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    Is it the Shoes?

    So I am commuting to work and have shimano pedals that are flat on one side for regular shoes and clips on the other. I decided to give the whole shoes with clips things a try.

    Knocked 7 minutes off my 7 mile commute here in hilly Denver. My legs aren't as tired.

    Is it the shoes?

    As long as I'm on the call sheet and it's listed on IMDb, it's all good.

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    Actually, it is the shoes. When your clipped in, you get a full 360 degree range of energy transfer as you're not only pushing down on the pedals but pulling up as well.
    "Don't neever gave up..."

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    My vote:
    Part shoes, part placebo. I do feel better/stronger/faster while I`m clipped in, but seven minutes faster on a seven mile trip? Sounds like a lot to me.

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    On my 9 mile commute 7 minutes is the difference between a perfect crisp day with no luggage pushing for the fastest time and a horrid, traffic ridden wet day with no brakes or energy.
    Sure the shoes help but not that much
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    Your also getting the better fit and much stiffer sole. Happy riders ride faster.

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