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    Road pedals easiest to clip out

    Which road pedals on the market are the easiest to clip out of or are they all the same?

    The only road pedals that I can think of are Shimano 105/Ultegra/Dura Ace, Mavic Sprint, Look Keo, Time I-CLIC, and the Forte look-a-likes. Other than Speedplays, any other road pedals on the market?

    I've been using Crank Brothers Candy and Quattro with MTB and road shoes. Nothing is as easy as Cranks to get out of. Nothing! They are like a knife going through butter on a 90 degree day.

    I'm looking for a bigger platform than the Cranks and I'm looking for about 4 degrees float as I don't like to feel locked in and my feet perfectly forward.

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    I have used Looks on a friends bike, they seemed easy to clip out of, but I hate the one sided platform! Back to Eggbeaters I went. No issues on the road so far, and I really don't feel like I am losing any efficiency over the Looks I tried.

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    Speedplay Light Actions

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    well, I don't think they are SPD style ones... a friend was riding with me a couple days ago, well fell twice cuz he had some problems getting out... i kinda chuckled a little...
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    I absolutely hated my RD540's and PD-5700's as far as getting out of them. They were great for getting into but I just struggled getting out of them. This was me as I know others had good luck with them. I now have SpeedPlay Zero's and love them as far as getting out. Getting in is ok as long as you keep them clean which is tough to do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thcri View Post
    I absolutely hated my RD540's and PD-5700's as far as getting out of them. They were great for getting into but I just struggled getting out of them. This was me as I know others had good luck with them. I now have SpeedPlay Zero's and love them as far as getting out. Getting in is ok as long as you keep them clean which is tough to do.
    I have the PD-5700's and I have any issues getting out of them. Perhaps lessen the tension bolt at the back?

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    Getting clipped in is pretty important. I ride SPD's (MTB not SL). I have some Zeros, sitting with cleats in pedals for a month to "soften" the springs. I'm thinking about dremeling the springs. LA's would be better, but they don't have Zeros' float adjustment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thcri View Post
    I absolutely hated my RD540's and PD-5700's as far as getting out of them. They were great for getting into but I just struggled getting out of them. This was me as I know others had good luck with them. I now have SpeedPlay Zero's and love them as far as getting out. Getting in is ok as long as you keep them clean which is tough to do.
    I have the PD-5700's and they're easy to get out of even when I first started using clipless pedals never fell due to not being able to clip out

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    I've used Froggs then eggbeaters, understanding that the eggbeaters are used more on mtb's but they were very easy in and easy out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eclectus View Post
    Getting clipped in is pretty important. I ride SPD's (MTB not SL). I have some Zeros, sitting with cleats in pedals for a month to "soften" the springs. I'm thinking about dremeling the springs. LA's would be better, but they don't have Zeros' float adjustment.
    Zero's are usually broken in after 100 miles or so from my experience. And even before then they're perfectly functional, you just have to be a little more conscious about your foot alignment when clipping in as they don't have as much rotational give just yet, and don't be shy when you clip out. They're soo sooo nice once you have them broken in though, I wouldn't try to alter them in hopes of speeding up the process.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lawrence08648 View Post
    Which road pedals on the market are the easiest to clip out of or are they all the same?

    The only road pedals that I can think of are Shimano 105/Ultegra/Dura Ace, Mavic Sprint, Look Keo, Time I-CLIC, and the Forte look-a-likes. Other than Speedplays, any other road pedals on the market?

    I've been using Crank Brothers Candy and Quattro with MTB and road shoes. Nothing is as easy as Cranks to get out of. Nothing! They are like a knife going through butter on a 90 degree day.

    I'm looking for a bigger platform than the Cranks and I'm looking for about 4 degrees float as I don't like to feel locked in and my feet perfectly forward.
    Time pedals have adjustable tension (i.e. you can make it easy to clip out) & ~ 5% of float (but 15%+ to release point).

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    I bought the rd540 thinking if I didnt like SPD-SL it wouldnt be a big loss..They are very easy to get out of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg_R View Post
    Time pedals have adjustable tension (i.e. you can make it easy to clip out) & ~ 5% of float (but 15%+ to release point).
    I don't know what the release point is with Crank Brother pedals but 15% seems like a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thcri View Post
    I absolutely hated my RD540's and PD-5700's as far as getting out of them. They were great for getting into but I just struggled getting out of them. This was me as I know others had good luck with them. I now have SpeedPlay Zero's and love them as far as getting out. Getting in is ok as long as you keep them clean which is tough to do.
    I have RD540's and I have no issues getting out, I find them easy actually. Then again they are the first clipless pedals I've used/owned so I have no experience with the easiness of other clipless pedals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FactVord View Post
    I have the PD-5700's and I have any issues getting out of them. Perhaps lessen the tension bolt at the back?
    I had them at the least setting and even for the heck of it set them to the max. I for some reason just could not snap my ankle right to get out of them. The other thing with them pedals was the constant burning of my knees.
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    I have these on all my bikes. Easy in and easy out and Ive yet to pull out of them.

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    I like the look kleo. You can adjust the tension and barely need and ankle twist to get out. I've onlyntired the look- the are the first ever clip less I've had. I have only had them for two days and have not even come close to falling( have tension all the way off to learn)

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    Quote Originally Posted by thcri View Post
    I absolutely hated my RD540's and PD-5700's as far as getting out of them. They were great for getting into but I just struggled getting out of them. This was me as I know others had good luck with them. I now have SpeedPlay Zero's and love them as far as getting out. Getting in is ok as long as you keep them clean which is tough to do.
    exact opposite: easy to get out, sometimes annoying to get in, not lately, but every once and a while...
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    I have Speedplay LA on my road bike and i use Look pedals in my spin class. The LAs are. 100 times easier to get out. The LA pedals are great if you are fine with unrestricted float which I am.

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    I have old ultegra pedals and they are a pain in the ass to get into, easy to get out. Only fell once while learning to use the pedals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JayC View Post
    I have these on all my bikes. Easy in and easy out and Ive yet to pull out of them.
    +1 They were easier to clip out than my mountain bike's SPD pedals.
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    Speedplay Zeros...Very easy to get out, kind of pita to keep clean however...

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    My Campy pedals are super easy to clip out of. It's probably time for an upgrade, but I like 'em.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg_R View Post
    Time pedals have adjustable tension (i.e. you can make it easy to clip out) & ~ 5% of float (but 15%+ to release point).
    As do Shimanos. You can make them so easy to clip out as to have a hard time staying clipped in.

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