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Old 02-07-21, 09:56 PM
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If your trails arenít that difficult, you could even get by with your road shoes and pedals.
I would think it would really be challenging without pedals. But that's just me...
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Old 02-08-21, 02:17 AM
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Originally Posted by hsuBM View Post
Youíve already gotten used to clipping in on your roadies, itíll be cake to do the same on an mtb.


The only reason for someone already adjusted to clipless to have flats is to be able to wear regular shoes.

If your trails arenít that difficult, you could even get by with your road shoes and pedals.
There are other reasons to use flats even if you are very 100% comfortable with clipless. Also, there are shoes designed for that which are far superior to regular sneakers or hiking shoes.

If road pedals and shoes work for you ... go for it.... but there are reasons that almost nobody MTBs with road clipless systems. Too slow to get into, and/or sketchy to walk in or throw a foot down on certain surfaces, and/or they clog up easily. I have been on two rides with people who were giving their road clipless a try for MTB. Both hated it. Even in my 100% clipless days, I would have picked flats over road clipless.

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Isn't that what I said?
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There are other reasons to use flats even if you are very 100% comfortable with clipless. Also, there are shoes designed for that which are far superior to regular sneakers or hiking shoes.

If road pedals and shoes work for you ... go for it.... but there are reasons that almost nobody MTBs with road clipless systems. Too slow to get into, and/or sketchy to walk in or throw a foot down on certain surfaces, and/or they clog up easily. I have been on two rides with people who were giving their road clipless a try for MTB. Both hated it. Even in my 100% clipless days, I would have picked flats over road clipless.
I have clipless on my Fuji, I would never even try them on my mountain bike. Plus, I don't want to destroy the shoes. My wife would kill me if I kept telling her I needed new shoes.
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Thanks for all of your reply's, I have been using SPD Pedals on my Road Bikes since 2011.I have them on the Mountain Bike( 2021 Scott 925 Scale) So far due to the weather I have only rode it twice. I have a lot to learn, Lots of Fun!!!!!!!!!
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