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Old 04-21-05, 09:40 AM
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Hey, i have been looking all over the online sites looking at pedals, shoes and combos. I am looking to do the whole deal for under 70( I know, its kind of wishful thinking). I have looked at the Shimano m-536 pedals and the Crank Bros. candy series. I could get the crank bros on ebay new for about 50. I'm not sure if it is worth it. I have searched the forum looking at old threads too but I'm just wondering if anyone could help to point me in the right direction.


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Go with Nashbar brand clipless, usually about 20 bucks. You can find some shoes for 40-60 bucks on the same site. www.nashbar.com

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Old 04-21-05, 01:05 PM
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Really? I was looking at Nashbar and I wasn't sure about buying them because they weren't really a name brand. Do you know of anyone that has them or of how good they are?

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The deal with Nashbar is that they take older designs that work, but are not the most current and stamp their name on them. I have a set on my mountin bike that have been through punishment and are still solid. Pedals don't break, especially sturdy stainless steel ones such at the Nashbar specials. Just because they don't say "Crank Brothers" or "Time ATAC" on them, doesn't make them a bad pedal.
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They are all pretty much the same from what I can tell. Wellgo, Nashbar...all based on the same design. I had Wellgo and they lasted a long time.
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How does something like nashbar special work as a platform pedal? Will I be able to clip out and use it as a platform for the tricky stuff or is it too small?
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well shoes and pedals under 70 wont get you into crank brothers. I will say that the CB stuff is well worth every penny, its not that expensive compared to most anyways. Bets pedal in my opinion. BUt if you want it all under 70 look into Ritchey logic pedals with one of the Lake shoes. Will definantly be under 70
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You can get a good set of shoes and CB pedals for about 110 bucks. Then again you could buy some Mallet Ms and a pair of SIDI Dominators and spend over 350 bucks...but yeah......70 bucks you're goin' generic/no name, or clearance specials. You could get some shimano M520's or alike for like 30 or maybe 40 on ebay. Then buy a set of on clearance shoes. I saw some for as low as 30 bucks on nashbar.
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Originally Posted by trekkie820
Just because they don't say "Crank Brothers" or "Time ATAC" on them, doesn't make them a bad pedal.
They're mostly old Shimano SPD designs. I've NEVER liked Shimano SPD's In all honesty you'd be better off getting a set of Time ATACs or the Candy's as they are a lot easier to get in and out of than SPD's in my experience.
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Bluesky cycling has really good deals on combo shoes and pedals. here's a link, it should work.

https://www.blueskycycling.com/produc...ome-Pedals.htm
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Hey, thanks for all the help I really appreciate it. Leemr2 or anyone that knows, is it possible to use eggbeaters without being clipped in? I originally didnt think so but looking at https://www.blueskycycling.com/produ...rome-Pedals.htm I think I might be able to?

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Originally Posted by HammerTheHill
They are all pretty much the same from what I can tell. Wellgo, Nashbar...all based on the same design. I had Wellgo and they lasted a long time.
They're not all the same. Some pedals work in mud ... others don't. Nashbar pimps SPD knockoffs.

When they say Time or Egg Beaters or Speedplay, it means they will work if you get *gasp* some mud in the mechanism.

Ya wanna know whats worse than a crappy pair of platforms with straps ???? Any pair of SPD pedals in the mud because people can't clip in and out. If it's not a platform model, you'll see guys barely able to pedal their bicycle.

To the poster ... go check out Pricepoint.com. They've got deals on various pedals with cheapo Sette 7 shoes (good enough). A new user should consider a platform combo which is often the same cost as the original plus the cost of platforms ($20-$30 more).

If you ride in Arizona, I suppose you're probably pretty safe with SPD. Everyone seems to throw their SPDs away are being out riding and spending more time trying to claw mud out of the pedals with a stick than actually riding.
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How well do the Candy models compare to the Eggbeater with respect to mud-shedding. The Candy's look like they're just a little more material than the Eggbeaters.

Also, it isn't quite clear how well the Candy pedals are as a platform only shoe. They look like they'll be okay but I want to hear from someone's actual experience.
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Originally Posted by santiago
How well do the Candy models compare to the Eggbeater with respect to mud-shedding. The Candy's look like they're just a little more material than the Eggbeaters.

Also, it isn't quite clear how well the Candy pedals are as a platform only shoe. They look like they'll be okay but I want to hear from someone's actual experience.
Candies to really well in hte mud. March was probably the muddiest month i can remember, and those things worked flawlessly through the mud.
They do work with shoes, probably not as well as the mallet or a platform but they do the job. I do it everyday, just you dont want to ride unclipped with them if the sole of your shoe or the pedal itself is wet because you will slip and it will hurt.
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just a thought:

maybe it's time for a pedals sticky...
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Originally Posted by juniorcaveman
just a thought:

maybe it's time for a pedals sticky...
I think theres too many stickys in this forum to begin with
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Haha... I went from SPD to Crank Bro desgin....M505 to Mallets, Anyways yeah...I don't see myself ever going back to SPD unless it's on a road bike. I would refuse to wear a cleat that's not recessed. The Shimanos have benefits such as vast cleat adjustment and tension settings, but mud is a nightmare...every time I got in the mud with my cleats I had to clean off my cleats before I could clip in. With my Crank Bros I trudged through some mud and hopped on, *wiggle, click* and off I went. Here is the way I look at it. You'll spend 70 and "get by" or spend 100 and be happy...
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Haha... I went from SPD to Crank Bro desgin....M505 to Mallets, Anyways yeah...I don't see myself ever going back to SPD unless it's on a road bike. I would refuse to wear a cleat that's not recessed. The Shimanos have benefits such as vast cleat adjustment and tension settings, but mud is a nightmare...every time I got in the mud with my cleats I had to clean off my cleats before I could clip in. With my Crank Bros I trudged through some mud and hopped on, *wiggle, click* and off I went. Here is the way I look at it. You'll spend 70 and "get by" or spend 100 and be happy...
Did you consider the Candy model over Mallets? I see that the Mallet is a full platform and weighs only 200g more than the Candys. Seems like the Mallets may be a better compromise.
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Originally Posted by santiago
Did you consider the Candy model over Mallets? I see that the Mallet is a full platform and weighs only 200g more than the Candys. Seems like the Mallets may be a better compromise.
mallets are definantly a better buy if your wanting to ride with regular shoes.
I dont know why i didnt get them, but oh well im happy with the Candy SL
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Originally Posted by juniorcaveman
just a thought:

maybe it's time for a pedals sticky...
Hasn't been here a month and he's suggesting a sticky?
That should tell you something.
People need to
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Originally Posted by Raiyn
Hasn't been here a month and he's suggesting a sticky?
That should tell you something.
People need to
oh, sorry, didn't realize that there was a specific amount of time one had to be registered before suggesting things like stickies.

if you had bothered to read, you would have noticed that i hadn't asked a question about pedals. i did my search and found my answers. i was merely making an observation that in the (admittedly) short time i have been registered, there have been many threads about pedals - clipless or otherwise - and people with these questions who haven't found what they were looking for may be better served with a singular source like the $500 mountain bike thread, the fork thread, etc.
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Originally Posted by Raiyn
They're mostly old Shimano SPD designs. I've NEVER liked Shimano SPD's In all honesty you'd be better off getting a set of Time ATACs or the Candy's as they are a lot easier to get in and out of than SPD's in my experience.
If you don't have the cash, though, then what are us poor folks to do? The bad part is that the cleats get clogged with mud, and sometimes require clearing out. By sometimes, I mean a lot.
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