what are people running? anyone run spd's?
what are people running? anyone run spd's?
I use spd's. I find them really easy to get in and out of, reliable, and they are cheap.
yeah, it's probably my shabby dismount technique rather than the spd. I'd like to try eggbeaters but I'm not sure it'd be any easier for me.
eggbeaters! it's SO much easier. i have kind of a hard time with spd's, but eggbeaters are just fantastic, i actually use them on my road race bike as well. i won't ride anything but.
Performance still has those blue-spindled eggbeaters for $55, which is a relatively cheap way of trying them out. Don't get the MXR version. I had to return mine and apparently others have as well.
i started a thread further down. was racing eggs and liked them. i've done 3 races and a bunch of practice races on candies now and prefer them so far. like having a bit of platform. haven't done anything in really thick mud yet, maybe that would change my mind. the eggs are always in the toolbox anyway.
I used SPDs forever with no problem. Recently converted to Time alium, and now my knees feel better after a ride than before. Cheap enough and good, very good.
What is the problem with the mxr? Poorly made?
And what about smarties?
allright, I couldn't help myself... I ran to the LBS at lunch and bought the C's. Plopped them on, and rode around my driveway/yard for a min. before I had to book it back to work.
unreal, they go in like BUTTER. BUTTER, JERRY! There is a little bit of vertical play but nothing to get in a twist over. I def. wouldn't rock these racing crits but for CX they seem ideal.
ATACs are the old standard. They went to new bearings a few years back which are of inferior quality. You will probably rebuild them as frequently as the Eggs/Candies. They are a fine pedal.
Eggs/Candies are the new standard. There are plenty of reports of sudden catastrophic failures. The end of the spindle will sometimes snap off and the whole pedal body detaches from the spindle. I've owned three sets for a number of years now without incident. I love the Eggs and consider those who prefer Candies to be wussies. I rebuild them about once a year.
atmo, ymmv, hth, &c
I have SPD's. I actually like them alot better than my previous Looks.
Another vote here for Candies- wussy or not, if I miss clipping in I can still pedal without worrying about my foot coming off the pedal. I previously used ATACs for 'cross, and they were fine, but I had problems with the cap that holds the pedal in place along the spindle coming loose and allowing side-to-side play. I still use ATACs on my MTBs, though.
I use spd's in one for or another on every bike I own, includeing bith of ny cross bikes. Have not had a problem with mud buildup.
shimano pd-959's or eggbeaters
I'm switching from shimano to crank bros. candy this season. The candy are so much easier for me to clip in (and clip out) and the platform gives me that extra little security if I clip out too soon before coming up to a barrier or run-up.
I've been running eggbeaters for 5 years now I think. I got them when I was going to school up in Corvallis. I love them and wouldn't give them up.
Arguing with an engineer is like wrestling a pig in the mud, after a few hours you realize the pig enjoys it.
I've gone back and forth between Crank Bros and Times. Both performed well, but the Times have proven more reliable in the longterm. I tend to put quite a bit of stress on the bearings/bushings being 190lbs, and riding rain, mud, and snow.
I haven't used SPDs in 10 years, but I'm sure the newer designs are also good for mud clearance as well as durability.
anyone have any problems with the Candy C? I'm a 190 lb rider not exactly concerned about shaving grams, just a pedal with an easy dismount/ remount that won't break. Coming from spds, which I've been happy with, but then I have no comparison.
If you keep the eggbeaters greased with the little tool they supply, the catastrophic failure is pretty much nil from what I read. I have some of the stainless, 2xti, 3xti and ti with no problems.
4 pairs for me, on and off road. They are the bomb.
also looking at the Smartys. are there any shoes that do NOT work with the Smartys due to tread, platform contact?
I have set of ATACs but the left spindle is bent. I'm debating getting another set as SPD-compatible pedals are so much cheaper (and I'm cheap).
The new Look Quartz pedals look very similar to ATACs... I wonder if they perform similarly.