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  1. bikergirl25

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    So I'm kinda newish to biking and the idea of clipping in is still a little unnerving for me. So my friend pointed me to some magnetically clipping pedals that are supposed to be easier and more versatile. It's called MagLOCK and they're brand new on kickstarter. I watched the video and they seem like they'd be worth a try. What do you think?
     

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    "Biking is an inherently dangerous sport. The manufacturer does not guarantee that the MagLOCK Bike Pedal will function or release as described previously"

    Sorry but the SPD platform works, works well - is light weight, with adjustable tension/float. This is someone answering a question no one asked IMHO. Personally the beauty of a spd pedal is that you can't just yank up and release, unlike a magnet.

    Just buy some platform spd, a good shoe and ride.
     
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    Clipping in, or rather out, is always a little freakish the first couple rides. Especially those couple of times that you will forget and quickly enter panic mode.

    But never fret, unless you're a total hack it will eventually become a natural reflex to unclip when you stop.
     
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    You will get used to SPD style...magnets just sound dangerous to me...
     
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    It could be that the magnet stuff is brilliant, but I'd be willing to bet that's it's way more expensive than your run-of-the mill clip-in pedals. And to be honest, I think it's probably not brilliant. With that in mind, just take the time to get used to standard clip-ins. We've all been there, super sketchy and nervous on the pedals, where you have a bunch of awkward, embarrassing falls. Practice is really the only remedy.
     
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    What's wrong with flats?
     
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    cant wait for the my pedals push my feet away, what's wrong with my maglocks post.
     
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    skip to 2:00 ... video is mostly riding fluff

     
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    Totally unrideable.

    Ping me when they have a Maglev edition.
     
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    No thank you. Magnets are dangerous. I'm not risking this happening to my wiener.

     
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    Not quite there.

    Perhaps quality flat pedals, magnets, and FiveTen impacts with a plate under the rubber?
     
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    I suspect that these could prove just as unnerving as SPDs and at this point they're unproven. Most of the learning with SPDs consists of forgetting that you're clipped in when you're stopped, and you fall over. Embarrassing but not damaging. It takes maybe five rides to get used to them.
     
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    You could also pick up some Crank Brothers pedals. Then you'll be clipped in, but also not clipped in at the same time.
     
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    Absolutely nothing. And I rode clipless since 1994. Flats FTW.
     
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    learning to ride clipless is easy. go with spd's, set the tension to it's easiest and practice in a grass field. if you fall it won't hurt like if you were on a dirt trail. i think the magnet idea still needs some work.
     
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    What about a flat pedal with a tiny black hole embedded in them. Your feet will stay in place from gravity.
     
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    Seems about as useful as glow in the dark bike balls.
     
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    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    I am intrigued by your ideas... I'd like to subscribe to your newsletter.
     
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    F-that, we should start a kickstarter.
     
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    Gonna need a particle accelerator, big one.

    Real big.
     
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    Dare I say, YUGE?
     
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    Yup. It would be bigly. Perhaps nukular powered.