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Road pedals advice/opinionsGpruett
Apr 15, 2001 5:57 AM
I am looking for advice/opinions of pedals. I started riding on the road about a year ago, on an old Univega, I just slapped an old pair of MTB pedals on and went down the road with my MTB shoes. I got hit by a car 2 weeks ago, the bike was totaled, I was fine and have ordered a sweet new road bike. I need to buy pedals and shoes. I commute to work 50 miles round trip twice a week, and ride 50mi on saturday a.m. other than that I ride the Mtb. I don't race but like most people I like race stuff... (I bought a bike hung with all durace.)
re: Road pedals advice/opinionslook271
Apr 15, 2001 8:06 AM
I, and lots of people on this board, like Looks. You can buy lighter pedals (speedplay), but I prefer the nice big platforms of Looks and their durability, as well as ease of entry/exit. If you're using your bike for commuting, however, staying with mtb pedals/shoes may be the way to go, since road cleats/shoes are a PITA to walk in. Hope this helps!
re: Road pedals advice/opinionsgpruett
Apr 15, 2001 2:23 PM
I have a shower and change available at work, so I am not gonna be walken far in them.

Thanks for the input. I seems most people really like Look or Speedplay.
re: Road pedals advice/opinionsPhil M
Apr 15, 2001 2:24 PM
I would highly recommend investing in a pair of Speedplay X/2's with Sidi Genius 3 shoes. I've been using this combo now for about 4 months and have had nothing but good experiences with them. The Sidis are easy to walk in with the cleats, if you have to- your foot stays close to flat. After a very short adjustment period with the Speedplays I would not go back to anyting else (used to run Time shoes/pedals for years). The cleat holds your foot solidly on the pedal and the Sidis are very comfortable on long rides. I also commute to work 5 days a week (about 26 miles round-trip) in addition to longer recreational rides on the weekends. An added bonus is that the Speedplays shaved almost a pound off my Bianchi. Big difference. Try them. I don't think you'll be disappointed.
I'll confuse the issue by voting Pro-Fit.bill
Apr 18, 2001 7:23 AM
You can get some 2000 Pro-Fits now on closeout. Their profile is a little lower than Looks, I think they're lighter, and they feel almost the same. I went from Look 236 to Record Pro-Fit with no regrets -- they feel more solid (which, let's face it, could be between my ears, but, whatever works, right?). The 2001 models, which I have not seen yet, supposedly have a slightly greater platform. Some people seem to have insoluble problems getting in them, but I've never had any problems. May be a shoe/cleat compatibility issue; I've got Sidi Shadows and am very happy.