The flat vs. clipless pedal debate has been argued to death, but how about tackling a different, not-so-hot-topic? That's right, clipless pedal size. Mountain bikers will argue about just about anything, from head angle to grip thickness, so why not add clipless pedal preference into the mix?
Levy likes to run teeny-tiny XC race pedals on every ride, while I prefer having my feet resting on pedals with at least some sort of platform around them. Who's right? You'll have to watch the video to see for yourself, and then let us know what you think in the comments below. Feel free to add in suggestions about what you want us discuss in the future; after all, if we're not out riding, Levy and I might as well be arguing about riding.
Oh, and before you start ranting about how the term 'clipless pedal' doesn't make sense, please don't. Back in the old days, when we rode side by side with woolly mammoths and dinosaurs, pedals used to have toe clips and straps. You basically stuck your foot in to a muzzle, cinched down the strap, and hoped you wouldn't need to get your foot out any time soon. Luckily, pedals were released that did away with the clip and strap system, hence the 'clipless' designation. Is it a little misleading? Sure, a little - you could call them 'clip-in' pedals if you really wanted, but after all these years, 'clipless' is still the most commonly used term, an ode to the way things used to be way back when.
Did you miss episode one, where we debate about what we'd buy with $200, $3,000, and $10,000? Check it out here