Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg)
Reload this Page >

What road pedals do you "heavyweights" use?

Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

What road pedals do you "heavyweights" use?

Old 11-12-12, 07:10 PM
  #26  
Chesha Neko
Senior Member
 
Chesha Neko's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 295
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by willtsmith_nwi View Post
Time ATACs. I recommend that strong/heavy riders stay away from Crank Brothers. They break WAY too easy.
+1. Works for me 6 days a week.
Chesha Neko is offline  
Old 11-13-12, 07:33 AM
  #27  
youcoming
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Cobourg Ontario Canada
Posts: 2,202

Bikes: ParleeZ5/Parlee Chebacco/Trek Farley/Cannondale Slice/Burley Tandem

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 18 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Speedplays.
youcoming is offline  
Old 11-14-12, 07:23 AM
  #28  
willtsmith_nwi
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 1,398
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by rideorglide View Post
Platforms: Crank Bros 50/50s ...
Check out the reviews on mtbr.com for 50/50s. http://www.mtbr.com/cat/drivetrain/p...78_135crx.aspx

They're pretty bleak. There are TONS of great platform options out there. Why stoop to Crank Brother's overpriced well polished garbage.
willtsmith_nwi is offline  
Old 11-14-12, 10:54 PM
  #29  
Jeff Pedals
Senior Member
 
Jeff Pedals's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 50

Bikes: Felt Z4, Trek Superfly 9.7, Salsa Fargo2 & a polished turd

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I use the Ultegra spd-sl's...I started out on the flipsided style spd's which were fine, then I tried speedplay's for part of a season but found them to feel dangerous to me on take offs from traffic lights & such as you either get clipped in or you miss it & your foot fly's off and there's no hope of lightly pedaling through the intersection without being clipped in because the platform or i should say lack there of a surrounding platform to push on if you for whatever reason can't get clipped in. Atleast with the spd sl's there is enough of a surrounding platform area that you can lightly pedal on it without being clipped in if you have to. The spd-sl or look style of pedal just feels safer to me. Though i have rider friends that seem to love thier speedplay's too..But I think I found the style that works best for me. That's just my opinion of course.
Jeff Pedals is offline  
Old 11-15-12, 07:53 AM
  #30  
CommuteCommando
Senior Member
 
CommuteCommando's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Southern CaliFORNIA.
Posts: 3,044

Bikes: KHS Alite 500, Trek 7.2 FX , Masi Partenza, Masi Fixed Special, Masi Cran Criterium

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 15 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Any will work. I love my Speedplay Zero's. I've used Speedplay Frogs too, and they are better choice if you commute and want a more walkable MTB shoe.
CommuteCommando is offline  
Old 11-15-12, 07:24 PM
  #31  
bernmart
Senior Member
 
bernmart's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Pasadena, CA
Posts: 813

Bikes: Specialized Roubaix Pro

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest View Post
SPD - not SL.
Me too. I've never used anything but Shimano 520 SPD pedals--the same pair w/o incident for the last five years. In my club about half the riders use SPD's, and the rest Look-type pedals. That said, I've known a few who've gone from SPD's to Look types, despite their inconvenience, but no one who's gone from road-type pedals to SPDs.
__________________
Specialized Roubaix Pro
Specialized Sequoia Elite
bernmart is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
phantomcow2
Foo
0
01-26-11 10:02 PM
sbsporty
Southern California
0
08-18-10 09:05 AM
Nichole
Commuting
139
04-20-10 04:10 PM
mattm
Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling
19
03-30-09 11:52 AM
hos13
Foo
0
10-30-08 01:32 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.