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Road Or MTB Pedals – Which Should You Choose?

Road Or MTB Pedals – Which Should You Choose?


– Clipless pedals fall
broadly into two categories. Road pedals, and mountain bike pedals. And when people are making
the switch to clipless pedals, they often ask… – Should I get road pedals
or mountain bike pedals? – In this video, we’re gonna
explain the differences, and show you what it means. So that you can best decide
which suits your needs. – We’re even gonna do some
high-tech experiments too. (laughs) – [Danny] Come on Olly. – [Olly] Oh, (beep). – Before we embarrass ourselves though, let’s first go through the
two main types of pedals. – Now to make this video,
we’ve partnered with Look, because they’ve been pioneers
in clipless pedal design. I mean brought out their
first pedal back 1984. And the origins of which, all right this is a cool fact this, were actually in ski binding tech. – They were indeed. Yeah, although we have partnered up with Look though for this, the information that
we’re about to give you does apply to most pedal brands. – Yeah, so this is a
Look Keo2Max road pedal. It’s one of the most common
road pedal designs in the world. And a pair of these, they
weigh just 252 grams. And the cleats, including the bolts, well they weigh just 65 grams. – They do. Those cleats obviously
combined with the pedals with this three bolt design which you put on the bottom of your shoe, they’re made out of hardwaring plastic. They’re designed of course to be replaced once they wear out. But they do have a good lifespan, unless you walk on them, in which case the lifespan is
quite dramatically reduced. – By comparison, this is a Look X-Track
Race mountain bike pedal. Visually, the outside of the pedal body is much smaller in size
than the road pedal. And a pair of these weights 363 grams. The cleats are made from metal,
they’re also much smaller, and they weigh about 55 grams
a pair, including bolts. – Aside from the weight, the crucial difference between road pedals and mountain bike pedals such as these, is that as you can see
these are double-sided, which means you’ve got
almost twice the chance of clipping in first time. – There’s also another kind
of mountain bike pedals, designed for Enduro riding, so riding longer distances off-road. This is one, it’s called
the X-Track En-Rage. And it uses the exact same cleat as the mountain bike
pedal we just showed you, the X-Track Race, but it has a much more
substantial pedal body. – And therefore, a bigger surface area, and therefore a greater platform
for your feet to rest on, which can provide more comfort when you’re doing those longer rides. However the penalty with that is that of course being bigger, they’re bulkier and therefore heavier. So, a pair of these, weighs close to 200 grams more than our Look Keo2Max road pedals. – All right, I think now we’ve got the big weight differences, and what visual
differences out of the way, it’s time to hit the road, do some tests. – Do some races. (upbeat music) – Test one. It’s the standard clipping in test. – This may sound easy, but it’s been the downfall
of many GCM presenter. – Yeah, Matt Stevens (beep). – I’m actually clipped in, thank you. Yeah, it’s taken 20 minutes, but I mean… (beep) – In this simple test, all we have to do is start
with both feet on the ground, and then we’re gonna time
how long it takes to properly and fully clip in both feet. Danny’s using road cleats and pedals, whereas I will be using
mountain bike cleats. Three. Two. One, go. – Yes, yes!
– Wow, that was good. One, go. Attempt number three from Olly. In three, in two, in one, go. (beeps) 7.38 seconds. (laughs) That one’s gonna lower
his average, isn’t it? I might let him off that one. We’ll give you one more go. After an aborted attempt three, we’re gonna give him one more go. So three, two, one, go. Are you actually in? – [Olly] Yeah. – All right, well that was 2.92. It was exactly the same as the second one. – [Olly] Pardon? – About the same wasn’t it? Under three seconds,
anyway for both of those. I don’t know, did you have your pedal up? – Well that’s that, (mumbles) you know– – (laughs) Should’ve looked. – Three. Two. One. Go. 4.30.
– Four? – Three, two, one, go. 5.5.
– Oh, man. You can tell me now, did
you have your pedal up? – Yeah, I did that, yeah. – Okay, all right. I’ve had the wrong technique,
that’s why it’s going wrong. – Three, two, one, go. – No, there we go. It was a different one that time. – 3.3. – I want one more go because
you had an aborted one. – Oh. One, go. – Ah, there we go. – 3.6. – [Danny] Oh man. – Victory is mine. – Conclusive evidence that if
you buy mountain bike pedals you can save vital seconds every day. So the results make it fairly obvious, it is easier to clip in
to mountain bike pedals than it is to road pedals by about a second or slightly more. Those results reinforce actually by fact that had we been on the same pedal system, I would definitely beaten Olly. – Okay. But well, mountain bike
pedals do have the advantage of being double-sided, but road pedals do still
have nice positive engagement with a bigger cleat when you clip in. But I think this test isn’t conclusive. We need another test. We need to take it up a level. – One where I can get my own, in fact I’m gonna win the next one. – What is it? – It’s the mud test. – Right, take me through
the ASO course, Olly. – Okay, test two, the mud test starts by
that rock over there. You’ve gotta start off your bike, run through this muddy mud, and up the top of this
bank, past the slide. Once you get to the top, you clip in, and the timer stops when you’ve
got both feet clipped in. It’s a race. Very nice posh-looking
