I still ride both Flats and Spuds. I ride Spuds on my 29er Trail Bike - a
Banshee Prime. I really like the whole "connected to the bike" feel. However,
the super sketchy "OMG - I'm going to die!" feeling I get on skinnies (we
still have some here on the Island) isn't my favorite. I have flats on my Park
/ DH Bike - a Banshee Scythe. I like knowing that, at speed, I can get my feet
clear instantly. The combo of Straitline pedals and 510 shoes makes them
almost as grippy as the Spuds. I'll keep both thanks. Good read - my pedal
choice has followed a similar evolution.