April 2018 in MTB buying advice
Hi guys,

Came across this courtesy of a friend of mine. Anyone had any experience with them?

https://www.magped.com/

Seems like an interesting hybrid between flats and clips.
Cannondale Trail 27.5 | 2015
Titus El Chulo 27.5 | 2017
Trek Slash 9 27.5 | 2015 (building)

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  • slc123slc123 Posts: 407
    Apparently they sold 500 sets in the first launch in Europe, but who knows.
    Cannondale Trail 27.5 | 2015
    Titus El Chulo 27.5 | 2017
    Trek Slash 9 27.5 | 2015 (building)
  • JBAJBA Posts: 2,797
    Waste of time.
    You have to wear SPD shoes which generally have stiff, hard soles to use flat pedals which are designed for use with soft-soled shoes.

    It's a solution looking for a problem.
    “Life has been unfaithful
    And it all promised so so much”

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  • w00dsterw00dster Posts: 880
    Looks interesting to me.
    As someone who rides flats and too much of a wuss to ride spd these seem like a good compromise. I’m useless at clicking out quickly, but flats make me dab down too often, these may be useful for confidence building. Also may help reduce the amount of shin bruises I get from slipping from the pedals. I do wear 5 ten flats on shimano saint pedals, just poor technique resulting in the odd pedal to shin moment.
    (I’m a roadie who also rides mountain bike, no issues with being clipped in on the road, just on mountain bike)
  • May work for me too.
    I have a busted up knee and ankle from years of falling off of a bmx and skateboards, meaning the twisting action on a regular SPD can be pretty painful.
    Would want to try before I bought them though.
    2007 Felt Q720 (the ratbike)
    2012 Cube Ltd SL (the hardtail XC 26er)
    2014 Lapierre Zesty TR 329 (the full-sus 29er)
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