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What is everyone's favorite road pedal?

Old 05-07-10, 10:30 PM
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Definitely the 105. May not be as light as some others, but living in NYC, you tend to stumble often
Though Speedplay tends to be a popular choice! And quite a popular sighting!!
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R-540's. Inexpensive. No problems whatsoever. Allows me to spend money elsewhere
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1st set was the shimano 105's...only pair I've had but I love them
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Speedplay Light Action's or Zero's.

I started with the Speedplay x-series - I found they would foul up with dirt and be harder to clip into with the slightly provocation. While I liked them otherwise, my Speedplay Light Actions don't do that, so I would suggest staying away from the x-series and going with the Light Action's or the Zero's (currently have the Light Actions on my bike, was wondering if I should have gone with the Zero's so I could adjust their float).

Though on a slightly different note, I recently got a pair of Time ATAC-compatible pedals that I really like. They're "mountain bike" pedals which have a smaller cleat, but that means that they can also have tread on the shoe on the sides of the cleat, so they're easier to walk around in. With older more flexible shoes that seemed to mean hotspots sometimes, but with modern shoes with super-stiff soles I don't think it's really a problem anymore. I've thinking about (though I don't know if I'll do it) switching my road bike to the ATAC's just so I have one less pair of shoes and cleats to worry about.
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Old 05-08-10, 12:20 PM
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Old 05-08-10, 03:56 PM
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no clue....I have had only one road pedal, Crank Brothers SL quad
XTR Mnt SPD's
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Old 05-08-10, 04:33 PM
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Look Keo sprint w/ grey cleats
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Was using Look Keo Classics, but have been giving Speedplay X/5s a shot as of late. Liking the Xs a lot. Will likely upgrade to one of the better X pedals in the future, but the 5s are working just fine for now.
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Old 05-08-10, 06:38 PM
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Speedplay Zero...
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Old 05-08-10, 07:39 PM
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I've tried the original Look pedals from the mid 80's, Time's metal-body pedals from the early 90's to the early 2000's, followed by Speedplay Zeroes, Xpedo, Time RXS Carbons, and now the Shimano SPD-SL PD-5610. So far I like the Shimano pedals the best.
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Old 05-08-10, 08:31 PM
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Ultegra SL SDP-SL.
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Originally Posted by NathanC View Post
Ultegra SL SDP-SL.
I believe you mean SPD-SL. I had the 105s to begin with, but then got the Ultegra 6700 pedals to complete the gruppo on my Tarmac.
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Im enjoying my Speedplay Zero's
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Originally Posted by Second Mouse View Post
Look Keo Sprints. Gray cleats, 4.5 of float. Good stuff.

What kind of riding will you be doing, hodie21?
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Originally Posted by acaurora View Post
I believe you mean SPD-SL. I had the 105s to begin with, but then got the Ultegra 6700 pedals to complete the gruppo on my Tarmac.
Obviously.
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Old 05-08-10, 09:23 PM
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The one's that don't cause this to happen.

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Old 05-08-10, 09:35 PM
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Or this:


If you read the description for the video, the crash was caused by the rider pulling out of his pedals. Of course this is not to single out any one particular brand; it could have happened with any pedals.

(Sorry, not intending to hijack the thread.)
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Originally Posted by acpeeps View Post
no clue....I have had only one road pedal...
+1. I dont think I can speak to my favorite since I have only ridden one pedal system. However I am happy with my Ultegra 6620 SPD-SL pedals.
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Old 05-08-10, 10:18 PM
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Does anyone else here ride Keywin's?
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Ultegra PD-6700. I got them before the new 105 ones came out
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DA SPD-SL.

I had speedplay for thousands of miles. Gave me knee issues. The spd-sl s are perfect so far.
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