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Clipless pedals are a matter of preference - you don't have to use them. There are alternatives such as "half clips" which might suit you better. I've come to like mine, with mtb shoes and pedals that are designed to be rideable with clipless or normal shoes on either side. These allow you to ride in an alternative position (with the pedal under the arch ...


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As a rule of thumb for road bikes...watch the pro's on a grand tour mountain climb. They VERY rarely stand on the pedals, even when making a break off the front. Often the reason you see them standing is when they are losing momentum and don't want to shift gear...but they sit back down at the earliest opportunity. You might see one stand for a short ...



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