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Old 03-22-16, 06:55 AM
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New rider, new bike...pedal question


Brand new cycler here. I have been running 5km races in Canada but am starting to think of duathlons. So I bought a crappy bike to make sure I like it before going big!

There are some parts I want to replace and one of them is pedals. I just bought some that measure 95.5mm x 78mm x 24.5 mm. I'm not going clip less yet so I bought platform with shoe baskets.
Some reviews said these were small pedals, but they measure larger than the crappy ones on my bike now. To my knowledge these pedals would be almost 4 inches x 3 inches x 1 inch thick and weigh 220 grams. I know they are light, but this is an above average pedal in terms of size is it not?
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What's wrong with the pedals that were originally on the bike? Why do you think you need to change them? What is your concern about the size of the pedal?
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You can look at pedals to your heart's content and compare the different types, sizes, and weights here Bike Pedals | Mountain Bike Pedals | Road Bike Pedals - Niagara Cycle I like cage pedals myself. I use a mini-toe clip so that I can use ordinary shoes on one like this Avenir Pedal Set Alloy 9/16" Axle. Inexpensive, functional, and they last for years and many thousands of miles.
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