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Ritchey Road Pedals?(10 posts)

Ritchey Road Pedals?Velocipedio
Jun 5, 2001 2:04 PM
I want to use my MTB shoes on my soon-to-be-delivered road bike. I have Ritchey SPD-type pedals on my MTB, and I'm considering Ritchey road pedals for the road bike. Opinions?

Am I correct in assuming the Ritcheys will accept the same cleats as my 4-year-old Ritcheys? Are the Ritchey cleats compatible with Shimano pedals?
re: Ritchey Road Pedals?ColnagoFE
Jun 5, 2001 4:42 PM
yup and yup...sorta...they fit a bit tighter than the SPDs but they work.
re: Ritchey Road Pedals?grz mnky
Jun 5, 2001 4:55 PM
You can still get the pre SPD-R Ultegra style road pedals. They should use the same cleat. Not too impressed with the quality of the Ritchey pedals.
Jun 6, 2001 7:26 AM
I looked all over for the pre-SPDR Ultegra pedal (my wife uses them) and could not find any. She likes to use mtn bike shoes on the road and few cleats work. Ended up getting the Ritchey road pedals which are kinda crappy.
Where?grz mnky
Jun 6, 2001 11:52 AM
Hmmm, I just checked all of my usual web sources and couldn't find them anywhere. I can't remember who I ordered them from - I'll try and see if I still have the paperwork at home. I built up a bike for a buddy 3 mos. ago and we used them so he could also go with a single pair of shoes.

Sorry to come up short - it's really bugging me now.
Jun 6, 2001 12:06 PM
Appreciate the effort. They really are better pedals than those crappy Ritchey's (although I like some of the Ritchey stuff) for the same money.
Jun 6, 2001 10:59 PM
I have seen a few pairs of these pedals floating around. Relatively speaking, they aren't too expensive.
re: Ritchey Road Pedals?LC
Jun 5, 2001 9:19 PM
The road Richey's are light and last a long time, but the contact area is smaller than other SPD. Had mine for 3 years and they still work fine though and am happy with them overall. The whole key is to have really stiff sole shoes, then the small contact area is not a problem.
Ritchey sucks SO bad!!!JohnG
Jun 7, 2001 9:13 PM
I've been trying to avoid writing this but these hoseheads have left me no alternative.

This is very simple: I bought a set of road logic pedals about three months ago. They were NOT machined properly....! They did not work! I wrote Ritchey three times and did not get any response from them. I then Mickey moused a temporary "fix" and used them for a few months. I wrote Ritchey again and they finally responded. I talked to them on the phone several times at which point they admitted that they had some problems with defective machining on some of their pedals. They asked me to send the pedals to them for replacement, which I did.

Guess what I found on my doorstep this evening? My old pedals with a note saying that they worked OK.

What a bunch incompetent AHOLES!!!!
Run, don't walk from these @#$%@!
Jun 8, 2001 10:39 AM
I just got an email from Ritchey stating that they will in fact replace my pedals.

OK, I'm a little 'cooler' this morning and I regret slamming them like I did. I was just a LITTLE frustrated due to what seemed like a real run-around. Their explanation was that I didn't give explicit directions in the return package regarding the "fix" I made to the pedals. That seems reasonable now.... didn't last night though.

So, given this latest bit of information I'm very satisfied with Ritchey products and service.