Pedal Q- Mtbr.com
Results 1 to 12 of 12

Thread: Pedal Q

  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Posts
    23

    Pedal Q

    I have always used SPDs, with the idea that clipped in gives more efficient transfer to the bike, considering that you can pull up on the pedal.

    What is the advantage to platforms, beyond the obvious? That is, is there a technique using platforms that makes up for the loss of power transfer from being clipped in?

  2. #2
    20 LD Productions
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    164
    Oh boy....can-o-worms now open.

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Posts
    23
    c'mon in, the water's fine. Admittedly, I did not research the board before I asked. What's your take?

  4. #4
    20 LD Productions
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    164
    Depends on the type of rider you aspire to be. Switching to flats and getting a dropper post were two things that have made me a better rider and having more fun. Watch videos of riders you that inspire you and check out their pedals.

  5. #5
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Posts
    23
    Thompson post? Recommendation?

  6. #6
    20 LD Productions
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    164
    I have only owned a Crank Bros. Kronolog and 2 KS Level posts. The KS posts are by far the best IMHO. Never owned a Thompson.

  7. #7
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Posts
    23
    Cool, thanks for the info-may be the first mod on my new EVO

    J

  8. #8
    20 LD Productions
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    164
    Just so you know...I am a fat old slow guy with no bike skills. Might want to wait for other folks to chime in.

  9. #9
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Posts
    23
    That makes two of us. Misery loves company

  10. #10
    mtbr member
    Reputation: s0ul_chicken's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    1,767
    Quote Originally Posted by DudeDowne View Post
    Depends on the type of rider you aspire to be. Switching to flats and getting a dropper post were two things that have made me a better rider and having more fun. Watch videos of riders you that inspire you and check out their pedals.
    Dude, I could not have said that any better myself! Flats (Xpedo's XMX24MC's) and a dropper and I am FLYIN'. It is amazing how small you can get on the bike, rail berms and corners, and shift your body weight easily for any terrain situation.

  11. #11
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Posts
    90
    I have never ridden clipped in. However, it's possible to get more power than just with the downstrokes on platform pedals. As you are pushing down and get to the bottom of the stroke, angle your toes down and push backwards with your foot. You don't get the same power as pulling up but it can make a big difference.

  12. #12
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Posts
    285
    I ride both. I have Eggbeater SLs, they don't make that model in years, and Azonic 420 flats. I will say that the flats are more fun. I think it's mental for me. When I raced it was clipless all the time and it stresses me out. On flats I relax more and just ride.

Similar Threads

  1. pedal fast to minimize muscle ache instead pedal slow?
    By Picard in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 08-07-2018, 09:09 AM
  2. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-13-2013, 07:41 PM
  3. Flat Pedal Riders - Your Ideal Pedal?
    By Yardstick in forum All Mountain
    Replies: 66
    Last Post: 09-30-2012, 05:32 PM
  4. Yet another pedal thread - I'm picky need a wah wah like pedal.
    By KTMDirtFace in forum Downhill - Freeride
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 07-02-2011, 04:48 PM
  5. Replies: 15
    Last Post: 06-14-2011, 05:18 AM

Members who have read this thread: 0

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

THE SITE

ABOUT MTBR

VISIT US AT

© Copyright 2019 VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.