Different Types Of Cycling Pedals

Last update: 2021-11-24

In addition to the necessary cycling accessories for athletes on the track. The equipment for bicycles is very good to meet the conditions due to the weather, participating locations, cycling shoes will more or less affect the movement process.

A good pedal makes the connection between your foot, the shoe and the bike smoother. The form of cycling has many meanings for each person such as for exercise, or cycling around the house after stressful working days.

Going back, when choosing bicycle pedals, the first thing you need to do should immediately think of the type of cycling you do including road bike or mountain bike. From there, you'll choose based on the bike's features over the effectiveness of the gripless pedals; where there are pads on the bottom of the shoe that help keep your foot in the pedal or the ease and flexibility with flat pedals.

When it comes to bicycle pedals, we will judge based on the pedal stroke and how effective they are. Pedal stroke is divided into: down stroke and up stroke. What about the effectiveness of the pedal when the foot exerts force during the descent (forward and down), and the foot on the pedal when going up (back and up).

Besides, you need to create a lot of pressure to keep your foot on the pedal while pedaling, which forces you to use more energy to complete. On the market there are many types of pedals from effective to less efficient pedals such as: Clipless pedals; Cage pedal; Flat pedal. Most cyclists only drive on paved roads, so they tend to use gripless pedals. For off-road cyclists use flat pedals.

Also, if you choose clipless pedals, make sure the cushion and shoe are made to work as a common system. And considering pedal and shoe compatibility, cleats can be sold with the pedals or separately. Whatever the purpose of using your pedals, below are some of the pros and cons of different types of pedals you need to know.

1. Flat cycling pedal