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  • Speedplay Zero Stainless

    11 16.92%
  • Time Atac xs Carbon

    27 41.54%
  • Crank Bros. Eggbeater ti/ acid 2/ candy sl

    31 47.69%
  • Shimano xtr 970

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    Indecisive

    I've got 200 leftover from a paycheck, just got some shoes, I'm looking clipless pedals, and I'm indecisive. I was at some shops recently (Bunnyhop, Richmond and Orange20, CA) and they had conflicting suggestions. One for spd's, one for atacs, my brother rides eggbeaters on his fixed, and I like speedplays product gimmicks/design. What do you think?

    I've only used spd's on a road bike so I have no prior knowledge of other clipless systems. How is engagement and disengagement on the other pedals? Any accidently disengagement? How wide/narrow do they put your stance on the pedals? How are the quality of them et cetera?
    Last edited by letsthrowfries; 02-02-08 at 01:18 PM.

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    I've usd SPD and Eggs. I like the more distint clip-in clip-out feel of the SPDs, but overall I think the eggbeater design is better. The cleat engagement mechanism is extremely simple, they don't clog in mud, its impossible to vertically unclip (unless your cleats are worn), its easier to get in and out of, and all crank brothers pedals are compatable with road (3-hole) and mountain (2 hole) shoes (its just a matter of having the right cleat).

    I use Crank Brothers Quattros on my road oriented bikes..those things are awesome. They have the simplicity of the eggbeater design, but a super stable platform, and narrower Q than other Crank Brothers pedals. For offroading, I just stick with the basic eggs.

    Also I should add that CB customer service is awesome. I have five sets of CB pedals and I've had a few problems with bent axles and other parts breaking (usually from hitting logs and rocks) Everytime, I just called them up and they were happy to sent me whatever replacement part I needed. Once I had a pedal that wasn't engaging the cleat properly. They just sent me a new pedal...no questions asked.
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    I voted for all.

    'cause I could.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wroomwroomoops View Post
    I voted for all.
    'cause I could.
    Thanks for the help.

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    Time ATACs are the Phil Wood of clipless. Heavy, durable, bombproof and you're never gonna need to service them.

    They also feel really stable for brakeless. No accidental clipouts.

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    Speedplay if you want to wear road shoes, otherwise ATACs.
    I've haven't ridden the Zeros, but I put a lot of miles on the good old X pedals. They're great if you are into a ton of float. Easy in/out and I never felt like i was going to accidentally clip out. The downside to the speedplays are off of the bike. The cleat is all metal and slippery on cement. I hate the fact that they mount with philips screws and not hex, but that's a personal preference.

    I'm running ATAC XEs now. I think they are just about perfect. Easy in/out. Float for my lazy right leg, and they feel really secure.

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    Looks.
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    Road [racing] is one of the only sports where adult men can compete in a non-scholastic setting, so inevitably 8/10 racers are fiercely-competitive nobodies. It's fun as hell, but it's also the foremost refuge of defeated and aging jocks, turned middle-management types.

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    Looks.
    yeah, i strongly suggest looks. 50 bucks from probikekit, very big cleat, thus platform to stand on, light weight. the only disadvantage would be that you can only clip in one side.

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    clips and straps, i refuse to vote

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    for longer distances, i say definitely Time ATAC or Look Keo (not on list). for the shorter jaunts around the block, definitely Eggbeaters for the minimalist poseur look.

    in all seriousness, i use Eggbeater 3Ti's on my MTB and like their ability to engage despite my shoes & pedals being caked in mud. they also engage on all four sides. the regular Eggbeaters are affordable so i went with those on my SS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doughboy View Post
    Look Keo
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    Quote Originally Posted by bonechilling View Post
    Road [racing] is one of the only sports where adult men can compete in a non-scholastic setting, so inevitably 8/10 racers are fiercely-competitive nobodies. It's fun as hell, but it's also the foremost refuge of defeated and aging jocks, turned middle-management types.

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    Eggbeaters are nice, for sure, but I've never found anything that can be *quite* as good as Time pedals. Word of advise, though--if you ever expect mud, sand or water to get into the pedals, steer well clear of Shimano pedals. They're nice when they're really clean, but as soon as any sort of grit gets into them, they go to ****.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wroomwroomoops View Post
    You have noone to blame but the idiot who made the poll multiple choice.
    Harsh wroom, I'm crying inside.

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    SPD SL Dura Ace

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    Quote Originally Posted by tehz View Post
    clips and straps, i refuse to vote
    +Kashi's all day

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    Like others have said.. I highly recommend Speedplays if you're going to use road-specific shoes. If you're going to get mountain style shoes (and you CAN find good ones that are comfy enough to wear around town/work/school when not on the bike) then it's between Eggbeaters and Time ATACs.

    The biggest advantage for Eggbeaters is that they're very attractive and lightweight. I really preferred the engagement of the Time ATACs I owned (giant platform mountain things), but I don't miss it enough.
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    Time ATACs. I ride the Aliums and they've treated me very well.
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    Another vote here for Look-style road clipless pedals.

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    Atacs, but not the carbon. I've beat the crap out of my aliums for three years now, including big gouges in the body from pedal strike. I doubt the carbon version could handle all that.

    And I think someone's said before that of you do strike a pedal, aluminum tends to slide easier than plastic.
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    Buy a couple pairs of atac aliums and save $100 for something else.
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    SPD. Set it and forget it. Cleat wear makes them more difficult to get out of, which is fine by me. I also have Look Keo Carbons [no float FTW], but avoid wearing them in an urban situation. If you get in the first time they're great. If you miss, you can't stand on the pedal. Teh suxxorz.
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    I just saw that performace has some pink Quattros for $69.99

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    a buddy of mine who works in a bike shop actually weighed a set of time atac carbons versus a pair of time atac xe's. the carbons actually weighed a little bit more. kind of funny.

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    How has no one asked if you're going to be riding brakeless? It's one of the major considerations for clipless systems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Straws View Post
    How has no one asked if you're going to be riding brakeless? It's one of the major considerations for clipless systems.
    Yeah..you'll loose fashion points for clipless pedals, so you might a well use a brake too.

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