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Speedplay zero questions

Old 04-28-05, 07:18 PM
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Speedplay zero questions

I noticed on the Speedplay website that there is a difference between the stack height of the cleats on a three-hole versus four-hole shoe mount. It's 11.5 mm on 3 hole and 8.5 mm on a 4 hole. Just looking on the web it's hard to tell which shoes have how many holes. Any ideas which are 4-holers? It looks like you don't have to use a shim with the fourhole variety. Is that right?

Also, I'm considering these as my first clipless pedals. How easy is it to clip in/out of these?

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don't know about your first question, but most shoes have a three hole look style pattern, and since the speedplays come with an adapter plate, this shouldn't be a problem. As for clipping in and out, they are very easy. Keep the cleats lubed up with some graphite, though. Also, it seemed like they needed a break in period. They were much more difficult to clip in and out, especially in, for the first 6 or 7 rides, but from then on, it's been a breeze.
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The only brands I could find for 4 hole are the following:

Adidas (Pro Road 4, and old model of Frosco)
Time
Northwave (Evolution with Time carbon plate)
Carnac (defeats the purpose because sole is very tall)
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There are at least two different adaptor plate kits to fit Speedplays to various shoes. I ride SIDI Genius shoes on X-1 Speedplays.

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The Zero's at 1st were a little difficult to clip out I had to turn my foot in to unclip but now that they have loosened up it is real easy and natural. Clipping in is a piece of cake though not as easy as my Egg Beaters on my cross bike.
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