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Old 11-15-05, 03:23 PM
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Good SPD Road Peddle

On my way to work today my Nashbar peddle fell apart. These peddles have only a couple of hundred miles on them. I have a pair like them on my Paramount racing cycle and have thousands of miles on them w/o a problem; but now I am worried. I am looking for recommendations for a good SPD road peddle as a replacement.
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I know you asked for a road pedal, but in forum tradition I will ignore your request and suggest what you didn't ask for. Have you considered mountain SPD pedals. Benefits foir commuting are double sided for very easy clip in and ability to walk easily. I use them for commuting and for riding in high speed pacelines not at racing speed, but fast recreational. I use Shimano M520 pedals.

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I had M535 pedals on my old commuter. I have Eggbeaters on my current commuter. Same screw hole pattern as SPD so I didn't have to buy new shoes.
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Originally Posted by RonH
I had M535 pedals on my old commuter. I have Eggbeaters on my current commuter. Same screw hole pattern as SPD so I didn't have to buy new shoes.
Are the cleats SPD compatable?
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Originally Posted by noisebeam
I know you asked for a road pedal, but in forum tradition I will ignore your request and suggest what you didn't ask for. Have you considered mountain SPD pedals. Benefits foir commuting are double sided for very easy clip in and ability to walk easily. I use them for commuting and for riding in high speed pacelines not at racing speed, but fast recreational. I use Shimano M520 pedals.

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I have similar peddles on my old touring bicycle and i am considering them form my fixed commuter. However, for my Paramount i want somthing lighter and sleaker.
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Eggbeater cleats =/= SPD cleats
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I vote for shimano m520 or similar. Shoes and receeded cleats are the bomb
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I have eggbeaters on my commuter. I also have some version of the SPD style that you posted on my road bike.

Both cleats work with the eggbeaters, but I prefer MTB shoes for commuting.
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Originally Posted by pablo27
I have eggbeaters on my commuter. I also have some version of the SPD style that you posted on my road bike.

Both cleats work with the eggbeaters, but I prefer MTB shoes for commuting.
The only bike shoes i have are MTB style (MTB). I just do not want to hassle with what shoes go with what bike! That is why i am looking for suggestions on what you all are using on your road bicycles.


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Originally Posted by cupsal
On my way to work today my Nashbar peddle fell apart. These peddles have only a couple of hundred miles on them. I have a pair like them on my Paramount racing cycle and have thousands of miles on them w/o a problem; but now I am worried. I am looking for recommendations for a good SPD road peddle as a replacement.
Do you mind adding a few grams? If not, get pedals for mountain or touring bikes instead of the ultralights you have. You'll also find them much easier to get in and out of.
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Originally Posted by banerjek
Do you mind adding a few grams? If not, get pedals for mountain or touring bikes instead of the ultralights you have. You'll also find them much easier to get in and out of.
It is not so much the mass it is the look. I do not like the bulk of many of these pedals; however on my fixed, having multple entry points can be a plus (turning the pedals over while the cranks are turning can be tricky at speed. I ordered a set of egg-beaters and will give them a try; they have a slimmed down look that i am after; and they have multple entry points.
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Originally Posted by cupsal
The only bike shoes i have are MTB style (MTB). I just do not want to hassle with what shoes go with what bike! That is why i am looking for suggestions on what you all are using on your road bicycles.


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For commuting I'd venture it hard to beat mtb shoes...easy to walk in. Any SPD pedals that are compatible with your current cleat will do just fine
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i use the shimano a520 on my touring bike. its a single sided road SPD pedal. I prefer the double sided pedals i have on my fixie because i dont have to take the time to flip 'em over, but i do like them and they work well.
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