Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 32
  1. #1
    404
    404 is offline
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    86
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    pedals for a clyde?

    I am getting my first road bike, and needing some advice on which pedals to get. I am 6'4'' and weigh about 240lbs.

  2. #2
    Senior Member jaxgtr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Jacksonville, FL
    My Bikes
    Cannondale SuperSix, Trek 7300, Trek CrossRip
    Posts
    3,917
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    pedals are like saddles. It all personal preference, you should not have any issues with road or mtb pedals though.
    Brian | 2013 Cannondale SuperSix 5 | 2014 Trek CrossRip Comp | 2003 Trek 7300
    Quote Originally Posted by AEO View Post
    you should learn to embrace change, and mock it's failings every step of the way.

  3. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    33
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I like my Candy C pedals. They have worked well for me. The have some float, clip into easily and easy to get out of.

  4. #4
    "Fred"--is that bad? DTSCDS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    214 Represent!
    My Bikes
    Trek 7.3 FX (07); Schwinn Super Sport (86); Specialized Rockhopper (87)
    Posts
    449
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I have Shimano M324's. I like them alot--SPD clips on one side and regular platforms on the other. I can ride in regular shoes should I decide that would be the thing to do. Pretty strong--I got them when I was about 265 and have had no trouble with them.
    They run about $75 at REI and other places.
    The meek shall inherit the earth (If that's okay with the rest of you.)
    “Many of us spend half our time wishing for things we could have if we didn’t spend half our time wishing.”Alexander Woolcot
    Schwinn Super Sport (86)
    Trek 7.3FX (07)
    Trek T200 Tandem (Until I sell it!)

  5. #5
    Senior Member jaxgtr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Jacksonville, FL
    My Bikes
    Cannondale SuperSix, Trek 7300, Trek CrossRip
    Posts
    3,917
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I got a set of the M324 for my hybrid and they are nice. Found on ebay for $40.00
    Brian | 2013 Cannondale SuperSix 5 | 2014 Trek CrossRip Comp | 2003 Trek 7300
    Quote Originally Posted by AEO View Post
    you should learn to embrace change, and mock it's failings every step of the way.

  6. #6
    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    South Florida
    My Bikes
    Techna Wheelchair and a Sun EZ 3 Recumbent Trike
    Posts
    16,009
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    4 Thread(s)
    I would stay away from the Titanium spindled pedals.
    on light duty due to illness; please contact my assistants for forum issues. They are Siu Blue Wind, or CbadRider or the other 3 star folk. I am currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes. I am making good progress, happily.


    . “He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”- Fredrick Nietzsche

    "We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." - Immanuel Kant

  7. #7
    Senior Member mjolniir's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Melbourne Australia
    My Bikes
    MTB,Road,Tri
    Posts
    78
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I am an inch shorter than you and maybe 15 pounds lighter on a light day.

    I have the Ultegra PD-6620 SPD-SL Pedals on my Road Bike and Tri Bike, and I have the PD-M324, which are SPD pedals on my "Hardroad" which is my Hardrock with 700C rims.

    I prefer the m324s for general bombing around town, or commuting, but if I'm going to lycra it up on the road or, god forbid, race, then I'd really recommend the wider platform and stability of the SPD-SL pedals. You don't have to spend up on Ultegra, you can also get 105 level pedals.

    If you want to walk any distance in the shoes, then SPD is the go.

  8. #8
    Pants are for suckaz HandsomeRyan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Mt. Airy, MD
    My Bikes
    Hardtail MTB, Fixed gear, and Commuter bike
    Posts
    2,579
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I only paid $25 (thanks Craigslist!) for my Shimano M324 pedals. I do love them! I ride in bike shoes 99.9% of the time but when friends want to go riding I can just ride my mountain bike and let them use my greenway bike without changing pedals or anything.

    I run Shimano M545 pedals on my MTB and I have had them for almost a decade with no problems at all. They are heavy, but bomb-proof.

    I've weighed as much as 270lbs on both sets of pedals without a problem.

    Shimano M324's (they are platforms on one side SPD's on the other)


    Shimano M545's (SPD on both sides)

  9. #9
    ..... Jynx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Long Island
    My Bikes
    2006 Cannondale CAAD8
    Posts
    4,823
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by mjolniir View Post
    I have the Ultegra PD-6620 SPD-SL Pedals on my Road Bike and Tri Bike,
    +1



    and if you want cheaper get the 105 version from probikekit.com

  10. #10
    Downtown Spanky Brown bautieri's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Camp Hill, Pennsyltucky
    My Bikes
    07 Raliegh Grand Sport 98ish Mongoose Manuever
    Posts
    2,099
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I like the M520 spd pedals. I don't have too many miles on them yet but I can assure you clipping in and out is pretty easy.

  11. #11
    404
    404 is offline
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    86
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

  12. #12
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    My Bikes
    Cervelo RS, Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Pro, Schwinn Typhoon, Nashbar touring, custom steel MTB
    Posts
    4,996
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    One caution: some pedals lock your feet in and don't allow any movement. I found out, rather quickly, that my knees simply could not tolerate this! As a result, I prefer a pedal with some "float".

    My personal preference is for Crank Brothers pedals and a mountain bike shoe. The Crank Brothers pedals use a 2-bolt cleat that will fit any SPD-compatible shoe. I find that they're very easy to clip and unclip. The Acid and Mallet pedals have large paltforms and look like they could be used with or without clips. The pedals I use allow 6-degrees of float, which is just what my knees need!

