triathlon_article_Clip_in_Pedals_vs_Basket_Pedals1

[vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1487935059289{padding-top: 30px !important;padding-bottom: 30px !important;background-color: #fdecc0 !important;}”][vc_column width=”2/3″ el_class=”colm+8″][vc_custom_heading text=”Clip-in Pedals vs. Basket Pedals” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left|color:%23990000″][vc_column_text]
[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]

Triathlon Event  Did my first sprint tri last summer, and had a blast in Chicago..borrowed ALL equipment. Been training for NYC Olympic tri next week in and took a BAD fall with clip in 10 days ago. I am now scared to wear them. Are sneakers ok for 25 miles?? Thanks!

Jane from New York[/vc_column_text][vc_separator color=”custom” style=”dotted” border_width=”2″ sep_align=”center” sep_width=”100%” accent_color=”#990000″][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]

Triathlon Event  Hi Jane,
Thank you for contacting TriathaNewbie.com and congratulations on completing your first triathlon! We’re sorry to hear about your fall and can see how you’re a bit anxious to jump right back on the bike with the clip-in pedals.

The answer to your question, “Are sneakers ok for 25 miles??” The answer is yes although it’s not the most efficient. Obviously, Clip-in pedals are the best, but second to that are the Basket pedals and you can wear them with sneakers.

Here are the pros and cons:

  • Clip-in pedals and bike shoes – These are shoes with a clip that snaps into the pedal. If you go this route, you will have the benefit of not only pushing down on the pedal, but of pulling up on the pedal. Your foot is “attached” to the pedal but you can, with practice, snap easily in and out of them. They are the preferred method for a serious cyclist.

  • Basket pedals and running sneakers – These are regular pedals with basket-shaped straps at the front of the pedal and you hook your sneakered-foot into them. If you go this route, you will have the benefit of not only pushing down on the pedal, but of pulling up on the pedal as well. They are not as secure as clips and sometimes your foot can slip out. You are NOT “attached” and can easily slide your foot in and out.

Whatever you decide to do, be sure that you spend some time practicing with the option you choose to avoid any future accidents. We wish you the best of luck in your next triathlon!

Be well.
Julie
TriathaNewbie.com staff[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner css=”.vc_custom_1488522203884{background-color: #f5d078 !important;}”][vc_column_inner][vc_custom_heading text=”TriathaNewbie.com Recommended Resources:” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner css=”.vc_custom_1488522194124{background-color: #f5d078 !important;}”][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”2914″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” onclick=”custom_link” img_link_target=”_blank” link=”https://www.amazon.com/CatEye-Velo-Bicycle-Computer-CC-VL520/dp/B007YV1GM4/ref=as_sl_pc_qf_sp_asin_til?tag=triathanewbie08-20&linkCode=w00&linkId=2UMSJTZOCC2OJXI3&creativeASIN=B007YV1GM4″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”2915″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” onclick=”custom_link” img_link_target=”_blank” link=”https://www.amazon.com/Speedo-7500638-Clear-1SZ-Hydrospex-Swim-Goggle/dp/B00005UDHZ/ref=as_sl_pc_qf_sp_asin_til?tag=triathanewbie08-20&linkCode=w00&linkId=3HSBZEFVH6GOYJUZ&creativeASIN=B00005UDHZ”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”2918″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” onclick=”custom_link” img_link_target=”_blank” link=”https://www.amazon.com/Triathlon-Beginners-Everything-nutrition-motivation/dp/1484946790/ref=as_sl_pc_qf_sp_asin_til?tag=triathanewbie08-20&linkCode=w00&linkId=2DYKRAH3UE2II52W&creativeASIN=1484946790″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″ css=”.vc_custom_1487921034167{background-color: #eadcca !important;border-radius: 2px !important;}” el_class=”home-border”][vc_single_image image=”3352″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” css=”.vc_custom_1488610838650{margin-top: -30px !important;}”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1490251426588{margin-top: -20px !important;}”]

[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner css=”.vc_custom_1490251435017{margin-top: -20px !important;}”][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_empty_space height=”12px”][vc_column_text]
[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_single_image image=”2943″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” el_class=”display_1024″][vc_column_text]



[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Triathlon Swim : – Get the low-down on gear and read tips for training and events.

Triathlon Bike: – Learn how to structure bike workouts, find safety tips and read recommendations on great bike gear.

