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Old 07-18-12, 01:34 PM   #1
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lightest pedals for clip/strap use?

Iím seeking the most crazy lightweight high-tech pedals for my road bike, which I ride with strapless toe clips. I am done with clipless pedals and have returned to strapless clips, using a cheapo pair of nashbar pedals. It seems like there is a bewildering variety of mountain bike oriented high tech pedals that arenít clipless, but they seem to all have little changeable traction spikes which Iím guessing would get hung up in my sneakers while Iím trying to slid onto or off the pedal, and I canít tell if the high tech mountain pedals Iíve seen online would accept a strapless clip or a clip/strap combo. Anybody know of something super light weight in titanium or something else exotic, to which I could affix strapless clips or clips with straps? My rides tend to be 20 to 60 miles long on mixed terrain, on roads and on bike trails. I wear Innovate 315 trail runners most of the time and they feel just fine. Are the plastic Eastern Crown pedals, at 12.3 ounces for the pair, the lightest alternative? I'd rather go titanium than plastic, but the Eastern Crowns seem to be well liked. Advice, please!
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We just had a lengthy discussion about straps with lightweight pedals.
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...latform-pedals

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We just had a length discussion about straps with lightweight pedals.
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...latform-pedals
I reviewed that thread but didn't see recommendations for the lightest pedals for use with clips.

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I’m seeking the most crazy lightweight high-tech pedals for my road bike, which I ride with strapless toe clips. I am done with clipless pedals and have returned to strapless clips, using a cheapo pair of nashbar pedals. It seems like there is a bewildering variety of mountain bike oriented high tech pedals that aren’t clipless, but they seem to all have little changeable traction spikes which I’m guessing would get hung up in my sneakers while I’m trying to slid onto or off the pedal, and I can’t tell if the high tech mountain pedals I’ve seen online would accept a strapless clip or a clip/strap combo. Anybody know of something super light weight in titanium or something else exotic, to which I could affix strapless clips or clips with straps? My rides tend to be 20 to 60 miles long on mixed terrain, on roads and on bike trails. I wear Innovate 315 trail runners most of the time and they feel just fine. Are the plastic Eastern Crown pedals, at 12.3 ounces for the pair, the lightest alternative? I'd rather go titanium than plastic, but the Eastern Crowns seem to be well liked. Advice, please!
I'm so confused.
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I too am confused about "strapless clips". That would refer to these:



Is this what you are wanting to do? If so, these are pretty costly:

http://www.bgcycles.com/pedal-clip-combo.html
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"plastic" or Magnesium platforms with straps like HoldFast or whatever imitation is lightest?
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I’m seeking the most crazy lightweight high-tech pedals for my road bike... I am done with clipless pedals
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I too am confused about "strapless clips". That would refer to these:



Is this what you are wanting to do? If so, these are pretty costly:

http://www.bgcycles.com/pedal-clip-combo.html
Right. Those are the type of strapless clips I'm talking about. Those pedals -- interesting that for something so unusual they don't list the weight. Wonder why?
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The word is, when the weight is not given, that means it's heavy. They would make a point to say how many grams if it were worth mentioning.
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The pedals are White Industry, which the weight can probably be found on their site:

http://whiteind.com/pedal.html

Not the lightest pedal at 300+ grams. The Gordon mini clips weigh 68 grams:

http://www.bgcycles.com/stainless-toe-clips.html

I tried the mini clips once and didn't like them, but YMMV. I believe forum member Markaitch uses them so maybe he'll chime in....


A more cost effective choice would be the MKS GR-9's. It is also said to go well with mini clips:

http://www.bgcycles.com/stainless-toe-clips.html

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@motorapido...i use those mks chrome half-clips combined with wellgo r0-25b pedals, not so crazy or hi-tech, but they are claimed 240g (& reasonably priced as well) so it makes a pretty lightweight yet inexpensive combo.

i love my mini-clips...light, easy to get in & out of, adjustable "tension" by squeezing or opening them - they do everything i need. but you are not going to find much love for them around here. anytime i post a pic of my bike, the 1st response is always something along the line of how stupid clips without straps are. so if you go with them, you will need thick skin on that subject.

i have been sorely tempted by the gordon clips already mentioned but they are so pricey...maybe when these eventually break i'll splurge.

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MKS had made a knock off of the white industries pedals by the way. They are about 1/3 of the cost too.

Did ride with the white industries pedals for a bit, and they were definitely the most comfortable "toe clip" style pedal I have used. Back sides are worthless is the reason I got rid of them. A few weeks later I regretted it, but not enough to buy them again.

Anyways, here is the link to the MKS version.

http://www.benscycle.net/index.php?m...ducts_id=14138

Dimensions aren't listed, and the spindle does look a bit odd.
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you are not going to find much love for them around here..
That is because they do not provide any foot retention at all.
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That is because they do not provide any foot retention at all.
making such an emphatic statement means you speak from experience?
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This whole thing is blowing my mind.


You can't be racing if you're willing to give up clipless, so what does it matter? And strapless clips?


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The clip holds the strap open... Without the strap it's more of a foot guide
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Should be moved to the road forum.
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There was a discussion about such pedals in C&V a few months ago. I seem to remember someone posting a sub 100 gram pedal, but my memory is not that great.

These by Assos are nice @ 120 grams apiece. Probably not that great with those half-clips though. Probably not all that good with anything but slotted cleats TBH, but you could cut your own replacement parts out of Al and have something that'll hold street shoes better.


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That is because they do not provide any foot retention at all.
Well they do keep your foot from sliding forward off the pedals, but still, yeah, pretty much zero foot retention.
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Something tells me these are light, if you can find any. Gipiemme Crono Special.

They only take 3-bolt clips, though, not the two-bolt.

http://velobase.com/ViewComponent.as...=109&AbsPos=59

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making such an emphatic statement means you speak from experience?
I'll second it.

Try pulling up really hard on your strapless clips and then we'll talk.
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Campag, Titanium axle super record, [70~80's stuff], Campag aluminum toe clips
and leather straps..

good luck on E Pay winning those at auction.
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