HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR CLIPLESS MOUNTAIN BIKE PEDALS? 

Mountain bike clipless pedals are more minimalist than road clipless pedals. The reason for this is mud.

An MTB clipless pedal must be able to eliminate mud quickly - be “self-cleaning” as mountain bikers say.

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You should choose your clipless pedals based on your pedalling intensity.

THE INTENSITY

The idea behind clipless pedals is to limit energy loss. The foot doesn't just push: it also pulls the pedal back up again, which increases performance. With this push-and-pull system, your pedalling power increases.

IF YOU ARE A NOVICE MOUNTAIN BIKER

Don't tighten the spring too much - you want your foot as free as possible. A very tight spring will be harder to unclip from. Then, as you improve, simply tighten it up.

IF YOU ARE A REGULAR MOUNTAIN BIKER

Clipless pedals with a platform will improve the support you get, even if your shoes come unclipped.

For intense mountain bike use, opt for lighter clipless pedals with cartridge bearings (which last longer) and stronger tension adjustment.

Nicolas

Cycling Specialist

You can also get mixed pedals that let you use your bike even if you're wearing normal shoes.
Don't forget to adjust your cleats for a more secure hold.

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