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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 05-18-08, 12:56 AM   #26
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looking at 2 different pedals. first bike, so need some input. i guess my main issue is make sure i have good foot coverage on the pedal. i wear a size 15 shoe.

look keo carbon: on sale for 132 from 200 http://www.probikekit.com/display.php?code=A1468

dura ace: for 142 from 215 http://www.probikekit.com/display.php?code=D1103
I had a look at the keo's and the dura ace when I bought my first pair of ultegras.

I didn't buy the dura ace because they can only be attached using an allen key from the other side of the crank. There is no slot on the side for a 15mm pedal wrench.

I didn't buy the Keo's because the platform did not look as supportive, and when I asked the guy at the LBS, he said I might be better off with Shimano..
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Old 05-19-08, 09:37 PM   #27
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just ordered the look keo carbon pedals on special from probikefit...($130)

i will report back once i get on them.
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Old 05-19-08, 10:35 PM   #28
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Am I the only clyde riding speedplays road pedals? I love 'em!
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Old 05-20-08, 09:18 AM   #29
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Am I the only clyde riding speedplays road pedals? I love 'em!
Currently? Yes.

Ok really I have no idea. But I used to ride them and liked them quite a lot. Only drawback for me was the crazy slipperiness of the cleat on hard surfaces. Otherwise the completely non-centering float was awesome.
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Only buy pedals with Chrome-moly steel spindles, titanium spindles will flex more than you want....my vote would be Shimano Ultegra with the new stainless steel wear plate on the top
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Old 05-20-08, 02:13 PM   #31
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I didn't buy the dura ace because they can only be attached using an allen key from the other side of the crank. There is no slot on the side for a 15mm pedal wrench.
my shimano SPD-SL pd-R540's are the same way. and have had zero problems with them. Plus at around 50 bucks you can't beat them!

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Old 05-20-08, 02:26 PM   #32
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I really like regular platforms, it lets me bike in whatever footwear fits the weather- sneakiers, goretex boots or tevas (recently did 25+ miles on tevas)
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