How The SPD Changed Mountain Biking

Published on March 31st 2024


Join Anna as she visits the Marin Museum of Bicycling in Fairfax - California, the birthplace of mountain biking to bring you the history of the SPD pedal. There have been countless advancements in MTB tech but none that have stood the test of time like the Shimano SPD system. We talk to Joe Breeze about how he and the other founders of mountain biking tested these pedals and how the 'clipless' revolutionised MTB forever. In association with Shimano: ๐Ÿ’ป Submit Top Mods, Bike Caves, Rewinds and more to us ๐Ÿ‘‰ โฑ๏ธ Timestamps โฑ๏ธ 0:00 - Welcome! 0:46 - The Birthplace For Mountain Biking 2:55 - Shimanoโ€™s Involvement In The Early Years Of MTB 6:03 - The First SPD Shoes & Pedals 9:39 - How Much Has Changed Over The Years Useful Links: ๐Ÿ› NEW MTB Bike Maintenance Book ๐Ÿ‘‰ Sign-up to our newsletter ๐Ÿ‘‰ What were the first pedals you bought? Let us know in the comments below! ๐Ÿ‘‡ Watch more on GMBN Tech... ๐Ÿ“น How To Choose The Right Mountain Bike Pedals ๐Ÿ‘‰ ๐Ÿ“น Watch our Editorโ€™s Choice Playlist ๐Ÿ‘‰ ๐Ÿ“น Watch our weekly show ๐Ÿ‘‰ ๐ŸŽต Music - licensed by Epidemic Sound ๐ŸŽต As History Unfolds - Christoffer Moe Ditlevsen Domentum - Of Water First Horizon - ELFL Hot Wheels Rollin_ - Jaw Square Last Odyssey - ELFL Moondust Harvest - Of Water Nothing but Trouble - Elliot Holmes Presidential - El Flaco Collective Schizophrenia - OTE Shallow Company - OTE Stardriver - ELFL The Wager - White Bones Titane - ELFL Vivaldi_ The Four Seasons, Violin Concerto in G Minor, Op. 8 No. 2, RV 315 _Summer__ III. Presto - Michelle Ross Watch Me Disappear - Rockin_ For Decades #gmbntech #gmbn #mtb #mountainbiking The Global Mountain Bike Network (GMBN) is the worldโ€™s largest and fastest-growing online mountain bike channel and community โ€“ and your destination for the best mountain bike content in the world. GMBN is dedicated to inspiring and unlocking your riding potential. Our videos cater to fans of every mountain bike discipline: from mile-munching cross-country (XC) riders, through adrenaline-fuelled dirt jumpers, gravity-hungry downhillers or aspiring enduro racers, and beyond. Every day of every month, our ex-pro presenting team are on hand to entertain and inspire you while also providing a uniquely qualified insight into the world of mountain biking. Every week we deliver original daily videos that include: Adventurous and entertaining features Mountain bike skills coaching Technical advice and guidance Mechanical know-how to keep you rolling A place for the riding community with our weekly Dirt Shed Show Thanks to our sponsors: Canyon Bikes: Propain Bikes: Orbea Bikes: Park Tool: Smith Helmets & Eyewear: Crankbrothers Pedals: Shimano Footwear: Ergon: Vittoria Tires: Reynolds wheels: FSA: Topeak: Garmin: Peaty's Products: Worx Power Tools: CamelBak: Watch our sister channels: Global Mountain Bike Network - Electric Mountain Bike Network - Global Cycling Network - GCN Tech - GCN Racing - Global Triathlon Network - GMBN Racing - GCN Italia - GCN en Espanol - GCN auf Deutsch - GCN en Francais - GCN Training -