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Old 11-07-03, 11:34 AM
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Speedplay Zero

I want to lighten my bike and was looking at the speedplay zero pedals are they worth the money???
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Unless you have really bad knees (and require the amount of float that the Zeros provide), you would be better off reducing the weight of the rider first, then off the wheels next if you still want to lighten the bike. That being said, they are nice pedals, but pricey.


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they are too expensive at 269 or so, and they have a rider weight limit. what do you weight?
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i got the X2's for 150 the steel ones are crap.
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I have X2s my wife has X3 (the CrMo ones) there isn't
a whole lot of difference between them 2grams total
weight. X3 has earlier release angle than X2 or X1.
No experience with the Zero's but if they're anything
like the X series they are good system.
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x1 is titanium or x3 is titanium?
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weight limit for pedals

Thanks for input everyone. Dj I weigh 160 that should fit their weight limit... Also you think when you add the cleat weight it'll be worth it?
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X1 is the Ti version. 40grams less than the X2.
I believe all of the Ti pedals have a weight limit
to them (185 pounds?)
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lighten the weight off the wheels

Originally Posted by demoncyclist
Unless you have really bad knees (and require the amount of float that the Zeros provide), you would be better off reducing the weight of the rider first, then off the wheels next if you still want to lighten the bike. That being said, they are nice pedals, but pricey.


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Demon , if I went with new wheels then I would like to look at something more aerodynamic but is it worth the increase in weight for the added mph????
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160 is fine, X/2 Stainless pedals per pair - 198g
X/1 Titanium pedals per pair - 150g i think the money could be better spend elsewhere to save 50 grams.The X3 is crappy because it has 1 bushing and 1 cartridge bearing as opposed to 2 cartridge and 1 roller in the X1 and X2. But your talking Zero and i'm talking X series, sorry.

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I swithced to the Zero's in May and have 3700 miles on them. I got the stainless (not the titanium) no restrictions on weight. I weigh 173. Switched from SPD's and LOVE the Zero's. Easy to clip in and out, very solid lock in. The are the best pedal I have ever used. Get them and enjoy!
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walter-

I thought the whole point was to REDUCE the weight of your bike. If that is the case, go light and strong over aero. I have a Spinergy Xaero-X on the front of my Bianchi (the rear is in the funding process). The pair of wheels weighs 1600 grams, and they will support my 193 lb frame, soaking up the bumps on the suburban Boston roads I travel with nary a complaint. As far as my research goes, they are a great combinatin of strength, light weight and a semi-aero design with bladed spokes.

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Thanks everyone for your input. MW
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Bebop pedals are lighter

Bebop pedals are lighter and cheaper. They are 195 grams INCLUDING the cleats! The other pedals state weights for just for their pedals.

Ive had the bebops on my Mtn bike for years and never had issues with them I weight 155. They have no weight limit on any of there pedals.
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i agree with george - i have tried both and am going back to my bebops. not only are they lighter and easier to get out of, they have a lower stack height due to the fact that you don't need to use an adaptor plate on most shoes on the market. and their low end pedals, the cromo ones, are still really nice.

bebop needs better marketing, though, i called a shop that was listed as their big dealer in the area and the guy asked me if they were still in business

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One more thing I forgot to mention was that inspite of having them for about 5 years now I have never had to grease them or even clean them. I only sprayed them down when I hose the down the bike once in awhile after a muddy ride.

I like the float and havent been able to pull out of them, unlike the Onza's I had at first.

This is the first year I ridden them on the road. Most of theitm they were riddne off road in Canadian rockies, etc. Work fine in sub-zero weather, mud, etc. I dont see why they wouldnt work fine on my next road bike. Only issue is if you dont like float. I do wish they were adjutable lfoat but that woudl add eight and ocmplicate a simple elagant design.

Check them out they really are a hidden gem. I agree with keith they need to get better marketing people. I'm doing my small part now I guess


Good luck on making a choice.
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