Clip in for me in the SE. Just go for the silver 56 cleats instead of the black 51's that come with most spd pedals. Life is better and they are easier to get out of. Multidirectional release. They also give you some float or ability to wiggle your foot a little. Unless you like the glued to the pedal feel. Btw...my trance x1 shoul be here next weekend. Can't wait!!
So my new Trance x1 29 er is finally here. Do I go platform or or spd? I ride on the eastcoast with lots of rock and roots.
"lots of rock and roots". As a NE PA rider, I know EXACTLY where you are coming from.
Let us know what your finally decide. Like Hophead1, my Trance X1 should be here this week and I'm debating the pedal question myself. Since we ride on similar terrain, I'm curious to know what works for other riders.
So after 2 rides on my new bike i've decided to go with some flats. Being that this is my first full suspension bike i want to get really comfortable on it before i try being clipped in. Also I'll be more willing to try new things being able to bail a little easier when i need to. I'm looking at getting the new 510 free riders vxi's when they come out next week and the spank spikes but the spanks seem to be out of stock everywhere right now for some reason. Even are full price on EBAY.
I was just going to post a thread just like this! I' m still pretty new to the trail riding and full suspension, but i'm thinking about going with flats on my x2 just to get used to trail riding first!