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MTB pedals on road bikes(6 posts)

MTB pedals on road bikesFlash
Apr 9, 2001 5:45 AM
I have an extra pair of Time ATAC pedals from my mountain bike. Any reason I should not use these on my road bike? Cornering clearance?
re: MTB pedals on road bikesRickMTB
Apr 9, 2001 5:49 AM
Gee, I hope its OK, I am using my ATACs on mine. ;-) Someone told me some fancy shmancy racer uses ATACs on his bike so I reckon I won't get too much grief...
re: MTB pedals on road bikesCliff Oates
Apr 9, 2001 6:39 AM
I use them on my commuter. They're great pedals, and far superior to the SPDs that are living in my toolkbox. I think the conformance police (those are the guys who don't wave back or otherwise acknowledge your existence when you're out riding) will write you up for being different, but you can safely ignore the ticket.
been swapping back and forth for yearsRetro
Apr 9, 2001 7:55 AM
I have size 15 feet, and it's REALLY hard to find cycling shoes--had to ride in tennis shoes until about 10 years ago, and it's still a struggle. When I find something that's comfortable and works, I use it on ALL my bikes for epic rides (for everyday, I still have platform pedals and toe clips so I don't have to think about it). Never had a problem with any phase of it.
re: MTB pedals on road bikesmr tornado head
Apr 9, 2001 5:36 PM
i use MTB pedals on my road bike. Yeah, the "real" roadies tend to frown on that but when I get to the coffee shop (or work, or store, etc) I can walk around the place without looking like a duck on ice.

Main thing is: does it work *for you*? You're the one riding it, and you're the only one it really matters to.
re: MTB pedals on road bikessimonb
Apr 11, 2001 1:07 AM
i believe that since road cleats/pedals have
a larger surface area, the pressure on the
sole of your foot is dissipated over a wider area.

having said that, i've used both types on my
road bike, didn't notice any difference. if
you've got decent shoes with stiff soles, you
shouldn't either.

simonb