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Old 09-18-06, 09:19 AM
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Pedal recommendation

I mountain bike along the Wasatch here in Utah (Hobble Creek - Springville, Utah to be exact), and I'm loving it!!! Utah is so beautiful (especially now with the Fall colors beginning to show)!

I'm riding 100 - 140 miles/week, and I've decided to make a switch from my Bontrager pedals and toe-clips to clipless pedals.

I've narrowed down my choice to three different pedal manufacturers, but not sure what would be the right choice. Was wondering what your recommendation would be?

The pedals I've got in my list are:
* Crank Bros. Mallet C
* Time Atac XS
* Speed Play Frogs

I'm not so much in to weight conservation (I just love to ride my bike!!!), but more concerned with float and release (don't want a spiral fracture ). Since I'm a newbie with the clipless, what would you guys choose?

Thank you in advance for your advice!
-Paul
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Old 09-18-06, 09:21 AM
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What about Shimano and Wellgo?

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Old 09-18-06, 09:41 AM
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frogs are about the eiest to get into and out of of any pedal. but shimano spds are good too.
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Old 09-18-06, 11:36 AM
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Shimano and Welgo

I read that some of the Shimano Pedals do not perform well in mud, are difficult to properly setup/adjust, and release in unexpected moments (probably due to improper setup, but not sure).

As far as Welgo, I have not seen enough reviews about their product to know if it is good/bad. So, for me, Welgo seems mysterious.

The pedals in my list were given great reviews at www.mtbr.com, or recommended two different local bike shops; Mad Dog Cycles said I should get the Speed Play Frogs, and Blain's Cycles told me to ride using the Crank Bros. Mallet C.

They all seem like great pedals, but I don't have enough experience to know which to choose. I guess I could just jump in and test one of them out.

Right now, I'm leaning toward the Crank Bros. Mallet C because that pedal seems to have a nice large platform for my size 12 feet!
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Old 09-18-06, 01:06 PM
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I've always been a fan of TIME's.

Great for shedding mud and a minimalistic platform. Good quality! Lots of float!
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Old 09-19-06, 05:49 AM
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If you are looking for platform SPD type clip ins, check out the Shimano M545 as well - I'm in the same boat as you and have decided to go for the M545s over the CB pedals.
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Old 09-19-06, 06:01 AM
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For ease of getting in and out of I think the three choices you have are the best. Any of them should be fine, The crank brothers and time will have a little less float the the speedplay but all will have more than the SPD's
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i have easton magneasium pedals and those grip pretty good they are light and will never break
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Originally Posted by pskelley5
I read that some of the Shimano Pedals do not perform well in mud, are difficult to properly setup/adjust, and release in unexpected moments (probably due to improper setup, but not sure).
Where did you hear that My SPD's are amazing, i ride in VERY muddy conditions sometimes and never have a problem. And i think they are unbeleivably easy to adjust. You can adjust them the way you like it. Start of loose so that its very easy to get your feet in and out of the pedals, then get a bit tighter. You can even do that in the middle of a ride if you have the right sized allen key.
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Old 09-20-06, 07:09 AM
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You clip in and clip out of the egg beaters and times the same way. If you didn't look down you might never know the difference.
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Originally Posted by Roxter
Where did you hear that My SPD's are amazing, i ride in VERY muddy conditions sometimes and never have a problem. And i think they are unbeleivably easy to adjust. You can adjust them the way you like it. Start of loose so that its very easy to get your feet in and out of the pedals, then get a bit tighter. You can even do that in the middle of a ride if you have the right sized allen key.

The newer models have improved their mud shedding abilities, but the older ones would pack and it was impossible to click in, once in, it was tough to get out.
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Old 09-20-06, 02:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Roxter
Where did you hear that My SPD's are amazing, i ride in VERY muddy conditions sometimes and never have a problem. And i think they are unbeleivably easy to adjust. You can adjust them the way you like it. Start of loose so that its very easy to get your feet in and out of the pedals, then get a bit tighter. You can even do that in the middle of a ride if you have the right sized allen key.
I've ridden both and IMHO, the CB design is miles better. Much easier to clip in/unclip and they get rid of mud much better than the SPDs did.
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Old 09-20-06, 08:25 PM
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I like Shimano M959. And using the 56 multi-directional release cleats.
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