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Shimano SPD-R Pedals, Dura-Ace or Ultegra?(5 posts)

Shimano SPD-R Pedals, Dura-Ace or Ultegra?jtsk
May 29, 2002 7:28 AM
I need new SPD-R pedals, are the Dura-Ace pedals really worth the extra money? Also, I noticed that the Ultegra pedals are actually heavier than the cheaper Shimano R-535 pedals. What's the deal, where do you get the most bang for the buck?
re: Shimano SPD-R Pedals, Dura-Ace or Ultegra?pat1
May 29, 2002 10:50 AM
Neither. Do yourself a favor and get some other pedals. I've got a pair of Ultegra SPD-R's that I'll sell you cheap (slightly used, but I have brand new cleats). After 9 months of putting up with them, I got speedplays, and they are far superior in every aspect.
re: Shimano SPD-R Pedals, Dura-Ace or Ultegra?Starnberg
May 30, 2002 5:01 PM
I also gave up on the Shimano and switched to Speedplay Zero's. Unbeleiveable difference...
re: Shimano SPD-R Pedals, Dura-Ace or Ultegra?I Love Shimano
May 30, 2002 10:46 PM
I have no complaints using the SPD-R pedals. The reason teh R535 is cheaper is because it uses plastic instead of steel (aluminum?) in the Ultegra/DA pedals. I suggest you go for the steel pedals.
re: Shimano SPD-R Pedals, Dura-Ace or Ultegra?DKF
May 31, 2002 3:38 AM
I think the DA SPD-R pedals are the best kept secret on the market (haven't used the Ultegra version). There was a small problem originally: they were difficult to engage and disengage. That problem has been solved with a teflon coating on the claw. They are without a doubt the pedal with the lowest profile (shoe to spindle distance). The bearings are superb, cornering clearance fantastic, large enough for good dispersion of torque without being ridiculously large and heavy. The cleats are metal, so they last, and they come in a variety of float selections: 0, 6, and 10 degree. I'll get off my soap box now.