Whether you're cycling on a JTX exercise bike, or an outdoor road bike, enhance your workout with the JTX SPD clip-in pedals.
What are SPD clip-in pedals?
SPD clip-in pedals are a two-piece system which allows you to attach your cycling shoe to your bike pedals. One piece is the pedal itself, which has a locking mechanism. The other is a cleat, this part attaches to your cycling shoe. You can then clip your shoe to your pedal, which creates a strong attachment, so you have more control over the pedals.
SPD pedals are also known as clip-in pedals, clip pedals and, most confusingly, clipless pedals.
SPD pedals benefits
SPD pedals are a sure fire way to raise your cycling game. They're designed to help you produce maximum power output by giving you a stable connection to your bike.
Cycling with regular pedals doesn't maximise your power output. This is because when your pedal is in an upstroke, you can't fully lift your foot from the pedal, as it would go flying off. You have to maintain a tiny amount of downward pressure to keep in contact with the pedal. The upshot of this is that your legs are working against each other and your power output suffers. With SPD pedals, you have a solid connection to the pedals, and can fully lift your foot up on each upstroke: maximising your power output.
Chose From SPD or Flat
The JTX clip-in pedals are combination pedals, which means one side is clip-in, while the other is flat. If you don't fancy clipping in, you can still ride on.
Using SPD pedals gives you more opportunity to transform your movement into power. With regular pedals, the only opportunity to do this is when you're pushing downwards on the pedal. Because you're clipped in with SPD pedals, more of your movement will create power. Your sweep around and pull back up can also power you forwards.
Engage More Muscles
Whereas cycling with regular pedals engages mainly your quads, cycling with SPD pedals engages a wider range of muscles. Your hamstrings, hip flexors and core muscles will be used much more when cycling with clip-in pedals because of the added connection. Not only is this great for your body, but it will do wonders for your cycling stats too.