Performance Pedals

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by Mark Wolfe, Mar 1, 2003.

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  1. Mark Wolfe

    Mark Wolfe Guest

    Performance bike has some magneseum/Ti pedals going on sale next week. I was wondering what the
    general opinion is on these things. They seem awfully light, and the price is right. I'm having to
    move to spd road pedals due to my current work situation, and I'm leaning towards a set of these.
    Also, I'm 210lbs right now so I'm wondering if they'll hold up for me?

    Thanks, Mark Wolfe
     
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  2. "Mark Wolfe" <[email protected]> wrote

    Performance bike has some magneseum/Ti pedals going on sale next week.
    > I was wondering what the general opinion is on these
    things.................................
    > I'm having to move
    > to spd road pedals
    ....................... Also, I'm 210lbs right now ............

    Mark,

    What advantage are you trying for with mag/ti pedals. Gram shaving will not result in any
    performance difference.

    I like the "MTB" style double sided spds, as they are easy to click into even when I don't know or
    care which side is up. In terms of function and reliability for a relatively inexpensive SPD pedal,
    I doubt you will do much better than the Shimano PD-M525 on special at Harris
    http://www.sheldonbrown.com/harris/pedals.html#clipless

    Regards, Larry
     
  3. > Performance bike has some magneseum/Ti pedals going on sale next week. .....Also, I'm 210lbs right
    > now so I'm wondering if they'll hold up for me?

    If they're Ti axles, I wouldn't use them at 210lbs. I'm "only" 182 lbs, and have done in several Ti
    axles. Bad news. There are better places to save weight.

    --Mike-- Chain Reaction Bicycles http://www.ChainReaction.com
     
  4. Mark Wolfe

    Mark Wolfe Guest

    That's what I figured, they have the same with chro-mo axles. I have to walk about 100 yards or so
    when I get to work, and doing that in the looks suck, so I was going to go spd.

    Mike Jacoubowsky wrote:

    >> Performance bike has some magneseum/Ti pedals going on sale next week. .....Also, I'm 210lbs
    >> right now so I'm wondering if they'll hold up for me?
    >
    > If they're Ti axles, I wouldn't use them at 210lbs. I'm "only" 182 lbs, and have done in several
    > Ti axles. Bad news. There are better places to save weight.
    >
    > --Mike-- Chain Reaction Bicycles http://www.ChainReaction.com
     
  5. Dan Baker

    Dan Baker Guest

    Mark Wolfe <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:<w4%[email protected]wssvr16.news.prodigy.com>...
    > Performance bike has some magneseum/Ti pedals going on sale next week.
    > --------------

    I have a set I bought around october or so (last time they went on sale) and use almost every day...
    no problems yet. I'm a svelte 165#, and dont sprint much though. Cant vouch for a standing hill
    sprint by a big guy....

    The one thing I dont really like about them is that the dust seals (still) seem overly tight and
    prevent them from spinning freely and hanging predictably, so you have to look and turn them right
    side up sometimes prior to getting it. Not usually an issue if you can stay clipped in at lights. ;)

    d
     
  6. mark-<< Performance bike has some magneseum/Ti pedals going on sale next week. I was wondering what
    the general opinion is on these things. They seem awfully light, and the price is right.

    << Also, I'm 210lbs right now so I'm wondering if they'll hold up for me?

    See above thread on ti pedal spindles-I think that they are NOT a good idea for you-

    Peter Chisholm Vecchio's Bicicletteria 1833 Pearl St. Boulder, CO, 80302
    (303)440-3535 http://www.vecchios.com "Ruote convenzionali costruite eccezionalmente bene"
     
  7. > That's what I figured, they have the same with chro-mo axles. I have to walk about 100 yards or so
    > when I get to work, and doing that in the looks suck, so I was going to go spd.

    LOOKs are great pedal systems. Obviously the better solution is to find a job where you don't have
    to walk 100 yards in your shoes!

    --Mike-- Chain Reaction Bicycles http://www.ChainReactionBicycles.com
     
  8. Ken

    Ken Guest

    "Mike Jacoubowsky" <[email protected]> wrote in news:jPt8a.408
    [email protected]:

    >> That's what I figured, they have the same with chro-mo axles. I have to walk about 100 yards or
    >> so when I get to work, and doing that in the looks suck, so I was going to go spd.
    >
    > LOOKs are great pedal systems. Obviously the better solution is to find a job where you don't have
    > to walk 100 yards in your shoes!

    You could take your shoes off.

    Ken
     
  9. John Everett

    John Everett Guest

    On Sat, 01 Mar 2003 09:30:04 GMT, Mark Wolfe <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Performance bike has some magneseum/Ti pedals going on sale next week. I was wondering what the
    >general opinion is on these things. They seem awfully light, and the price is right. I'm having to
    >move to spd road pedals due to my current work situation, and I'm leaning towards a set of these.
    >Also, I'm 210lbs right now so I'm wondering if they'll hold up for me?

    The price is even more right for the pedals right next to them in the Performance flier. An added
    benefit, the cheaper ones are two sided. If you're trying to shave a few grams carry only one
    water bottle.
    :)

    jeverett3<AT>earthlink<DOT>net http://home.earthlink.net/~jeverett3
     
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