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What clipless pedals do you guys use?

Old 06-10-12, 08:54 PM
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What clipless pedals do you guys use?

I am partial to the Crank Brothers Quattro pedals with the eggbeater mechanism. (since cancelled. The newer Candy3 is compatible) I noticed the top of the line eggbeaters have a max. rider weight of 200# So I guess I am confined to the burlier midlevel models. (Which still work great)
What other bombproof clipless pedals are you guys riding?

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I use the chromoly speed play pedals and love them. If you get them they take some getting used to as there is more bulk on your shoe and less on the pedal. Also, buy the $10 shoe attachments that make it easier to walk. It saves wear and tear on the cleat.
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I was dumb enough to buy Dura Ace pedals as my first clipless set. I mean, don't get me wrong, they are awesome and I love them, but the price was a little outrageous!
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I use Look Keo's on my road bikes, I have the classic and max II. I use Shimano A-530 spd on my mountain bike
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Speedplay stainless light actions... move over from the original speedplay X series stainless pedals. (The Ti pedals have a 180# limit, which I exceed)

and there's a doohickey available at keeponkovers.com that is simply fabulous - you put the protectors on and leave them there forever. I love 'em.
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spdm520. Bought them in 2005, did 7300 miles that year, 11000 over the next two years, then 4000+ every year since then. Still work like a charm and haven't had to do squat to them.
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XT SPD on the MTB
Dura Ace SPD-R on the road bike
Some 105 SPD-L's waiting in the wings to go with some new shoes.
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Shimano Ultegra SPD-SL Aluminum Grey (Matches my ROTOR Cranks) . I've used it all, but nothing i a better platform than these, not counting the upgraded carbon ones.
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SPD. Seven bikes and five pairs of shoes, and I can wear any shoes with any bike, in any situation.....
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105 SPD-SL. No particular reason. These are the first and only clipless pedals I've ever used or owned. I actually get hot spots on my feet less often with these than I did with Platforms. That was an unexpected "plus".
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SPD on everything. I love being able to get off and walk anywhere. Just broke my 1st lowend pedal on my roadie after a crash. I gave it zero attention for 10+ years and 1000's miles.
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Eggbeater 3s which I just got. I used some cheap Eggbeater SLs for over a year without any issues and I was pushing 260 when I started using them. If they had a weight limit, I didn't know about it. Now I'm under 200 so I guess I don't need to worry about it - well not as much anyway.
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Speedplay x series, for the huge 20 degree free float range. Love the pedals, my knees are happy. Do not like road shoes though.
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I have Shimano XT pedals on my CX race bike, and Nashbar house brand SPD pedals on my other two bikes. I'll be getting another pair of XT pedals for my new MTB for when I want to race, instead of the flat pedals it will usually have.

I like the SPD pedals for easy cleat engagement, and the XT pedals for the fact that they engage well even on a muddy 'cross course with my cleats all packed full of goop.
If that's not a big concern, then the $35 house brand Nashbar pedals are pretty nice. I've been using them on my commuter/brevet rig for a few years and I've put about 12,000 miles on my current pair.
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Shimano SPD-SL on the road bikes. Nice big platform. SPDs on the tourer because items to walk more off the bike.
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Shimano M520 SPDs on MTB and commuter, Shimano 105 SPD-SLs on road bike. Wife uses M520 SPDs on road and MTB.
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Shimano M520 SPDs on MTB and commuter
Ditto.
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Regular old SPD's. Road style pedals on my road bikes, combo SPD/platforms on the utility bike, and double sided SPD's on the tandem. I find them to work just fine, they can be inexpensive and all my bikes and shoes are compatible.
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I have the Crank brothers Mallet pedals.

funny i have found that i am riding on them more and more unclipped. but I always say here i love the fact i can ride both clipped in and on the platforms during the same ride.
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Congrats on the weight loss. Always great to hear. I think If I were to replace my SLs I would go with the Candy 3s too.
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Originally Posted by epicycle
I use the chromoly speed play pedals and love them. If you get them they take some getting used to as there is more bulk on your shoe and less on the pedal. Also, buy the $10 shoe attachments that make it easier to walk. It saves wear and tear on the cleat.
+1 but stainless x zero series
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Originally Posted by TrojanHorse
Speedplay stainless light actions... move over from the original speedplay X series stainless pedals. (The Ti pedals have a 180# limit, which I exceed)

and there's a doohickey available at keeponkovers.com that is simply fabulous - you put the protectors on and leave them there forever. I love 'em.
Just got some of these covers! You are a life saver!
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SPD-SL on road bikes, (D/A on the Pinarello, Ultegra on the Kestrel and Trek, 105 on the Bike Friday); a Crank Brothers pull for touring, (so can walk).
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