Are you a mountain biker who rides flats, curious about the merits of going clipless? Me too. There’s no question that riding flat pedals is great for skill development. Especially bunny hopping but certainly bike handling on the whole. However, when I see the vast majority of pro riders racing clipless, across XC, Enduro and DH, I can’t help but feel I could be missing out.
Then, I remember that Sam Hill races everything in flats and that I should probably stop making excuses for myself. That said, the man is an enigma. Any riders that come close to beating Sam are clipped in.
While i’m very much interested in the performance gains to be had switching from flats to clipless, i’m also aware that there could be a rather steep learning curve associated with the transition. I envisage said learning curve to include anything from the classic “forgetting” to unclip, resulting in hilarious slow speed lie downs, to high speed corner over-shooting, tumbling through the brash with the bike still attached to my feet. I’m excited by the prospect of neither.
Lucky for me, and you, this week we have the full undivided attention of the mountain bike pedal experts at Funn. These guys dabble in flat pedals and clipless pedals – they also make a pedal that is flat on one side and clipless on the other. I’m sure these guys will have some solid tips on offer to help us on our road to clipless pedal greatness.
So, if you’ve got any burning questions on that, or on anything related to mountain bike pedals, now is the time to ask. As ever, we’ll round up the best questions, send them over to Funn for the answers and report back on Friday!
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