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WELLGO R-4 PEDALS -are they any good or will they ruin knees(4 posts)

WELLGO R-4 PEDALS -are they any good or will they ruin kneessurf
Dec 17, 2001 11:08 AM
Anybody have Wellgo R-4 pedals. I have these on one of my bikes and they seem to work fine. Don't have much float though. Any opinions, also are there any pedals that will save the knees? I dont ride that bike very much.
I didn't really like mine.jw25
Dec 17, 2001 12:05 PM
but more because they were hard to get into. They seemed to require a hard push to engage the rear hook, and if you weren't dead on with the front of the cleat, your foot went skating out. Very embarassing, not to mention deadly in a race.
I switched to a set of Looks, and really like them, but everyone's different.
As for "saving the knees", well, are your knees bad? There again, everyone's different, but if you have fairly healthy knees, and decent biomechanics, and can set the cleats up right, pretty much any pedal will do. The problems start when the knees have been injured, or you push big gears too hard for too long, or sit too low, or have bad biomechanics (leg-length discrepancies or severe pronation/supination).
As long as they work fine, and you don't have trouble with entry and exit, all a pedal needs to do is hold your foot to the cranks, so there's no need to switch.
On the other hand, new stuff is always fun, and if you're worried about your knees, maybe you want to try Speedplays or Bebops, which both have lots of float.
They'll probably break before they damage your knee!Rusty McNasty
Dec 17, 2001 3:15 PM
I made the mistake of buying this piece of cr@p pedal about 2 years ago. What a pile of $h!t! The fu
re: WELLGO R-4 PEDALS -are they any good or will they ruin kneesbomb the bass
Dec 19, 2001 1:02 PM
I agree with the other replys here, the r4s came stock on my bike so i used them for a couple months. Then i realized how much better looks feel, and more importantly how much faster i could get into them...