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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?

    Cheers,
    K.
     
  2. peejay78

    peejay78 Well-Known Member

    loads.

    tons, in fact.
     
  3. heaps

    stacks, in fact.

    L
     
  4. Big Bren

    Big Bren New Member

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    Lots.

    Masses, in fact.

    Bren
     
  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

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

    slow down New Member

    Location:
    Walsall
    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

    Location:
    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

    Location:
    Nottingham
    Good Luuu-uuuck!!
     
  15. ajevans

    ajevans New Member

    Location:
    Birmingham
    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.