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Old 01-21-17, 05:48 PM
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Chester race face pedals

https://www.amazon.com/Race-Face-Che...ster+race+face

The vendor says these are best suited for a mountain bike. I am curious as to why?
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Old 01-21-17, 05:49 PM
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Probably because they used a form to setup the item page?

If the shoe fits, wear it.
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Old 01-21-17, 06:01 PM
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Originally Posted by wschruba View Post
Probably because they used a form to setup the item page?

If the shoe fits, wear it.
I was reading the questions and answers and someone asked if they were good for a road bike and the vendor's answer was " they would work but are better suited for a mountain bike".
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Old 01-21-17, 06:14 PM
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Probably because most roadies wouldn't be caught dead using non-clip pedals, for fear of being laughed out of the coffee shop?

If they are the right size to screw into your crank arms, put whatever you want on. FWIW, I'm looking at those (and similar products) for a couple of my bikes, road included.
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Some MTB riders like to be able to take their feet off the pedal quickly.

Other than that, there is no reason why these can't be installed on just about any bike if that is what someone wanted to do.

"Better suited to mountain bike" doesn't really make much sense to me.
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Old 01-22-17, 12:45 AM
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Here's where I'm at - I have four bikes, two that are clipless. They are my road bike (1985 Gazelle) and my gravel bike (2016 Cannondale CAADX). I use Shimano SPDs on them. On my mountain bike, I use platform pedals similar to the Chester ( a nice pedal for the price) because I want to get my foot onto the ground as quickly as possible if things get hairy. At my age, I don't want to go down because I couldn't click out in time. I give up a few things, but I also feel safer. On my casual bike - going to the store, riding with my wife, getting a haircut, etc. - I have a 1989 Miyata 312 that has platform pedals similar to the Chester, but smaller. The size of the Chester seems to lend itself more to the needs of mountain biking, whereas the ones I got seem to offer a scale that looks good on the Miyata road bike. I've used Wellgo Touring Pedals before and like the size of them - they are similar to what I have now. In the end though, a pedal is a pedal.

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Thanks all..I think I will go ahead and order these...
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These are excellent pedals by any measure but also a terrific value. You'll like them.
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I got a set for Christmas and have been very happy with them. My sneakers don't slip and they feel substantial, w/ no flex while being fairly light. I use them mainly to commute to work.




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Old 01-23-17, 12:34 PM
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I should be getting mine tomorrow.
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