I’m still riding with the SPD 747s that we’re from the very first years they came out; 1990 or thereabouts. I think I might finally replace them.
SPD does have its difficulties in tough terrain but I think it often provides a bit of stability. While it doesn't improve power output over flats, it does definitely give you a little more momentary sprint power.
Everything in your video is pretty spot on actually, it's interesting to see how many people are misinformed.
Dude, wtf? You pull from 7-8 to 1-2 clockwise, not f'g counter clockwise.
Another myth for mtb riding: Carrying tools, etc. on a water backpack. It is okay to put tools in bags attached to the bike. See rockbarcycling.com for an example.
This is wrong on so many levels 🤦♂️.
got this shimano pedal for both sides: spd and platform. CHoose for every time and which style of riding
When I first bought Shimano Pd-m520 clipless pedals about a year ago, I tried them in the shop and fell over. From new the pedals are set at the middle position , so I said lets adjust them them to minimum, but they said no, it's too sloppy. So I eventually braved it home, but over next two days I fell off 5 times as I could not simply unclip fast enough. The guys at the bike shop said it was about technique, so I persevered, but in the end I adjusted them to minimum, and then I was fine. Eventually, I changed the cleats to the easier beginner type, SH56, which were better still as they felt they had more float. I don't think I'll ever use the SH51's again as I don't like the way I feel locked in by them. I used toe clip pedals for years you see, so I'm used to a lot of free movement.
Pulling at low cadences - I have started to use SPD's this week. I have hered a lot about round pedaling and pulling in advance. And my findings on the first tour after trying and setting up was that it is possible to stay in a higher gear for short sprinting or short climbs and add the second leg pulling to give that extra boost. But it is more difficult (yet) in higher cadences and/or over long periods.
Your channel is great, thanks for being honest about things which work, and especially which do not. Unfortunately there are way too many Chanel’s who are just an extended (and in some cases unpaid🤪) Arms of bike manufactures, who push bad stuff to the market in sake of profit. Thanks for that.
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Main myth, which you seems to be in as well - that Road pedals “transfer more power” when pedaling. From the physics - the power is power, if shoes are connected to the pedal - it doesn’t matter what connection type is used - energy is transferred. The way how people can pedal, even in higher RPM doesn’t depend on the pedal type. The difference comes to the air dynamics, dirt resistance and the shoes sole - one allows to walk easily when another (road) - doesn’t. If Shimano wouldn’t have a patent on SPD - all would switch as it is easier, much more durable and practical. All these road cleats are just a way to suck money from people’s pockets.
I ride in the city and trust me, platform pedals are wayy better than clipless pedals. You do not need clipless pedals unless you are riding competitively. For fitness or recreational rider or even commuters, platform pedals cant be beat. The fact that you can remove your feet instantly. Jump off the bike in an emergency where it is too late to brake and getting to wear whatever you want on your foot instead of cycling specific shoes.
There is round pedaling. You just don't provide much power on the upstroke. But if you don't pedal in circle, the leg on the upstroke will impede the leg on the downstroke. If you have a smooth, round stroke, you'll get a lot more speed than if you're bouncing around.
You have the cleanest chain I've ever seen in my life
Sorry, you lost credibility at, clipped in pedals don't add much more power to your stroke. Try test riding a bike with one leg and you'll see how much more power is obtained with the upstroke. Granted, at higher rpms the effect is less, but for rapid acceleration, sprints, hills, you have more power.
When I saw you had downloaded a new film, for a second I was excited "What no Zwift" How stupid of me!! Only 10 of the last 40 vlogs have not been Zwift!! Ed come on man, you are in Wales, there is no lock down, Zwift is not the future, its only a bad weather option!! Have you forgotten why you fell in love with cycling in the first place, and if you have gained new subscribers because of Zwift, you've probably lost some too!
You always find good content...thank you! ( I don't like clipless pedals ..I'm still stuck on toe clips!
it's possible to use spd cleat on road bike for racing?
Road bike clips are just waiting to be phased out. I got some mtb shoes last week and theyre just better in every way!!
The trick to round pedaling is pushing your palms forward with 20 to 30 pounds of pressure on your handlebar. You'll fell light as a feather as you pull from 6 o'clock to 9 o'clock while sweeping through your stroke. I've moved to a bigger cog and can maintain the same speed for 20 miles.
why are the pedals with the clip called clipless?
"No such thing as round pedalling.". That ain't true bro. By nature of the mechanical structure of the crankset you have no choice but to pedal in a circle (round). I would agree that the pulling up at the bottom of the stroke is undesirable because it's a wasted use of energy. Instead, one should sweep through the base of the stroke, as if sweeping mud of the foot, to ensure a more efficient circular motion.
Awesome job. Thanks for the great info.
You forgot the multi release on spd..
Although im light i am a very heavy dh rider, at one point, while clipped in, my front wheel dug into a big root, i went otb and seperated from my bike but wasnt unclipped. Found out the whole clipless mechanism was ripped from the pedal. Guess who made them
Thanks Crank Brothers
well explained, very informative
never had mud issues with SPD. and i rode them in the worst sticky mud possible
love the float of the CB Candy but that's about it....
Thanks for the great info! I almost bought the x2 but definitely want the mallets now.
it looks like that you had a 5 finger date there
Crank Bros bearings and cleats wear out real fast! Rebuild kits aren't always the answer as the axle is likely toast when the tiny outboard bearing dies.
saw a set of ISSI clips and you did not review them?
Been riding times Z for years on downhill no problems.
Yeah, the tight ones are more enjoyable...:-)
Why do clipless paddles call Clipless when riders actually Clipped on?
I have Shimano clipless pedals and I love them. Really good video.
Really? Megan Fox?!
flats are king. but when I was single a pro for bmx I rode Time z
Sooo are we just not going to talk about the girl on the computer just staring?
What would the best pedals if I want a fairly big platform? I'm a beginner in clips so no X2's😂
HT T1 enduros!!!! 💥💥💥 and on both my BMX race bikes!
Pedals that comes with your bike.
Recently did a BikeFit n the technician recommended me to changed my eggbeater pedals on from my road bike...but I feel fine on them n the Shimano pedals brings additional weight...no, no!
Whats the torque on the bottom screws on the cleats?
That embarrassing situation you mentioned happened to me lol 😆
Any tips on setting up the actual pedal mate? How tigh/loose etc - not the clip but the pedal-to crank
Ahhhh! Now I see said the blind man as he waved his wooden leg👍😀
I'm so happy that Crankbros finally ditched the fucking brass cleats.
I just realized why aren't the called strapless pedals???
First Time I listen a guy speak about his clit
Great vid - I've been riding clipless for a while and the tip about moving the cleat backwards makes a huge difference!
I run XC shoes with DH pedals, but the stiffness and how well it holds is insane. Don’t knock it till ya try it.
Is it okay if my cleats slide a little? One thread out of the 2 on one shoe was super sticky and crunchy brand new and the cleats a little loose for it
what about greasing the cleat threads? Just like pedal spindles ungreased cleat threads can cause a big problem when you can't get them out when you go to replace the worn out cleat
Is there a version of this video in English?
Great video your explanation really helped me determine what angle fit best..
Hi! How do you install the pedals? Should the narrower part of clip be on the front side? Or to the back?
Not clear expline .. more words .
Very through. Me like 👍
Where can I get the shoes
Wow Niel you sound soo different
Awsome! Thinking to start cliples this year. You guys help a lot. Thanks!