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    Exustar ATAC copies - any reviews?

    Just saw these fellows at nashbar for $25 - the Exustar E-PM30T

    Advertised as 'ATAC compatible'- looks to be the same system and the price is right (and the cleats are $5 as opposed to $20). I like my ATACs but thought these might be worth getting for a spare. Thoughts? Is Exustar stuff in general OK or junk?

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    Are the cleats brass or steel? I would be wary of using normal brass ATAC cleats on the square edged steel cage of these pedals.
    Really, it just looks like a SPD clone modified to accept ATAC cleats.
    I'm usually a pretty big fan of quality knock-offs and trickle down tech, but with my experience with cheapie pedals, I'd steer clear from these.
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    25 bucks is hard to beat, but I have a pair of Exustar shoes that are extremely poorly made and that seemed like a hard to beat 25 buck buy at the time. For $5 I might try the cleats though.

    I have a pair of cheap wellgo spuds that swore me off clipless for a long time. Until I got a pair of used atacs cheap, and now I've got 4 sets of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AfterThisNap
    Are the cleats brass or steel? I would be wary of using normal brass ATAC cleats on the square edged steel cage of these pedals.
    Hmm, good question:

    If it's brass, it's painted... and as you'd expect, no actual pertinent info on the product listing.

    I really like my atacs; too bad that even trashed aliums are going on ebay for like $45 of late. Maybe it's time to take advantage of the pricepoint.com 2/$105 dealie...

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    the question is: why would you need or want to paint over brass?
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    If those are steel I wonder how fast they would trash a pair of real atacs.

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    just spend the money and get a set of atac aliums they are 60ish

    those don't look like they have the fixed rear barr like the atacs
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    Aliums are more like $90, but Spicer has 'em for $60.
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    pricepoint has 2fer 104 and another deal where you get em free with sidi dom 5 lorica
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    jenson has aliums for under 50.00

    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...um+Pedals.aspx

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    Haha for once the UK has you guys licked, I got mine new for 20 (~$40)

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    Quote Originally Posted by socalrider
    Ah, ****. I just ordered the double set from Pricepoint. Well, let's see how serious they are about their price match policy....

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