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New pedal suggestions?

Old 07-07-05, 08:56 AM
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New pedal suggestions?

I need to start thinking about what pedals I am going to put on my soon-to-be bike. I just want something light, durable so it won't break even in crashes, no hotspots. And no rust, and hopefully not super expensive. Oh, and available from performancebike would be nice.

I've been looking at the speedplay pedals (both x and zero), any experience with those? They are a bit expensive though...

What do you like?
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Old 07-07-05, 10:46 AM
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Check out the look keo thread. Apparently, you can get them at really nice price for look keos. They are light, with a large platform, low stack height, and teflon in the cleat to make entry and release easier. I use look keos and I'm happy with them. But, I have heard complaints of cleats breaking and the the pedal braking in crashes.
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Old 07-07-05, 12:18 PM
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Time RXE's. Great light pedals, and only $65. at places like Speedgoat. Also, the cleats are easy to walk in.
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Old 07-07-05, 12:22 PM
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SPD-SL's great pedals with a large platform and really easy to clip in and out of... You can purchase brand new on Ebay for about $90 shipped....
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The speedplays are very good, I have the Zeros and the only problem I have had is getting dirt in the cleat which makes getting in hard.
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Lots of great pedals out there. I have Speedplay Zeros, and will not ride anything else, but I understand how pricey they are. They're a pain to walk in, and like alraicercsu said, they're a pain when they get dirty, but they ride so nicely that I'm willing to overlook the bad points. All the pedals have gotten so good that it's pretty much a matter of personal preference.

I put my gf on SPDs and mtn bike shoes so she wouldn't take a header while walking around in her riding shoes. So far she seems happy with the setup.
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Old 07-07-05, 01:37 PM
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One big vote for Time RXE's. They are an amazing pedal with lots of float. They're cheap, durable, light, have a low stack height, and the cleat is protected when you walk for durability. I love mine.
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Old 07-07-05, 02:04 PM
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Hi,
I have the Time pedals. I may try something different next year.
Each pedal has it's advantages and disadvanges. Try and pick one that has more of one and less of the other... according to your needs.
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Old 07-07-05, 03:21 PM
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Crankbrothers. Stop right here. Your question is answered.
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Old 07-07-05, 06:33 PM
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I have the RXS's (similar to the RXE's) and like them quite a bit. The cleat isn't "easy" to walk in but almost definitely not as difficult as the other cleats out there. Obviously you're not going to be able to walk in them like you do in a pair of mountain SPD's but for the quick trip into Wendy's or McDonald's while you're out riding, they're fine.
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Well I like the Performance house brand look style with the titanium spindle-much better than the spd style road pedals I had before.
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Love my Keo's !!!!
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I have used or tried the following...

Look, Speedplay, various SPD, now ultegra SPD-SL's. I love either the speedplays or the SPD-SLs. Personally I am falling in love with the larger platforms on the SPD-SLs. The KEO's I like the weight but not the platform as well as the shimano system. Speedplays are great if you need massive float... I was hitting the back on my foot on the chainstay.

They are all good systems, it all depends on what you like. It seems like everyone like something, but what matters is what you like!
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Originally Posted by my58vw
I have used or tried the following...

Look, Speedplay, various SPD, now ultegra SPD-SL's. I love either the speedplays or the SPD-SLs. Personally I am falling in love with the larger platforms on the SPD-SLs. The KEO's I like the weight but not the platform as well as the shimano system. Speedplays are great if you need massive float... I was hitting the back on my foot on the chainstay.

They are all good systems, it all depends on what you like. It seems like everyone like something, but what matters is what you like!
I like Speedplays, except for their cost. I got to trade the X/2s straight up for the Stainless Zero's and they work just as well. I like the adjustable float on the Zero, which should prevent your back foot from hitting the chainstay, I believe.
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I said stop....................Crankbrothers.
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Originally Posted by samp02
I said stop....................Crankbrothers.
Crank Brothers pedals are fine if you need to walk in your shoes and such... however, the contact area is quite small and will most likely cause hotspots for larger riders or on longer rides. They're not really "road pedals" in my opinion and that includes the Quattros. Still the same tiny cleat. They're pretty good pedals and all, I just don't see them as the best choice for someone who would normally ride a LOOK or a Time pedal.
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Originally Posted by cryogenic
I have the RXS's (similar to the RXE's) and like them quite a bit. The cleat isn't "easy" to walk in but almost definitely not as difficult as the other cleats out there.
I figured that was understood by most here, that walking in any cycling cleat isn't like tooling around in your All-Star's. The Time 'cafe cleats' are easier to navigate with than most others I've used. It's all relative.

I think you're right about the Crank Bros., with the Time/Look-style platform being better for those needing something larger. I'll put it this way: since I didn't get hot spotting with my wide duck feet on the RX-series on a century, I figure I'm good to go.
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Unfortunately, you are going to get a TON of repsonses (uh ... just look above this reply) just as you would if you asked about saddles, shoes, etc.

Narrow down your options to 2 or 3 ... read some reviews here, on road****************, and other sites. Then, just go for the one that hits your interest the most. If it doesn't seem to work out ... sell it on eBAy and try the next one.

Sadly ... this is what I'm having to do with saddles and shoes so far. It sucks, but part of finding what works best for you.

Oh ... I have ridden just about every peddle out there except Time. I do like the large platform of the Time pedal though. My favorite are still the ol' standby Look pedals.
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