brand new white shoes you’ve got there, Dan. – They are, yes. – Probably gonna get mud on them. – You go first, actually. I’ll time you. On your marks, get set, go. (upbeat music) Great technique. Come on, Olly. – [Olly] Oh (beep). – 15.33 seconds. Did you see that run though? – Three, two, one, go. And he’s off. – Oh! (upbeat music) I’m in. – What did I do? – [Danny] 15.33. – 15.5. – Oh that was close. That’s an inconclusive. Inconclusive. Two more runs. – Two more? (mumbles) – All right, you go. – Three, two, one, go. – Shit. (upbeat music)
(grunts) – Oh, there we go. Almost 20 seconds. Over 20 seconds, 20.06. – Oh– – I mean we shouldn’t be blaming this on the pedals though, seriously. That was rider error. – I see why I mean, I’m just gonna put the
pedal in the best position. – That’s it. Three, two, one, go. – I’m in. – Bloody hell, he’s even
quicker than last time. 14 seconds. – In three, two, one, go. (upbeat music) Come on Olly. – In, in, in. – 12.2. – [Olly] 12.2? – What was my last one? – [Olly] 14. – Really? – Yes. All right, 12.3, your time to beat. In three, two, one, go. (upbeat music) (laughing) – I can’t get the cleat in. I’m in. – 24. – I’ll use a stick to clean
my cleats out, I think. – [Danny] We lost number two. – Yeah, so, well despite,
my obvious lack of skill that running with a bike across mud and remounting it at speed. (beep) – [Danny] Great technique. Come on Olly. – I was able to do the fastest time. But this is largely down to the pedal, because mountain bike
pedals are designed to work and clip in even when
they’re clogged with mud. – That said, the mountain bike shoes are also meant for walking in. So you would have had more grip. Just making an excuse, for
why I lost for a second time. Not a big surprise again, this is all considered that
road shoes and road pedals are meant to be stuck on the
road, and not venture off-road. So not a problem for you if
that’s all you’re going to do, is stick to the tarmac, but increasingly as things
progress in cycling, more and more people
want to venture off-road. So if that’s the case for you, it’s definitely a consideration. – Yeah, and this might not
just be in your leisure riding, people often might have
an off-road section in their commute, as well, and why not? But, this is also highlighted. Another key difference. Well, road shoes are available in black, but white ones are very popular and they look nice and bling, but they don’t look so bling when they’re covered in mud like– – Oh they’re not too bad. Get my wet wipes out,
they’ll be good as new. (slow jazz music) So this is test three. – Yeah, yeah. It’s not a race, it’s just a simple experiment to show that it’s much easier to
walk in mountain bike shoes than road bike shoes. – We knew that. Why do we have to do it in
front of so many people? – Well just ’cause you look funny walking in your road bikes cleats. Like Bambi on ice. – Well obviously it’s gonna be easier to walk in mountain bike
shoes, because the cleats, as we’ve established are recessed, whereas mine, are on the outside. – [Olly] I know, it’s great. – [Danny] And they are hard to walk in. And they make a lot of noise. – Just like regular shoes. Now at this point, you may be wondering
why would anyone choose a road specific pedal, when mountain bike pedals
are easier to clip in, they clear mud more easily, and the cleats are easier to walk in? – Partly, this is down to about you’ve designed three experiments that you are definitely going to win, just so I was a loser again. Isn’t it? In all seriousness though, there are a few reason to
choose a road-specific pedal. Obviously, otherwise they
wouldn’t produce them. First of all, there is probably a marginal gain to be
had from the interface between the shoe and the pedal
in terms of aerodynamics. You might’ve saved what or maybe two. Secondly, as we’ve already mentioned, the surface area is bigger and therefore, there’s less of a hotspot. And over the course of long rides, that might lead you to being
a little bit more comfortable. And thirdly, there could be a great
amount of power transfer. More efficiency there. I mean, I’ve done a lot of road riding with road pedals and road shoes. I’ve done a lot of mountain biking, with mountain bike pedals
and mountain bike shoes. Could I tell the difference? I probably could just about blindfolded, but it’s gonna be marginal. – Yeah, I think I could definitely tell a difference between the two as well. But I agree, marginal. And as we’ve mentioned, there are Enduro mountain bike pedals that have that larger surface area for the bigger contact patch to make things more comfortable, but they do have a
significant weight penalty over the lightest road pedals. And you know, the KeoBlade,
incredibly light pedal. And personally, with my
riding mostly being on road, I would prefer to have a
lighter pedal, to be honest. – Yeah, that said, if you want to use mountain
bike pedals on a road bike, don’t let anybody tell you you can’t. Because they all do
the job almost as well. And if you go to the kids playground, and you want to have a race
with your mate up a hill, you’re probably going to win. – Yeah, well good point. – So let us know what pedals
you use at home and why. And if you use mountain
bike pedals on a road bike, why you do that. Leave them in the comments
section just down below. – Yeah, and we hope you
found this video useful. And with this information you can choose which
pedals are best for you. And if you have, give it a thumbs up. Hit subscribe for more videos, and to watch another video, how about drop bars versus flat bar bikes. Down here. – Is that one where you designed a lot of experiments where you won? – Maybe. Yeah.

