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Arlington Heights, IL 60005

Monday, June 2, 2008

If the Shoe Fits...

Pedals are one of those parts of the bike that many people rarely ever give much thought to.

Many of us, just sort of mash down on them and that's what makes the Bike go. Simple Right?

Not so much,

Some people like pedals that can hold your foot so they can pull up on the pedals as well as push down on them. And so their feet don't slide around on the pedals and they are maximizing their effort. This can be done a couple of ways.

Old school Toe Clips, little baskets attached to the top of pedals that hold the front end of whatever shoe you happen to be wearing. These are fine and good, but they tend to break when you least want them to, are harder to disengage from when the rider is in distress.

Or New School, Clipless Pedals. These come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, colors and weights, depending on the riders needs. With Clipless pedals, not only do your feet not slide around, but the shoes themselves are stiffer so the rider doesn't waste energy using muscles that don't need to be used to propell the bike.
This is a very simplified explanation, but you sorta get the idea.

We've always carried pedals, both platform, and clipless. but now we carry Lake Shoes a good brand with loads of variety from right here in Chicago land. We have entry level shoes for Road and Mountain, and we have some indoor / outdoor shoes, which work well for those in spin classes. We can order anything from their catalog, with just a day or two turn around.

Swing by sometime and check out our cool recycled display..

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