One of the weirdest and most intimidating things for a new cyclist to learn is how to comfortably clip in and out of pedals. Most serious cyclists use pedals that lock onto the bottoms of their shoes, which provides the most power efficiency (since you can harness energy from the upward pull of your feet). But as a new cyclist, it’s a good idea to use platform pedals, where your foot rests on top instead of locking in. Quickly clipping in and out, which you’ll have to master to stop safely at intersections, takes practice, and it's something you shouldn't distract yourself with until you're otherwise secure in your riding abilities. But how do you know when it's time to make the switch? Luckily, there's a solution: Reversible pedals. These babies give you the best of both worlds, with a flat platform on one side and clips on the other. You can start practicing clipping in and out on safe stretches of road while still relying on the simplicity of a platform for most of your riding.