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Old 01-24-07, 06:36 PM   #1
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tell me watcha think

so i really wanna get myself into the clipless rage these days. i've pretty much decided on eggbeaters c's because of their ease to clip and unclip as well as their float. i saw these at performance for 49, as well as a pair of shoes for 39. tell me what you think! as well as your experience with eggbeaters, be it first timer or pro.



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what is that contraption in the top picture...im a noob
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what is that contraption in the top picture...im a noob
that would be the eggbeater (for clipless shoes)
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haahaaha... this dude is funny. jw, what'd you think it was?
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thats why he said he was a noob
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An eggbeater that beats eggs.
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believe it or not, they are pedals (the things you stick your feet on)
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i'm sure they could pass as an egg beater to beat eggs... if you're really out in the wilderness... hook em up to ur wheel, then spin the wheel--voila you've got eggs.


i'm assuming by the responses that none of you own a pair, or have experience with them...
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i'm assuming by the responses that none of you own a pair, or have experience with them...
I wish I could help you out with a personal use story but I don't have one. For the money you could do a lot worse. I see more and more of them all the time.
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i'm sure they could pass as an egg beater to beat eggs... if you're really out in the wilderness... hook em up to ur wheel, then spin the wheel--voila you've got eggs.


i'm assuming by the responses that none of you own a pair, or have experience with them...
Technically, I do have experience with them, a few years ago I was running the Mallet C's, the realized that clipless was overrated to me.
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i didn't seem to see any other pedals in that price range that 1. look as sexy 2. have enough float where i don't screw up my knees (i'm a runner) 3. look fairly easy to maintain 4. fairly easy to use 5. are available for me to test ride.
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i didn't seem to see any other pedals in that price range that 1. look as sexy 2. have enough float where i don't screw up my knees (i'm a runner) 3. look fairly easy to maintain 4. fairly easy to use 5. are available for me to test ride.
Speedplay Frogs, have them on the fixed gear, and they work great.
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I have and like the eggbeaters. I also have a pair of Candies and prefer the Eggbeaters over the Candies.

No experience with anything other than platforms (kept hitting my shins) and SPDs for a spinning class I take so not very relevant.
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Speedplay Frogs, have them on the fixed gear, and they work great.
sexy-meter: 10=hott 1=nott
5.5, plus they're at least twice as expensive as the beaters. plus the ones at performance are exclusive colors. +1 sexyness
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The speedplay frogs have adjustable float.
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*cough* $100+ *cough*
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*cough* $100+ *cough*

They are worth every penny, all 10,000 of them, they are reliable, the cleats don't wear as quickly as other cleats. The eggbeaters have been having tension spring issues as of late.
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dont get the difference between clipless and flat pedals. with those eggbeaters do you have to have the shoes to ride them?
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dont get the difference between clipless and flat pedals. with those eggbeaters do you have to have the shoes to ride them?

The difference is that clipless allow you to clip your feet to them with the use of a shoe that has a special cleat on it. Platforms do not. Why are they called "clipless", you ask? When platform pedals had a cage on them, the cage was referred to as a clip. The clipless pedal has no cage, therefore clipless. Someone can correct me if I'm wrong on that...


In response to the OP. I have no experience with Eggbeaters, so I can't really comment there. I do have experience with cheap cycling shoes. In my experience, they fell apart. Good to get you started, but if they don't last, don't be surprised.
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I know one or two people and have heard stories from many more on the forums that have had problems with eggbeaters wearing really quickly or breaking. Personally, I only have experience with SPD pedals, but I run those on all of my bikes (ss mtb, geared mtb, and fixed) and they rock. Also, for what it's worth, save up and buy decent shoes. Get some Sidi dominators, and you'll never need another pair of cycling shoes ever again.
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i didn't seem to see any other pedals in that price range that 1. look as sexy 2. have enough float where i don't screw up my knees (i'm a runner) 3. look fairly easy to maintain 4. fairly easy to use 5. are available for me to test ride.
What the hell is "clipless rage"???

As for your five points:

1. Buy what works, not what's "sexy". That's what posers do; in fact, that's a prime definition of a poser.
2. You won't get anywhere close to the float of the Frogs on any other pedal. If protecting your knees is that important to you, put a crowbar in your wallet and pay the extra bucks. If your knees aren't as high a priority as you're making them out to be, the $40 pedal will work fine.
3. Again, ease of maintenance will point to Frogs. Squirt some grease in the grease port now and then and you're good to go. No springs, no tension, no mechanism at all!
4. Personal item. I could get into my SPDs 100% of the time. I just couldn't get out of the damn things and wound up on the ground still attached so many times it became comical. Others can't get into them but can get out just fine. I think the Frogs are simple to get into (once your learn the little trick after about the 3rd or 4th time) and absolutely are the easiset to get out of since there's no spring holding you in place to overcome.
5. That one, I can't say. Some bike shops might have some available plus cleats to put on your shoes. I was able to test out a pair before I bought them. That was 8 years ago and I never looked back. Use them on both MTB and my roadie.

Finally, go easy on the noobs. You were one once and hopefully not too many idiots copped an attitude towards your "dumb" questions.
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well, Im a Eggbeater newbie (just got my pedals last week). Anyway I just love eggbeaters, its like what people say, you can unclip during emergency cause of the float. Did a ride today and the guy infront of me suddenly stops, and luckily, I managed to unclip my eggbeater w/out falling down. I loveee my EggBeater SL.

One point to remember is eggbeater is for XC use only not for downhill bikes, there are some riders whom desperately wants to reduce weight uses eggbeater and end up breaking it instead, and now they are saying eggbeaters are lousy and so on.

One of the advantage of using eggbeater is when you want to restart on a climb, just clip on your strong knee and push the pedal down and you are set to continue cycling on climbs, how great is that
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I have three sets of eggbeaters and one set of candies. I love the eggbeaters, hate the candies. I switched to eggbeaters from spd's about four years ago and still use my original set of eggbeaters. I have never regretted the switch and have never even considered going back to spd's. If you like them great, I'm just saying that I don't. I love the four sided entry, once you get used to them rolling onto the pedal is just second nature. I generally get about one season out of a set of cleats, not bad for about $10 or $15. I have never had a set of eggbeaters break on me. Actually, I've never had any problem with eggbeaters period.
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One of the advantage of using eggbeater is when you want to restart on a climb, just clip on your strong knee and push the pedal down and you are set to continue cycling on climbs, how great is that
is that an advantage specific to the eggbeater?
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Anyone had experience with both Eggbeaters and Times? They seem to be two different ways of achieving the same float and entry & release ease. Any preferences of one over the other and why?
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