Triathlon Run : – Get the ultimate skinny on running sneakers, running gear, safety tips and much more.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”3135″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” el_class=”display_1024″]

[vc_single_image image=”2945″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” css=”.vc_custom_1488522696556{margin-top: -10px !important;}”][vc_single_image image=”2004″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” css=”.vc_custom_1488522686528{margin-top: -20px !important;}”][vc_row_inner css=”.vc_custom_1488435680883{margin-top: -20px !important;margin-right: 0px !important;margin-bottom: 0px !important;margin-left: 0px !important;padding-right: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 0px !important;padding-left: 0px !important;}”][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″ css=”.vc_custom_1488435502122{margin-top: 0px !important;margin-right: 0px !important;margin-bottom: 0px !important;margin-left: 0px !important;padding-top: 0px !important;padding-right: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 0px !important;padding-left: 0px !important;}”][vc_column_text]

“First Triathlon” Stories
Read stories written by people like YOU who talk about their first triathlon.

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″ css=”.vc_custom_1488435521425{margin-top: 0px !important;margin-right: 0px !important;margin-bottom: 0px !important;margin-left: 0px !important;padding-top: 0px !important;padding-right: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 0px !important;padding-left: 0px !important;}”][vc_column_text]

“Triathlete Profile
Read interviews of people like YOU who give advice on training, balance and much more.

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1487934356688{background-color: #fdecc0 !important;}”][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_custom_heading text=”There are Newbies Starting Triathlons Every Day. Today Just Happens to be YOUR Day!
” font_container=”tag:h5|font_size:25|text_align:center|color:%239a0000″ use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1487859193769{border-right-width: -20px !important;padding-left: -20px !important;background-color: #fdecc0 !important;}”][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”1988″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” css=”.vc_custom_1487921744448{background-color: #fdecc0 !important;}”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1488003962317{background-color: #fdecc0 !important;}” el_class=”colm-two-3″][vc_column width=”1/3″ el_class=”abc”][vc_single_image image=”1992″ img_size=”full”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1489217821521{background-color: #e2b950 !important;}”]

Triathlon EventPennsylvania Triathlon – Connellsville Parks and Recreation Triathlon –-Great sprint triathlon for beginners!

Triathlon EventNew York Triathlon – Brooklyn Sports Club Mini Indoor Triathlon – This unique indoor event is perfect for first-timers

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″ el_class=”abc”][vc_single_image image=”2045″ img_size=”full”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1489217855073{background-color: #e2b950 !important;}”]

Triathlon EventIs My Bike Ready for a Triathlon? …My concern is I will start ramping up my training and my bike won’t last…

Triathlon EventBuying a Triathlon Bike– Learn how to buy the right bike without breaking the bank from experts in the field

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″ el_class=”abc”][vc_single_image image=”1721″ img_size=”full”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1489217889223{background-color: #e2b950 !important;}”]

Triathlon EventRunning: Good for the Body and the Brain – Could running make you smarter? The answer may surprise you.

Triathlon EventTriathlon QuestionWalking Instead of Running in a Triathlon –– The race promoters presented an award to a 69 year old female who had had 2 knee replacements…

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1488004500061{background-color: #fdecc0 !important;}” el_class=”colm-two-3″][vc_column width=”1/3″ el_class=”abc”][vc_single_image image=”2040″ img_size=”full”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1489217920391{background-color: #e2b950 !important;}”]

Triathlon EventNew York Triathlon – Brooklyn Sports Club Mini Indoor Triathlon –This unique indoor event is perfect for first-timers

Triathlon EventGeorgia Triathlon – Tri for the Shelter Sprint Triathlon – USAT sanctioned, This triathlon takes place in the gorgeous Rocky Mountain Recreation..

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″ el_class=”abc”][vc_single_image image=”2043″ img_size=”full”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1489217962392{background-color: #e2b950 !important;}”]

Triathlon EventMy First Triathlon, Nicholas D’Angelo – It was the end of my life as I knew it and the beginning of the beginning. I decided that I wanted to live. I wanted to be a better husband, father, son, brother, uncle, and friend…

Triathlon EventFirst Triathlon Story – Greg H. from Texas – just to raise your arms at the finish line and know that you accomplished a triathlon is such a great feeling.

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″ el_class=”abc”][vc_single_image image=”2047″ img_size=”full”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1489217997912{background-color: #e2b950 !important;}”]

Triathlon EventAge Groups – Can you tell me why the age groups are 25 to 34 … while most races use 20 to 29, 30 to 39, and 40 to 49?

Triathlon EventTriathlon ResourceWhat to Wear for a Triathlon – Is it insane to think I can bike/run in shorts and a sports bra that I swam in?

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]