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Old 09-24-09, 07:41 AM
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road bike pedals

Can anyone suggest a good quality clipless pedal that is durable and priced in the $50 to $100 range. I just purchased a Giant TCR Advanced 2 bike and am limited on cash
thanks in advance
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Old 09-24-09, 06:35 PM
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$3,000 spent on a new bike, and your limited on cash? Better get your priorities straight !
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Speedplay. My 2 cents.
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I just picked up a set of Look Keo Sprint pedals from PBK for $100.
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Try Nashbar.com. They have a good selection of pedals at various prices.
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I would just get some entry-level Shimano road pedals, somthing like these.
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KEO Sprint or Classic. Both good, basic, light and proven pedals No real difference between the two except the sprint has stiffer springs for higher release resistance. The Classics are going for just below $100 to as low as $80.
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you should be able to find 105's for about 100...I love mine
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Originally Posted by bobthib
Speedplay. My 2 cents.
I have the same bike and I can second the Speedplays I love mine but they are not cheep about $200. My son has Look Keos and the cleats wear real fast and the replacement cleats are not that much diffrent in price.
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SHimano PD-R540's come with the cleats $50 Nashbar a little bit heavy
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Originally Posted by Dbl E GT
$3,000 spent on a new bike, and your limited on cash? Better get your priorities straight !
I disagree...pedals are one of those components with a low marginal return as the price goes up.

If you are a club rider or riding for recreation/fitness, when are you ever going to adjust tension in your clips? That's like a throttle on a lawn mower...everyone always mows with it at full throttle, so why pay more for an adjustable version?
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Originally Posted by thirdin77
I would just get some entry-level Shimano road pedals, somthing like these.

I second this motion. I have those pedals as well as PD-5610 105's. The PD-R540's may be a bit heavier than the PD-5610 105's, but they pedal, clip in and out exactly the same. Keep in mind that these pedals are only 1 sided and others can be clipped in on both sides.
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I found new Shimano Ultegra PD-6620's on eBay for $90 plus shipping.
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Originally Posted by FredThePoser
I have the same bike and I can second the Speedplays I love mine but they are not cheep about $200. My son has Look Keos and the cleats wear real fast and the replacement cleats are not that much diffrent in price.
I bought my Speedplay Light Action pedals for $105.00. I love them and am now a Speedplay user for life.
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I hear great things about speedplay, from pretty much everyone. While I love my 105's for the most part.. im still a bit slow to clip in, which is hella annoying at busy intersections when all i wanna do is dial it up to 400 and get out of there... eh.. My LBS had 105's and i was impatient, however.

Seriously though, i kind of wish i had speedplays for the dual sidedness. Go with those if you have any inclination to do so.

You have my .02.
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Originally Posted by Dbl E GT
$3,000 spent on a new bike, and your limited on cash? Better get your priorities straight !
Lol, yeah seriously!

I do halfway agree with the other posters, though - there certainly is a point at which pedals cost substantially more for little benefit.

I would suggest the Speedplay Light Action pedals - they retail at $125. I think that's the best "cheapest, but really good" road pedal you can buy. They're dual sided, so no looking down to clip in. They clip in and out with ease. They have float, so (especially if you're not the kind who wants to spend a bunch of time screwing around with adjustments) they're as easy on your knees as they get.

Best AND cheapest road pedal.
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I've got Ritchey Pro Pelotons that fall in that price range. Mine have been great fover the last 2k miles or so.

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Old 09-25-09, 07:18 PM
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Shimano 105's SPD-SL - https://www.amazon.com/Shimano-SPD-SL.../dp/B0014C5GDO

I have these, they are great
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I also like the light action. Easy on the wallet, easy to adjust, easy to clip in and out of. And also, I agree with you to buy the best bike you can afford and worry about the small items later.....
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Originally Posted by gazelle5333
you should be able to find 105's for about 100...I love mine
Or less than 80...I love mine as well.

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Originally Posted by sakonnetclip
Or less than 80...I love mine as well.

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As linked in my previous post, and I love them too
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I've tried a 1/2 dozen different pedal Mfgs and ALWAYS end up with the Speedplays.
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How about sending the wife out to work so you can upgrade to a better set of pedals?
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105. Got mine for $75 on eBay.
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Check out the Magna TEARDROP streamline pedal. 1325 grams per pair. Magnetic clip variant is superior to the standard version for explosive power transfer with minimal cost premium. Electropositive base, zinc spindle with a light alloy body. Chromalloy fittings. This pedal will not disappoint and at a price you just can't beat!!! Under $100 at your local bike shop.

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