Pedal Type

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by rockthrowjoe, Jun 24, 2004.

  1. wineandkeyz

    wineandkeyz New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2003
    Messages:
    363
    Likes Received:
    0
    Speedplay CSC Edition Zero -- stainless steel version. I like the float feature -- I've noticed that my knees feel much better after longer rides.

    And the red color matches my bike! ;)
     


  2. cydewaze

    cydewaze New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2004
    Messages:
    883
    Likes Received:
    0
    Bleh! I have the red, but there's no red on my bike. Now they make the yellow, and there IS yellow on my bike. Coincidentally, the frame of the new bike I'm building is red, so........ hehe. Looks like another set of pedals to me. :cool:
     
  3. MeesterBond

    MeesterBond New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2004
    Messages:
    20
    Likes Received:
    0

    Same here... I've got Candy's on my mtb, Eggbeaters on my old road bike and the new road bike will be fitted with Quattros when they eventually come out.

    Love the float, the simplicity of it all and being able to use one pair of shoes for all the bikes.
     
  4. msdbking

    msdbking New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2004
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can someone please help? I just bought my first road bike and it came with regular pedals with the straps on it. How much will it benifit me to get a pair of cycling shoes and clipless pedals? Thanks everyone!
     
  5. Britt

    Britt New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2003
    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    0
    To be honest, it depends upon your ability and goals for riding the bike. If you are just looking to get fit and ride about town, I wouldn't worry about the pedals (at least for a while). If you are seeking to fly about roads and ride some races, then the pedals are going to help you about 20 - 40%.

    Just my two cents....

    -Bryan
     
  6. ScurvyDawg

    ScurvyDawg New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2004
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    I just switched to Zeros from SPDs a couple of weeks ago. The Zeros are awesome!!
     
  7. oldhousedr

    oldhousedr New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2004
    Messages:
    23
    Likes Received:
    0
    Another Speedplay vote here. Great for my right knee which has seen two reconstructive surgeries. No stress, no pain. I went with the X2, middle of the road in price with a large amount of float for my "pigeon-kneed" right leg.:)
     
  8. ROLO

    ROLO New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2004
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'm using SPD-SL (pd-r600) for a short time now. A very good upgrade from plain old SPD's.
     
  9. artemidorus

    artemidorus New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2004
    Messages:
    2,307
    Likes Received:
    0
    SPD-SLs (PD-R540), which is the 105 equivalent. Lovely big pedal platform after >10years on SPDs. I'm still making up my mind about whether there's enough float. No problems with my knees yet, but I'm often conscious of a vague desire for more float when cycling (my SPD cleats and pedals were very worn and gave me lots). What float there is is quite stiff (even with the adjustment screw largely backed off); if you clip in the shoe by hand and move it through the full float range, it takes a reasonable force. Don't want to lubricate for fear of accumulating road rubbish.
    I've had a couple of unintended unclippings when pedalling hard, but couldn't swear that I didn't accidentally push my heel out. That never happened with the SPDs, however.
     
  10. DAGonabike

    DAGonabike New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2004
    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    0
    SPD-SL R540.

    No problems since changed to them 3 months ago. Great.
     
  11. theyoungkid

    theyoungkid New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2004
    Messages:
    51
    Likes Received:
    0
    what comes on a giant ocr2? so far those seem decent, only clipless pedals I have
     
  12. rfctx

    rfctx New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2003
    Messages:
    18
    Likes Received:
    0
    Speedplay X2s on the road bike .. have not had any problems. I like the 2 sided entry and enjoy the "float". I am using Egg-beaters on my MTB bike ... love them ... again the 4 sided entry is so practical. The weight savings is not all bad as well.
     
  13. gruppo

    gruppo New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2004
    Messages:
    316
    Likes Received:
    0
    Although I was using Look CX-6 pedals when I voted, I have just switched to Dura-Ace SPD because they offer superior exiting to all the Look pedals I have tried. So far I am thrilled with SPDs and will probably never buy another Look pedal.
     
  14. loyola50

    loyola50 New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2004
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Write in for Speedplay X-2
     
  15. ksteede

    ksteede New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2004
    Messages:
    35
    Likes Received:
    0
    Look CX-7.

    My right foot toe's out aprox 5-10 degrees and is pronated so although expensive, the CX-7's are great.

    I used speed play frogs on my mountain bike, but they don't give me the pronation I need.
     
  16. BentForkz

    BentForkz New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2004
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Crank Brother's Egg Beaters
     
  17. DMax

    DMax New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2004
    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    0
    Speedplay X.

    Didn't realize so many other people used them. They are good though.
     
  18. Cruzzer08

    Cruzzer08 New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2004
    Messages:
    42
    Likes Received:
    0
    Shimano SPD-520 they work great and I like that I can walk around normaly in my shoes.
     
  19. Bianchi_man

    Bianchi_man New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2004
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Always use Look pedals, now have Look 5.1's on all my bikes
     
  20. OCRoadie

    OCRoadie New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2004
    Messages:
    301
    Likes Received:
    0
    Dura Ace SPD SL. Expensive but worth it. Knee pain instantly went away. Easiest clik-in ever.
     
Loading...
Loading...