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Pedal Recommendations, Please?

Old 08-23-11, 03:03 PM
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Pedal Recommendations, Please?

I know what I am about to suggest is heresy, but can someone suggest a non clip/non cleat/non cycling shoe oriented flat pedal for a road bike?

I know, I know, I'm losing power, efficiency, blah blah blah, but I just dropped significant $ on the bike, and I just want to casually ride for September and October before it gets too cold. Once it's winter and I'm on hiatus, I will figure out what shoes and pedals to get, but for now, I just want to upgrade from the disposable test ride pedals that come with the bike. Suggestions? Many thanks.
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Old 08-23-11, 03:09 PM
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Then please stick with the disposable test ride pedals since you're going to get new pedals anyway.
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Old 08-23-11, 05:23 PM
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I don't think there's a whole lot of quality variance on the platforms... they all kinda work the same. My LBS threw on some decent $10 ones before I had decided on a pedal system.
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Old 08-23-11, 06:11 PM
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Someone in the touring forum recommeded MKS GR-9 pedals. I read some positive reviews but haven't completed my build yet so I haven't tried them yet.
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While not completely clipless, I use these:

http://www.amazon.com/Power-Grips-Sp.../dp/B001FYGGLC

on my commuter and really like them. I've used GR-9s too, but found them to small to use without straps of some kind. If you look at somafab or webstores that cater to fixie folk you will see more option. In fact if you ask in the ss/fixie forum you may get better advice.
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I have over 1,000 miles on my road bike using the Forté ATB Comp Pedals. They are light, they have good bearings, and they were just $25 last time I looked.
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Originally Posted by NE Tiger View Post
I know what I am about to suggest is heresy, but can someone suggest a non clip/non cleat/non cycling shoe oriented flat pedal for a road bike?

I know, I know, I'm losing power, efficiency, blah blah blah, but I just dropped significant $ on the bike, and I just want to casually ride for September and October before it gets too cold. Once it's winter and I'm on hiatus, I will figure out what shoes and pedals to get, but for now, I just want to upgrade from the disposable test ride pedals that come with the bike. Suggestions? Many thanks.
Let me get this straight. You just spent significant money on a bike...ergo, you do not want to plunk down more cash for clipless pedals. Yet you want to buy an "upgraded"platform pedals that will eventually be replaced by clipless?!? Or, are you not planning on going clipless at all?

If you are going clipless later, just stick with what came with the bike.
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Old 08-24-11, 09:34 AM
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Originally Posted by NE Tiger View Post
I know what I am about to suggest is heresy, but can someone suggest a non clip/non cleat/non cycling shoe oriented flat pedal for a road bike?

I know, I know, I'm losing power, efficiency, blah blah blah, but I just dropped significant $ on the bike, and I just want to casually ride for September and October before it gets too cold. Once it's winter and I'm on hiatus, I will figure out what shoes and pedals to get, but for now, I just want to upgrade from the disposable test ride pedals that come with the bike. Suggestions? Many thanks.
Any of the Wellgo platforms would be fine. Be sure to grease the threads if you install them yourself.

I don't think there's a whole lot of quality variance on the platforms
Incorrect. The cheap ones are easy to snap off (mentioned a lot in Clydesdale pedal discussions).
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If you don't want to go clipless you can still get a benefit from mountain bike shoes and clips like these.

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If you're going to ride casually then save your money and stick with the platform pedals that came with the bike.
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