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Offline polkcavediver

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Clipless/platform pedals
« on: August 09, 2010, 04:49:46 PM »
I am new to mountain biking, and this is my first post on this forum.  I have been riding Carter Road pretty much exclusively since I live within 30 minutes of the park.  I have been steadily progressing, to the point that I have been making just about anything out there.  I have been using clipless pedals from the start.  At first I used Shimano's, then went to egg beaters.  My biggest problem where I loose skin is stalling out on a climb, and tipping over before I can get un-clipped.  I had some brutal falls that could have been avoided.  I just put platform pedals on to try out.  I went out the other night and did pretty well with them overall.  There was a couple of climbs I usually make, but did not because it had rained earlier, and the trail was wet.  That's what I think anyway.  I hit one slippery bridge, and my bike flipped off to the side, and caught myself with a quick foot to the ground.  Will I suffer on the climbs with platforms?  Any insight on this is appreciated in advance.

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Re: Clipless/platform pedals
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2010, 06:24:00 PM »
Well John, IMO clipless is the only way to go. But I know a few guys that they just never work out for that are really good riders. Sometimes you just have to do what works for you.
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Re: Clipless/platform pedals
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2010, 06:45:38 PM »
I would find a clipless pedal that you have more trust in. I could not get dependable action out of the eggbeaters. Try some quality shimano's or times :)