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Best dual-purpose pedals?

Old 04-01-11, 10:20 PM
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Best dual-purpose pedals?

So, what I want is a pedal that can be used both with a SPD cleat and a regular shoe. Shimano makes several of these, but I don't fully understand what the difference between the models are.

The bike it will be going on is a Trek mountain bike. Right now, it is being used almost exclusively on-pavement (and will be my triathlon bike this season), at least until I get the funds for a road bike, then it will be back to the trails with it.

Can anyone offer any help as to which ones to get?
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Old 04-01-11, 11:27 PM
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My opinion if you are loking for a hybrid pedal get a STEEL flat pedal with the SPD built in

or if you want to venture away a little bit this is I think the better option:

egg beater Mallet

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egg beater is also SPD shoe compatiable
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I just put Speedplay pedals on my mtb which, like you, I've been using as my road bike (until I get a new one). For about $20, you can buy covers for them which allow you to ride your bike with regular shoes. I haven't tried them yet but plan on getting the covers so my husband can ride my bike without clips.

Just 'cause I just bought the Speedplays today .... they were REALLY hard to get used to them for the first 15 minutes but once I got the hang of it, wow. I'm loving them. They have a really nice float but they're also solid and made riding (and especially climbing) a breeze. I've been riding on Wellgos for years and had no idea what I was missing. Now I do.
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I use Shimano a530 pedals on my commuter.
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Originally Posted by shyonelung View Post
I just put Speedplay pedals on my mtb which, like you, I've been using as my road bike (until I get a new one). For about $20, you can buy covers for them which allow you to ride your bike with regular shoes. I haven't tried them yet but plan on getting the covers so my husband can ride my bike without clips.

Just 'cause I just bought the Speedplays today .... they were REALLY hard to get used to them for the first 15 minutes but once I got the hang of it, wow. I'm loving them. They have a really nice float but they're also solid and made riding (and especially climbing) a breeze. I've been riding on Wellgos for years and had no idea what I was missing. Now I do.
which version of the speedplay are you using?
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which version of the speedplay are you using?
Chromoly Zero.
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