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Old 09-22-11, 04:45 PM
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CX Pedal advice

I am just starting out , have got a CX bike and looking for some CX pedals (at the moment I am using some spare Time road pedals, which I already know is definately not a good choice)

Time Atac Alium Pedals seem to have been around for along time and have good reviews. Are these a good starting point
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Old 09-22-11, 05:17 PM
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or you can wait for the speedplay syzr that's coming
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Old 09-22-11, 06:19 PM
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I would absolutely go with ATAC Aliums. There's a reason the design hasn't changed much in the last ten years: because it's awesome. Sheds mud like Teflon, insanely simple, nigh-impossible to break, not too heavy. They're great pedals.

I hear Speedplays shed mud pretty well too, but I've never tried those.
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Old 09-22-11, 09:08 PM
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Eggbeaters (Crank Brothers).
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Old 09-23-11, 06:22 AM
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What about Speedplay Frogs? I'm considering those to replace my SPD setup. Thoughts?
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Originally Posted by dmcgoy View Post
Eggbeaters (Crank Brothers).
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Here's a picture taken after a particularly muddy race last year:



There's a front derailleur somewhere under that clump of mud and grass above the chain. Compare that to the pedal.

I like the new Egg Beater 2's. I've put 2000 miles and a dozen or so races on a pair I got last year and they are still spinning smoothly.
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Where i live(south east) it is pretty dry in the fall so i am running shimano SPDs. I find them faster to clip into than cbs candys. I just like they way the shimanos feel. I have never heard anything bad about the time pedals and if you are loyal to them, then get some.
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+1 on the Eggbeaters. If the tiny little pedal part is intimidating, get the Candy's

SPDs work fine, if there is no mud.

I have team mates who swear by Time ATACs

They key to clipping in to any new pedal is practice.
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Old 09-25-11, 08:47 AM
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Time atacs work well for me and a lot of my teammates.
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Originally Posted by Andy_K View Post
+1

Here's a picture taken after a particularly muddy race last year:



There's a front derailleur somewhere under that clump of mud and grass above the chain. Compare that to the pedal.

I like the new Egg Beater 2's. I've put 2000 miles and a dozen or so races on a pair I got last year and they are still spinning smoothly.
This guy summed it up
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Old 09-26-11, 06:24 AM
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Eggbeaters shed mud far better than the shimano's I once had. My first muddy race the shimano's clogged up and were useless. I switched to egg beaters the next day out of frustration and I have not had any issues. Look at the pros....a LOT are on eggbeaters. Its not just sponsorship either these guys want to win and pedal choice can make the difference.
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+1 on the Eggbeaters
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Eggbeaters are great for me. That is, after 2 seasons of struggling to clip back in then discovering that the plastic shim that comes with the cleats really works well on Sidi's.
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