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Old 11-14-2012, 07:56 PM
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Awesome video Marcel! That must'a been a lot of work stopping and setting up each shot.

As far as shoes, 5.10 for sure if you're doing platforms, although I've used simple vans lace-ups and been fine.

I absolutely love the Giro shoes I have now (Privateer) in combination with the Shimano PD-M424.
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:32 PM
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on my old bike i would switch between entry level versions of the shimano clipless and some cheap platforms that i used in conjunction with running shoes, but the running shoes never gave me a planted enough feel. now that i have to recreate my setup i've been debating how i want to handle the pedals.
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Old 11-14-2012, 09:35 PM
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on my old bike i would switch between entry level versions of the shimano clipless and some cheap platforms that i used in conjunction with running shoes, but the running shoes never gave me a planted enough feel. now that i have to recreate my setup i've been debating how i want to handle the pedals.
If you're going to go with a platform pedal, have you considered riding in skate shoes? That's what I used to ride in. The flat bottoms made it easy to make a nice connection with the pedal. I rode in everything from those to basketball shoes and the skate shoes definitely gave the best feel.
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Old 11-14-2012, 09:49 PM
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yeah, i was just being cheap because i had already bought clipless pedals and shoes, but didn't want to use them on the local downhill course.

seeing that most of my riding is more xc / trail and i still have the shimano shoes i'll most likely just replace / upgrade the clipless pedals.


i just wanted to get a feel for what everyone else was using.
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:51 PM
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Erik used to use 5.10 shoes, and he said he almost felt like he was in clipless pedals... The grip is that good.
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:40 PM
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5-10's are awesome for grip on flats. I used them when I raced (with crank bros 50/50's) and on my trail bike with Azonics magnesium flats (can't remember the name but they make cool sparks when you hit rocks in the dark). The only problem I've ever had is that they are hot as hell in the summer. The newer ones might not be as bad but the older ones that I have are suede and don't breathe at all.
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Old 12-01-2012, 08:56 PM
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That was cool. Interesting to see the belt drive on a mountain bike too.
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Old 12-03-2012, 03:47 AM
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Getting back on the MTB tomorrow. I'm meeting up with a friend and headed to AEDC in Tullahoma. I've never been there and can't wait. This will be the first time back in the saddle since I broke 3 ribs at Chickasaw Trace back in June. Wish me luck!
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Old 12-03-2012, 01:17 PM
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good luck and be safe!
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Old 12-04-2012, 04:03 PM
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i would be so much more badass if i had this song playing in the background around me.

http://www.pinkbike.com/news/Geoff-G...ideo-2012.html


or if i could do any of the tricks this guy can.
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Old 12-04-2012, 11:34 PM
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good luck and be safe!
Great day out. I had a blast and am ready to go back. We went nearly 13 miles, which is WAY different than the last 21 mile road bike ride I went on. The trail was not technical and was a lot of single track through trees. Up and down winding around the hills. There was a really nice section on the shore of Tim's Ford lake. I also loved all the unexploded ordinance warning signs everywhere.
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:03 PM
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Looking for recommendations on where to start.

Want to get a bike after way too many years away from riding. Let me put it to you this way my last bike was an old Raleigh steel frame BMX bike that I rode everywhere for what seems forever. I am a total Noob when it comes to bikes so I have no clue about brands or types etc. Budget isnt huge but something that would be a good starting point is what I am looking for. All I have been able to figure out so far is I am 6'3" so that seems to put me in the 21" to 23" range as far as size goes.
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Old 12-11-2012, 01:45 AM
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Go to some local bike shops and demo/rent some bikes to try out. I see you're in Austin so you can try some of the shops around downtown and ride out from there, Barton Creek Greenbelt etc.

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