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Old 05-14-15, 09:37 PM
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New Speedplay Frogs

Just added these to my road bike. I know this is the MTB forum but they are MTB pedals. At any rate, my heels are going all over the place due to the free float. Not really a problem, just very different.

For those that use Frogs, do you just let your feet do what they want? Do you try to hold them in one position?
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Old 05-14-15, 10:00 PM
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I tried using Frogs on my roadbike but really didn't like the feel of them. And yes, you're supposed to just let your feet follow the float. I just couldn't get used to the what felt like pedalling on ice sensation. It wasn't about the amount of float necessarily but rather the quality and feel of the float. I switched to Speedplay Zeros which let me fine-tune a natural positioning while still providing resistive float and have been happily riding with them for 12 years now.

I did hand off my Frogs to another rider who absolutely loved them.
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Used Frogs for the last eight years or so. Yes, your feet will move around with the float. It takes a while to get used to it, but I liked it. And the free float is nice on the knees.

Negatives were quick wear on the cleats, I don't know how much of an issue would that be if used exclusively on the road.
The other issue is, if you have to walk or run on muddy sections, your cleats will pack with mud and then you can have a hard time clipping in. You actually get a false clip in where you think you are clipped but arent. Roating the feet a couple times will clear it though. This was only an issue on cyclocross races, for what is worth.

This year I replaced them with Time Atacs, they still have some float but the cleats should last longer.
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If you wear road shoes, you might have to do some trimming to get the Frog cleats to work. Also, I had to put in a special SPD bolt-pattern adaptor (which I also hade to trim-out with a dremel) to get the cleats to mount and the result was an increase in stack-height as well as additional flexing at the sole which is not what you want for power-transfer efficiency. The adaptors also packed up with gunk easily which sort of defeats the purpose of the Frogs. I would advise using MTB shoes (preferably XC oriented ones) to avoid those headaches.

On my MTB, I am using Time ATACs.
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Originally Posted by khuon View Post
If you wear road shoes, you might have to do some trimming to get the Frog cleats to work. Also, I had to put in a special SPD bolt-pattern adaptor (which I also hade to trim-out with a dremel) to get the cleats to mount and the result was an increase in stack-height as well as additional flexing at the sole which is not what you want for power-transfer efficiency. The adaptors also packed up with gunk easily which sort of defeats the purpose of the Frogs. I would advise using MTB shoes (preferably XC oriented ones) to avoid those headaches.

On my MTB, I am using Time ATACs.
I do use MTB shoes with the SPD receiver. Even with that I did have to trim off some of the tread to make room for the cleats. Don't imagine I'll be walking thru too much mud/dirt so packing in the grime should be a non-issue.

I just wish they made some sort of noise when they release. My foot has come out a couple of times and I didn't know it.
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