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    ATB SPD pedals for < $50

    My nashbar SPD pedals which i got for $19 are a POS. What can you guys recommend to me?

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    Well, I'm a big fan of TIME pedals and if you are willing to spend a little bit extra Price Point has the aliums on sale for $59

    http://pricepoint.com/product87.html


    If you prefer SPD style then you can't beat Shimanos and the 536 are on sale for $39

    http://pricepoint.com/product1010.html

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    Or if you can find some Shimano 515's, they're about the same as the 536's without the heavy frame. I have both but the 515's are much lighter.
    If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough...

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    are the Shimano 515's easy to click in?

    I dont understand the person who invented SPD pedals. Why make them so small???

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    I have two pair and don't have any problems with them. And the release is adjustable.
    If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough...

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    Whats everyone's view on shimano pedals? I know they make top notch cranks/gears/etc, but what about pedals?

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    Hated my 515's and then I saw the light and went to EggBeaters. I am hooked on them for life.

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    I have some 515s I could sell you...they came with a bike, but they didn't come with cleats :confused: So, you'd have to buy cleats, and that would make it not so worthwhile.

    Def stay with name-brand when it comes to pedals though.

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    Hated my 515's and then I saw the light and went to EggBeaters. I am hooked on them for life.
    Yup! Me too! Eebees are grrrrrreat!
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    I have both Shimano M536's and M515's. The 515's are on my road bike and the 536's are on my Mountain bike. Thee 515's are definitely a little lighter, but I have found that the 536's clear mud well enough, are inexpensive, and have a metal "cage" or platform around them for some protection and stability. These pedals have been through more than their share of falls and smashings into rocks and still work great. The main difference between the 515's and the 536's that I have found however, would be the extra stability that the 536's give you. The extra "platform" around the actual jaws of the pedal make it a bit easier to maintian contol and ease of pedaling when unclipped.

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    We have 3 pairs of 515's and the inlaws have 4 or 5 pair of 515'sand 2 pair nashbar clipless.They hate the nashbar also.We all love the 515's though.

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    Originally posted by redfox
    We have 3 pairs of 515's and the inlaws have 4 or 5 pair of 515'sand 2 pair nashbar clipless.They hate the nashbar also.We all love the 515's though.
    What type of bike are they using with the 515's with?

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    i've been running my shimano 747's for more than 3 years now and i've never had a problem w/ them. I've tried Ritchey pedals but they lack a solid feeling IMO. I also had a set of the shimano 858 when they first came out..i used em for a week and took them back cuz i didn't like the release and the clicking noises it made, so now i'm back to 747. Very solid pedal, but nothing fancy.

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    I snapped a pair of 747's. I'm using SPD's at the moment because I got a pair with my new bike, but I'll never buy them again. Time or Crank Bros are the way to go.
    Jeff

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    damn, how much do you weigh??

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    Well, that wasn't a good description. I snapped the little lip of metal that your cleat engages. This happened on one side of a pedal, then it happened on the other pedal. It was on an upstroke, like when you blow out of your pedal in a sprint - but it broke the pedal. Very aggravating. I had a pair of Time Attack Carbons for two years without a problem. Of course, they use a soft cleat - which spares the pedal.
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