100 comments on “Road Or MTB Pedals – Which Should You Choose?

  1. Hello.Today I was using for the first time, clipless pedals ,mounted on a trekking bike.The shoes I am using are road shoes with MTB cleats ,and MTB Shimano clipless pedals. Nothing to complain about , and the sound they make ,a bit annoying ,for as much 10 meters that I would walk ,still no complains.

  2. I've always used MTB pedals on my road bike, more comfortable and being able to walk normal when off the bike

  3. I dont understand the logic of saying that the wider pedal area makes it more comfortable. My foot is pressing on the sole of the shoe, not the pedal itself. The sole is quite hard and has minimal flex, so I dont see how the size of the pedal makes any difference.

  4. Crank Brothers on both my MTB and my Gravel bike. So I can use the same shoes in both bikes, and I can easy walk if needed.

    Ollie, you are doing a fantastic job as a presenter at GCN! I miss Matt, but you are a pretty good replacement! 😉

  5. Crank Brothers "Egg Beater" has FOUR faces to clip into and are quite light at 328 (actual) grams.
    Under $50
    Lighter for more $.

    Get to wear Mtn shoes.

  6. With road pedals, you will usually clip in once at the start of the ride, clip out once at the end of the ride then remove your shoes, that basically nullifies the clipping and walking advantage of an mtb pedal

  7. I use MTB pedals because my employer lets me have my bike in my work area… on the second floor and sometimes I haven't been able to change into my comfy shoes for a good half hour when I get to work.

  8. I've just switched from Speedplay Zeroes on my roadie to Shimano M520's. I ride mostly longer road events in the Colorado hills and I train weekly in Spin classes which are always Shimano SPD. For me, I made the switch because at events like the Copper Triangle etc you do a fair amount of walking around and even in a semi-walkable cleat like the Zero, at the end of a long day, recessed cleat shoes are much easier to get around in. Then it was comfort decision The recessed cleat or mountain/city SPD compatible shoes are more comfortable even after 8 hours in the saddle. More comfortable on the bike more comfortable off the bike. The counter argument from my perspective is that road shoes and road pedals are more accurate. If you get a pro fit, the combination of more adjustment and the ability to get your foot, knee and hip/pelvis aligned is higher because road pedals and shoes have more adjustment and thus a better ability to get your biomechanics down as perfect as possible. SPD type systems don't have anywhere near the adjustment range. Lastly, if you run longer cranks like I do, you notice the difference in pedal clearance and stack height of road systems vs off road systems. Really good video, gentlemen. Please keep up the good work.

  9. Not sure why I watch this channel. I'm a super casual cyclist. I ride junkers with parts scrapped from other bikes.

  10. Can't beet trainers with toeclips, particularly if the toeclips are one size to small and the trainers one size too large.

  11. My Shimano road pedals squeal like a cat in heat no matter what I do to them. I got an old pair of MTB pedals and they're just fine, although I'd prefer less float.

