Talking to some of my lycra-wearing cyclist friends, they instantly started talking about the benefits of using shoes and clips - special gear designed to keep feet attached to the pedals. It would make riding easier, faster, they said. (Mountain bike riders can also enjoy this feature with equipment designed with their riding style and technique in mind, too.) But I wanted to focus on riding comfortably on a daily basis. I didn't want to have to invest in special shoes and pedals just to ride my bike. Wouldn't that make riding to the grocery store and doing my errand running a little less convenient? And those special pedals - wouldn't that make casual riding no longer an option?
|Shoes, clips, etc. Perhaps a little bit of an overkill for the casual rider.|
|Pedal cages. The key to everyday riding.|