I just switched over to Egg beeter smarty pedals on both bikes (2 bikes, 2 sets of pedals). On my road bike I am hearing a clicking or grinding noise (kinda a crackling noise) when pedaling under heavy pressure. Mostly when seated and going up a steep hill. On the flats I do not hear the noise at all.
Could this be the springs rubbing on the spindle of the pedal?
Brand new pedals, brand new shoes. The shoes are Specialized S-works BG MTB shoes with a carbon fiber sole.
I do not see to hear this sound on the other set of pedals that are on my commute bike.
I can't hear or feel anything when I turn the pedals by hand.
The bike was quiet with the look pedals, so I am pretty sure the source of the noise is the new pedals.
Any thoughts on how to proceed?