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Old 07-29-11, 08:42 AM   #1
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What type of pedals are you using on your hybrid? I am leaning towards the Shimano A530, combination platform and SPD.
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Old 07-29-11, 08:46 AM   #2
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road, mtb, or hybrid, = platform pedals
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I have regular platforms on mine but I think those would be a good choice if you want to have a clipless option.
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i'd like to get clipless too, with the platform on the other side. also interesting is the new ergo pedal: http://www.ergon-bike.com/us/en/prod...bffu6tu8q6uli4
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Speed play frogs on both hybrid and road bike.
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Shimano SPD M520 pedals on both road and hybrid with Winwood Decksters for both bikes when I don't feel like clipping in. I know of some people that have the 530 pedals and the only problem they have with it is the platform is always on the bottom and they have to flip it over to use it. Also, with the 530 pedals, you only get one side to clip into to. With the 520's, you can clip in on either side and with the Decksters, you can clip them in whenever you want to ride without clipping in and clip them out when you are done. Plus I can use one pair of Decksters for both bikes.
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What type of pedals are you using on your hybrid? I am leaning towards the Shimano A530, combination platform and SPD.
It's the pedal that I use on my Rocky Mountain. I can use either my spd bike shoes or sneakers equally well.

IMHO they are a great compromise and reasonably priced.
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$40 and they're awesome!
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shimano SPD 540s, coupled with "specialized" spd shoes.
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SpeedPlay Light Action -

I'm 65 - knees are ok, but I've had a couple of ankle surgeries - and I'm thinking that there is no substitute for float.
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I use the Shimano A530 and couldn't be happier!
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I have BMX/ATB style platforms with non-replaceable pins.
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The original ones that came with it.
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i've got Forte Campus dual-sided SPD/platform pedals on my hybrid. i also had a pair of the dual-sided shimano A-530's, but the forte pedals were half the price and have now lasted twice as long.

i've got regular old Shimano SPDs on my road bike.
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I recently put the M-324's on my Jake, and I really like them. They're also spd/platform.

On my hybrid, I have Diamondback platform pedals. They're cheap, heavy, and really 'sticky'. I don't care about the weight, so I they work well for me.
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I have A530s on my hybrid but would not buy them again. I never used the platform side and in hindsight would have preferred a double-sided pedal. The new bike has Speedplay Zeros, which are probably the best for being on the bike but the worst for walking around in off the bike.
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I have A530s on my hybrid but would not buy them again. I never used the platform side and in hindsight would have preferred a double-sided pedal. The new bike has Speedplay Zeros, which are probably the best for being on the bike but the worst for walking around in off the bike.
I ended up ordering the 530's yesterday. I was going back and forth on this for 3+ hours on whether to go with platform/spd, spd dual side, or spd single side. I hope my choice works out for me as I have never gone clipless before so this will be new territory. If I like it well enough will definitely either switch later to spd dual side or spd single sided pedal.
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I use the Shimano A530s....like them a lot, but haven't used any others so no basis for comparison. i like that the tension can be adjusted.
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i've got Forte Campus dual-sided SPD/platform pedals on my hybrid. i also had a pair of the dual-sided shimano A-530's, but the forte pedals were half the price and have now lasted twice as long.
I am also using the Forte Campus pedals.
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