Freddie wrote:So, not only can one not pedal round a sharp bend, but because the pedals have to be approaching 6 and 12, there's a good risk of catching a pedal on the floor. Marvelous.
This makes no sense at all. Correct technique for any sharp corner, whether on road or mountain bike, with or without TO, it to have your outside foot down. So the "at risk" pedal is high and won't catch on the floor.
If you do decide to keep pedalling, then the risk of pedal strike is increased. That's got nothing to do with TO.
If you're talking about slow corners (where TO is
an issue) then the bike will remain upright and so pedal strike won't happen even if you get your pedal positions wrong.
I don't like to pedal around sharp corners, even though my main bike has a high BB and so the chance of catching the floor is slim. It's out of habit, since I have had pedal strike in the past. Nothing bad has happened, fortunately, but it is a bit of a shock.