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Old 03-19-11, 12:31 PM   #1
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speedplay zero titaniums

i think im going with these speedlplays.It seems speedplays give me the option of clicking in or out either direction.Anyone use the exact pedals and do you think its over kill tro get these pedals for a rookie rider who rides only 60 miles a week?these are my first click ins to go with my first roadbke that is 3 weeks old which is a cervelo r3.Advice is greatly appreciated
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Old 03-19-11, 01:58 PM   #2
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I use them (and I'm pretty much a newb), I'm not sure how its overkill, aside from their price is a bit silly.

What I did was buy speedplay zero chromoly, and then ordered 2 titanium spindles off the internet for $55 or so. Took about 15 minutes to swap out and saved some cash.

I like them better than the SPD system I used for the first 4 months of biking, but SPD is perfectly fine too if you wanted shoes you could walk around in more easily.
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Old 03-19-11, 10:26 PM   #3
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I'd say skip the titanium and go with the chromoly or stainless steel. That weight difference just isn't going to make much of a difference, but you'll be out $140 over the stainless steel ones. Also, the titanium spindles seem to get a lot more reports of breaking. I would definitely recommend the zero line though, they are awesome.
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Old 03-19-11, 10:39 PM   #4
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Some folks report, myself included, slight trouble clicking into pedals when brand new. It might take about a month or so to break 'em in. Sometimes root cause is overtightening Speedplay cleat screws on your shoes.

Speedplays will require a tad extra effort to keep cleats & pedals clean from debris. They are great pedals. The titanium have a weight limit of 185 lbs and spindles are about 3 mm shorter than stainless & cro-moly ones.
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If you have the bucks, go with the Ti....but the cromos & stainless are less expensive and work VERY well. I've used the SS Zeros for 16,000 + miles and have no complaints. I highly recommend the Cafe covers as they extend the life of the cleats by 3 fold.
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great relies but i never knew they had a weight max i weigh 190 so maybe the stainless would be better its not like im taking lance on or anything
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Old 03-20-11, 10:24 AM   #7
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great relies but i never knew they had a weight max i weigh 190 so maybe the stainless would be better its not like im taking lance on or anything
I'm a clyde (220) and the stainless are great!
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If you have the bucks, go with the Ti....but the cromos & stainless are less expensive and work VERY well. I've used the SS Zeros for 16,000 + miles and have no complaints. I highly recommend the Cafe covers as they extend the life of the cleats by 3 fold.
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+1 I have both chromo & stainless with over 12k on them. Yes, I agree on getting covers as they're not as durable as Look cleats but I won't trade them over my Zeros.
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+1 I have both chromo & stainless with over 12k on them. Yes, I agree on getting covers as they're not as durable as Look cleats but I won't trade them over my Zeros.
+2 on the cafe covers. Also, there is nothing like the ease of clipping in with speedplays on a steep grade (ok, it still takes some practice, but still).
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Old 03-22-11, 01:09 PM   #11
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you cannot release in both directions with the x-series, can you with the zeros?

go with the stainless as others have mentioned, i have four pairs of the x-series so it would be hard for me to change to the zeros at this point.

i hardly ever lube my cleats and never have problems with them and i almost always use the cleat covers and my cleats last for years and years. the x cleats might last longer due to the wire rather than the flat material that the zeros use for engagement that allows for the adjustment of float
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