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07-12-2011 05:07 PM
NWBoarder If you're jumping, you definitely do not want clip-ins. For one, how are you gonna do sweet nacs, and can-cans, and one-footers, or no-footers, or.....I think you get it. Also, the ability to throw the bike away mid-air, when you know trying to land it is bad news, is crucial. Not being able to bail is asking for trouble.
07-12-2011 04:41 PM
schmitty34
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This is what I'm poking at, it sucks ass when you slip a pedal. I ride a lot of uphill so having clips or locking shoes is nice because at the bottom of each stroke you get more power since you can actually lift the pedals.

For mostly downhill I think what your going after is better.
I think that's the reason....a lot of downhill and freeride with jumps. We obviously have to go up hill, but it is more of a means to an end so we can go back down the trail or hit the jump line again.
07-12-2011 03:48 PM
HoboMaster
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Yeah, slipping a pedal blows. Doesn't matter what kind of bike either, it just blows. It's also a good way to get a nasty shinner if you don't have shin guards.
This is what I'm poking at, it sucks ass when you slip a pedal. I ride a lot of uphill so having clips or locking shoes is nice because at the bottom of each stroke you get more power since you can actually lift the pedals.

For mostly downhill I think what your going after is better.
07-12-2011 02:27 PM
schmitty34
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Yeah, slipping a pedal blows. Doesn't matter what kind of bike either, it just blows. It's also a good way to get a nasty shinner if you don't have shin guards.
Yep, got one of those....not too nasty though.
07-12-2011 01:47 PM
NWBoarder Yeah, slipping a pedal blows. Doesn't matter what kind of bike either, it just blows. It's also a good way to get a nasty shinner if you don't have shin guards.
07-12-2011 01:22 PM
schmitty34
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If you have good pedals and shoes, you don't need to clip in unless you are DH Racing IMO.
that's the route I'm going based on advice from the guys I ride with. Definitely need the shoes. I almost bit it landing a jump because my right foot slipped off.
07-12-2011 01:18 PM
NWBoarder If you have good pedals and shoes, you don't need to clip in unless you are DH Racing IMO.
07-12-2011 12:28 PM
schmitty34
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Either get some basic cages for the pedals, or if you have the cash some locking pedals and shoes. It makes such a huge difference as far as controlling and powering the bike.

Anyways, looks like fun!
What do you mean by locking pedals? The clip ins?

None of the guys I ride with, or many of the people at the park I ride, use cages or clip ins. Most have similar platform pedals with little metal pegs, which is what I have. I do need some shoes that have better soles for sticking to the pegs cause the shoes I was wearing were slipping all over.
07-12-2011 10:26 AM
HoboMaster Either get some basic cages for the pedals, or if you have the cash some locking pedals and shoes. It makes such a huge difference as far as controlling and powering the bike.

Anyways, looks like fun!
07-12-2011 06:53 AM
LuckyRVA definitely looks like you're having a blast!
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