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Old 08-22-08, 04:57 PM   #1
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Pedal question

I have crank brother egg beaters for pedals. That's exactly what they look like too. There's no platform, just 4 pieces of metal heavy wire that look like an egg beater. I really like them. They're easy to get in and out of... But do they help me make speed????

One of my riding buddies thinks I'd do a lot better with something different...

I think he's about as knowledgable as me so I'd like some adice from those who may have more insight.

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Old 08-22-08, 10:48 PM   #2
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Road pedals will probably be lighter depending on brand and will give you a broader platform reducing the likelihood of hot sports on your foot. Also, they tend to lock you foot in better which is more important in road racing sprints (this kind o riding should never happen during your tri.)

Having said that, if you like your pedals and aren't having any problems, ignore your buddy and use what works. I personally use the SPD platform (a mtn bike platform) for ease of use between all my different bikes and they work fine.
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Old 08-25-08, 04:32 PM   #3
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Hey, thanks for the thoughts.

That's good encouragment. For now, at my skill level, I'm sure those pedals are adequate.

Thanks again.
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