With the exception of our Wingman
dirt jump bike, all Airborne models come without pedals.
This is industry-standard practice for bikes in our price range. That's because there are any number of different pedals and pedal/cleat systems out there, and cyclists often have a favorite they ride with exclusively.
We offer two styles of pedals:
- SPD (Shimano-style) clip-in pedals are for use with cycling shoes and cleats. The shoe/cleat system keeps your feet connected to the pedal, increasing speed and efficency. Release your foot by twisting your heel outwards. Clip-in pedals of various systems are preferred by most Cross-Country riders, some Trail riders, and virtually all Cyclocross racers.
- Platform (flat) pedals are for use with regular street or athleteic shoes. Preferred by riders in disciplines where a sudden dismount is likely, as in All Mountain, or Downhill/Freeride, or Dirt Jumping. Often these pedals have pins (removable on some models) to increase grip.