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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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Keeping your feet in one position is important when you want to use all your power to pedal in the most efficient way, or you want your feet to be stable on the pedals, because you tackle some hard stuff and your feet tend to move from their position without you wanting it. For you, you use your bike for commuting, which means you have to swing around to ...


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Mainly because it doesn't make mathematical sense. Consider a vertical cliff (the problem is not really related to cycling) of say 1km. Person A: climbs up and down in 4 hours total Average 2km/4hours = 0.5km/h Person B: climbs up in 10 hours carrying a parachute and down in 36 seconds. Average (0.1km/h + 100km/h)/2 = 50km/h It doesn't make any sense ...


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You can. But to make the calculus work nicely, you need to invert it: Consider Is = 1 / s where s is speed in meter per second. If you go 100m @ 10m.s-1 and 100m @ 5m.s-1, you mean speed is sum(d) / sum(t / d) for each segment, or 6.7m.s-1 But your Is is sum(d * Is) / sum(d), or sum(d / s) / sum(d) Which is 1.5s.m-1, or (.1 + .2) / 2 So as soon as you ...



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