Cyclocross - Best pedals?
Bikeforums.net is a forum about nothing but bikes. Our community can help you find information about hard-to-find and localized information like bicycle tours, specialties like where in your area to have your recumbent bike serviced, or what are the best bicycle tires and seats for the activities you use your bike for.
I currently have a Redline Conquest that came with shimano pedals one sided. I am wondering what the views are from some of you experts on the best pedal system for cross? Ease of entry exit when riding a muddy sandy crappy course :-)Are the Speedplay Frogs any good? They claim "self-cleaning" Do they work with standard shoes (with the three hole system?)
I am loosing a lot of time when mud get stuck in my pedals just looking to see if there is anything better out there.
11-01-05, 06:55 AM
I see alot of people running Crank Brothers Eggbeaters it's what I run also. 4 sided entry and sheds mud easily.
11-01-05, 12:29 PM
Time ATAC's or Crank Brothers Eggbeaters seem to be the favorites for 'cross. They both feature double-sided (of four-sided) entry. They don't have complicated tension mechanisms, so they tend to function better under awful conditions than other systems.
I don't know about Speedplays. Isn't their tension system recessed in the cleat? If that is the case, then I can't imagine how they could function if they were packed with mud and sand.
11-01-05, 01:06 PM
Eggbeaters or Candys both work very well. Time Atacs are also good.
11-01-05, 01:08 PM
I'll second the votes for eggbeaters. I started the cross season on speedplay frogs, but they perform poorly in mud so I switched to eggbeaters, which I like a lot better. The purely mechanical (not spring loaded) nature of the speedplay release mechanism is also not well suited to unclipping effectively during dismounts at speed. I got some eggbeaters from performance for $50, they still have them, they are an older model with some blue anodized parts, and I have had no problems with them.
11-01-05, 01:46 PM
How many times do we have to talk about this? I must have posted the following five times before.
Speedplay is the best.
Thanks everyone for the input. I decided to go with the Time attac after doing some research on them. Hopefully, my mounts and dismounts will go better :-)
Speedplay may work in So. Cal, but where sunny warm temperatures & dry conditions are not part of cyclocross equation, eggbeaters are fantatic!
If you used Speedplay in Portland, Oregon you would do a lot of cursing and running.
12-02-05, 11:42 AM
I'm going to put my vote in on the TIME ATAC's. I ran Candies last year....and had a hell of a time getting in and out. The TIME's just work better for me all around.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.1.12 Copyright © 2013 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.