IMO I wouldn’t trust SPD’s on a brakeless setup.
They disengage way too easily. This is not a flaw in the pedals, it’s just that they are designed to be easy to clip in and out of easily. You are talking about MTB SPD’s I’m assuming.
I would on the other hand run SL-SPD’s brakeless no trouble, but they’re not as convenient I guess.
SPD’s are fine as long as you dont have them set up too loose.
Get the perfect tension in them too so that they aren’t too tight. You dont want to look like a goose falling over slowly at a set of traffic light trying to put your foot down or doing a trackstand. We have all been there. :roll:
Practice getting the tension right by leaning against a wall and clipping in and out using the opposite foot to the wall.
Looks are by far the best for riding fixed brakeless. Although I have never had an issue with spd anyway. Except for one occasion where I clipped out under braking but it was no issue cause I just grabbed a handfull of front brake and nearly went over the bars instead.
Or you could do what omar does and run spd and throw your foot over the back wheel to stop.
huh? your flat,floppy, rubber,dog shit coated vans and toshi/yoshi/galli/double ended/resevoir tip mks /what ever are no match for japans finest hour of metallurgical triumph over gravity. i run some TINY spd-r shimmies,polished up good, high retention and new cleats(important.)
have also used 747’s and old as moses first fixie 535’s. I can skid 90 + GI wit these puppies.