Clipless pedals are among the most significant bicycle innovations ever. Borrowed from skiing technology, these trick pedals make you simultaneously more efficient by providing a better foot-to-pedal connection, and more safe by offering almost instant foot entry and release. We recommend clipless pedals for road and mountain biking and everything from recreational riding to commuting and racing. They’re also great for Spinning classes.
If you're new to cycling, getting new pedals and shoes (both are required for going clipless) might seem a bit much. The way to decide whether it's worth the expense is considering your cycling. If you ride regularly on loops of 10 miles or more and expect to continue riding, we think you'll love the way a clipless system enhances the cycling experience by boosting your pedal power, comfort and safety.
To help you understand this important component, we’ve put together this buyers' guide (use the table of contents below to jump to the different sections).
What are Clipless Pedals?
Clips and Straps Versus Clipless
Getting Used To Riding Clipless