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Pedals. What are you using?

Old 08-26-18, 10:44 AM
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Pedals. What are you using?

I just purchased nice new Shimano SPDs and nice new Giro Republics to make a sweet ride and look cool doing so.
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Old 08-26-18, 01:53 PM
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Good luck with yours...hope you enjoy them as much as I do mine.
I love my pedals! Sooo many enjoyable miles on them.
But much to my regret, we may have reached the end of the road...



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Old 08-26-18, 03:15 PM
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A couple bombproof SPDs but considering going to back to my TIME ATAC pedals in the future

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Xpedo M-Force 8 Titanium

They are "SPD compatible." The cleats which came with the pedals are still in the package. I'm using Shimano cleats and have had no problems whatsoever. My scale says 212 grams/pair.




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Old 08-26-18, 06:40 PM
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Ultegra spd-sl
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Old 08-26-18, 09:21 PM
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XT Trail pedals of both an older pair from '13 and some from '17 not much has changed on them but a good solid pedal. My vintage bike uses the Ultegra level A-600s and I have some A-530s on my touring bike and some 90s era XT non-spd pedals on my old Klein.
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Old 08-26-18, 09:31 PM
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Time Atac Alium and platform/holdfast for around town.
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Currently I use SPD-SL. I find that even with the best shoes I can justify buying (mid-level SIDIs) the SPDs I was using before gave me hot spots on long rides or during intense climbing. The SPD-SLs solve that even with sub-$200 shoes.

My pedal chronology has been:
  • Platform through the 80s and 90s.
  • Toe-clip (cages) from 2000-2006
  • SPD from 2007-2017
  • SPD-SL from beginning of 2018 season to present.
The SPD-SLs were a long time coming -- I resisted road pedals for some reason. I guess I thought the shoes would be hard to walk in. But my SPD-SL shoes are no harder to walk in than my SPD shoes were.
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Old 08-27-18, 08:05 AM
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Plastic Haro Small Blocks (big concave platform) + YNOT straps. Best combo fixed for me.

Shimano XT spd's on my road bike.
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Old 08-29-18, 05:49 AM
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Speedplay Zero's on all of my road bikes. SPD's on mtn bikes.
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I have a different type of pedal on every bike.


Road bike (Trek 1100): Speedplay Zero

Casual fixed gear (Surly Steamroller): MTB platforms with plastic cages and straps

City/commuter 3-speed (Takara road bike conversion): Big, plastic platforms

Track bike (MASH Parallax): Shimano 105 SPD-SL

New-to-me SS gravel bike (All City Nature Boy): Shimano PD-530 and compatible shoes are on their way, should arrive tomorrow!


I feel pedals are like handlebars, in that each design offers advantages and drawbacks for a given use. Cycling happiness depends on matching your component selections to your riding style. If they ever come up with one pedal that gives outstanding service for every type of ride, I'll buy a half dozen pair and put them on every bike. That's not going to happen though.
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Casual rider here. I have these inexpensive Avenir plastic pedals on three bikes. They work fine for relatively light duty, and are just knobbly enough so my feet don't slip off. I think they're a great replacement part for fixing up old bikes.

https://www.amazon.com/Avenir-Resin-.../dp/B002BW1DH4
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Originally Posted by Broctoon View Post
I have a different type of pedal on every bike.

I feel pedals are like handlebars, in that each design offers advantages and drawbacks for a given use. Cycling happiness depends on matching your component selections to your riding style. If they ever come up with one pedal that gives outstanding service for every type of ride, I'll buy a half dozen pair and put them on every bike. That's not going to happen though.
This. I'm still on the look out for what works best on my mountain bike, I ditched clipless pedals because I don't feel like they're necessary. I have huge feet though and shopping for good pedals can be expensive.
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SPD-SLs on my road bike. I have some GR-9s I could put on for casual jaunts but it's easier just to stand on the clipless pedals. FG is the same deal except I have to actually change the pedals when I want to wear normie shoes on it.
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Old 08-30-18, 07:42 AM
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look keo road
look keo track
shimano spd mountain
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Kyokuto "Pro-Ace" track on one bike:



Lyotard mod.23 "Marcel Berthet" on another:



With these shoes:

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Originally Posted by hairnet View Post
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+1. I'm coming to terms with the fact that I may never "standardize" all my bikes to the same exact pedal system. On my fixed-gear, I use Shimano touring shoes with SH-51 cleats because they have a firm connection that won't let go as easily as the SH-56s I use on the geared "rando/touring" bike where my feet aren't flailing around as much and easy disengagement is a positive.

And it goes without saying that my English 3-speed won't be getting anything but regular flat pedals.
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Old 09-01-18, 10:51 PM
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Shimano XT's SPD pedals. I like more float in the pedal for a fixed gear bike. I also found that when I crossed the 50 year old mark that SPD pedals were a lot easier on my knees than road pedals so I put SPD's on all my road bikes. Have not had any knee pain for years since I started using them.

My first pair of road pedals were quill pedals with toe straps and black leather Detto Pietro's with cleats. Man that setup made my knees ache even when I had them properly run-in and adjusted. Road Looks through the 80's and 90's 2,000's and still my knees would ache after long rides. When I went to SPD's pain is gone.


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Riding on a pair of wellgo k20439 pedals with powergrip straps. My favorite setup so far.
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Metal Wellgo platforms on one bike. Plastic platforms on another. Both single speed bikes, not fixed. I can wear any shoes I want with them so, for me, they work well.
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MKS urban platforms with Zefal half clips. They work well on a single speed setup.
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Issi pedals have treated me very well for the past 2 years for commuting w/ SS/FG included.
Definitely better than the lower and mid-range shimano SPD offerings and at a much friendlier pricepoint and with 6x the color options!
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Crank brothers

Egg beaters on the Mt bike
Candy's on the converted Mt bike to road baby carrier
and Mallets on the IRO SS
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Shimano Click-R, easy to get out of and can be used with regular shoes when needed.
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Look Keo carbon road pedals on my track bike(only bike). Just switched from DECO BMX platform pedals and straps. I also had egg-beaters before. They all have advantages and disadvantages. Life platforms and straps you can wear whatever shows you want. With the egg beaters I had Chrome shoes and I had a lot of float (don't buy Chrome couple as shoes). Couple as pedals are obviously faster and lighter. I did love the four sided engagement of the egg-beaters. I ride road clipless now for the speeds.
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