SPDs…floaty/easy in and out of…recommendations
CB on all my bikes, current ones are ridiculously easy to service and more reliable than previous. For the thins you want the only certainty is not shimano.
By disco slippers do you mean carbon race shoes or something like thisPosted 4 years ago
The Spec BG have been some of the most comfy ones I have worn.
Work great with smaller pedals I have some 5-10 minaars for use with the bigger platform pedals.PJM1974Member
Shimano XT here, I’m a recent convert from Crank Bros. I have the same BG Comp shoes as above and found that the combination with my nylon bodied Crank Bros Candys was lethal – my shoe would slide off the pedal in damp weather if the cleat didn’t engage.
It’s good to go for something with a platform, if you’re new to clipless then you’ll want the security of a wide-ish pedal when you’re unclipped. The XT Trail pedal is really good, as is Shimano’s DX.Posted 4 years agogonetothehillsSubscriber
I’ve used Crank Bros Candys for donkey’s years and been pretty pleased with them to be honest. I treated myself to some carbon/ti Time ATACs on the Tripster a few months back and like them a lot, but when I switch back to the mountain bike, the CBs are a little smoother on the float and easier to disengage. I’m looking forward to the legendary minimal servicing on the Times though and will probably get another pair for the MTB. If you look after the CBs, in my experience, they work well.Posted 4 years agoCraigWMember
The new Shimano Click’r pedals are supposed to much easier to clip in/out than standard SPD pedals. They use standard SPD cleats, just much less tension in the pedals.Posted 4 years ago
There is a version designed for mountain biking (PD-MT50). http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/shimano-mt50-click-r-pedals/rp-prod108787larrydavidMember
Speedplay frogs: https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Speedplay+frog+&hl=en
I got these after having a dodgy knee and they seem to have helped somewhat. They have the most float of any MTB (20 degrees if I recall) and don’t use spring tension to keep your feet in, so release is really easy and you get a sort of ‘floaty/icey under foot feeling’ at first. Easy to service and nice and light too.
Downsides are price, fiddly cleat set up and lack of sealing (use waterproof grease or the bearings die quick).
I’ve managed a year on them – about 6000 miles, 3 bearing changes, and due a replacement set of cleats (which are dear….).Posted 4 years ago
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