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Old 01-15-07, 07:30 PM   #1
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$300

Would anyone actually spend $300 on bike pedals?
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Old 01-15-07, 07:34 PM   #2
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3 years ago I couldn't have imagined spending $300.00 for a bicycle.
but 3 yards for a set of pedals??
go ask the road forum guys, they spend big bucks for dumb things
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Old 01-15-07, 07:37 PM   #3
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I don't want anyone to get the wrong idea- there's nothing wrong with doing this if you have the money and the passion. I am just amazed at the price of some of the high end stuff out there.
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Old 01-15-07, 07:39 PM   #4
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Why would some moron spend 2 grand on a pair of wheels?
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Old 01-15-07, 07:40 PM   #5
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Old 01-15-07, 07:42 PM   #6
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I spend 10$ tops on pedals. [My favorite pedals are $9 something]
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Old 01-15-07, 07:45 PM   #7
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Yes, if they weigh negative twenty pounds.
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I spent 40 bucks on a set of steel/aluminum platform pedals in 1999. I used them for 6 years on several different bikes. I sent them to Siu with that Trek. They still work, but they are so beat up that she will be rightfully pitching them if she hasn't already. My other pedals came on my mountain bikes. A set of Icon's from my 98 Klein, and a set of Shimano's from My 98 Giant.

I never have and never will see the need to buy high priced pedals. Its like pet day care. Stupidest **** in the world. Sure, you could try and say that high end pedals work in the mud. I've crossed the state 6 times, and that includes all types of terrain and weather conditions. Loosen them up, keep them lubricated, and they will work fine.
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Old 01-15-07, 07:52 PM   #9
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Like others have said: If you've got the money and the passion, why not? I however, am a little lacking in the money part, so no, I wouldn't buy $300 pedals. Most expensive platforms I've ever bought were some $17 Wellgo's and most expensive clippless were some $50 Eggbeaters.
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I would use it to buy pedals for my dog's bike!
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Old 01-15-07, 08:14 PM   #11
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Would anyone actually spend $300 on bike pedals?
Why?

I just bought a pair of wellgo platforms for 19.99. Sealed bearings. Often times you pay for the brand name, and I personally think you can find similar quality for alot less.
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300 is pretty expensive for pedals, I would not pay it ever. I payed 64 for my Candy SL's, that is about the max I will shell out for pedals.
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Old 01-15-07, 08:42 PM   #13
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Never.

I might (and only if they are full Ti) pay $300 for a cassette, but never a set of pedals.
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I'd pay well for a GOOD pair of platform/clipless pedals, but those things better cook and wash my dishes if I am going to shell out more than $100 or so for them.
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Several years ago I couldn't imagine spending more than 99 cents a pound for anything.
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Old 01-15-07, 09:12 PM   #16
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Damn, that's like... 4 VWs. I think I've spent about $300 on four complete bikes.
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Old 01-15-07, 09:18 PM   #17
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Hey why not.Some idiotic women spend than that on shoes they will only wear once or twice.
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Hey why not.Some idiotic women spend than that on shoes they will only wear once or twice.
It's idiotic because it's something YOU wouldn't spend money on? Some folks might think spending over 200 on a bike is idiotic. It's all a matter of opinion.
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So I take it you like spendy shoes
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So I take it you like spendy shoes
No not really. The pair I have on right now I got for free from my friend who didn't want them anymore. I know he did pay 110$ for them however.
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NOS Campagnolo C-Record Track and Toshi Double Straps.

Yup.


$300 Vs. an ambulance ride is a good investment if you fide fixed and your pedals are effectively your brakes!

That's like asking "would you buy a $300 harness for repelling?"---answer: Yup.
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Old 01-15-07, 09:40 PM   #22
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With the womens shoes though, it is stupid to make that comparison. People who pay 300 dollars for shoes are not paying for functionality but rather looks, while if you want to huck 8 foot drops, then you are going to NEED a bike that can do it, and that may be expensive. If you want to walk ,you dont NEED 300 dollar shoes.
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My last set of Shimano Dura Ace SD -SLs were $140 bucks, but retail on them is upwards of $300. So I guess the answer is yes, if I wanted them bad enough. I use Ultegras on all my other bikes, but wanted the best for my last project.

I don't like how expensive some bike stuff is...but it's my biggest passion and I don;t have any kids..so why not.
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Yes, people do.

You could ask this about high-end products in any area.

In my view, unless you have a lot of money to burn, the performance benefit of $300 pedals versus $150 ones doesn't justify the extra cost. But I don't buy for everyone.
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If you want to walk ,you dont NEED 300 dollar shoes.
Oh but you do if you NEED to be in style
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