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    Flat pedal for all mountain biking?

    Is it better to use flat pedal for all mountain bike instead of clip less?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Picard View Post
    Is it better to use flat pedal for all mountain bike instead of clip less?
    For whom?

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    Not if you've just had a big meal. You need to be clipped in in case you fall asleep.

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    Sam Hill has won several World Cups on flats so I would say they work just as well as clipless for some people. but it's more personal preference.

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    In all fairness, I'm guessing it's been about 24 hours since the last "clips vs flats" thread. I'm sure a lot has changed.
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    I prefer clip less for all my riding from xc trail all mountain and downhill.


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    Quote Originally Posted by evasive View Post
    Not if you've just had a big meal. You need to be clipped in in case you fall asleep.
    All his posts in one paragraph, forgot to include the thong though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcd46 View Post
    All his posts in one paragraph, forgot to include the thong though.
    I can include my thong photo if you wish.

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    Sam Hill is doin ok in EWS on flats.

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    I had flats and then clipless and then flats again and I was having fun the whole time.

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    Left foot clipless... right foot flat o_0

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    Try both and see for yourself, then report results into this never seen before Clips-vs-flats thread.

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    Yes it is. Can't brap properly unless you can dab your foot easily.
    Everyone is entitled to my opinion.

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    I have to say, there's definitely a merit to riding flats if you aren't out racing. There's some fun stuff you can do when you can throw your legs out and use it as another balance/pivot point.

    Riding behind Ultralord FC last week, I wouldn't say he was faster or slower around the corner on flats. However he was rocking some seriously fun style points. Foot out and just let the rear come loose around a sharp corner is sure cool looking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2clue View Post
    Foot out and just let the rear come loose around a sharp corner is sure cool looking.
    AKA skidding? Just curious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparticus View Post
    AKA skidding? Just curious.
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    Not brake initiated skidding! A little more art to it than slamming the rear brake for style and erosion.

    Just some unweighting of rear or both wheels to let the bike come loose and make a quick direction change. Foot pops out to stabilize until the cornering edges on the tire engage back into the trail or berm.

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    I use concave pedals.

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    flats, always. more fun to ride like a crazy man!

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    I always rode clips in the past, but on my new bike I am learning to use flats. Try it! See what works for you. As has been pointed out, people use both and do well with both.
    I have been enjoying them, and they work better than I expected as all around pedals. I like wearing normal shoes which are good for walking in instead of the stiff clipped shoes I used to use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smithhammer View Post
    In all fairness, I'm guessing it's been about 24 hours since the last "clips vs flats" thread. I'm sure a lot has changed.
    Are you sure? Did you check with the marketing department?
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