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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 07-13-12, 07:46 PM   #1
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I've been riding with some old look pedals and a set of ultegras...the use the same cleats. I'm ready for a new set of pedals. Any suggestions? Something I don't have to worry about?
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Old 07-13-12, 08:21 PM   #2
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Speed play zero...awesome in my opinion
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I've been riding with some old look pedals and a set of ultegras...the use the same cleats. I'm ready for a new set of pedals. Any suggestions? Something I don't have to worry about?
What's wrong with what you have?
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My Shimano 105's hold up to some major wattage on standing climbs...

I'd stay away from anything that's mostly a composite, or composite alloy core / spindle.
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I have been using the Shimano A530's, work great using the SPD or regular shoes.
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Old 07-14-12, 12:27 AM   #6
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I just seem to be going through cleats to often...I ride about 350 per month and they seem to wear out every third month. I can only find after-market ones...maybe that's the issue.
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I need to go dig the box out of the garage, but I'm on some OLD Shimano SPD's and still on the original cleats.

Off-topic - Visalia? I get to eat lunch at Prosperity either 2 or 4 times a year....when I drive a busload of kids to Hume. I envy you for being that close to such an amazing place! (Hume, not Taco Bell! )
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If you have any knee problems, Speedplays are great. I have bad knees from playing collegiate basketball and have zero knee pain with the Speedplays.
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Pre-mature cleat wear is usually a function of walking in them too much and too often. Try to minimize how much you walk in them, and also hunt down a set of those rubber clear covers. I'm well into my second year on the same set of cleats. My shoes are one of the last things I put on before hopping on the saddle, and then right before clipping in, I remove the cleat covers and just lay them aside until I return, upon which they are the first things to go back on.
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Speedplay, rubber cleat covers, 4 years so far same cleats, easy in and out of pedals, not heavy...
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