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What is the best SPD pedal for road bikes

Old 10-04-06, 11:44 AM
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Is the 540 pretty decent? I need a pedal to use on road and mtn bikes.

EDIT: This should be like post #9, not sure why it put me on top...
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Old 10-04-06, 12:02 PM
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I've got A520's on my main road bike, and they work just fine.

The M324's that I got with that bike I moved to my old road bike. They work fine too.

The A520's are just a bit tigher to get in and out of than the M324's, and, of course, the M324's have the platform side.
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Old 10-04-06, 12:33 PM
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What is the best SPD pedal for road bikes

I like my shoes and am comfortable with SPD cleats with the Shimano pedals that came with my Specialized Roubaix. I've been looking for an upgrade, and thought about the Crank Bros Smarty or their road-like pedal, as well as a Forte pedal on sale for ~$40. Anyone out there with a recommendation?
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Old 10-04-06, 12:37 PM
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I've got Shimano M520s and like them. They're about $32 shipped from probikekit.com., or $50-ish from your LBS.

http://www.probikekit.com/display.php?code=d1013
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Why would you want to go from a Shimano pedal that you like to a Forte? If you like them, why do you want to change them? It wouldn't be an upgrade.
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I'm confused...you have Shimano SPD mountain pedals now and you're looking to upgrade to a different SPD pedal? If that's the case, the Forte would likely be a downgrade. And the Crank Bros. aren't SPD unless I'm mistaken, they have their own cleat system. It sounds like you're happy with SPD, so do you want to change to something else? I think it's hard to go wrong with the Shimano SPD pedals.
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Old 10-04-06, 12:57 PM
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I should have mentioned that my current Shimano pedals are pretty beat-up and have an annoying tick from time to time, despite lubing them inside and out.
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Originally Posted by rshuff
I should have mentioned that my current Shimano pedals are pretty beat-up and have an annoying tick from time to time, despite lubing them inside and out.
Well then if you like the Shimano SPD system, get it again. The basic ones (M520 I think) are cheap and good.
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ProBikeKit has the Shimano 540 (105) race pedals for under $40.
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I like the Forte Pro TI/MG pedals. They have TI spindles and MG pedal body and weigh 200 grams for the pair. Never had a problem with them.
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I use Ritchey Pro V4 pedals, which take SPD cleats. Very light, easy in and out, look cool, and they've held up to my 215# all year. Only one-sided, though, unlike MTB SPD's.
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