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Mtn bike pedals on a road bike


Nickzta
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So I'm coming back into cycling. A lot of my mates have had bad accidents with cars and I gave the sport a break, for a long while. I've finally caved in and I bought a great 2nd hand road bike this weekend, but it has flat pedals. I'm thinking of putting Mtn bike pedals onto it.

 

My thinking: 1 set of cycling shoes for spinning & cycling. I want to do the bulk of my "base' work in the gym.

 

I guess the question is: Am I being doff about this?

 

How strong is the grip in a Mountain bike pedal. If I pick up a big power stroke kicking towards the line in a race, could I pull the cleat out of the pedal?

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