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Old 01-09-06, 05:14 PM   #1
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whats a good, light, affordable clipless pedal?

Thinking about some new pedals and was curious to here some feedback on what sucks and what doesn't.
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Old 01-09-06, 05:18 PM   #2
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Time ATAC's are excellent pedals. Similarly Crank Bros' Eggbeaters are decent
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i like crankbrothers eggbeaters or crankbrothers Candy for rocky technical rides
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Good, light, cheap. Pick TWO

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I've been loving my Crank Bros pedals.
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ok, the crank bros and time were the ones i was looking at.
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I have Shimano SPDs (424 and 505) on both of my offroad bikes right now. They were cheap and they work fine (not in mud though) but they aren't light. I think one pair is 350g and the other is over 400g. I'm not in any rush to do it but I will be swapping them out for the Eggbeater SL.
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ok, the crank bros and time were the ones i was looking at.
Good choices. They function in almost exactly the same manner as far as their retention system is concerned. I absolutely love my Times
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Mcoine, I put some Mongoose BMX pedals on my MTB and I think there fine.

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Mcoine, I put some Mongoose BMX pedals on my MTB and I think there fine.

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He wasn't asking about platform pedals Sparky
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i think we've found new rivals^
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i have no problems with spds. but they are the only clipless i have used so. . .go figure.
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It's up to you Mcoine.

You can choose any pedal you want. I just like my pedals.

Hope you have fun on your new pedals,
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I agree Time ATAC.
light weight is a relative term. I think the XS is a light pedal and some think the 322 grams is a tank. the XS are an excellent pedal unless you are into anything that requires a bigger platform than it, then the ZControl is the way to go TIME wise but they weigh more.
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You can laugh at this.. I have been using a set of wellgo clipless pedals for about 8 years, and they have held up well. I got them for free too, from a friend who took them apart and couldn't get them back together. he gave me a pile of parts and in an hour I had clipless pedals! But now its time to move on.
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I agree Time ATAC.
light weight is a relative term. I think the XS is a light pedal and some think the 322 grams is a tank. the XS are an excellent pedal unless you are into anything that requires a bigger platform than it, then the ZControl is the way to go TIME wise but they weigh more.
I agree the XS is a great pedal. I'm slating them for my "Big Boy Roadie" project bike
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I have the carbon. not the titanium ones but the carbon/chromeoly spindle ones.
I cant afford the carbon/titan and they wouldnt hold up to my fat self. they also only shave a few grams for over $100 more. Performance has the XE for under $80
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Another vote for Time ATACs. I'm running the earlier generation ATACs simply because they haven't given me any reason to upgrade. If I manage to find some surplus cash or build up another bike, I'll definately go for the ATAC XS.
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crank bros. eggbeaters or candy series
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Another vote for Time ATACs. I'm running the earlier generation ATACs simply because they haven't given me any reason to upgrade. If I manage to find some surplus cash or build up another bike, I'll definately go for the ATAC XS.
I have been using Time Atac's since they first came out, and still using the original pedals. Don't see any reason to change
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Damn, was going to post the exact same thing.
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I have Shimano SPDs (424 and 505) on both of my offroad bikes right now. They were cheap and they work fine (not in mud though) but they aren't light. I think one pair is 350g and the other is over 400g. I'm not in any rush to do it but I will be swapping them out for the Eggbeater SL.
As much as I hate to send more business to Shimano, the 520 are a good value. They work well and at around $50 they are cheap. I'd love Eggbeaters but when you need 9 sets at $100 per, well, I like sleeping in a bed too I can hear the sound of the rolling pin upside my head now. Ow.
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I had used shimano 520s. They are good pedals for that price. Easy entry, and exit, and never had problems in 6 months or so. I still keep them for back up. One pair weighs 380 grams though.

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