May I borrow your shoes?
Specifically, I am looking to help my wife, Roxanne, decide if she wants to try clipless pedals on her hybrid bike. I've got an extra pair of SPD pedals I can put on her bike temporarily, and I've got an extra set of cleats. Before buying a pair of shoes, we simply wanted to see what she thinks of the clip/unclip process, as well as the general feel of connected pedaling.
She wears a ladies 9 to 9 1/2 (perhaps 40 to 41 European).
My experience with clipless was, "I want clipless, and I will learn to use them, even if I lose some teeth." Her idea is, "I will use them if I like them."
On a side note, I've been lucky so far and haven't yet fallen. Rafal says there are two kinds of clipless pedal users:
- Those who have forgotten to unclip and have fallen.
- Those who lie about never have forgotten to unclip and have fallen.