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Old 08-17-06, 07:47 AM
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What about this pedal?

OK, It is possible I will get drilled for this but would it be possible to use this pedal on a Road bike? Yes, I know its possible but would it be practical or would I run into problems like foot pain and so on.

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Old 08-17-06, 07:54 AM
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you could get the road bike eqivalent, the quattro. they look kinda goofy, but I've heard they're actually pretty decent pedals.
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Old 08-17-06, 08:34 AM
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I put the Candys on my cyclocross bike, which I ride mainly on the street and they work great. Love em. No foot pain nothing. Easy in and out. Very nice pedals.
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Old 08-17-06, 08:42 AM
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Also I am digging this new smarty pedal, it will totally match my bike!

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As far as I know there are no particular health-related issues with using mountain-bike pedals on a road bike. The only issues I know of are a slight decrease in efficiency of transfer of force to the pedal because the mountain bike shoes are slightly more flexy than most road bike shoes. The upside, of course, is that mountain bike shoes are easier to walk around in because of the recessed cleat.

If you're looking at mountain bike pedals for your road bike, another one you might want to consider is Speedplay Frogs. I use them on both my road and commuter bikes, and have been very happy with them.
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See Mt pedals on road bikes all the time - whats the issue? Some guys I know like the fact that you have double sided entry. Mt. platforms - naw.
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Old 08-17-06, 09:58 AM
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How about eggbeaters without the cage...
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Originally Posted by aadhils
How about eggbeaters without the cage...
On my Mountain Bike already, I am thinking the little platform will help out. Maybe not but I will have some smartys here tomorrow.
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My friend uses the one the OP. He really likes it and hasnt had a problem with it. If you like it, go for it.
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Originally Posted by aadhils
How about eggbeaters without the cage...
That is my recommendation. The platform makes sense on a mountain bike since you may need the extra grip to get started on a rocky uphill. On the road, the platform is just dead weight, unless you're wearing sneakers or the like.
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Originally Posted by johnny99
That is my recommendation. The platform makes sense on a mountain bike since you may need the extra grip to get started on a rocky uphill. On the road, the platform is just dead weight, unless you're wearing sneakers or the like.
That makes sense, didn't think of it like that. One think I didn't mention is I will be riding in MTB shoes for a while. Flexabilty
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Originally Posted by oilman_15106
See Mt pedals on road bikes all the time - whats the issue? Some guys I know like the fact that you have double sided entry. Mt. platforms - naw.

They're mostly cheaper also.
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Originally Posted by Razrcide
That makes sense, didn't think of it like that. One think I didn't mention is I will be riding in MTB shoes for a while. Flexabilty
Regular Eggbeaters work fine with MTB shoes. I use Eggbeaters on my road bike and my mountain bike. If you shop around, you can get the cheapest Eggbeater model for around $50.
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People who commute on road bikes have been using mtb pedals for eons. No shame there.
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Old 08-17-06, 12:16 PM
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I've been using them for a month now. I made a thread with lots of pics in the commuting forum, but the search is down.
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Originally Posted by Phatman
you could get the road bike eqivalent, the quattro. they look kinda goofy, but I've heard they're actually pretty decent pedals.
I have those same pedals on my road bike. They are easy to clip into and are pretty durable. Definitely need road shoes or stiff-soled MTB shoes for these if you want to go long distances.
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Originally Posted by johnny99
Regular Eggbeaters work fine with MTB shoes. I use Eggbeaters on my road bike and my mountain bike. If you shop around, you can get the cheapest Eggbeater model for around $50.
Check it out, I just got the Crank Brothers smarty for $39.98 from JensonUSA.com after a price match, I was going to buy them from pricepoint.com for the same price, however the ones from price point didn't come with the replaceable rails.

https://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...Y076y8Y0HIPq4F

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I've got Candy SL pedals on all my bikes (touring, road, fixie).
Paired with the Sidi Dominator MTB shoe which is much stiffer than most other MTB shoes, I haven't noticed any decrease in efficiency compared to my old Look pedals and road shoes. When commuting, especially in heavy city traffic, the little bit of platform allows me to gun it out of intersections and clip in later once I'm safely through the intersection. The 4-way entry of these pedals also helps out in these situations, too.

Also, I don't race; your needs may be different.
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Old 08-17-06, 12:35 PM
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Originally Posted by myclem
I've got Candy SL pedals on all my bikes (touring, road, fixie).
Paired with the Sidi Dominator MTB shoe which is much stiffer than most other MTB shoes, I haven't noticed any decrease in efficiency compared to my old Look pedals and road shoes. When commuting, especially in heavy city traffic, the little bit of platform allows me to gun it out of intersections and clip in later once I'm safely through the intersection. The 4-way entry of these pedals also helps out in these situations, too.

Also, I don't race; your needs may be different.
Nice reply, I agree with you about the little platform and entry of the pedals. As with you I don't race either. Thanks
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I also use Candies on my road bike. You can buy the road cleat which will allow you to use a road shoe with them or use the cleats that come with them and use mountain bike shoes. I started off using MTB shoes but I was graciously given a brand new pair of Specialized road shoes and so I bought road cleats. They work awesome either way.
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I have hat same ugly yellow candy on my road bike.
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i use candys on my road bikes sometimes. great pedals, no complaints.
ride what you want.
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BTW, I don't think the samrty is rebuildable. The Candy is.
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Originally Posted by Phatman
you could get the road bike eqivalent, the quattro. they look kinda goofy, but I've heard they're actually pretty decent pedals.
I've got the quattro SL's and really like them. The candy's should stay on the mountain bike.

I think either performance or nashbar had them for around $85 recently.

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Originally Posted by Razrcide
That makes sense, didn't think of it like that. One think I didn't mention is I will be riding in MTB shoes for a while. Flexabilty
You can mount the crank brothers cleats into a regular SPD compatible road shoe without any problems. The aforementioned quattros even come with a little plastic "platform" that the cleat sits in which makes walking around much easier.
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