Which Clipless Pedals To Use – Look, SPD Or SPD-SL

For new cyclists wanting to get into racing, the question of which pedals to use almost always crops up. The simple answer is that it really depends on personal preference, but it helps to know what kind of kit is available. And as with most things, the jargon can really be like another language to the confused newcomer. Especially when you have to learn that clipless pedals are the ones you clip into, and what you thought were clipless are actually flat or platform pedals. Perhaps the best known brands in the pedals market are made by Look and Shimano, but there are several others also. Generally, road bikes use Look or Shimano SPD-SL, and mountain bikes use SPD pedals.

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