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Old 08-15-07, 11:19 AM   #1
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which pedals?

What do you recommend for pedals for my new bike? Should I just switch my candy's from my hybrid to my road bike or get something new?

I can't decide.

I like the ease of use of my egg beaters, but I do notice my knees and the bottom of my feet hurt on really long rides (>60 miles)
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What do you recommend for pedals for my new bike? Should I just switch my candy's from my hybrid to my road bike or get something new?

I can't decide.

I like the ease of use of my egg beaters, but I do notice my knees and the bottom of my feet hurt on really long rides (>60 miles)
What type of shoes are you wearing? My feet and knees quit hurting on longer rides when I bought a new pair of Specialized shoes for women.
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The Forum has censured me on this issue. I am not permitted to give advice on pedals.
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The Forum has censured me on this issue. I am not permitted to give advice on pedals.
You can only give good advice!

I'll stand with my liking of sport A520 shimano's with sport shoes for sport road riders.
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Old 08-15-07, 11:32 AM   #5
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What type of shoes are you wearing? My feet and knees quit hurting on longer rides when I bought a new pair of Specialized shoes for women.
Thanks Bev, right now I wear adidas mtn bike shoes. My shop is a specialized dealer so I know I could get a pair there.
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Since your use to the eggbeaters get the Crank Brothers Quattro's.

http://www.crankbrothers.com/quattro.php
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It comes down to whether you value riding or walking more. If riding, get road shoes and road cleats like Look or SPD-SL.
Some people prefer to use the same pedal system on all their bikes. I prefer to use the system that works best for the type of riding I do on that bike. Looks for the road bike, Eggbeaters for the MTB and commuter, toe clips for the town bike.
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I'll stand with my liking of sport A520 shimano's with sport shoes for sport road riders.
I have just done a ride on the "OLD" bike that has M520's fitted. Spd Mountain bike Shoe by the way so I can walk from the bike to the cafe and in the Cafe while I get my coffee and Bun. On the "NEW" bike I have the A520's fitted. Same shoe- different pedal. My feet hurt right now after a 3 hour ride.(Coffee and bun time taken out). I have not noticed any foot pain with the A 520's. There is a difference with the pedals and the longer length of the A520's does not seem to cause a problem. The M520s are about the same size as the eggbeaters, so perhaps a smaller area taking strain on the foot.
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