    Shimano makes two types of pedals: SPD and SPD-SL.

    The SPD-SL is designed for road use; they look like a copy of the Look road pedals I used to use. The Look pedals were very comfortable, but the extra-large 3-bolt cleats make them difficult to walk in when you're off the bike. I always felt like I was skating on ice! Of course, I was using a slick-bottom road shoe that wasn't really designed for walking. Not sure if they make treaded shoes with an area big enough to accommodate a 3-bolt cleat or not. SPD-SL pedals can only be clipped into from one side. I found my Look pedals were very easy to get into, but I would occasionally have to flip the pedals around to get the clip side pointing up.

    The SPD pedals were originally designed for mountain biking, IIRC. They use a smaller 2-bolt cleat and the pedals are generally smaller than SPD-SL. I haven't looked at SPD pedals recently, but they used to be of the variety that locked your foot in and didn't have any float. The advantage of using an SPD (or other 2-bolt cleat) is that the cleats are smaller, so the shoes can me designed with enough tread that walking is possible. I greatly prefer this style of shoe! Many SPD pedals have clips on both sides, so you don't have to worry (as much) about rotating the pedal into the correct orientation.

  13. #13
    ..... Jynx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Long Island
    My Bikes
    2006 Cannondale CAAD8
    Posts
    4,823
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by 404 View Post
    Same thing here for $79 shipped

    http://www.probikekit.com/display.php?code=M8003

    If you want to save more money for $55 shipped there is this (currently out of stock though). Same thing just slightly heavier

    http://www.probikekit.com/display.php?code=M1111

  14. #14
    I Design Stuff rickyaustin's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    339
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    I would stay away from the Titanium spindled pedals.
    Good advice here - many have a 185lb weight limit.

    I personally ride the bottom level eggbeaters. I like them.

  15. #15
    AiM SmAlL mIsS sMaLl UniversalFrost's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Belpre, Ohio
    My Bikes
    08 Spec. Rockhopper, 11 Spec. Crux, 04 Cervelo Soloist
    Posts
    301
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    shimano pd-540's on my allez and love them. plus were only like 40 bucks at my LBS new and everything elese they had was in the 100 range
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

  16. #16
    404
    404 is offline
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    86
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    any look keo pedal recs?

    i may be able to get these at a good discount when i buy my bike...

    sprint, classic, etc...?

  17. #17
    2nd Century TBD AirBeagle1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Rochester, NY
    My Bikes
    Felt F75, Trek 7.2 FX
    Posts
    145
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by sstorkel View Post
    My personal preference is for Crank Brothers pedals and a mountain bike shoe. The Crank Brothers pedals use a 2-bolt cleat that will fit any SPD-compatible shoe. I find that they're very easy to clip and unclip. The Acid and Mallet pedals have large paltforms and look like they could be used with or without clips.
    +1

  18. #18
    404
    404 is offline
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    86
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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

  19. #19
    404
    404 is offline
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    86
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    would carbon pedals be stronger than the materials that comprise the other type of pedals?

    also, how important is the weight of pedals, since they are moving parts?

  20. #20
    Senior Member wirehead's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Sunnyvale, CA
    Posts
    317
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    So, while we're on the subject... toe clips for clydes bad, largely because they don't make 'em big enough for size 12+ feet.

  21. #21
    404
    404 is offline
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    86
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    does anyone else have big feet? i am interested in hearing about what they use?

    it is tuff to go thru life with big feet...haha

  22. #22
    Chubby super biker bdinger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Nebraska
    Posts
    1,980
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I have huge feet, size 13.5 wides. I have a set of $20 Wellgo BMX pedals on my MTB that came from my Trek FX and, well, I love them. I tried some basic platforms with toe clips on my new LHT, and those aren't going to last long. Like.. tomorrow.

    Anyway I've toyed with going clipless, and I'm not suave enough for that. Heck, today I managed a 0 mph fallover complete with road rash with toe clips! I just don't like the idea of having to "clip in" and "clip out", seems like being attached to the bike isn't a great idea. For some, heck yes, but not me .

    I just wear a pair of North Face "trail runner" shoes that are great, and I may actually upgrade to a pair of Merrells this year. I'll see what I can get the finance committee to approve...

  23. #23
    Air
    Air is offline
    Destroyer of Wheels Air's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Creating some FA-Qs
    My Bikes
    Nishiki Sport, Downtube IXNS, 1950's MMB3 Russian Folding Bike, MTB
    Posts
    3,558
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    For platforms these are awesome.

    Or you could go with something like this:


  24. #24
    Galveston County Texas 10 Wheels's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    In The Wind
    Posts
    25,113
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by wirehead View Post
    So, while we're on the subject... toe clips for clydes bad, largely because they don't make 'em big enough for size 12+ feet.
    I use toe clips size 13 shoe. Just mount them off center toward the outside of the pedal.
    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGukLuXzH1E

    Set F1re To The Ra1n ( NY Night Rain Ride)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7jfcWEkSrI

  25. #25
    Senior Member Ranger63's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    western new york
    My Bikes
    09 motobecane imortal force, 83 Ross Paragon,81 Schwinn LeTour Tourist, 91 Paramount, 93 GT converted to city bike
    Posts
    697
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Which Pedals

    Steer clear of the house brand (wellbilts)and probably the CF jobs.
    Other than that,as many have said; it's a matter or preference.
    I'm running a set of Shimano 515 roads that I've reconditioned. Now into my 8th year with em.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •