Having been riding SPD's since the very first generation way back when, I thought I would give flats a try on my new build.
I went up to Afan yesterday and had a great time in the hail storms and on the slushy sodden trails. But I did notice that I was pedal striking absolutely everywhere. I don't think it's the new frame geometry, but I suspect it's a combination of a few things.
Firstly, I'm crap and keep pedalling when perhaps I should level the cranks and roll through. Secondly, I have 175mm cranks which is right for my size (34" inseam), but maybe 170's would give me a teeny weenie bit more clearance. And thirdly and perhaps most crucially, I guess a flat pedal has much less clearance to it than a pair of small SPD pedals.
I'm working on the third point being the main culprit. Has anyone else had similar issues?