Are Flat Pedals Actually Just As Fast As Clipless Pedals?
Published on January 21st 2023
Over the years, we’ve done a few tests comparing flat and clipless pedals - the two main options for road cyclists. Many roadies live by the superiority of clipless, but have we been getting it all wrong? With dedicated flat cycling shoes and grippy pedals, flats can be a realistic option. Conor & Hank compare them on a hill climb, a 5km TT and a sprint, to see which are actually faster! Watch _Revolution: Tech That Changed Cycling Forever - Pedals_ on GCN+👉 https://gcn.eu/7RU 00:00 Intro 01:57 The setups 02:37 Steep climb - clipless 03:46 Steep climb - flats 05:53 Steep climb results 07:54 Time trial - flats 09:30 Time trial - clipless 10:32 Sprint - clipless 11:29 Sprint - flats 12:04 TT & sprint results 15:05 Conclusions Useful Links: Ride with us at the Global Bike Festival: https://gcn.eu/GBF2023 Adventure Documentaries, Exclusive Shows & Live Racing on GCN+: https://gcn.eu/plus Download the GCN App for free: https://gcn.eu/app Visit the GCN Shop: https://gcn.eu/jan-sale2 Join the GCN Club: https://www.gcnclub.com/ Do you prefer clipless or flat pedals? And has this video made you rethink? Let us know in the comments below! 💬 If you liked this video, be sure to give it a thumbs up 👍 and share it with your friends! Watch more on GCN... 📹 Finding The Perfect Saddle Height For Cycling 👉 https://youtu.be/BHH_jISUsjo 📹 Watch our Editor’s Choice Playlist 👉 https://gcn.eu/editorschoice 📹 Or why not check out our Features Playlist 👉 https://gcn.eu/gcnfeatures 🎵 Music - licensed by Epidemic Sound 🎵 Cloudy Dreams - Rambutan Since I Laid My Eyes on U - Young Community Best in Life (Instrumental Version) - Vicki Vox Kablaam - Ealot R U OK? - Rocket Jr #gcn #cycling #roadbike #roadcycling #bike #bikes #bikelife Photos: © Velo Collection (TDW) / Getty Images & © Bettiniphoto / http://www.bettiniphoto.net/ The Global Cycling Network (GCN) is the largest online cycling channel in the world, bringing together a global community of road cyclists to celebrate everything that’s great about the world of cycling. Our videos bring fans compelling daily content including expert tutorials, techniques, training, racing, cutting-edge bike tech, unparalleled behind the scenes event coverage, humour, entertainment, and more. Presented by ex-pro riders, GCN offers a uniquely qualified insight into the world of cycling, and most importantly it’s fuelled by our passionate and enthusiastic fans – everyone who makes up the GCN community. We also bring the latest and greatest tech to your attention, showcase the best places in the world to ride and get exclusive access to events and races. Welcome to the Global Cycling Network | Inside Cycling Thanks to our sponsors: Castelli Clothing: https://gcn.eu/Castelli Giro Helmets: https://gcn.eu/Giro Pinarello Bikes: https://gcn.eu/Pinarello Zipp Wheels: https://gcn.eu/Zipp Topeak Tools: http://gcn.eu/Topeak Canyon Bikes: http://gcn.eu/-Canyon Pirelli Tyres: https://gcn.eu/Pirelli Orbea Bikes: http://gcn.eu/Orbea Vision Wheels: http://gcn.eu/Vision Wahoo Fitness: http://gcn.eu/Wahoo-Fitness Park Tool: http://gcn.eu/-parktool Elite Bottles: https://gcn.eu/EliteBottles Whoop Fitness: https://gcn.eu/Whoop Komoot: https://gcn.eu/komoot Selle Italia: https://gcn.eu/SelleItalia SIS: https://gcn.eu/ScienceInSport Zwift: https://gcn.eu/Zwift Shimano Wheels: https://gcn.eu/Shimano Shadow Stand: https://gcn.eu/ShadowStand DMT Shoes: https://gcn.eu/DMT Watch our sister channels: GCN Tech - https://www.youtube.com/gcntech GCN Racing - https://www.youtube.com/gcnracing Global Triathlon Network - https://www.youtube.com/gtn GCN Italia - https://www.youtube.com/gcnitalia GCN en Español - https://www.youtube.com/gcnenespanol GCN auf Deutsch - https://www.youtube.com/gcnaufdeutsch GCN en Français - https://www.youtube.com/gcnenfrancais GCN Japan - https://www.youtube.com/gcnjapan GCN Training - https://www.youtube.com/gcntraining Global Mountain Bike Network - https://youtube.com/gmbn GMBN Tech - https://www.youtube.com/gmbntech Electric Mountain Bike Network - https://www.youtube.com/embn