For those new to cycling the different shoe and pedal options can be confusing. Here is some information on the 2 most popular options, MTB SPD pedals and road cycling pedals and cleats.
When I started cycle commuting 3 years ago I was surprised to learn new bikes don’t come with pedals. So I took what the bike shop suggested, which lucky for me turned out to be a good suggestion, spiked platform pedals.
For those of you that would like to make a more informed decision or if you are thinking about giving clip-in AKA clipless shoes pedals a try this video is for you. It is an overview of the different types of pedals and cleats out there including road bike and mountain bike options.
As well I explain why I chose what I did when I first went clipless and what I plan to do in future.
Links – items mentioned:
Shimano touring shoe: * http://amzn.to/2DbErIp
Shimano MTB shoe: * http://amzn.to/2Deha8C
Newer version of shoe: * http://amzn.to/2AWe3x7
Pedals used on my road bike:
Shimano PD-M530 MTB SPD Trail Pedals * http://tidd.ly/60dbb27b
Click’r pedal system: * http://amzn.to/2CZnhKX
Reversible pedal (flat onside clip in other): * http://amzn.to/2D0LyQR
Beginner Cyclist Series: https://goo.gl/W7UnWV
Ride On Cycling: http://rideoncycling.co.uk
Cycling Across Canada Website: http://cyclingacrosscanada.com
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