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jasonhilt

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Re: Pedals
« Reply #30 on: July 08, 2011, 10:21:29 PM »
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I just rode a few days at Whistler on flats. One day in the pouring rain.
Nothing at BCSP is rougher or steeper for a given length of trail, and I had zero foot slippage.

Once again, that is downhill riding.  Big difference.  I ride flats downhill and run clip-ins on cross country.

A few years ago I switched back to flats just to see and lets just say it SUCKED, for me at least.  One lap at TR is all I needed to make me never go flat again on cross country.

If you have to put your feet down on corners your not riding correctly. 

As for getting your feet out with clip-ins,  I don't have to think about it anymore.  It's automatic and I have no problems.  My foot gets down before I even know it.

In the end, ride what you like.  It's you on the bike.
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Re: Pedals
« Reply #31 on: July 09, 2011, 12:05:18 AM »
No difference with regard to a foot slipping off of a flat pedal on rough trail or in wet conditions.
More likely to happen on a DH trail like at Whistler, which I used as many people know it is a DH bike park.
Look at it from that point of view about foot slippage on a flat pedal, and you will get my point.

The OP specified he wanted FLAT pedals.
 
The OP never asked if the people on the forum preferred clipless or flats, or why.
So, why did anyone bring up clipless at all?

He has bought flats and is currently looking for a good shoe to use on the flats.

My comment was only directed toward a foot slipping from a FLAT pedal.






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Re: Pedals
« Reply #32 on: July 09, 2011, 06:54:03 AM »
So, why did anyone bring up clipless at all?

Because this is a forum and people have the freedom to write whatever they damnwell choose.

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Re: Pedals
« Reply #33 on: July 09, 2011, 11:23:09 AM »
So, why did anyone bring up clipless at all?

Because this is a forum and people have the freedom to write whatever they damnwell choose.

This is true.





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Re: Pedals
« Reply #34 on: July 09, 2011, 08:54:45 PM »
confidence = speed . . . Flats for me = speed !
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Re: Pedals
« Reply #35 on: July 09, 2011, 10:20:51 PM »
aren't flat pedals actually clipless?

If they are called clipless why do people called it clipped in?

(I do know why they are called clipless because I used to have some sweet Christophes with the leather toe guards  ;D )

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Re: Pedals
« Reply #36 on: August 27, 2011, 04:57:13 PM »
Platform Pedals . . More fun in a Free World . . . Mountain Bike Action Oct 2011 page 78 !
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Re: Pedals
« Reply #37 on: August 28, 2011, 05:05:39 AM »
There you go, you don't HAVE to go clipless to have fun.....
Quit complaining and get out and ride.

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Re: Pedals
« Reply #38 on: August 28, 2011, 06:39:49 PM »
There you go, you don't HAVE to go clipless to have fun.....

You don't have to, but it is more likely.
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