MTB SC Podcast #38: MTB Nutrition 101 & Debunking Clipless Pedal Myths

In this edition of the MTB Strength Coach podcast you’ll find:

– MTB Nutrition 101: How to shrink the change of improving your diet so that you can actually accomplish it.

– Top 3 Clipless Pedal Myths: A lot of mountain bikers are being held mentally hostage by myths surrounding the “advantages” of clipless pedals so I wanted to dispel some of them so riders can make a more informed decision.

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-James Wilson-

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  1. John (aka Wish I Were Riding) says:

    What’s the best post to ask flat pedal questions on? I hear everything you have been saying. But I’d like to ask… Do you place your feet on flat pedals differently? I mean do you pedal with the ball of your foot over the spindle, or do you have your foot more mid-foot on the pedal?

    Reply • March 6 at 5:39 pm
    • bikejames says:

      Yes, you place your feet at a more mid-foot position on flats. You’ll find what feels right and comfortable, don’t overthink it too much. In fact, there are some people who are drilling out new holes for their cleats on their clipless pedal shoes to get them to sit more at the mid-foot instead of the forefoot.

      Reply • March 7 at 9:13 am
  2. Joe says:

    I’m going to be doing a few Xterra triathlons this year and the benefits of platform pedals would be great for faster transition times. I am concerned about not getting good grip though since trail or even road running shoes are very different from the FiveTen skater type shoes that seem to work best. Do you have much experience with running shoes on flat pedals? What do you think about the idea? I’ve yet to see any other Xterra riders on flat pedals but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s not a good idea.

    Reply • April 20 at 11:50 am
    • bikejames says:

      As long as your shoes don’t get wet and you get a really good pair of flats you should be alright. You’ll have to give it a go and let me know how it goes.

      Reply • April 21 at 7:27 pm

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