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Clipless or Flats Poll.
#11
Clipless all the way here, as above have been on every bike in last 15 years, before that I was a clips n straps man.

Any time I've ridden flats I've had sketchy moments & felt like my feet would fall off the pedals on bumpy sections, so always reverted to being attached.
However, I've often avoided tricky slow sections on clipless that I probably would do on flats, so can see the use.
I also don't like jumping on clipless as feet often disengage, but that's prolly more technique than pedal issue.
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#12
Im really surprised at the results so far, particularly as most people ride xc. I only switched to flats when i started sessioning doubles, for pedalling round hammering through the rough and most other jumps/drops etc clipless are way better.
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#13
[quote="]Im really surprised at the results so far, particularly as most people ride xc. I only switched to flats when i started sessioning doubles, for pedalling round hammering through the rough and most other jumps/drops etc clipless are way better. [/quote"]

I was just about to say the same thing, i thought clipless would be way more popular.
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#14
I run clippless both on the mtb & on the road bike.
I had toe clips & straps on all my pre mtb roadbikes.  
I used to BMX as a lad & have no comprehention (s?) how I did it with flats!
I run flats on my hack as it just more conveient really, I tried a really small jump with it the other day & it was nearly carnage - only will power avoided a major crash! :B
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#15
Only 22 people have voted so far, and there are over 270 members.

It's been well publicized which i prefer, i'm too used to clipless to ride flats now, i never did any proper riding on flats wen i started anyway, and i just rode on road and the Crab and Winkle as a kid.
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#16
Tried flats last night, not impressed!
My feet keep lifting off the pedals on uphill slogs, especially the left one. I guess I've got to used to pulling up on the pedals.
I'm only just learning to jump, I could only get a couple of inches off the ground before but on flats I can't lift the back end at all at the moment.
I'm going to persist though, I need to learn to wheelie and manual too, that feels a lot better practising on flats.

I seem to fall off just as well on flats...
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#17
[quote="Murv"]Tried flats last night, not impressed!
I'm only just learning to jump, I could only get a couple of inches off the ground before but on flats I can't lift the back end at all at the moment.[quote]

When jumping you should be pushing through your feet into the face of the jump, heels down, not pulling up to lift the back end. Pulling up is what I used to do and is the perfect example of bad technique learned from clipping in. To be fair though for people who are always going to clip in it doesnt really matter.
Bunny hops are another area where there is no technique required when clipped in as you just yank the bike up by your feet/hands.
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#18
Flats for everything but racing where clips are more efficient.given that I have raced less than shergar recently this is a moot point.
Keep it foolish...
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#19
Thanks Sailor, I was trying to scoop it with my feet rather than pushing.

I think I'm going to get me some skills training next Year and try and move things on a bit.
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#20
"Treehugger" Wrote:It's been well publicized which i prefer, i'm too used to clipless to ride flats now...
Andy - did you ride the Mega clipped in too ??
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