I have been riding my hybrid bike for the past few weeks sporadically given the weather. However, I noticed that my enjoyment went up as I was using flat pedals and wide tires. I researched the pedal issue this weekend, as conventional wisdom is that clipless is the way to go. I am not sure, for the non-racer, if that is really the best thing. Two provocative pieces that I found online, have me rethinking the need for clipless pedals for the kind of riding that I am doing – slower, longer, not in a race.
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My hybrid has cheap flat pedals and toe clips. I am going to try some BMX style pedals with pins and Five Ten shoes. These are what a lot of mountain bikers are using. Depending on how that goes, I may put them on the road bike and see what difference it makes compared with the Speedplay clipless pedals.