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    Road Pedal Advice?

    I puchased my first road bike at the end of last summer, it's a specialized allez pro. In order to save a little money I took a pair of crank brother pedals off one of my mountain bikes and put it on the road bike so I didn't have to buy shoes and pedals right away. But I would now like to get some pedals and shoes.

    I know very little about road pedals: what's good what's not and why. My question is I found a pair of
    time impact mag pedals at supergo.com for $85 regularly $260.
    I would appreciate any feedback or opinions on this subject. Thanks

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    You know, of all pedals i have tried crank brothers is by far superior to all. Personally i would get another set of egg beaters or Candies and stick them on the road bike. I dont see many road bikes with crank brothers stuff for some reason, plus if you do that you will already be used to them. Theres no reason they cant be used on a roadie anyways

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    That is a good idea, one in which I hadn't really considered. I just figured there has to be some reason every one uses road specific pedals and shoes on there road bikes

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    i use my crank bros candy sl's for everything. you're already set, unless you have the huge mtb platform model. that might be a bit much.

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    I plan on putting crank bro on my road bike...theyre on my MTB
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    I dont know why people get road specific pedals to be honest. I mean the crank brothers candy is the best of both worlds, bomb proof, light, can be ridden unclipped. Though a road specific shoe is very nice because of its stiffness as opposed to an MTB shoe. So you might want to consider that and getting the road cleats for walkability.

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    weight weenies man...that's why. durh. lighter=faster.
    So you might want to consider that and getting the road cleats for walkability.
    What? Road shoes...walking? you've got to be kidding me!
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    well sometiems you have to stop to pee!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech23
    I puchased my first road bike at the end of last summer, it's a specialized allez pro. In order to save a little money I took a pair of crank brother pedals off one of my mountain bikes and put it on the road bike so I didn't have to buy shoes and pedals right away. But I would now like to get some pedals and shoes.

    I know very little about road pedals: what's good what's not and why. My question is I found a pair of
    time impact mag pedals at supergo.com for $85 regularly $260.
    I would appreciate any feedback or opinions on this subject. Thanks
    Do you have any knee issues?

    Quote Originally Posted by phantomcow2
    You know, of all pedals i have tried crank brothers is by far superior to all.
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    I dont know why people get road specific pedals to be honest. I mean the crank brothers candy is the best of both worlds, bomb proof, light, can be ridden unclipped.
    And just what pedals have you tried for a significant length of time to have such a sweeping opinion?

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    well i have not tried others for a long time, ive ridden my friends TIME ATACS several times, along with speedplay. But the candies are light, strong and can be ridden unclipped. I mean look at other pedals, most shimano pedals are heavier and more expensive. I payed 70 dollars for my candy sl

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    Quote Originally Posted by LordOpie
    And just what pedals have you tried for a significant length of time to have such a sweeping opinion?
    I for one can say that versus shimano clipless my crank bros are worlds better as far as just engagement and ride....they lock well, yet have a smooth release. Everyone raves about the mud shedding ability, and from the looks of it versus a Shimano pedal I can see why...and they can be ridden unclipped. I like mine alot...I've been wanting to buy a set for the longest time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phantomcow2
    well i have not tried others for a long time, ive ridden my friends TIME ATACS several times, along with speedplay. But the candies are light, strong and can be ridden unclipped. I mean look at other pedals, most shimano pedals are heavier and more expensive. I payed 70 dollars for my candy sl
    how about this, in the future, say... "I love my pedals, they do everything I want."

    Cuz you really don't have enough experience on other systems to say they're better.

    PS: there are multiple kinds of shimano pedals.

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    LordOpie...what your saying doesn't make sense...you're basically saying you have to ride pedals systems for a long period of time to tell if you like them... If I get on a pedal system and don't like them after 5 minutes...then guess what...I don't like them. "They suck, CBs work so much better." Opinions make up 90% of this board...
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    thankyou TRD. I dont need to ride an xmart bike for 1000 miles to say it sucks, nor do i need to use a pedal for 1000 miles. My first impression with the CB was better than all, hows that.

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    LordOpie, no knee problems what so ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech23
    LordOpie, no knee problems what so ever.
    Good. Then buy what ya want

    If you have a good shop near you that can help you fit the cleats for whatever you buy, that'd be best... no reason to start having knee issues now!

    PS: I've not tried Time, so I can't comment. Do a search?

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    Guess we've never heard of hotspots yet have we now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by operator
    Guess we've never heard of hotspots yet have we now.
    I experience them when riding w/ trail shoes on a small pedal.
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    Ever notice how many pro's with knee and ankle problems end up using TIME.

    Full floater there is no substitute, $85.00 sounds good for Impacts just be aware that the RX TIME pedals are rolling out, their light and competively priced worth having a search.

    I've used TIME for 12 years no complaints, well made still work great. Started my sons racing on them not risking long term for a few bucks.

    If you are going to use MTB pedals and shoes on your roadie make sure you wear your thick black socks to complete the look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikejack
    Ever notice how many pro's with knee and ankle problems end up using TIME.

    Full floater there is no substitute, $85.00 sounds good for Impacts just be aware that the RX TIME pedals are rolling out, their light and competively priced worth having a search.

    I've used TIME for 12 years no complaints, well made still work great. Started my sons racing on them not risking long term for a few bucks.

    If you are going to use MTB pedals and shoes on your roadie make sure you wear your thick black socks to complete the look.
    I'm going to be one unfashionable roadie
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    Quote Originally Posted by PWRDbyTRD
    I experience them when riding w/ trail shoes on a small pedal.
    I'm thinking that's more a function of a weak shoe sole, then small pedal.


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    Of course, I say that cuz I can't afford to be fashionable

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    Quote Originally Posted by LordOpie
    And just what pedals have you tried for a significant length of time to have such a sweeping opinion?
    I don't think phantom is making a sweeping opinion. All he is doing is relating his experience, which is what everyone here is doing. He didn't say cranks were better than all pedals. He just said they were better than the pedals he's tried. A reasonable mind could distinguish the difference.

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    I dont know why they even make egg beaters a "mtb pedal". It performs well on both from what i find. wearing a shoe with a nice stiff sole combats the small platform, i rarely get hot spots with my candy SL's road or mountain

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech23
    My question is I found a pair of
    time impact mag pedals at supergo.com for $85 regularly $260.
    I would appreciate any feedback or opinions on this subject. Thanks
    The Equipe family was kind of short-lived, and there is a reason that $260 pedals are now selling for $85. I'd be suspicious. If you don't want to dump $200+ on pedals just to find out if you'll like some pedals, and are looking at Time's, consider the new RXEs.
    http://www.excelsports.com/new.asp?p...ajor=5&minor=2
    They're cheap, light, have a big platform, low stack height, float, easy to adjust, and use the standard Look screw pattern. Clipping out is kind of like Egg Beaters... alomost too easy if you aren't used to it. I got a pair about a month ago. My only complaint so far is that the back end isn't quite heavy enough to make them "nose up" for easy clip-ins.

    PS: My experience is with cleats/straps, SPDs, Shimano Look compatibles, Shimano SPD-Rs, Candy SLs, and RXEs.
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