I recently had a close call with my Times Comp clipless MTB pedals. I was going home from work (I commute), when the pedal just snapped off mid-sprint, out of my saddle. My foot slammed to the ground as I was going 15+mph. I still don't know how I kept from crashing.
Has anyone else had a problem with these pedals before?
Catching his breath alongside a road near Seattle, WA USA
1999 K2 OzM, 2001 Aegis Aro Svelte
Originally posted by Mikey C I was going home from work (I commute), when the pedal just snapped off mid-sprint, out of my saddle.
What do you mean exactly by "snapped off"? Did the spindle(s) break? Did the spring(s) break? Did it accidently release?
If it was an accidental release, you may want to check your cleats. Maybe they're borked/chipped or worn? Maybe the bolts are loose. Although worn cleats and loose bolts usually result in not being able to release.
I had a similar experience. However, my crank arm broke instead of the pedal. Just like you, my foot came slamming down, but I didn't crash. I thought that I had just come unclipped. However, when I stopped, the pedal and the end of the crank arm were still attached to my shoes.