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Old 02-18-09, 12:30 AM
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new to clipless pedals?

hi

so im new to the site, and moderately new to gears and brakes. got tired of maxing out at 80 mile rides and not being able to hit the hills all day on my Steamroller (up-hill).

so besides the short bio, I have the look Keo pedals on my bike, and I do not care for them. I am looking at the crank brother candy-2Ti's. any experience with them on your bike, likes or dislikes?
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Old 02-18-09, 04:27 AM
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I have the candy pedals on one bike but I prefer the standard egg beaters - I have these on my road bike. They are easy to clip into and out of, don't have any adjustment so they can be said to be a bit too basic, but they work fine for me. Have had them for about 6 months and they are fine still. Had the candy pedals for about 9 months and they are also still fine. I use shimano mt40 shoes and the cleats don't stick out much - I can walk around in them at uni.
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If you're looking for advice, you might fill us in with the reason you don't like the Keos. Or is it that you don't care for them, meaning you don't maintain them. If that's the case, I advocate maintaining the Keos, or at least cleaning them.

Or is the whole thread code for, "I want someone to sell me some performance enhancing drug so I can hit the hills all day on my Steamroller (up-hill)."
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What is it you don't like?
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my feet feel like they aren't attached to the pedals almost like they are going to come out under heavy pedaling. its just un-assurung feeling i dont care for. a friend has the candy pedals on his mountain bike and swears by them, but i didn't know how they would transfer over to a road bike with the bulkiness of them. i have tried tightening the clip on the back way down and very loose, it didn't do anything for the loose feeling just made the dismount more or less difficult. to be fair i am only well versed in toe straps and not with the clip pedals, so i am not entirely sure if its just me getting usto them or not.

thanks for all the speedy reply's,
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