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SPD R(4 posts)

SPD RTSlothrop
Jan 24, 2002 3:01 AM
My LBS is selling 2001 Ultegra SPD R's for £60. Is it worth paying an extra £5 and having them order in the 2002 models? saving this money doesn't make too much difference, I'm more interested in performance.
Any other coments on the ultegra pedals? I've not read any reviews, I'm just going on the fact that I've always been happy with Shimano products.
Thanks, john
re: SPD RPaul
Jan 24, 2002 3:38 AM
I guess a pound is a little more then a dollar about .50 cents? Good price, but I know people who don't like them and have seen Dura Ace sell for $50.00 used. What people tell me is that they are great once clipped in, but hard to get out. You also need shoes that will take the cleat. I have been using SPD's (Ultegra, Dura Ace) for years and won't switch. The pros complained of hot spots, so Shimano designed the SPD-R. Go to the review section on this site.

A good price is not always a good deal. If you have something that works, why switch?

Paul
re: SPD RHENRY K
Jan 24, 2002 4:54 AM
I BOUGHT A PAIR OF SPD Rs LAST YEAR AT WHAT WAS A GOOD PRICE TOO. I TRIED THEM A COUPLE OF TIMES I DID NOT LIKE THEM. IT WAS HARD TO GET OUT. I THEN WENT TO SPEEDPLAYS. THEY ARE LIGHT AND DOUBLESIDED, AND I BASICLY LIKED THEM BUT IF YOU WERE LEAVING A STOPLIGHT YOU COULDN'T PEDAL A FEW STROKES THEN CLIP IN BECAUSE THE PLATFORM IS TOO SMALL. I HAVE GONE BACK TO REGULAR SPDs. YES, I HAVE EXPERIENCED HOT SPOTS ON LONG RIDES. I BOUGHT A STIFFER PAIR OF SHOES AND THAT HELPED SOMEWHAT BUT I LIKE THE SPDs FOR IN & OUT THE BEST. I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THE SPD Rs AT ANY PRICE.
re: SPD Rbobo
Jan 24, 2002 6:19 AM
Just get the 2001s. I love SPD R pedals and have no problems with exit/entry whatsoever. I use the no float cleats and Shimano shoes. It's a nice wide, stable platform in my opinion.