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1 hour ago, Turts said:

 Bontrager Drop Line.

(unless it all comes from the same place? with different markings?)

 

Phew, hopefully it’s a one off then. Has to be a lot better than a reverb! 

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Scars are cool..shows u tried. Im sick of hobbling around when ive twisted my knee with the clipless, but no outward sign of injury. Gets no sympathy or opportunity for eye rolls! 

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On ‎19‎/‎11‎/‎2017 at 9:58 AM, lawman said:

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Everyone cops them in the shins when switching to flats. makes you realise how much you rely on cleats and suspension. Flats force you to use weight distribution and technique to keep you attached to the pedals. Most shin strikes are a result of feet leaving the pedals when riding rough technical terrain, jumps and drops

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I was happy with my flats combo today at treX tri in Bendigo. Solid enough on the bits i could ride and easily off to hike up the bits i couldnt. 

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Do the shoes make much of a difference?

Someone mentioned old sneakers not really cutting it.

I've got Giant flats, I copped a spike in the calf on my first outing.

 

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6 hours ago, Tyno said:

Do the shoes make much of a difference?

Someone mentioned old sneakers not really cutting it.

I've got Giant flats, I copped a spike in the calf on my first outing.

 

More likely technique than shoes.

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Lack of technique was definitely responsible for the spike. :baby:

Was more thinking longer term - is it worth a novice buying a specific pair of shoes to go with the flats over just using my old sneakers?

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alot depends on how much grip is on the pedals. Do your pedals have studs that will grip your shoe, or are they smooth?

MTB shoes are generally stiffer, not grippier than sneakers. The grip comes from the predal

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9 hours ago, Tyno said:

Lack of technique was definitely responsible for the spike. :baby:

Was more thinking longer term - is it worth a novice buying a specific pair of shoes to go with the flats over just using my old sneakers?

Looking at your bike in the other thread it looks like you have some gnarly spikes (what are they, Dmr vaults?). A decent set of shoes like 5 10 freerider would be a good investment.. to maintain maximum grip, think heavy feet, light hands. Also ride   Wither pedals more mid foot and with dropped heels through rough stuff.

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Ive got Race Face Atlas pedals, and find they work brilliant with 5 10 freeriders.

Spent a few days ridung around broken hill and it was pretty gnarly and  bumpy.  Stuck like glue with heels down as above. The lace cover is brilliant for keeping out dirt, sand, rocks, and laces prickle free

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/mobile/au/en/five-ten-freerider-elc-mtb-shoes-2017/rp-prod144876

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