  12. I'm more of a casual/commuter rider. My Shimano mountain bike shoes blend in with any other sneakers. Being a casual rider, I'm not concerned much with weight. In addition to the double or quad sided clip in pedal options, there are also pedals that are platform on one side, SPD mountain clip on the other. This lets me just grab my bike for something short and quick regardless what shoes I'm wearing. Bonus on the Shimano A530, the weight of the platform makes the clip almost always up. I do have some rubber slip on covers for the metal cleats so I don't have the annoying clicking noise as I walk on concrete or brick, and I'm less likely to scratch indoor hard floors such as ceramic tile or hardwood flooring inside a house.

  13. After two seasons of sportives on road pedals, I switched to mountain and never looked back. It’s blistering hot where I live so it takes nothing to wear out road pedals. I would carry the covers but it was one more thing to carry and they fell off half the time. With the mountain pedals, I just put on the shoes and don’t have to think twice about it.

  14. So interesting. I use road pedal on Road bike when i'm training. If I have some trip when i am in vacation i prefer MTB pedala Also in a Road bike because I can walk and go to the restaurant or the wc much better

  15. I have a hybrid so I choose mtb pedals even though I could have gone either way. I think it was mostly because I see road bike pedals as purely for training. While mtb pedals are much more utilitarian — you get the best of both worlds.

  16. Really want to test a pedal? Let us see a video of how to get going again uphill on a 10%+ slope using each cleat type. My brother on MTB pedals can manage it, me on road pedals find it near impossible, if you dont clip in immediately you can't get any purchase on hard plastic to carbon sole. Falling over follows shortly after. OR am I missing an important technique????

  17. I just got into cycling this year. A buddy gave me an old cross cut schwinn from the early 90's. He had already put 700c wheels on it. I converted it to better brakes and drop bars. I wanted some clipless shoes and found a slightly used pair of mb shoes for $35. Then I bought pedals off of Ebay for $10. I like the mb pedals and so I will probably stick with because it is what I'm used to riding.

  18. I use MTB pedals that are single sided with the opposite being standard flat pedals, andI have these on my road and mountain bike. I did this so if I want to just hop on and ride with the kids or something I don't have to go hunt for the correct shoes. They're a bit heavy, but I'm like 50lbs heavy myself so I figured 100g here or there isn't critical. 🙂

  19. Started with SPD, moved to TIME. Got a road bike and ran Speedplays. Now it's Crank Brothers all around.

  20. I use MTB pedals on my road bike, because I also have a MTB and: first – I don't want to buy new shoes; second – MTB shoes are a lot more practical. But I do have to admit that road shoes look great and for 100% road use and for someone who takes cycling very seriously, they are the right choice.

  21. Would love to see scientific tests on the increased power claim for the road pedal with a wider interface, as well as the claim that road pedals are less likely to create a "hotspot". Even if the two types were found equal in in this regard, the lightest useable option would be the winner for performance/racing, and a double sided option would be the choice for everything less than pure performance. In my book all pedals should be double sided, but I also believe it's possible for double sided to be light and supportive.

  22. Used both on my 2 bikes. You could definetly feel the differenc of the weight of the road shoe Vs MTb shoes specially when you are getting tired. Both has its own adv and disadvantage. I love it both!

  23. I switched all my road bikes to MTB pedals years ago. The Shimano XTR pedals are comparably light and with stiffer soled shoes MTB pedals haven’t given me hot spots even on longer rides. My Speedplay Zeros have been in the cabinet for years now.

  24. I had A600 SPD touring pedals on my Giant TCR but changed to Dura Ace 9100 SPD-SL. The Dura Ace pedals are lighter, have a wider platform and are much easier for using with casual shoes for short rides and getting around. You can also get much lighter and stiffer road shoes with SPD-SL. I went from Specialized Sport Mtb shoes to S-works 7 and saved about 100g per shoe. I find them just as easy for walking around in as the recessed metal cleats on the mtb shoes and I defiantly feel like I'm getting more power transfer on the bike. I don't know why I didn't make the switch sooner.

  25. I use for work mtb for weekend run spd because much better with the wider platform for stability but the cleats ware out much faster.

  26. This video helped, but the comments below summed everything perfectly.
    I have a flatcar bike for long commutes and occasional bike riding. I plan to buy a SPD single side (flat normal pedal the other) so I can clip in when I go for proper rides, walk in the shoes, and on the days I am just popping down the shops, wear regular shoes. MBT on my flat bar / and racing bike (if I get one) all the way).

