DesB3rd wrote:I know, I just find it ironic that the research by Dr Andrew Coggan shows clipless pedals are not 'faster'.
Coggan's work is now 25 years old (the year before my family got an Amstrad PCDD, which gives some idea as to the state of electronic monitoring gear); don't quote me but I have a feeling that more recent work conflicts his conclusions, noting very minor efficiency advantages albeit not the sort of thing that would advantage a weekend rider... Other factors.
Coggans tests were made using extremely accurate measuring equipment, I think it was mechanical, which would have been calibrated properly to ensure accuracy. I may not agree with everything Dr Coggan says or with some of his training methods, but I would never question the accuracy of his measurements. As far as I am aware there is not other research on this subject by him. Certainly when I quoted it in the past he commented about it but certainly did not say he has done subsequent research which reached different conclusions.
He does post on timetrialling forum and usually patiently answers questions. I am no longer on timetrialling forum (suspended, left, and now not allowed back on), but I would be interested to hear his comments and see any research by him or others on this subject.