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Shimano 5800 vs 5700c pedals

Old 10-30-14, 04:59 PM
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Shimano 5800 vs 5700c pedals

Anyone know if there is actually a difference between these two. As far as I can tell the 5700c was the carbon update to the 5700 and then after a short time the 5800 pedal came out. Are they identical as the big upgrade to 5800 vs 5700 was carbon construction? I can get the 5700c about $15 cheaper and I'm trying to decide if it makes a difference. I'm definitely too cheap to buy ultegras, but like the idea of having a stiff resilient carbon pedal.

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Good question. I don't know for sure, but they look nearly identical and I've seen the same weight listed for each. I highly doubt there are more than few minor actual differences between the two. I grabbed the 5700c's a few months ago and will be running them with a 5800 group.
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A few (more than a few not really "a lot"....maybe "some") 5700c pedals have had pedal/spindle issues so maybe the 5800 changed that. Not sure though, I just have normal 5700 medal ones.
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You get what you pay for.
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Though I'm sure that's true I lack the finances to get high end equipment, so I'm happy to settle for less expensive provided I can still enjoy the ride. The 5700c is now outdated, thus discounted and cheaper, just trying to decide what changed and if what I'm paying for is actually worth it.
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Hey Sarcasm, Could you clarify what that issue was? Are we talking about spindles breaking loose?

thanks for the reply, it's definitely something to consider.
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Originally Posted by Mcbrune View Post
Though I'm sure that's true I lack the finances to get high end equipment, so I'm happy to settle for less expensive provided I can still enjoy the ride. The 5700c is now outdated, thus discounted and cheaper, just trying to decide what changed and if what I'm paying for is actually worth it.
You should easily be able to do this with the 5700, its not that it is a bad part, its that the 5800 is just better.
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Originally Posted by Bunyanderman View Post
You should easily be able to do this with the 5700, its not that it is a bad part, its that the 5800 is just better.
How is it better? Not snarky, just curious. Thx.
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How is it better? Not snarky, just curious. Thx.
Nothing majorly different, maybe slightly lighter and a possible fix of "spindle issues."
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Originally Posted by Bunyanderman View Post
Nothing majorly different, maybe slightly lighter and a possible fix of "spindle issues."
Those sound like guesses, but I don't know either. The weights I've seen are the same 285g.
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Originally Posted by dtrain View Post
Those sound like guesses. The weights I've seen are the same 285g.
That would be correct, what I should of said was you would hope that the would be better.
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Originally Posted by Bunyanderman View Post
That would be correct, what I should of said was you would hope that the would be better.
Ha! Fair enough. You would expect something improved (no matter how slight), but I'll be darned if I know what it is. Matches 5800 groups better I suppose, and has 100 more points on the Shimano scale (unless the c at the end of 5700c has a numeric value as well?).
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Yup, that is the one thing we know for sure. I certainly didn't recognize any differences in the product descriptions, they sound and look identical. Thanks for bouncing it around. I'm still curious what the spindle issue has been in the 105 pedals if anyone can give me the beakdown.
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I'll have to do some digging on my computer to bring it up. I would not hesitate if you found a deal on the 5700c or 5800. My post. But when i get to a computer Ill look it up.
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http://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycli...oke-twice.html

Wonder why I though spindle? But this is one thread that stuck out in my mind. There are a few more out there. But I don't think of them as a bad pedal, just something to think about.
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Thanks, that's good info and something to consider. I think I'll go with the 5700c and hope that the breakage was an anomaly, though if shimano stands by the product it shouldn't matter. Sure seems like paying extra for the 5800 will get me minimum gains at best. Thanks again for tracking that down!
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shimano M540, FTW!
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At the moment, Performance has the 5700-C pedals for $90 plus 25% off, so $68. I've been happy with mine for a few thousand trouble-free miles.
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^ Mine were $66 or $67 from Ribble.
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10 sp vs. 11 sp
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10 sp vs. 11 sp
Do pedals go up to 11, Nigel?
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Originally Posted by dtrain View Post
Do pedals go up to 11, Nigel?
I'm waiting for the 12 speeds to come out, so they must.


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At the moment, Performance has the 5700-C pedals for $90 plus 25% off, so $68. I've been happy with mine for a few thousand trouble-free miles.
Exactly the ones I was looking at and purchased. Thanks for all the feedback and discussion. I remain unconvinced that they changed Mutch if anything between the two pedals.
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I have had the 5700-c's for over 2000 miles and they are perfect!
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