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Best Road Peldals? (nm)(5 posts)

Best Road Peldals? (nm)97AccordBoy
Apr 13, 2002 4:49 PM
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re: Best Road Peldals? (nm)LC
Apr 14, 2002 10:03 AM
Time or Look for racing. For casual riding, just about any clipless will work fine.
Best for what?Kerry
Apr 14, 2002 3:45 PM
Another unanswerable question. Best value? Best for ease of entry? Best for ease of exit? Durability? Float? Weight? Appearance? Ease of maintenance? Cornering clearance? Foot support? Color choices?
Agreed but...mmquest
Apr 15, 2002 8:08 PM
FWIW and with what we have to go on, "which are the best pedals?" I would say Time hands down. I really like the way the Time pedals have some float, but they self-center and "push" your foot back into position if you float out to the side. I do not like the feeling the Look pedals give that your foot is just loose on the pedal.

That's, of course, just my opinion...
Campy Pro-Fit for Onegrzy
Apr 16, 2002 8:00 AM
Very slick design with the choice of floating or fixed cleat. Getting in is a tad tricky, but getting out is as smooth as a ski binding. The Record version is pretty light, but pricey. Like them better than Look, Time, SPD, & SPD-R

The new SpeedPlay Zero is supposed to be nice, but I haven't used them - just played with them at the Sea Otter. Regular SpeedPlays can get jamed if you walk on dirt or sand.

Shimano MTB SPD's are a popular choice for touring since the recessed cleat in a MTB style shoe is easy to walk around in.

The new Time is supposed to be good also.

Ultimately it's all personal choice and biomechanical needs. Every pedal system is a tradeoff - you need to decide what is important to you.