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Old 08-17-04, 03:04 PM   #1
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Preferred Type of Pedal?

Hi all-
I've been riding for awhile now, and im looking to upgrade my pedals. Right now ive just got the default pedals w/ toeclips that came with my 2003 Giant Iguana disc. I'm interested in the now standard bike shoes with clip-in pedals, but I know nothing about them. Are they recommended/preferred? What are some good yet basic models? Price is somewhat of a factor in my case.

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Old 08-17-04, 03:12 PM   #2
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I prefer Odyssey Twisted Pro's(Platforms) So that won't help. But on the very rare occasion when I do use clipless, I'll use Time Atacs.
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I prefer Odyssey Twisted Pro's(Platforms) So that won't help. But on the very rare occasion when I do use clipless, I'll use Time Atacs.

I couldn't find a site for Time Atacs....link?
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http://www.timesportusa.com/atacpedals.html
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thanks alot!
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Off road I still prefer my Odyssey South Gates but for commuting and (soon) XC riding I llike Time Z controls
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Regular flats work for me.
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For most of my riding, I use a set of TruVativ Holzfeller Pedal.

I also rarely use clipless, but if and when I do, I use my Time A.T.A.C.'s or a set of Shimano 646's I have.

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I went to my local shop today-they recommended the entry level Shimano 520's...these any good?
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The Shimano's work fine. The ATAC's are better if you ride in wet sand, gravel, or mud frequently as they're less prone to malfunction under these conditions than the ATAC's.
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The Shimano's work fine. The ATAC's are better if you ride in wet sand, gravel, or mud frequently as they're less prone to malfunction under these conditions than the ATAC's.

I think you mean "....than the SHIMANO's"
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Also another vote for the ATACs here. Time's website blows... It's supposedly under construction. The new ATAC XS is where it's at... all the advantages of the older ATACs plus adjustable float and better spring design. I have the older ATACs and love them. I'm sure the XS won't disappoint.
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I use the Time ATAC Aliums and have no complaints on them whatsoever. I used shimano pedals before and they worked well but if I had to walk through a sandy, wet or muddy part of a trail I found that the pedals would not work as well, but with the ATAC pedals I don't have any of these problems. Most of my friends use shimano pedals without complaint though.
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I went to my local shop today-they recommended the entry level Shimano 520's...these any good?
I highly recommend the Shimano 520. They're relatively low cost (I got mine for under $40 via mail order), they have adjustable release tension, easy to clip in/out, reliable, simple, and the "open" design is supposed help clear mud from the pedal. I haven't had a chance to use them in muddy conditions.

See www.mtbr.com for product reviews by riders.
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Heres a vote for Crank Bros. Eggbeaters. Open design sheds mud easily, fairly light, simple design and easy engage/disengage. The chromoly eggbeaters cost $70-$100.
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Also another vote for the ATACs here. Time's website blows... It's supposedly under construction. The new ATAC XS is where it's at... all the advantages of the older ATACs plus adjustable float and better spring design. I have the older ATACs and love them. I'm sure the XS won't disappoint.
They don't I have a pair of ATAC XS' for the rare times I do use clipless.
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Another vote for the Eggbeaters. Functionally, they work almost identically to the Times. Eggbeaters have the advantage of being lighter. Some people complain about early bearing failure. My two pairs seem just fine after over a year. Shimano SPD's are a dated design, IMHO, but work fine in normal conditions. Plus the Shimano's are cheap. Try the mtbr.com reviews of pedals, if you're interested in more reviews. peace
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Heres a vote for Crank Bros. Eggbeaters. Open design sheds mud easily, fairly light, simple design and easy engage/disengage. The chromoly eggbeaters cost $70-$100.

Eggbeaters are very simple, easy to get into and stay clean.
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