Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking This has to be the most physically intense sport ever invented. It's high speed bicycle racing on a short off road course or riding the off pavement rides on gravel like :The Dirty Kanza". We also have a dedicated Racing forum for the Cyclocross Hard Core Racers.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-18-04, 05:22 PM   #1
Surferbruce
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Surferbruce's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Los Angeles/Aveyron France
Bikes:
Posts: 5,308
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Pedal recommendations

well i put a deposit down on an '05 bianchi axis. it'll be my first bike in a while and i need to pick some pedals. i like the lightweight and price of the eggbeaters but was told at the bike shop they're tricky to enter, they suggested ationsthe candy sl. any others anyone likes?
Surferbruce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-04, 05:45 PM   #2
oldskoolboarder
Senior Member
 
oldskoolboarder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 347
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I had the SL's, pretty decent, better than my OLD Ritchey SPDs. There's some float but it's somewhat stiff. I got the Speedplay Frogs which I like much better. Easier to click out, especially on the run. You have to be comfortable w/ the free float though.
oldskoolboarder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-04, 10:07 PM   #3
Boffo
Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'm a big fan of the eggbeaters. There is a tiny bit of a learning curve, but once you get it they are super-easy to get in to.
Boffo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-04, 05:41 AM   #4
velocipedio
human
 
velocipedio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: living in the moment
Bikes: 2005 Litespeed Teramo, 2000 Marinoni Leggero, 2001 Kona Major Jake (with Campy Centaur), 1997 Specialized S-Works M2, 1992 Specialized Rockhopper
Posts: 3,563
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
i use time atacs. no complaints.
__________________
when walking, just walk. when sitting, just sit. when riding, just ride. above all, don't wobble.

The Irregular Cycling Club of Montreal
Cycling irregularly since 2002
velocipedio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-04, 07:03 AM   #5
bac
Senior Member
 
bac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Pennsylvania
Bikes: Too many to list!
Posts: 7,481
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by velocipedio
i use time atacs. no complaints.
Ditto!
bac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-04, 09:12 AM   #6
SAB
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 483
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Go with the eggbeaters. I've used them for two years on my road bike and they're super easy to get into and out off. Also mud never clogs them up!
SAB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-04, 10:14 AM   #7
Surferbruce
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Surferbruce's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Los Angeles/Aveyron France
Bikes:
Posts: 5,308
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
well i found out it comes with pedals surprisingly. looks like the '05 will have VP mtn pedals. i'm sure they'll do for awhile and i can spend a little more on a good pair of shoes...
Surferbruce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-04, 10:22 AM   #8
Mister_Salty
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Tiburon, CA
Bikes: SyCip Crossdresser
Posts: 37
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I have Shimano 959s (couple of years old)--comfortable, easy to enter and exit.
Mister_Salty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-04, 03:09 PM   #9
travis200
OTB is imminent
 
travis200's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Campbell,CA
Bikes: '06 Trek 5.2, '06 Lemond Poprad, '06 Bianchi San Jose
Posts: 943
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Time ATAC's
travis200 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-04, 06:25 PM   #10
phillybill
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: phlia
Bikes: paratrooper, bullhead, cdale bad boy
Posts: 819
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Crank brothers, eggbeaters or the candies.......
phillybill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-04, 11:10 AM   #11
Iffacus
Senior Member
 
Iffacus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: trying to find my way home on Cannock Chase
Bikes:
Posts: 213
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Time Atac's

Been using them for MTb, Cyclo-X and touring for the past 6 years. Cleats took 5 years to wear out
Iffacus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-04, 10:37 PM   #12
a2psyklnut
NCAA - DUAL CHAMPIONS!
 
a2psyklnut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: From Sarasota, FL sitting in front of a computer spewing random thoughts!
Bikes: Intense Uzzi SL, Masi Speciale, Trek 3700 Nashbar Single Speed, Old Cilo Road frame
Posts: 7,964
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Another vote for Time A.T.A.C.'s Great pedal, great mud clearing, just enough of a platform.

L8R
__________________
"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, "WOW, What a Ride!" - unknown
"Your Bike Sucks" - Sky Yaeger
a2psyklnut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-04, 11:14 PM   #13
BlastRadius
Direct Hit Not Required
 
BlastRadius's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: San Bruno, CA
Bikes: Leopard DC1, Ridley X-Fire, GT Zaskar 9r
Posts: 6,190
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Surferbruce
well i put a deposit down on an '05 bianchi axis. it'll be my first bike in a while and i need to pick some pedals. i like the lightweight and price of the eggbeaters but was told at the bike shop they're tricky to enter, they suggested ationsthe candy sl. any others anyone likes?
Do you have any specifics on the '05 Axis?
BlastRadius is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-04, 06:34 AM   #14
SAB
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 483
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I am also waiting for my '05 Axis - hopefully it will arrive in another couple of weeks or so. The components are identical except for slightly different pedals (VP instead of WTB, if that makes any sense...). The '05 will be available in more sizes for larger/taller riders. Instead of 55->58->61, the sizing will go 55 -> 57 -> 59 -> 61cm. The only bad part is that they've gone with a simpler paint job - no more checkered flag! It's been described to me as similar to the '04 Cross Concept. I got this info simply be writing to BianchiUSA and asking them, since I couldn't find any pictures or a new catalog anywhere.

BTW, I will of course be changing the stock pedals for a pair of egg beaters!
SAB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-04, 12:53 AM   #15
weremichael
User
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Tucson, AZ
Bikes:
Posts: 10
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Another vote for the Time ATACs. I have been riding mine for four years and my cleats are still sticking in there. There is enough float for me and as stated earlier, mud is not a problem.

Michael
weremichael is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-04, 02:25 PM   #16
Kenright 
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: New Port Nowhere, Florida
Bikes: 2005 Cannondale Cyclocross, 2005 Cannondale Six13 Centaur, 1991 Cannondale SM2000, 1987 Cannondale Team Comp
Posts: 3
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
What's the verdict on the Shimano 959's?? I'll be getting a CX bike very soon and need some pedals as well. Would the 959's be a good choice for an all around pedal??

-Ken-
Kenright is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:33 AM.