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My new bike, What pedals to use???

Old 04-05-08, 12:58 PM
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My new bike, What pedals to use???

New to road biking what pedals should I use the lbs recommends a wide platform what is a good pedal with out breaking the bank

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Old 04-05-08, 01:04 PM
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105 Spd-sl
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Wow that thing's HOTTTT!

Like the bike, too.
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i'd go for the ultegras, but that's me.

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Time RXS.

Low weight, low stack, cleats comparatively walkable.

And that's an odd place for them to stick the size sticker.
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+1 on the Shimano Spd-sl....whichever model you choose just depends on how much you spend...all them will work pretty much the same, it's just a matter of weight...and $$
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look keo sprint from PBK.

I use speedplay zero though, but they're $180ish.
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oh and by the way....your bike looks great!!!
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I like my egg beaters, because I use mtb shoes. I prefer the ability to walk around.
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I like Look Keo for ease of getting in and it has a pretty large surface compared to the other ones I tried. ....not that I know...just sayin
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+1 to ultegras on pbk. I got them and I love em!
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im thinking about the Shimano ULTEGRA PD-6620 SPD-SL or Shimano ULTEGRA SL PD-6620-G SPD-SL
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I like pedals with punctuation.
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Get the ultegras, but make sure they have the metal plate and not the resin.
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Look at what's available at chucksbikes.com - save some cash, as it's your first clipless set up... then, thousands of miles down the road when you're an addict to this sport, you will know what you want in a pedal and look into other options.
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I had issues with the Ultegra SPD-SL and massive foot pain. I moved back to Look going with the Keo's and while not as severe, still have some pain and numbness. Foot doc told me that the cleats are positioned on my foot in such a way that the pressure is causing me the numbness and pain. I swapped out my road pedals with regular Shimano SPD's and that seems to have fixed the issue.

Pedals are an individual thing like saddles, find what works for you and forget what everyone else uses. I might also add, having one pair of shoes for multiple bikes is also a great side benefit.
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Originally Posted by jaxgtr
I had issues with the Ultegra SPD-SL and massive foot pain. I moved back to Look going with the Keo's and while not at severe, still have some pain and numbness. Foot doc told me that the cleats are positioned on my foot in such a way that the pressure is causing me the numbness and pain. I swapped out my road pedals with regular Shimano SPD's and that seems to have fixed the issue.

Pedals are an individual thing like saddles, find what works for you and forget what everyone else uses. I might also add, having one pair of shoes for multiple bikes is also a great side benefit.
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Originally Posted by jaxgtr
I had issues with the Ultegra SPD-SL and massive foot pain. I moved back to Look going with the Keo's and while not at severe, still have some pain and numbness. Foot doc told me that the cleats are positioned on my foot in such a way that the pressure is causing me the numbness and pain. I swapped out my road pedals with regular Shimano SPD's and that seems to have fixed the issue.

Pedals are an individual thing like saddles, find what works for you and forget what everyone else uses. I might also add, having one pair of shoes for multiple bikes is also a great side benefit.
You probably changed the position of your cleat when you moved to the SPD's.

I was having outer leg pain from unclipping and then I changed my cleat position just a tiny bit.
All better now!
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Originally Posted by botto
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It will in that each persons comfort level will be individual. Your results may differ from mine for a pedal and shoe combination, but nothing is going to be universal in feel and comfort as each foot it a one off design.

The SPD's sat farther back on my foot and did not not cause the numbness that the road pedals did. The road cleats sit considerably more forward, even at their most rear position.
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Originally Posted by jaxgtr
It will in that each persons comfort level will be individual. Your results may differ from mine for a pedal and shoe combination, but nothing is going to be universal in feel and comfort as each foot it a one off design.

The SPD's sat farther back on my foot and did not not cause the numbness that the road pedals did. The road cleats sit considerably more forward, even at their most rear position.
you're blaming the wrong accessory.
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Originally Posted by botto
you're blaming the wrong accessory.
Explain. I did not think I was blaming the pedal, just saying to OP to find what works best for them and going with it. The pedal was not at fault, but finding a pedal system that work with my foot issues was all I was referring to.
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Originally Posted by jaxgtr
Explain. I did not think I was blaming the pedal, just saying to OP to find what works best for them and going with it. The pedal was not at fault, but finding a pedal system that work with my foot issues was all I was referring to.
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Save on pedals...Splurge on shoes. I like the Shimano's. They are reasonably priced.
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