Clipess - how much better?

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by Kobie, 31 Jul 2007.

  1. Kobie

    Kobie New Member

    Hi Folks,

    I'm curious as to how much of a performance gain you get from going clipless - i.e. speed gain, endurance gains etc?

  2. peejay78

    peejay78 Well-Known Member


    tons, in fact.
  3. heaps

    stacks, in fact.

  4. Big Bren

    Big Bren New Member


    Masses, in fact.

  5. Dormouse

    Dormouse New Member

    Noone will ever catch up with you. Far better performance boost than any drugs that I have tried.
  6. Frazer

    Frazer New Member

    I used to have toeclips, and was doing a 26k loop i use for time trialling at a best of 32.6kph.

    The first time i used clipless i beat that with an average of 33.8kph, and now regularly make it at over 34kph average, quite a big difference for just changing shoes
  7. HJ

    HJ Cycling in Scotland

    Auld Reekie
    Try it, you won't regret it...
  8. slow down

    slow down New Member

    A big improvement - plus it's more comfortable
  9. ...that reassuring click... push, pull...

    Kobie - you know it makes sense.

    Don't delay, change your pedals today! (Ok - tomorrow then ;) )
  10. starseven

    starseven Guest

    Riding on flats will seem second rate after youve tried it!
  11. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Penarth, Wales
    Probably the best extra you could buy for any bike, just take care in getting used to them!!!!!!!!!!!
  12. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    I hav ejust switched to clipless and suddenly I can climb hills...well at least halfway !
  13. Joe

    Joe Über Member

    I went clipless for the first time yesterday (Specialized Sonoma shoes with Crank Brothers Candy C pedals).
    I'm off to try them out today, wish me luck!
  14. mosschops2

    mosschops2 New Member

    Good Luuu-uuuck!!
  15. ajevans

    ajevans New Member

    Practice unclipping out of them before riding into heavy traffic.

    Falling over sidewards in front of heavy traffic in Brixton was not a good memory for me.
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