  27. I have mtb pedals on all of my bikes….. road, commuter, CX and mtb. Same shoe does the job for each bike (cleats last longer and reduces the number of pairs of shoes I need) and I can walk more easily. For me it’s about financial savings and comfort.

  28. I use SPD pedals and shoes designed for roadbikes since I want to use the same shoes for spinning sessions. I have another pair of shoes for MTB rides.

  29. I did my first big bike tour last month, and unbeknownst to me, we had a number of tourist stops along the route. I wound up not going into some of the stops because walking was too clunky in my road shoes. Then I loaded up sandals into a day bag, which I put in the support van, only to find that the van didn't alway stop at our tourist stops with us. Moral of the story is I'm switching to MTB pedals and shoes to avoid this problem on future tours. Please do a future video recommending MTB shoes for road cycling; I'm getting dizzy looking at potential choices.

  30. If you have wide feet (as I do), find shoes that fit first. There are very few wide cycling shoes, so that dictated the pedal type (MTB) for me.

  31. I found the road cleats were easier on my feet but if you get on with the MTB set up, then stick with it. Lad on our trip to Mallorca managed just fine on Sa Calobra with MTB cleats.

  32. I ride mtb pedals on my road bike.
    Easier to clip in, much more comfortable to walk in and when driving to an event don't need to change shoes. Simple

  33. I use mountain bike pedals on my hybrid as, in my opinion, mountain bike shoes offer a more stable surface when I have to stop at traffic lights or runabouts. I mounted MTB cleats on road shoes for long not city commuting rides.

  34. Hi grate video. I us MTB peddles on both my road bikes mainly because I commute every day its easier to clip in at lights and walk in them and the shoes tend to be wider 👍

  35. Shimano MTB SPD pedals on my road bike. i can walk like a normal human being with the replaceable tread on my sidi mtb shoes. EDIT…Learn to do a trackstand and avoid most clicking and unclicking in traffic. Plus it looks cool when you roll in last to the stoplight next to 100k worth of kit the others have and they all take their feet out looking like amateurs 🙂

  36. I've been debating this issue in my head for years and still haven't switched over to all MTB pedals on my road bike. The reason I haven't switched is that with my latest pair of MTB shoes, there's considerable 'float' with the SPD cleat. While this doesn't matter most of the time and my knees like it, things get really squirrely and loose feeling when I'm all-out sprinting. Other than in that one specific case, MTB pedals are just fine for just about ever non-racer.

  37. Look столько раз придумывали горные педали и в итоге "придумали" SPD. Тяжелые и дорогие. Но, может, хоть не ломаются, как предыдущие…

  38. MTB and a Gravel bike that I'm also using for Triathlon. Many of the transitions for smaller races are grass so it makes sense to be able to run in my biking shoes, none of this running in bare feet and then trying to get feet into shoes on the bike. Saved me money on extra shoes too. I can't see that 200g will ever make a difference to my riding, I'll just part fill my water bottle on shorter races.

  39. I switched form MTB pedals on my road bike. I found that when I was kicking off at an intersection that it was too easy to slip using road bike cleats (LOOK). MTB, especially if the pavement is wet, is much more stable, and thus safer, when kicking off.

  40. Used look keo road. So so. Pain clipping on a hill start during rush hour. Pain walking through a polished stone floored train station part way through commute. Clips actually felt less positive to me as if foot was floating above pedal. Moved over to MTB and so much less of a faff imho. Not had hot foot or any issues on rides up to 150+ miles either. Horses for courses but I prefer SPD now. Think sl's are hype

  41. Guys guys guys, enduro refers to a mtb discipline in which timing is only collected on selected downhills; think of it as a series of downhill races for which you have limited preparation time. The pedal reflects the usage, a more substantial cage facilitates easier riding in the event that you need to unclip at speed or when cornering. A standard mtb pedal is designed for technically mellower riding, think XC, with less emphasis on unclipped comfort and more on weight and efficiency. Enduro = fast changes in altitude, XC = fast changes in latitude.

  42. I never could see the point of shoes you can't reasonably walk in. And good shoes negate most "contact area" concerns. Unless your income depends on the slim advantages of road pedals, I'd stick with SPD.

  43. In all fairness, need single-sided MTB pedals or two-sided road pedals to compare time to clip in. I have Shimano platform/SPD clips and MTB shoes for complete versatility and walking ease. Yah, they weigh more but are lighter than a wheelchair.

    Look used to make the BEST ski bindings (at least IMHO). Skied on them for years. I could clip-in faster than Ollie.

