Clipless Pedals....Road cycling newbie

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by grindr82, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. grindr82

    grindr82 New Member

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    Hey All, I am researching some pedal choices for my new Giant Avail 1 road bike. I am new to Road cycling. I currently have the Crank Brothers Mallet 1 for my Cyclocross bike, which I like because its so easy to clip in and out of but dislike that I can not wear standard shoes for quick errands (I thought the platform would allow for it sadly my feet slip) I will be upgrading to the mallet 2 or 3....

    As for my road bike its been suggested that I look at Candy 1 and Candy 2 pedals or egg beater style...what is the difference?

    I plan on joining a local group doing rides ranging from 25 - 50 miles each time we gather. Aside from that I will be riding on my own on my down time....

    As a beginner I just dont want to be dooped into buying something for the sake of buying it by a salesperson.....Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
     
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  2. vspa

    vspa Active Member

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    there are pedals for double purposes, platform on one side and SPD clipless shimano on the other, http://www.excelsports.com/main.asp?page=8&description=PD%2DM324+Pedals&vendorCode=SHIM&major=5&minor=4
     
  3. CAMPYBOB

    CAMPYBOB Well-Known Member

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    Use road pedals and stash a pair of flip-flops in your jersey pockets?

    It is Cali! /img/vbsmilies/smilies/smile.gif

    As vspa suggested, most folks use the 1/2 SPD-1/2 platform type pedal these days for a dual use.

    Something like this:
    http://www.ems.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3661465&emssrcid=GoogleBase:pS3661465&gclid=CP6Z97GszrMCFexFMgodwwIArw

    The difference between the Candy 1 and 2 is a change from a one piece plastic body to a two piece machined aluminum body on the slightly heavier model 2.
     
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