- Platform SPDs with flats feel
After trying flats I’ve decided clipless works better for me but I did really like the feel of the bigger platform on my feet. I’m looking at platform SPD compatible pedals which will give me the feeling of flats whilst clipped in. Will pair them with a pair of Shimano AM9 shoes and currently looking at the below options:
1. Nukeproof horizon cl
2. DMR V-Twin
3. Shimano saint
Recommendations please?Posted 5 months agothisisnotaspoonSubscriber
Shimano Trail Pedals , bombproof Devore level less than £30 XT version twice that . Work perfectly with AM9s .
Not shimano trail pedals, I hate them enough that if anyone wants to swap a pair of hardly used 530’s for a set of similar 540’s PM me!
TBH I’ve never found the lack of platform a problem, even with relatively soft/flexibly soled Specialized Cadets. All the platform ever does is make clipping in that bit harder (which then spirals into not clipping in and using the platform, and needing a bigger grippier platform, etc) Whereas bog standard SPD’s you just stamp your foot onto, it clips in first time, and you go.Posted 5 months agomikewsmithMember
Just go all in and pair the mallets with some candies for xc 😉 though as its different tools for different jobs I normally just use xc shoes with xc pedals now and keep the flat soled ones for the big pedals.
I’ve certainly had issues on steep wet/loose trails where I’m happier just stamping and dealing with it later. I did years on various shimano spd’s and never got the stamp and magically you are clipped feelingPosted 5 months agocrashrashSubscriber
I have had a similar experience – prefer the SPDs and like a platform – tried a set of Horizon from a mates bike but ended up with V-Twin – like the sprung spd bit, simple to exit and clip in and big platform. They are a little thick but lots of colours so it matches the orange on my bike! They have been reliable and despite a few pedal strikes ( i have a Whyte so BB is low) no worries with axles. Being DMR you just know they work.
Personally not a fan of the egg beaters – wear out too fast.Posted 5 months ago
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