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Old 01-13-06, 07:33 AM
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I switched to Crank Bro's last year on both my mountain and road bikes. After a 35 mile mountain bike ride that I fought my SPD's the whole way due to the mud and crud, I made the switch. Got them for like $50 off pricepoint.com. Absolutely love them. Put the Candy's on the mountain and commuter, eggbeaters on the road.
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I have some cheaper Shimano's and have been wondering if any pedal can actually work if there is mud. Someone once told me Times work well in slop. Are they that much better.
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Old 01-13-06, 09:34 AM
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Originally Posted by sngltrackdufus
I like Frogs
My first set of clipless were Speedplays - I hated them. You have to rotate so silly far out before the cleat will release that I was always not getting out in time and ending up on my side. I picked those because I've had knee problems and figured a bunch of float would be good. I switched to 747s in '96 and have had no problems with them, and they're still going strong. They aren't the best in muddy stuff, but they aren't that bad either.

That said, when it's time for them to go away, I'll replace them with egg beaters or Time ATACs.
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Originally Posted by gattm99
I have some cheaper Shimano's and have been wondering if any pedal can actually work if there is mud. Someone once told me Times work well in slop. Are they that much better.
yes
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i thought of purchasing eggbeater at first. But my friend bought it already and he tested it out. I heard him complaining about tension problem. He told us that it was very easy to clip in but had a hard time to clip out. Even saw him fell down couple of times. I think the pedal is faulty coz eggbeater is a nice pedal i think. Anyway, i bought a pair of shimano M959 pedal. It works great for both clip in and out. I havent try it on muddy condition anyway.
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Old 01-13-06, 06:24 PM
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Originally Posted by mtb-chop
My first set of clipless were Speedplays - I hated them. You have to rotate so silly far out before the cleat will release that I was always not getting out in time and ending up on my side. I picked those because I've had knee problems and figured a bunch of float would be good. I switched to 747s in '96 and have had no problems with them, and they're still going strong. They aren't the best in muddy stuff, but they aren't that bad either.

That said, when it's time for them to go away, I'll replace them with egg beaters or Time ATACs.
Woah! Now that i have been enlightened on how one cannot release from frogs very easily & i don't want to fall down just cause i can't unclip from them I must junk them & get Time's or Eggbeaters..
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Old 01-13-06, 06:40 PM
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Originally Posted by sngltrackdufus
Woah! Now that i have been enlightened on how one cannot release from frogs very easily I must junk them & get Time's or Eggbeaters
Hey, to each their own...if you like 'em great. I wasn't implying they were crap, just that I didn't like them and why; not everyone knows that they need 20+ degrees of rotation until the cleats release.


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I'm going to guess that there's some other meaning to that relating to the thread?
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Originally Posted by mtb-chop
My first set of clipless were Speedplays - I hated them. You have to rotate so silly far out before the cleat will release that I was always not getting out in time and ending up on my side.
I got a set of Frogs for my roadbike because I knew I wanted double-sided pedals. However, I never could get used to the excessive (for me) float and release angle. Also, I personally would never use them for MTBing because of the toe-first entry method. I prefer pedals that can be engaged from multiple directions. I did end up switching to Speedplay Zeros on my roadbike and have been very happy with those.
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Originally Posted by sngltrackdufus
I Really don't care , but i know that some of the frog users do not have cleats angled right.
You attached your posting to mine ,correct?
So i gave a rebuttal, don't get your panties in a bind.
I am so cool
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postings and opinions, nothing more.
no bunched panties here.
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Shimano SPD 520's for less $$ clipless.

Nice pedal.
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Originally Posted by mtb-chop
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Originally Posted by gattm99
I have some cheaper Shimano's and have been wondering if any pedal can actually work if there is mud. Someone once told me Times work well in slop. Are they that much better.
Mtbike Quarterly says "they work well even when coated with portland cement" Oct.04
I cant vouch for cement but I can vouch nasty mud, horse poop, leaves,pine tags,ice,snow, and thick black gooey mud do not clog mine up. Ive used the Aliums and now have the XS and both are just as reliable in bad conditions.
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