Bicycle pedals come in a range of different types depending on the type of bike you ride and the level of experience you have. One of the most recent innovations for riders is the clip-in pedal which also goes by another name that appears to be the exact opposite because they are also known as clipless pedals.
Here is a selection of top-selling clipless bicycle pedal clips.
The reason to use bicycle pedal clips is to ensure the rider is able to generate the maximum amount of power possible with each rotation of the pedals without the fear of his/her feet sliding off the pedals. To use pedal clips the rider must also be wearing a pair of cycling shoes with cleats attached to the bottom. When mounting the bike and preparing to begin riding, the rider places the cleats into a sprung mechanism in the pedal. By pushing down firmly the cleat will clip into the pedal and you will hear a loud clunk. To remove the foot from the pedal the rider must twist their heel to one side which allows the cleat to escape.
Top-selling toe-clip pedal clips.
There is another type of pedal clip that has been in use for somewhat longer than the clipless pedals and that is the toe clip with straps. These clips allow the foot to be placed into a basket-like clip with a semi-circular rubber or metal clip. While the clipless pedals allow the rider to apply pressure throughout the entire rotation of the pedalling action, toe-clips only allow the rider to exert pressure on the downward part of the pedalling action.
There is a huge range of different types of pedal clips available that could make it a little confusing when trying to buy a set. It is possible to buy bicycle pedal clips cheaply if you know what you are looking for and are willing to shop around. Some of the brand names you should look out for include Shimano, Crank Brothers, Delta, Zefal, Wellgo, MKS, Avenir and Origin 8.
Discounted bicycle pedal clips are often available when old stock is being replaced with the new season products. It is always a good idea to keep a lookout for these bargains when you are comparing prices. Reviews of bicycle pedal clips have revealed that there are some clips that are more reliable than others and it would pay to take notice of what people have to say.