Clips

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by dominics94, 22 Jan 2018.

  1. dominics94

    dominics94 Member

    Hi,

    Getting myself a road bike and was wondering what the best clips on the market are?

    Nothing too pricey but your opinions will help.

    Thanks
     
  2. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

    Location:
    On 3 Wheels
    Depends which shoes you want and whether you fancy walking like a duck when off the bike (Café/pub stop)
     
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  3. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    Location:
    Atop a Ti
    Check out THIS thread
     
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  4. I like Skol

    I like Skol Hold my beer and watch this......

    Location:
    Ashton-under-Lyne
    Do you mean clipless (clip-in, confusing I know but it's a historical thing) pedals?

    If you do then I personally would recommend Shimano SPD system. The double sided pedals give brilliant results and the MTB biased shoes allow you to walk normally when off the bike with slipping and sliding like Bambi on ice.

    No doubt others will be along shortly to tell you it is sacrilege to put SPD pedals on a road bike but it is pretty common in reality and anyone that looks down their nose at you for doing so is not worth listening to!

    The basic SPD M520 pedal is great and can be bought for a little over £20 and should come with the cleats to screw to the bottom of your shoes.
     
  5. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

    Location:
    On 3 Wheels
    Whereas the A520 (using the same cleats) is more 'racy' looking but is single sided.

    shimano-a520-spd-touring-pedals-00102798-9999-1.jpg
     
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  6. mjr

    mjr Wanting to Keep My EU Citizenship

    If you mean actual clips, people say nice things about power grips recently.
     
  7. buzzy-beans

    buzzy-beans Well-Known Member

    Personally I far prefer good old toe straps, but there again I don't get on with mobile phones either........... could it be an age thing?
     
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  8. buzzy-beans

    buzzy-beans Well-Known Member

    booootiful!!
     
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  9. 2 straps ! Isn't that a bit OTT ?
     
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  10. Easytigers

    Easytigers Veteran

    Another fan of Shimano 520s here. Cheap as chips (well, nearly) and do a great job.
     
  11. guitarpete247

    guitarpete247 Just about surviving

    Location:
    Leicestershire
    I use SPD SL and got some cleat covers to both protect the cleats and aid walking for my walk round to the garage and back. But if you have more walking (shopping in town perhaps) I can see the advantage od M520's.
     
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