· Roadbike Rider
I notice a lot of fixies use toe clips instead of clip in pedals. Is this so you can slide out easier, so you can wear street shoes or for some other reason?.
Seconded. Clips and straps are a learned skill that never seems perfect. Had generic spd's on for a while, switched to the Frogs when a component upgrade on another bike made them available. They might be my favorite pedal, though the cleats aren't great with road shoes, and the pedals aren't great with street shoes. I wear mtn shoes for riding fixed, so no big deal.michaeln said:After struggling for a while with clips & straps I switched to Speedplay Frogs. Effortless getting in and out. Not going back to clips & straps.
BianchiJoe said:Shoes that are only good while on the bike are fine for nonstop fitness rides, but if you're a commuter, a student, or shopper who has to actually walk inside a building, clips & straps make more sense. I suppose you could carry some extra shoes in your bagpack, but I'm all about simplicity. That's why I ride a fixie in the first place. I really like not having to change my clothes just because I'm going by bike.
It sort of depends on how you intend to use the fixie. I get on mine and ride, and Look CX-7s (just like the main geared bike) suit me just fine. If I were hopping on and off the bike throughout the day (like a messenger, for instance), I might want Mtb pedals and shoes and, depending on the walking or on other priorities, I might want a platform. I'll never go back to toe clips on a road bike.Chainstay said:I notice a lot of fixies use toe clips instead of clip in pedals. Is this so you can slide out easier, so you can wear street shoes or for some other reason?.
djg said:Some folks seem to have terrible concerns about clipping in with one-sided pedals at lights, but frankly, I just don't get it. If you're accustomed to your pedals, by and large, it's just not hard at all.