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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 08-13-17, 11:29 AM   #51
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Got them mounted on my bike:

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Got them mounted on my bike:


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Old 08-13-17, 11:41 AM   #53
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Got them mounted on my bike:


If you don't mind:



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Thank you!

Did note that the XTR's are considerably heavier than the KEO blades, but the extra few grams are not a concern.
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Old 08-13-17, 12:37 PM   #55
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Thank you!

Did note that the XTR's are considerably heavier than the KEO blades, but the extra few grams are not a concern.
Yeah, I should have added that they are definitely NOT for weight weenies! The build quality is excellent though and I imagine they ought to last for a very long time.
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Just been out breaking in the VP's some more. Can't find any faults.

I wish nashbar still sold them.
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Do they hang in the same orientation consistently?
Always hangs like this:
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Always hangs like this:
Thanks! That looks perfectly manageable.
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Thanks! That looks perfectly manageable.
It's very easy once you get the hang of it, sort of a flick'n clip. That photo is from my fixed-gear road bike where clipping in on the first try is pretty important.
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Thank you!

Did note that the XTR's are considerably heavier than the KEO blades, but the extra few grams are not a concern.
I think I read somewhere that the KEO Blades 2 were 110 gms.; just pedals I'm assuming. Been using Xpedo M Force 8 titanium for a few years; 215 grams no cleats. I'm ok with that. Last note; KEO cleats 6 bolts. SPD type, 4 bolts.
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Does pedal weight actually matter? Serious question. It is rotational mass, so I guess theoretically more weight would be slower to get spinning? Require more effort to spin? It all just seems irrelevant especially for a clyde such as myself. I have come to the conclusion frame weight is of some importance, but wheel/tire weight does indeed matter, but conflicts the whole clyde thing again. I will take reliability over weight savings every time. As long as hubs and bottom bracket are greased and adjusted properly, thats all the efficiency I can ask for. Oh yeah no suspension if possible.


Those look sweet though.


I understand professionals have a need for the lightest components, but for people like myself, with real expectations and needs, its marketing bs.

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If you're doing 100 mile charity events, it(weight) may matter.
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If you're doing 100 mile charity events, it(weight) may matter.
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That is a valid point. I meant no offense btw. Moot for me though, as I have an allergy to titanium, or vice versa.

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