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Old 10-14-05, 12:32 PM
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New pedals on the way...

OK, I'm taking a chance on a pair of Nashbar pedals. I will have these by next Wednesday. I'll let you know what I think once I've got them in hand.

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What chance are you taking? Those Nashbar/Forte brand pedals have been around for years. They're not $300 Looks but they're good for the money.

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Originally Posted by 55/Rad
What chance are you taking?
My sentiments exactly.
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Just that these are a new version that just came out this year and I could not find any feedback about them. I've been using the SPDs for years as well with zero problems. I considered the Looks they have on sale but just couldn't pull the trigger. If these are as good for the money as the ones I've been using, I'll be happy.
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I got the Ti version. I weighed them on the USPS digital scale and they're a tad less than 216 grams (about 308 grams with the cleats and mounting hardware). I have not put many miles on them yet (as I use platform pedals when I commute). But I do like them more than the SPD pedals. I find them easier to clip-in than the SPD (less "hunting"); clipping out seems to be about the same (easiest setting). Obviously I like the bigger surface area compared to SPD pedals; I haven't done a century on them yet, so don't know if I'll feel any hotspots like I do with the SPD pedals).
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I have an older version of Nashbar pedals, and they've been good to me. If you're not a weight weenie there shouldn't be any problems. I've used a pair of real Looks and honestly I couldn't tell the difference.
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Is this the Ti verson?
https://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...eid=&pagename=
If you're finding em to be 216 grams then they're lighter than all but one Look model (the carbon/ti keo). Do tell how they turn out. Might be a great deal.
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Yep, those are the Ti version. I called and asked their tech support about the weight limits for them because I weigh 205. They said they don't have one and haven't had any problems during testing. If these CroMo ones work out I may try them for another bike.
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Originally Posted by Drayko
Is this the Ti verson?
https://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...eid=&pagename=
If you're finding em to be 216 grams then they're lighter than all but one Look model (the carbon/ti keo). Do tell how they turn out. Might be a great deal.

They're very smooth; much smoother than my cheapie SPD pedals. They're not quite DuraAce or Look Keo quality in the sense that the Nashbar pedals "only" has one needle bearing and one sealed bearing. The DuraAce and Look Keo's have one needle and two sets of sealed bearings. Theoretically having three sets of bearings should be better for weight distribution and might last longer...though I find the Nashbar Z17 Ti pedals to be very smooth for my weight (was around 175lbs, though I'm down to 165lbs with all the commute riding that I have been doing for the past several weeks). The bearings on the Nashbar pedals are at the outboards, so the issues might be moot, with the exception maybe for those extra heavy riders.
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I've had the Nashbar Look knockoffs on a couple bikes. Light and cheap!
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Nashbar has the Z1 road pedals on sale for $39.99 (this is the heavier version with the CrMo spindle). But for $40, it's worth a try for those looking for cheap (but decent quality) pedals with a bigger surface than SPD pedals.
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I have the Forte's from Performance... they're look knockoffs. I really like them compared to my SPDs. No complaints at all with them. They aren't super light... but I think I paid all of $30 for them on sale.
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