[April Fools] Video: Jandal Co's "Clip-Flop" Will Revolutionize Your Riding - First Look

Mar 30, 2021 at 20:42
by Pinkbike Originals  


The dropper post, disc brakes, and the Specialized Big Hit have all been credited as "game-changers". Well, today you can now add Jandal Co's "Clip-Flop" to that list. Pinkbike's Tom Bradshaw takes out the aero footwear for a lap on the trails and gives us the lowdown on all the proprietary tech.








70 Comments

  • 110 1
 Copies of these made in China and sold through Amazon, "Scandals" should be available by the end of the week...
  • 35 0
 CLIPLESS JANDALS 4 LYFE!!!
  • 7 0
 YOJO
  • 2 1
 Id smash trails in my flippies! Lehhhs gooo
  • 32 1
 Remember Shimano SPD sandals?
  • 7 0
 Yes! They are still for sale on days other than April Fools!
  • 5 0
 For real, a buddy of mine broke a toe riding in those things. Dummy.
  • 1 0
 I still have mine.
  • 19 1
 BMX Company Terrible One have actually done a flipflop with integrated pedal axle around 10 years ago:
p.vitalbmx.com/photos/forums/2017/09/07/55321/s1600_2_t1freakygb_22009.jpg
  • 1 0
 I wonder if Joe Rich or Garrett was the master mind. Still have a kink freebird in the garage, profile cassette hub on the rear and primo cranks. Much easier to manual than my 29er.
  • 1 0
 @ne-spoked-b: i guess you got bamboozled here, this was also an april fools joke
  • 19 0
 I hope these won't end up as a flop.
  • 13 0
 Eddie Masters is like: "Why would you need to clip flip-flops? I rode dreamtrack just fine in my regular ones!" Big Grin
  • 11 0
 They are well vented and offer unlimited float. They just have to add a Boa in somehow..............
  • 2 0
 Maybe as an aftermarket option for the attack strap?
  • 9 0
 Tom Bradshaw Vocabulary Translation Vol. 2:


Bittah - Better
Clup - Clip
Prahtickshin - Protection
Fuht - Fit
Pahtin - Pattern
Piddahling - Peddaling
Shuem - Shim
Moah - More
Twinty - Twenty
Skierd - Scared
Ah'paht - Apart
  • 8 0
 I’ll take 3 pair. @tombradshaw are these available for the 2021 riding season, or are they sold out till the 2030s? Can I order priority air mail, to avoid any canal-related f*ckery?
  • 9 0
 They will dry quicker than your average FiveTen
  • 6 1
 Hey everyone, I'm starting a class action lawsuit over these. Not for personal financial gain or self aggrandisement, I'm just worried America's best downhill prospect might eventually wear them:

m.pinkbike.com/u/caltife/blog/litigiousness-is-next-to-godliness-and-luca-is-the-second-coming-of-christ.html
  • 7 0
 Quality chat there bradshaw
  • 7 0
 If only there was a version for flat pedals
  • 2 0
 a.k.a. the version without lace covers.
  • 6 0
 I'll wait for the boa version.
  • 6 0
 Jandals stay on during sex sweaty
  • 3 0
 Finally some good looking MTB footwear. Ideally suited for crossing streams on those multisport backcountry adventure missions. They look perfect for trail building too!
  • 1 0
 Joking aside, I used to regularly do mechanical for a guy who put in 50-70 miles a day in spd sandals along the PCH and river trails in Orange county. He swore by them and claimed to have done the majority of his cross country touring ride in spd sandals as well.
  • 1 0
 What a great idea ,jokes aside, it might have is space like someone who use clips in their bikes and want to go near the beach or just cruising in summer days ,my self use the flat pedals ones when I end the ride,put the 5:10 on the backpack,and the socks,and then pedal home for the rest (like 15km mix of road and trail)to home,but riding them on rough terrain ,probably not ,but for riding on easy trails ,almost free of traffic ,why not ?
  • 4 0
 Eliot Jackson will love these!
  • 5 0
 better than sex
  • 4 0
 "Dual option foot release system" is just amazing
  • 3 0
 Finally, I can show off my bike colour matching toe nails (except the pinkies, they keep falling off)
  • 3 0
 Rest of pinkbike editorial team: 'what's a jandal anyway? Oh well he has a funny accent let's run it anyway eh?'
  • 1 0
 Oh, so now the industry is going to convince all you endur-bros that flip flops are where it’s at after pushing the overbuilt, geriatric-looking orthotics all these years? Keep giving them your money, Sheeple!
  • 1 0
 Jokes aside, if you’re riding in jandals make sure you throw a few bread bag clips in with your tool bag.

Riding in jandals can cause the straps to pull out. But a clip on the bottom and voila, your jandals fixxored.
  • 2 0
 These with some high performance jorts would be the ultimate warm weather outfit. Sign me up!
  • 4 1
 Ja das ist gut
  • 3 0
 Gutes deutsch, glückwunsch!
  • 2 0
 I'll wait for the version with a magnet
  • 1 0
 Ill order my pair when the evergreen unloads cargo. Wondering how bad pedal strikes and tech will be in these!
  • 1 0
 I'd like to know how rushed this first take was....before @Tombrad cracked up. That was a Sales level up for sure.
  • 1 0
 I want to see an independent test of the integrated tonail protector. Regretfully not all marketing is true these days.
  • 1 0
 My Ride Concept Floppies are better because... well... they're for flats Big Grin
  • 1 0
 Have to admit, I was all in until I started watching and remembered what day it was.
  • 1 0
 Now THATS FUNNY . Thats how a proper april fools joke is done . brilliant !!
  • 1 0
 My current shoes are a little tight in the toe box.. This may be the best solution ever!
  • 1 0
 I wonder how strange it felt for Tom to call what he calls thongs, "flip flops"
  • 1 0
 Thanks I use Toe Go for that barefoot, degloving feeling
toegopedals.com
  • 2 0
 Nice try Lao Che...
  • 1 0
 Seems to be pre-corroded, I'd guess for surface protection
  • 2 0
 Go pro mount?
  • 1 0
 These have been worn in NZ since 2000
  • 1 2
 I mean, shouldn't it be "clip-less flop"? Do we have to go down the rabbit hole of clipless V. clips and where the meaning came from?

GET OFF MY LAWN. damn kids.
  • 2 0
 bicycle pubes did it
  • 1 0
 If only Fooker made clipless pedals, these would pair nicely.
  • 1 0
 Fricken hell, no flat pedal version?
  • 1 0
 i'll take three. and if this is an april fools, i'll sue someone.
  • 1 0
 Matching jockstrap available?
  • 1 0
 This is a disappointingly unoriginal idea for a joke.
  • 1 0
 Unfortunately this is closer to MTB scene reality these days.
  • 1 0
 How hard is it for Tom to not call them "clip-thongs"
  • 1 0
 I cannot be the only who who would actually buy these, right?
  • 1 0
 This is the initial release "Tetanus Edition".
  • 1 0
 Oh Yeah, my feet are just aching for a pair of those!
  • 1 1
 I wanna hear Warner shout "He's bust a plugga!!!"
  • 1 0
 Preorder?
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