  44. Very nice vid but it didn't answer the three questions I need answered:
    1. What's it like clipping in on a rough uphill trail?
    2. Is it difficult to unclip quickly?
    3. Do the clips ever come loose when you don't want them to?

  45. mtb petal easier to get on the shoes easier on a busy street. The shoes itself is another factor, it blend into the surrounding when I walk. It doesn't make too much noise or wreak the floor. I use it on my road crosscyle bike.

  46. I use MTB pedals on all my bikes. It allows me to commute on my bicycle and make people happier when you walk into their establishment. Cyclocross style shoes neutralize the stiffness advantage of racing shoes.

  47. Once I tried Crank Brothers egg beaters, I use them on every bike. Easiest entry and exit plus if you want to spend the money they make titanium ones to save weight

  48. SPDs on my MTB, one pair of cycling shoes (Shimano, have lasted 15 years), and on my road bike, SPD one side, flat the other – enabling me to ride in normal shoes if I like, which is ocassionally very handy. Or footy.

  49. I only ever run crank brothers, fastest in and out plus the old acid 2 pedels have a fantastic platform, I even run then on the road!!

  50. Not a racer, so easier to walk in. Get the performance benefit of stiff sole shoe, Plus here where I live (southeast Penna.) I can ride over 60 miles of mostly light gravel rail trail with access within 3 miles of my house. I do use the Shimano SPD pedal with the enduro enclosure so I have the larger contact patch, but have a Trek Domane so weight penalty is minimal.

  51. Couldn't some of the reason road pedals end up being more comfortable and transferring more energy get all chalked up to the shoe itself? I have a set of each, my Giro MTB shoes have plastic souls that are frankly more pliable and bendy but my Gaerne Shoes have carbon souls and are for more stiff and aero and italian-y goodness wrapped up in a super light package that spins with less effort. Just a thought.

  52. 3:30 this is why I call them "Snap In" pedals instead of "Clipless" pedals.

    Then tell people who ask about my shoes, "yeah they just snap in."

  53. Mtb pedals on my road bike – a few reasons: 1. I have never had to replace the cleats, whereas road cleats wear out often 2. One pair of shoes for road & mtb 3. Hassle free walking on any surface 4. Easier & faster to clip into mtb pedals cos double sided & unaffected by mud. A no-brainer all round

  54. If road pedals were weighted so that the mechanism always is topwards. they would be a lot better. They are still lethal shoes to walk in, though 😬🚴🏼

  55. Shimano M540 (M520 when i am broke) on my road bike. MTB pedals for those who dont know the number. These are far more practical than traditional Look/Time/Road pedals. I have cycled all my life and do everything with my bike from shopping to exercise. Never owned a car and am 50 now. Dont know how much longer my joints will keep up but until they go bust ill ckeep cycling. Learn to do a trackstand is my advice. Not only is a cool and shows off your skill but you dont look like an unclipped muppet.

  56. Every one of these "MTB-vs-Road Pedals" videos always come to the same conclusion: Road pedals are a niche to be appreciated by so few. Those few being EVERY road bike rider to put a video on the internet.

  57. I think to have a fair and complete comparison, you should take the shoes with it. How about the soles of a mob shoe, weight and aerodynamics?

  58. mtb pedals on my road bike b/c I used to do bmx racing and ride clipless mtb pedals on my bmx racing bike. I just transferred my mtb pedals over to my road bike when I stopped racing bmx

  59. A lot of cyclists have road and mountain bikes. It is therefore a no brainer to use mtb pedals and shoes on all your bikes. I have seen riders fall over when walking and when putting a foot down when stopping when using road pedals.

  60. I run SPD on my roadbike, mainly because I commute and want to be able to walk semi-normal through the building before changing into work attire.

  61. I use Shimano XTR PD-M9020 Trail peddles because they're light (358g per pair), comfortable on long rides, and I don't have to waddle like a 🦆.

  62. I use one bike for training, racing and commuting and chose Crank Brothers Egg Beater MTB pedals because of the looks and the weight. In the races, I can still outperform half of the riders and comfortably wear the same shoes while meeting friends, running errands etc.

  63. So about the enduro pedals you are wrong there. Enduro, oes not mean that the distances are longer, it means more downhill oriented, thus the body of the clip pedals is not wider for comfort reasons but for gnarly spots on the downhill where you are not able to click in immediately.

  64. MTB since my rides start and end in town, so lots of starting and stopping, clipping in and out. This is much easier in a double sided pedal, and safety-wise I don't want to be looking at the pedal to see which way up it is in traffic.

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