I once had flat pedals and I went out of my saddle on a rainy day. My foot slipped off the pedal while out of saddle and I crushed my balls. Had to go to the doctor. since they started swelling. One ball is removed and the other produces 1/2 of what it used to prudce
>>909596 Because platform pedals don't allow you to do an all-out, out-of-the-saddle, nothing-held-back sprint without wasting half of that energy trying to keep your feet on the goddamned pedals so you don't wreck at >30mph and end up in the emergency room with broken bones, and also taking down a dozen other guys with you, who are also in the emergency room, because of you and your stupid decision to use platform pedals. That's why.
>>909705 >use flats with pins then, it gives superb grip Compared to having your foot mechanically attached to the pedal, it's shit-tier. Face it, you're just a filthy casual if you use platform pedals.
>>909714 >Compared to having your foot mechanically attached to the pedal, it's shit-tier.
in road yes. in mtb its 50:50. spd for pedaling and foot clipped in air while flats are better in cornering since you can adjust your position better + safer when crashing, so its mroe like 70:30 argument for flats
>Face it, you're just a filthy casual if you use platform pedals.
nah, its just that I own only one mtb AM type hardtail + commuter so case is for flats
I use flats on my trail bike sometimes if I'm planning on doing sweet jumps, but I use SPDs the rest of the time and 100% of the time on my XC bike. I disagree that flats are safer for crashing, it only makes a difference at low speed and even then it's not a big difference, for all other trail riding the kind of crashes you are going to have will be the same whether you are riding clipless or not, it's not like your are going to clip a tree, fly OTB down a rock garden, etc. and jump off the bike and run out of it. I've front cased a 20 foot double going extremely fast with clipless pedals (and crashed countless other times of course), your feet don't stay clipped in, it's really no different than crashing with flats.
>>909779 the people having trouble aren't fat, they just take a million years to clip in. it's extra hilarious at certain places where it's a cat 6 mass start and people are bumping each other trying to get clipped in.
>>909769 i saw a superpro like you get nailed by a semi once it was sweet
i rode clips with straps/powergrips for years. discarded like a week into messlife. you stop and start hundreds of times a day, and sometimes have to instantly catch a window in traffic and instantly react to cars and peds, ice patches…
all my riding remains in the city. but if i did long recreational rides, touring, or racing i'd get some SPDs probably, of at least powergrips because poorfag.
mtb pedals like spd and time atac are really easy to get into compared to road racing pedals like spd-sl, look keo, time equipe/rxs. racing pedals are not designed for frequent entry and exit, and even experienced riders will sometimes have trouble. the tradeoff is that retention for powerful riders is much better. I used to use time equipe and rxs because of the low stack height and horizontal float.
rxs was sometimes a fucker because of high spring tension. to clip in, I had to pedal forward with the already-engaged foot, flip the unengaged pedal over, hook the front of the cleat in, then pedal back just a tiny bit and then stomp the fuck down. getting out was sometimes dicey, too. if I go back to clipless for any reason, I'll probably wind up using speedplay zeros, since time's latest pedals are disasters. but, I doubt that I will because even on long rides they offer no real advantage for me.
>not toeclips and straps Not for racing, but my personal choice for commuting and general riding around. No expensive shoes and cleats, less maintainence, easy in/out, and you can still be secured to your pedal.
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