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Something New {pedals}

Old 04-24-05, 07:25 PM
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Something New {pedals}

https://sidemountpedal.com



My LBS is the maker of these pedals i tried them and they feel really good. Just something new for the peeps to check out.
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Old 04-24-05, 07:37 PM
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what will they think of next? a one spoke wheel????
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Old 04-24-05, 07:40 PM
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They feel alott better than speedplays ,plus you can actually walk in the shoe.


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Old 04-24-05, 07:46 PM
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yea we have talked about them, only thing is safety in terms of emergency release...amybe you can elaborate on how tou release
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Old 04-24-05, 07:52 PM
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It's like any other pedal system, it took a while for me to get used to my speed plays, but after a while it became easy to use. To release from the cleat seemed simple enough, twist an release.
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Old 04-24-05, 07:53 PM
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Interesting - but yikes - expensive!
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Old 04-24-05, 07:54 PM
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I think there is a review in the current "Roadie cycling " Mag. The editor thought it was cool.
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Old 04-24-05, 08:01 PM
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It certainly makes bike storage simpler.
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Old 04-24-05, 08:04 PM
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" Adgooroo
Interesting - but yikes - expensive!"

True and that does play a factor, but if you ever had to walk a mile or two in road shoes then its definately worth the extra $$ , PCH sucks for cell phone reception and i had to walk for a mile or two twice. So personally its worth the extra duckets for myself
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Looks like some good benefits for racers, although I still don't understand how exactly you stay clipped in and release your foot. Personally, it looks like they'd be very hard to get clipped into (not much of a target) but that's only a problem for those of us who need to stop at traffic lights. Got any more technical info? Maybe some cutaway drawings? Doesn't look like float is a possiblity either with this design...
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Old 04-24-05, 08:12 PM
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Joe Jack The website can answer almost all your questions, I am no expert at any of this, I just thought the pedals were cool and they felt great. So i decided to share, Also the link is on the first post. I think the float is covered though
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Old 04-24-05, 08:16 PM
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Ah, a further look (and a more thorough read) has answered my float question. My opinion, the downfall of those pedals will be the way in which they achieve their float. I haven't held one in my hand but it certainly doesn't look too substantial.

Got a video showing how you unclip? I still don't get that part.
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Old 04-24-05, 08:23 PM
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Ahhh one more thing, you can use a smaller frame and crank

Per the inventor
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Here is a pic of the pedals shown side by side
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Anyone else thinking Prince9931 = sidemountpedal.com ?
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I think I might have trouble clipping in at the lights. That sometimes happens now with my Speedplay Frogs and Speedplay X2's, but I can always manage to push down on the pedal with the arch of my shoe enough to start moving, and then clip in properly once I'm rolling. I think with these pedals you either clip in properly or miss altogether.
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are you able to "clip out" at any part of the pedal stroke?...thats very important...
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Originally Posted by joejack951
Looks like some good benefits for racers, although I still don't understand how exactly you stay clipped in and release your foot. Personally, it looks like they'd be very hard to get clipped into (not much of a target) but that's only a problem for those of us who need to stop at traffic lights. Got any more technical info? Maybe some cutaway drawings? Doesn't look like float is a possiblity either with this design...

from looking at he pics i think the way it works is that the little ball bearing in the center of the "pedal" is spring loaded...and the side part of the cleat has a little indent where the ball bearing gets recessed into, thus holding you in....but i maybe totally wrong...

my biggest concern is whether you can clip in and clip out at any position of the crank....clip in is fine if its only one place...but clip out needs to be everywhere...
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Old 04-25-05, 07:18 AM
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I brought this up in an earlier thread but it has not been answered. Cornering clearance seems to be very poor and "Q" factor is out the window on these pedals. Any info on these items?

And it's not "you can use a smaller frame and cranks" it's you must use a smaller frame and cranks!

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Old 04-25-05, 07:38 AM
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I tried them out a while ago...they work ok.....definatly took a bit of getting used to.
There is some float,slow down !
I found them a bit tricky to clip in but clip out was ok.
they definatly have a different feel,your feet are low not on top of the pedal.They have been a long time coming as he had proto types ages ago.Good luck to him.
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Originally Posted by pseudobrit
Anyone else thinking Prince9931 = sidemountpedal.com ?
yep
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Old 04-25-05, 11:54 AM
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Yep. New member, first post is one shamelessly promoting some product.

Those pedals look like it'd have to be really, really stiff at the point where the pedal and that little round thing meet.
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Yep. New member, first post is one shamelessly promoting some product.

Those pedals look like it'd have to be really, really stiff at the point where the pedal and that little round thing meet.


Actually i have been on this site for around 6 months but I never registered, secondly steve is my LBS, thirdly i thought it was a cool product so i decided to share with everyone. IF you think its shameless promotion then close the link, I am sorry if anyone got offended.
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Old 04-25-05, 02:19 PM
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it does seem like a cool product and one of the reasons I come to forums is to hear about new products.


Too bad this product is priced to high at this time for me to consider.
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2 drawbacks I can see (from the little info on the web site):
- the lateral twisting moment, normally carried by the pedal spindle, is now carried through the pedal interface, so any play in that interface (there's bound to be some, to allow for clip-in/out) will result in your foot twisting length-wise. The primary load carrier in all other pedal systems is independent from the release/hold mechanism, i.e. the shoe sits on the pedal.
- The release looks to be pull-up, so I can't see how you can avoid inadvertent release on high load pull.
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