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Old 07-02-08, 06:31 PM
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Wellgo Clipless Pedals?

Hi, I just bought my first road bike : http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...05+Kit+07.aspx
and noticed it came with Wellgo clipless pedals. I was wondering both if these were even somewhat decent, and if anyone has any recommendations on compatible ~$50-75 cycling shoes, I would greatly appreciate it. As far as shoes are concerned, I would like I guess touring shoes, or just something that I'm able to walk around in off of my bike.
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what is the model of the pedal. The link you have is the bike.
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Originally Posted by jaxgtr View Post
what is the model of the pedal. The link you have is the bike.
Yeah, I have no idea what the model of the pedal is(that's part of the problem). This bike comes with Wellgo clipless whereas the Via Nirones in my LBS came with some other ones, and as no more information is given, I can't tell you the model of the pedal. I guess I thought Wellgo made only one type(because when searching, I only found a few possible matches.
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http://www.wellgo.com.tw/product.asp?category=clipless
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Darn, I feel incredibly dumb. If only I'd had looked there, /suicide. I'm thinking they're the W-41; I don't have a camera, or I'd post them. Thanks, though.
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If they are the 41- they look like they are SPD's, two bolt mountain bike pedals, just in a road version. I get something else.
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it depends on what you want to do. I had similar pedals, but the Mg/Ti set. It was very light and cheap, but the seals and bearings were lousy. That said, they still lasted around 3 yr. I also liked the fact that they are mtb cleats, so you can use them with mtb shoes, which are easier to walk around in. The con is that there is a lot less float than regular road pedals and also they are not as secure. So if you have bad knees or are heavier you should consider real road pedals like Look.
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when i was looking into new pedals they were all over ebay...lousy reviews all over so I stayed away.

I went with keo classics...they rock
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Agree, I ride mtb pedals cause I like being able to walk around if I need to. I've never known any one with the Wellgo's so have no idea how they last or feel. I use the Shimano PD-M520's, but they are just about at the end of their useful life and will be looking at others, but might just go back to the 520's as they have a minor cost and have held up well.
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Agree, I ride mtb pedals cause I like being about to walk around if I need to. I've never known any one with the Wellgo's so have no idea how they last or feel. I use the Shimano PD-M520's, but they are just about at the end of their useful life and will be looking at others, but might just go back to teh 520's as they are monor cost and have held up well.
Ive had several pair of spd knockoff pedals for my commuters and mtb. The designs are comparable to shimano; that type of pedal has been around since the dawn of time. However, the bearings and the actual moving bits are made of sturdier stuff in the shimano pedals -locktite in the screws, stainless springs and bits, better bearing seals, etc.
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Take this with a grain of salt as my comments come from wellgo pedals from several years ago, but the ones I had were not good. They lasted about a year before the springs gave out, and the bearings were starting to go. For really light use just to see if you want clipless, they may not be bad, but my guess is you will be getting something else within a year if you stick with clipless.
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I've been riding the W-41's for about four months now with no complaints. I like the minimalist look to them as well.
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They're fine, ride them 'till they die and then get something else. If you want a walkable shoe I like the shimano mountain bike shoes, though spring for the one that's one up from the cheapest model and has a velcro strap, laces only on a clipless shoe of this style can feel a little soft. You might consider getting a road shoe that's also compatible with three bolt cleats as well so that you can switch to better pedals later. Tons of good companies out there making good cheap shoes, I like Pear Izumi but that's just one of many. There aren't too many really bad shoes out there, the performance and nashbar house brands are probably to be avoided but most others are good so long as they fit you well.
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After emailing Jenson to inquire of the model of the pedals, I am told they are an O.E. pedal(what?) similar to the W-44s.

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From my understanding, W-44s are said to be compatible with Wellgo 98A or Shimano51 cleats, and seem to be able to work with SPD. Meh.

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Hi, I just bought my first road bike : http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...05+Kit+07.aspx
and noticed it came with Wellgo clipless pedals. I was wondering both if these were even somewhat decent, and if anyone has any recommendations on compatible ~$50-75 cycling shoes, I would greatly appreciate it. As far as shoes are concerned, I would like I guess touring shoes, or just something that I'm able to walk around in off of my bike.
my experience - tried two types of welgo, one MB, magnesium, one Keo clone for road, recommend you stay as far as you can from them. the best value for $$$ for MB pedal is shimano 520, around $40, for the road, nothing as cheap and good, decent pair probably for $100
 
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sorry, an update - you can find easily MB shoes for $50-75, best visit the LBS and try it on. easy to walk too
 
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do yourself a favor and get a pair of look keos
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Many thanks to you all. I have a feeling I'll end up getting some Shimano PD M-520 and some cheapish recessed cleat shoes.
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I think those Wellgo's might be similar to the $15 dollar Nashbar special ATB clipless pedals. If so they are fine. I have shimano 520's on my Trek 520 (came with them) and Nashbar special's on my Road bike and can not tell the difference. I also use both set of cleats on either pedal. I have the shimano one on my sandals and the Nashbar cleats on my road shoes. Minimal difference.
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Originally Posted by Landgolier View Post
They're fine, ride them 'till they die and then get something else. If you want a walkable shoe I like the shimano mountain bike shoes, though spring for the one that's one up from the cheapest model and has a velcro strap, laces only on a clipless shoe of this style can feel a little soft. You might consider getting a road shoe that's also compatible with three bolt cleats as well so that you can switch to better pedals later. Tons of good companies out there making good cheap shoes, I like Pear Izumi but that's just one of many. There aren't too many really bad shoes out there, the performance and nashbar house brands are probably to be avoided but most others are good so long as they fit you well.

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Ride them 'til they die, or until you upgrade, then keep them around as a backup and/or put them on a beater bike. They are what they are: entry level.
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To the OP: I bought that same exact bike from Jenson. The pedals are Wellgo WPD-823. I bought some $85 mtb shoes http://www.specialized.com/bc/SBCEqP...jsp?spid=33273 and they work great!
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