Re: Candies/Egg beaters for road bike?
In article <EJqdnbfx2tipLuTbnZ2dnUVZ_ryknZ2d@giganews.com>,
Just A User <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Pete D. wrote:
> > There's a post below that talks about Candy pedals from Crank Bro... so,
> > stupid Q: Do you use Candy (or even Eggbeaters) on your road bike?
> > I was about to buy the Candies, but then saw they're ATB pedals... so, does
> > it matter? I don't ride in groups, but hope to someday, and would rather
> > not get weird looks from people asking if I knew I put mountain pedals on
> > my
> > Trek Pilot.
> > Pete
> I don't ride in groups either. But I wouldn't think twice about riding
> with my Candies. They are really good all round pedals. But if you must
> get a "road" pedal, get the egg beaters. I like the candies for the
> little platform for the fact that you can push on them a bit more while
> not clipped in, like when starting.
I ride in groups, wear my racing club's colours, and even show up for
races (where, of late, I've been doing badly).
Right now I'm using Egg Beaters, mainly because the road bike with
Candys on it is out of service.
Nobody will care. If they do, gently point out that a few years ago,
Freddy Rodriguez was winning sprints (sprints!) while riding Egg Beaters.
I suppose he uses Quattros now, which are the designated Crank Bros road
Before that, I raced (and occasionally won!) in SPDs, and flirted with
Looks and Look clones. Not much to choose among any of those pedals, and
I'm pretty sure the difference largely comes down to shoe stiffness.
When I get around to it, I'll probably buy a set of Quattros. They're
nice pedals, and claim a nice narrow tread and a big stable platform. I
also want to buy a set of the three-bolt "road" cleats, which will make
my sole set of three-bolt "road" shoes both usable and somewhat walkable.
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