How to Get Over your Fear of Clipless Pedals

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unnamed-5It’s not uncommon to hear from folks who don’t ride clipless pedals, and even some who do, that they find the thought of such pedals to be frightening. The clipless pedal? That’s right. A pedal and shoe system that locks your foot to your bike pedal. To remove your foot from the pedal just twist your heel out and you’re free!

What are the benefits of clipless pedals?
1. Your foot stays in contact with your pedal over rocks, roots, bumps in pavement, dirt road washboard, the list goes on. You feel confident that your feet will be secure and not slip off a pedal at an inopportune time.

2. You can have energy input on the full pedal stroke – you can pull up on your pedals and have a smoother rotation of the pedals/cranks instead of only being able to exert downward pressure. No need to smash around!

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