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Carbonfiberboy 03-11-14 09:29 AM

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Originally Posted by hillcrawler (Post 16567130)
None of these are sprinters. What about Cav, Greipel, Kittel?

Because the particular pedal doesn't matter, except in a few rare cases team riders use their sponsor pedal. Lance stuck with Shimano because, well, he was Lance. Buy yourself a pair of good shoes and you won't worry about it either.

Spld cyclist 03-11-14 10:05 AM

I would guess that the surface area of a pedal doesn't matter at all if the rider is using a stiff-soled cycling shoe. The pedal and sole are locked together, and the cyclist's foot is interacting only with the sole, which is far larger than any pedal.

pdxtex 03-11-14 10:40 AM

OP think of it this way, it doesnt really matter what pedal you use of even which muscle works the least. in fact the ones that get neglected because they do the smallest amount of work are often the most troublesome ones. cycling is great for getting places quickly and easily but it also doesnt produce what id call well rounded athletecism on its own. do it for enough years and your body will adapt but also neglect other bit of maintenance. ask me to ride 30 miles. sure no problem. ask me to try your wife zumba routine, no way id twist my knee....so really, it doesnt matter which works the least, they all need to work in unison for optimal riding....

SanDiegoSteve 03-11-14 12:23 PM

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Originally Posted by hillcrawler (Post 16565677)
Those lollipops have too little surface area and can cause you to lose some pushing power efficiency. Did you think about that?

Edit: I mean the down stroke efficiency.

That only applies if you are using a regular shoe with them. Speedplays use the cleat that is screwed to your shoe (call it a system). Actual shoe engagement/contact area is bigger than most others. Ultimately, it is the shoe flex.

hillcrawler 03-11-14 02:31 PM

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Originally Posted by SanDiegoSteve (Post 16568418)
That only applies if you are using a regular shoe with them. Speedplays use the cleat that is screwed to your shoe (call it a system). Actual shoe engagement/contact area is bigger than most others. Ultimately, it is the shoe flex.

You can't still show me a single sprinter who does ride those lollipops.

Carbonfiberboy 03-11-14 03:41 PM

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Originally Posted by hillcrawler (Post 16568773)
You can't still show me a single sprinter who does ride those lollipops.

This is obviously an old list. Speedplay doesn't have this year's team listing up yet. I've read that Thor Hushovd also raced with them. However, as you will, or whatever, as is said now.

CSC Cycling Team


Kurt-Asle ARVESEN (NOR)
Lars Ytting Bak (DEN)
Michael Blaudzun (DEN)
Matti Breschel (DEN)
Lasse BÝchman (DEN)
Fabian Cancellara (SWI)
IŮigo Cuesta (SPA)
Matthew Harley Goss (AUS)
Volodymir Gustov (UKR)
Juan Josť Haedo (ARG)
Allan Johansen (DEN)
Bobby Julich (USA)
Kasper Klostergaard (DEN)
Alexandr Kolobnev (RUS)
Karsten Kroon (NED)
Gustav Larsson (SWE)
Marcus Ljungqvist (SWE)
Anders Lund (DEN)
Jason McCartney (USA)
Bradley McGee (AUS)
Stuart O'Grady (AUS)
Carlos Sastre (SPA)
Andy Schleck (LUX)
Fršnk Schleck (LUX)
Andrť Steensen (DEN)
Chris Anker SÝrensen (DEN)
Nicki SÝrensen (DEN)
Jurgen Van Goolen (BEL)
Jens Voigt (GER)



HeathNet
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Cycling Team

Matthew Crane (USA)
Corey Collier (USA)
Matt Cooke (USA)
Kyle Gritters (USA)
Tim Johnson (USA)
Roman Kilun (USA)
Karl Menzies (TAS)
John Murphy (USA)
Kirk O'Bee (USA)
Frank Pipp (USA)
Rory Sutherland (AUS)
Phil Zajicek (USA)

Jelly Belly Cycling Team

Kelly Benefit Strategies / Medifast

BMC Cycling Team

Darren Lill (RSA)
Alexandre Moos (SH)
Martin Kohler (SH)
Danilo Wyss (SH)
Steve Bovay (SH)
Jeff Louder (USA)
Scott Nydam (USA)
Ian McKissick (USA)
Brent Bookwalter (USA)
Taylor Tolleson (USA)
Jackson Stewart (USA)
Tony Cruz (USA)
Jonathan Garcia (USA)
Michael Sayers (USA)
Nathan Miller (USA)
David Galvin (USA)

Team Type 1

Jittery Joe's Pro Cycling Team

Bissell
Pro Cycling Team

Jo„o Correia (USA)
Richard England (USA)
Graham Howard (USA)
Steven Howard(USA)
Omer Kem(USA)
Teddy King (USA)
Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA)
Aaron Olson (USA)
Garrett Peltonen (USA)
Morgan Schmitt (USA)
Burke Swindlehurst (USA)
Jeremy Vennell (USA)
Tom Zirbel(USA)
Scott Zwizanski(USA)

An Post Sean Kelly
Professional Cycling Team

Team DLP

Cervelo-Lifeforce

Webcor Builders
Women's Pro Cycling Team

Aaron's Cycling Team


Magnus Backstedt

Julian Dean

Rob Hayles

Colby Pearce

Amber Neben

Natasha Badmann

Nicole Cooke

Michellie Jones

Tina Pic

Heather Fuhr


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