These days, there seems to be a flood of riders converting from clipless to flat pedals. Forced into clipless in their early mountain biking years, riders have discovered the many benefits of riding flats and are now switching.
But let’s not ignore the other path, which is learning how to ride clipless pedals. There’s plenty of benefit — and the struggle is even more real, as riders learn to ride locked into their bike.
In this video Blake from the Global Mountain Bike Network tries toe clips and clipless pedals for the first time. Ride along and see him experience what many of us old-timers did.
About a decade ago, most riders ‘graduated’ to clipless pedals as they were coerced by their peers to become a “real” mountain biker. These days, the decision is not as obvious, as many choose to ride flat pedals. But there are distinct advantages to riding clipless such as XC racing or sprinting. Here are some tips to ease the transition.
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