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 09-22-11, 04:45 PM   #1
Suffolk Jedi
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Bikes:
Posts: 3
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
CX Pedal advice

I am just starting out , have got a CX bike and looking for some CX pedals (at the moment I am using some spare Time road pedals, which I already know is definately not a good choice)

Time Atac Alium Pedals seem to have been around for along time and have good reviews. Are these a good starting point
Suffolk Jedi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-11, 05:17 PM   #2
foofighter29er
Senior Member
 
foofighter29er's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 135
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
or you can wait for the speedplay syzr that's coming
foofighter29er is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-11, 06:19 PM   #3
bmck
Member
 
bmck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Humboldt Park, Chicago, IL
Bikes: various Frankenstein'd cross machines
Posts: 27
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I would absolutely go with ATAC Aliums. There's a reason the design hasn't changed much in the last ten years: because it's awesome. Sheds mud like Teflon, insanely simple, nigh-impossible to break, not too heavy. They're great pedals.

I hear Speedplays shed mud pretty well too, but I've never tried those.
bmck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-11, 09:08 PM   #4
dmcgoy
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 14
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Eggbeaters (Crank Brothers).
dmcgoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-11, 06:22 AM   #5
simonaway427
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Fredericton, NB, Canada
Bikes: 2010 S1, 2011 F75X
Posts: 1,430
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
What about Speedplay Frogs? I'm considering those to replace my SPD setup. Thoughts?
simonaway427 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-11, 02:15 PM   #6
Andy_K 
Senior Member
 
Andy_K's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Beaverton, OR
Bikes: 2013 Kona Jake, 2015 Kona Jake the Snake, 2008 Kona Major Jake, 2013 Kona Jake the Snake, 2006 Kona Kula, 2012 Ridley Excalibur, 2008 Surly Long Haul Trucker, 2001 LeMond Buenos Aires, 1984 Pinarello Gran Turismo, 1982 Trek 614, 1979 Austro-Daimler
Posts: 8,543
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 59 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by dmcgoy View Post
Eggbeaters (Crank Brothers).
+1

Here's a picture taken after a particularly muddy race last year:



There's a front derailleur somewhere under that clump of mud and grass above the chain. Compare that to the pedal.

I like the new Egg Beater 2's. I've put 2000 miles and a dozen or so races on a pair I got last year and they are still spinning smoothly.
__________________
My Bikes
Andy_K is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-11, 04:18 PM   #7
faire_du_velo
Junior cyclist
 
faire_du_velo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Beaufort, SC
Bikes: Scattante r-330
Posts: 279
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Where i live(south east) it is pretty dry in the fall so i am running shimano SPDs. I find them faster to clip into than cbs candys. I just like they way the shimanos feel. I have never heard anything bad about the time pedals and if you are loyal to them, then get some.
faire_du_velo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-11, 12:11 AM   #8
mr.smith.pdx
Senior Member
 
mr.smith.pdx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Portland, OR
Bikes: 2005 Fuji Cross Pro, 2006 Allez Sport, Mid 70's French Bike named 'Pierre'
Posts: 214
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
+1 on the Eggbeaters. If the tiny little pedal part is intimidating, get the Candy's

SPDs work fine, if there is no mud.

I have team mates who swear by Time ATACs

They key to clipping in to any new pedal is practice.
mr.smith.pdx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-11, 08:47 AM   #9
ColorChange
3 seconds
 
ColorChange's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Chicago, NW burbs
Bikes:
Posts: 2,935
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Time atacs work well for me and a lot of my teammates.
ColorChange is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-11, 06:22 AM   #10
holychipotle
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Bikes: Ridley X-fire (Chris King tubies/Rival), Specialized Tarmac (Zipps/Dura-ace)
Posts: 55
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Andy_K View Post
+1

Here's a picture taken after a particularly muddy race last year:



There's a front derailleur somewhere under that clump of mud and grass above the chain. Compare that to the pedal.

I like the new Egg Beater 2's. I've put 2000 miles and a dozen or so races on a pair I got last year and they are still spinning smoothly.
This guy summed it up
holychipotle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-11, 06:24 AM   #11
holychipotle
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Bikes: Ridley X-fire (Chris King tubies/Rival), Specialized Tarmac (Zipps/Dura-ace)
Posts: 55
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Eggbeaters shed mud far better than the shimano's I once had. My first muddy race the shimano's clogged up and were useless. I switched to egg beaters the next day out of frustration and I have not had any issues. Look at the pros....a LOT are on eggbeaters. Its not just sponsorship either these guys want to win and pedal choice can make the difference.
holychipotle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-11, 09:50 AM   #12
waltersc
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: MABRA
Bikes: Tarmac Pro, Giant TCX
Posts: 190
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
+1 on the Eggbeaters
waltersc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-11, 01:48 PM   #13
Allegheny Jet 
Senior Member
 
Allegheny Jet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Medina, OH
Bikes: confidential infromation that I don't even share with my wife
Posts: 5,708
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Eggbeaters are great for me. That is, after 2 seasons of struggling to clip back in then discovering that the plastic shim that comes with the cleats really works well on Sidi's.
__________________
oldschool areodynamic brick
Allegheny Jet 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 10:40 AM.