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clipless pedals or other recs
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Hi guys, so my husband has slowly been getting more and more into biking. he took the dive into a pricier lightweight bike and finally started doing longer treks. that being said, we still try to do shorter family rides and riding followed by walking through towns etc. I was looking into getting him clipless pedals for fathers day and saw ones that have a clip and non clip side. one person had recommended avoiding the purchase as he should be fitted especially for it. any thoughts/advice? he's just a beginner and doesn't want to go too high end or professional if it is something I can purchase. also, if not the pedal/shoe combo, then any recs for a good biking related gift? thanks!
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Welcome to bikeride! You might be able to find useful information in this discussion: https://forums.bikeride.com/thread-6794.html

Does he have a decent helmet? That's always a nice present that indicates "I care for your safety"
Merida Scultura 5000 (2015)
Merida Big Nine 400 (2019)
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(06-08-2021, 02:29 PM)havefaith2create Wrote:  Hi guys, so my husband has slowly been getting more and more into biking. he took the dive into a pricier lightweight bike and finally started doing longer treks. that being said, we still try to do shorter family rides and riding followed by walking through towns etc. I was looking into getting him clipless pedals for fathers day and saw ones that have a clip and non clip side. one person had recommended avoiding the purchase as he should be fitted especially for it. any thoughts/advice? he's just a beginner and doesn't want to go too high end or professional if it is something I can purchase. also, if not the pedal/shoe combo, then any recs for a good biking related gift? thanks!

@Zviedrs comment is certainly a great suggestion. As far as "clipless" pedals go, you can find them (one sided, two sided with same cleat pattern, two sided with cleat use on 1 side and "street" shoe use on the other) for $50 to $100 for quality products. Shimano makes a couple of the "dual use" variants that are under $100. A good helmet will cost $50-$100 or more depending on features and brand.


From a previous thread: "I cannot vouch for their performance, but being a Shimano product I would assume that they are good for what they were designed for. You can still use the SPD configured shoes with these; they have both clip-in and platform sides. "Click'R" pedal models: PD-MT50, or PD-T421. Both use the SM-SH56 cleat which I believe comes with a new set. From what I saw they are around $70-$80 a set. If you by any chance get these, please provide some feedback for myself and others. I don't do enough mtb/off-road, or commuter type biking, but these might get me to do it a little more without having to use the standard SPD pedals which use the same cleat on one or both sides."
Take care,
Jesper

"I am become Death, the destroyer of bicycles." NJS
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