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Old 10-02-12, 06:02 PM
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Mavic pedals? User feedback?

I blew out my Look pedals yesterday (pedal body came off the spindle and I had to pry it off the bottom of my shoe) and so am in the market for new pedals.

I prefer the larger platform/cleat a la Look and hate Speedplays et all.

I saw some Mavic pedals at my local shop but don't know anyone using them so I am looking for user feedback.

Have at it.
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How about the newer Shimano Ultegra or Dura-Ace pedals, since you prefer larger platform/cleat? I have both those pedals, and can enthusiastically recommend them. Especially the Dura-Ace.
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I went from Speedplays (10+ years) to Keos about 4 years ago. The newer Keo Blades are better still. Love the feel of the pedal/cleats. They eliminated the hot spots I would get on the balls of my feet on longer rides too.
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Originally Posted by Jed19 View Post
How about the newer Shimano Ultegra or Dura-Ace pedals, since you prefer larger platform/cleat? I have both those pedals, and can enthusiastically recommend them. Especially the Dura-Ace.
I'm on Campy SR so Shimano pedals...
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Old 10-02-12, 07:40 PM
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Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
I went from Speedplays (10+ years) to Keos about 4 years ago. The newer Keo Blades are better still. Love the feel of the pedal/cleats. They eliminated the hot spots I would get on the balls of my feet on longer rides too.
I just blew out my second set of Keos so I'm looking at other options.

I agree on the hotspots, though. That's why I like the larger pedal/cleat design.
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How old were your keo's? Warranty?
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Originally Posted by Gjc985 View Post
How old were your keo's? Warranty?
Warranty is not an option.
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I have Mavic pedals on a number of bikes and would have had nothing but good to report on the pedals. They just work and I like the wider platform. No problems clipping in or out. Only issue would be that not every shop in the land has cleats in their showcase. So if you were planning some kind of cross country tour you would have carry a spare. Often can be found at discount on scambay.

Don't know about service as I have never had to do anything with them. Very much like the Race model.
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Originally Posted by Bob Dopolina View Post
I'm on Campy SR so Shimano pedals would be completely covered by my foot when I ride so I'll get some.
Fify.
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Originally Posted by canam73 View Post
Fify.
Un-fify

"I'm on Campy SR so Shimano pedals would look a little odd to me."
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Originally Posted by Bob Dopolina View Post
I'm on Campy SR so Shimano pedals...

Oh.... Sorry to offend your delicate sensibilities.
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Oh.... Sorry to offend your delicate sensibilities.
You have no idea how deeply my sensibilities have been offended, how this has ripped a hole in my chest a left a bloody, gaping wound where my sensibilities once were.

I cried. I cried big, mushy, heavy sobbing tears. I am now looked in my bedroom, huddled under the covers in the dark and I'm just not sure if I will ever emerge again.
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Makes me pity those fools in the 70's who didn't know what a 'complete group' was.
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Makes me pity those fools in the 70's who didn't know what a 'complete group' was.
I may still have a DA stem around here somewhere.
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The Nitto made one with the hidden clamp? I have one too. Those are great looking stems, but tricky to get the bars tight enough.
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The Nitto made one with the hidden clamp? I have one too. Those are great looking stems, but tricky to get the bars tight enough.
Yes. You had to remove an alloy cap at the bend in the stem and shove an allen key inside to tighten the clamp IIRC.
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Seriously?

One user?

Maybe that's why they stopped making them (not on currently on MAVIC website).
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I used the Mavic pedals years ago, the black and yellow ones with the swiveling body and Look Delta style cleats. They were fine, a lot like Looks except for the moving body thing.
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Yes. You had to remove an alloy cap at the bend in the stem and shove an allen key inside to tighten the clamp IIRC.
I had the Modolo stems which had a rubber plug underneath that hid the pinch bolt. One cracked and was stuck in the steer tube and I pounded it out with a claw hammer. I still have one on an old bike.
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Originally Posted by Bob Dopolina View Post
Seriously?

One user?

Maybe that's why they stopped making them (not on currently on MAVIC website).
And why they are now dirt cheap online.
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I've never met or heard of anyone complain about them if that helps. Also never met or heard of anyone use them. Ravenmore should post soon about his keywins lol.
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I have a set of Mavic Race pedals that I'm currently using. No complaints. Solid and the float is smooth. Can't comment on the cleat durability since I've had them just a few months. Think I might pick up some extra cleats while I can since it does look like Mavic may be done with them.
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So not a mavic user but have you looked at xpedo? Light pedal, large platform and from my understanding they are the ones that make shimano pedals for them.

http://www.xpedo.com/
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So not a mavic user but have you looked at xpedo? Light pedal, large platform and from my understanding they are the ones that make shimano pedals for them.

http://www.xpedo.com/
I was sponsored by them for 2 seasons a few years ago. I'm familiar with them and still have a set or two around here somewhere.
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I was sponsored by them for 2 seasons a few years ago. I'm familiar with them and still have a set or two around here somewhere.
But you did't like them? Otherwise why go for something else?

I just got some Keo Blades and they sure look cool. Can't feel a difference from my old Keos when I'm riding tho
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