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What road pedals do you "heavyweights" use?

Old 11-12-12, 07:10 PM
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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