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Performance difference between using toe clip pedals and clipless pedals

Started this discussion. Last reply by Baron Von Thierry Oct 14, 2011. 26 Replies

 I have just got the cycling bug and was wondering what the performance difference is between the old skool toe clip pedals Vs clipless pedals.....any thoughts?Continue

Tags: clipless, pedals, clip, toe

 

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Ok, so there are a few of you out there who have never ridden up Gorge Road &/or never had a coffee stop at The Cudlee Creek Cafe, so this ride is to experience them both. The ride up to Kangaroo Creek Reservoir is a challenge but well worth it, the views are 'Gorge-ous' and the coffee at Cudlee Creek Cafe is outstanding (IMO), so lets go for a ride. :-)This is a social and fun ride post TDU to catch up, share stories and have some good coffee (& scones, they make the BEST scones (IMO))…See More
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Baron Von Thierry replied to Tim Menadue's discussion Performance difference between using toe clip pedals and clipless pedals
"There's very little to be gained by pulling up in terms of adding power to the overall stroke..  a couple of % I believe when sitting and a bit more when standing. Pulling up does aid in creating a smooth stroke and of course you…"
Oct 14, 2011
Gemma K replied to Tim Menadue's discussion Performance difference between using toe clip pedals and clipless pedals
"State level track sprinters crack 2200W+ @ peak...I don't think the AIS will share their watts/time graphs with us though, it'd give too much away! But it would be more, for longer..."
Oct 13, 2011
Tim Menadue replied to Tim Menadue's discussion Performance difference between using toe clip pedals and clipless pedals
"I went and bought a pair of old skool clip pedals (Token) and to be honest they were really difficult to get use to as they seem to spin freely if you miss the toe clip on the first attempt, with this in mind I have gone with clipless pedals…"
Oct 13, 2011
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Aug 30, 2011
Clive Palfrey replied to Tim Menadue's discussion Performance difference between using toe clip pedals and clipless pedals
"The original pedals on my Mongoose are flat but have a hard plastic cage that you can slip your toe into, so you can push forward/down as hard as you like without fear of the foot slipping off the pedal but you're not actually…"
Aug 26, 2011
David Southern replied to Tim Menadue's discussion Performance difference between using toe clip pedals and clipless pedals
"When I first put clips on my bike, I was amazed at how much more power I had, particularly going uphill.  The clips I use are such that I can wear my steel-caps while riding, or my ordinary shoes. Just keep the straps fairly loose when in heavy…"
Aug 26, 2011
David Southern replied to Tim Menadue's discussion Performance difference between using toe clip pedals and clipless pedals
"I remember seeing someone lying on his back kicking his bike in the air trying to get his cleats disconnected, while his companions stood around laughing."
Aug 26, 2011
Clive Palfrey replied to Tim Menadue's discussion Performance difference between using toe clip pedals and clipless pedals
"If somebody is that unsure about clipping they should practice riding on soft ground such as grass. Chances are that if you fall off your trainer your quite likely to hit furniture or a wall, there aren't many of us that have an empty room for…"
Aug 25, 2011
Jilden replied to Tim Menadue's discussion Performance difference between using toe clip pedals and clipless pedals
"Single sided pedals or clip-in platforms let you pedal uncleated some of the time until you are fully used to cleats. Adjust them loose at first, tighten them a bit as twisting out becomes automatic."
Aug 25, 2011
rossmg replied to Tim Menadue's discussion Performance difference between using toe clip pedals and clipless pedals
"Ah, guess the move to cleats on my MtBike by this comment - all the closer, was thinking about it! Invariably though it is the slow speed things that see me topple..."
Aug 25, 2011
Stephen Battye replied to Tim Menadue's discussion Performance difference between using toe clip pedals and clipless pedals
"Yep. I've done it. I used to lean on traffic light poles at intersections until one day I missed the pole and fell over... during peak hour traffic. Needless to say, I soon upgraded to spd's real quick :)"
Aug 25, 2011
Slammin replied to Tim Menadue's discussion Performance difference between using toe clip pedals and clipless pedals
"Once perfected and once the unconcious effort to unclip is mastered Clipless pedals are far easier to get out of in a tricky MTB situation. I've been flying thru the air plenty of times and wondered how I instinctively managed to unclip…"
Aug 25, 2011
rossmg replied to Tim Menadue's discussion Performance difference between using toe clip pedals and clipless pedals
"I ride cleats on my roadie and toe clips on my MtBike. Dedicated cycling shoes have a non-flexible sole which greatly helps in delivering power and I quite notice that when back on the MtBike. My toe clips can and do become loose (leather straps are…"
Aug 25, 2011

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What bikes do you ride?
Apollo Giro C - road bike
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I am a bit of a novice having started cycling for fitness about 12 months ago.
I am interested in community rides.

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At 18:14 on April 21, 2011, Gawler Wheeler said…

 

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