Not everybody is sold on the utility of clipless pedals, in spite of their clear superiority over platforms or clips and straps. What, to you, is the primary benefit of clipless pedals over platforms and quills?
A. You're not applying pressure to keep your feet on the pedal during the upstroke. i.e. you're not wasting energy by pushing back with one foot while pushing forward with the other.Let us know what you believe the primary benefit is for you. You might also mention if you ride road or mountain or what-not. Yes, there is a drawback or two, but we'll talk about those in another post.
B. You're able to maintain better control because your feet are connected to the pedals. When you hit a bump, you won't crash because your feet slid off the pedals.
C. More efficient action by applying power during more of the pedaling stroke. i.e. circular motion instead of pumping action.
D. Lighter weight and more aero than platforms or clips & straps.
E. Easier, faster and safer entry / exit than clips and straps.
F. Cycling shoes immediately mark me as a 'pro' cyclist.
G. Other (please comment).
H. There's no 'primary' benefit -- they're all more or less equally important.
I. Clipless are only for poseur wankers with too much money to spend. My platform
pedals work perfectly fine.
J. Clipless are only for poseur wankers with too much money to spend. Long live my quills with clips and straps.
K. What's a clipless pedal and why do we 'clip' into them?