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    Speedplay Frog

    Does anyone use speedplay frog pedals? I use speedplay light action on my road bike and I like them so I recently bought a pair of speedplay frog pedals for my mountain bike to replace the factory platforms. However, when I clip into my frog pedals with my mountain bike shoes, they don't actually seem to actually "click". It's like I just slide my clips in and out without any resistance in clicking in/out. This is much different from my road bike.

    Is this normal or did I install something incorrectly?

    Thanks all.

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    I use them they are teh only pedal I will use for mtb or cyclocross. Also have them on my commuter and my winter bike. The click will not be as loud as that on a road bike. You need to lube the cleats every now and then
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    yea i've got the frogs too. No click sound. But they are easy to get into so you'll get used to it. way easier than the spds i had before.

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    I used them on my road bike

    only issue i had was one time I put my foot down on an unpaved shoulder and got a bucnh of mud and rock and my next unclip was semi difficult

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    Ok thanks. I was playing with them last night (after I made this post), and I ended up breaking the small plastic on the bottom part of one of the pedals. I guess when I clipped in, I clipped in a little too hard.

    Oh well, kind of odd I guess. I can get in and out of them very very easily but I feel like I'm going to unclip by mistake because there isn't any resistance when I clip out.

    Anyway, thanks for the info everyone.

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    I use them on both my MTB and Road bike and they have a lot of movement once you are cliped in, it is sometimes hard to tell if you are fully locked though.

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    Been using them for 11 years now, both road and MTB. Love the lack of spring force and ease of getting in and out.

    The only issues I've had are with really sticky mud - the kind that doesn't shed from tires or fall off a bike when you hit bumps. The kind where you may start the ride with a 25# bike but finish with a 60# bike. It sticks to the pedals and cleats just like to the bike and tires.

    Also, if you lube liberally, and ride in a dry, sandy environment, you may have some trouble. Surprisingly, I fould that if I wiped the lube off, they worked just fine in the sand.

    Regular mud, snow, ice, dirt, whatever... no problems.
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    Make sure that the shoe tread does not interfere with any part of the pedal, including the axle. This can prevent full engagement of the cleat into the pedal mechanism.

    The default design of the cleat recess area in almost all MTB shoes is for Shimano/Shimano clone SPD's. This means than some non-SPD pedal designs (ie. Speedplay, Bebop) will have an interference issue with some MTB shoes' soles.

    No direct experience here with Frogs, but I have had to cut away some shoe tread to permit proper function of Bebop pedals.

    I would suggest trying engagement/disengagement with the shoe off your foot. Look real close at how the shoe/cleat mounts into the pedal.
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