Just as a regular ole jo. I have been back and forth between both for years. I have never found a differences as far as efficiency with the right combination of pedals and shoes. I use clipless now and the only benefit I found is like you said Mike.. high explosive acceleration. Also, I can pedal through rocky and rooty terrain without having to worry about slipping off. With even 510s and nice flat pedals I would find myself coasting a lot more in sections. I have broken strava records with clipless probably for that reason alone, being able to pedal more but I also don't know how to flow like a pro. I am just a casual weekend warrior.
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Added reply in a thread NEW Troy Lee Designs / Shock Doctor 5205 Wrist Support 4/19/2012 12:37 PM
I ended up buying this cuz of this review.. Sadly I just lost it but I now have enough flexibility back in my wrist that I don't really need it. I can say that it is well supported, fits great over your gloves and is comfy (for the most part). The thumb ... more »
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Very nice! I got one from sixsixone after my injury and this one looks a heck of a lot better. I have a problem with mine coming unstrapped and there goes my wrist flopping again. I am going to have to consider getting this New Troy Lee Design wrist ... more »