I'm tempted to convert flats. I've been tempted before but failed after me feet jumping on and off the Pedals on the skyline in afan. This time I'm more determined. One main reason is that I would like to Learn the raw skill of bunny hopping and pulling manuals without the need for spds. As the nights are shorter I will probably spend a few nights a week urban mtbing so this will be an opportunity to develop my skills before hitting trails on weekends. I'm not in a group of riders that night ride often.
I'm running dmr v8 pedals with just a pair of adidas Forrest hill trainers.
Anyone have any tips for getting used to rising flatties, especially on the ruff stuff? Or should I just stick to what I know - the spds.