|which type of pedal for road bike||silroadbike|
Jul 16, 2002 4:48 PM
|I have the shimano double sided pedals presently. I am looking for an upgrade pedal. I need a pedal for easy release like the shimano with floatation.|
|Ummm, *road* pedals?||grzy|
Jul 16, 2002 5:06 PM
|Seriously, what is it that you're looking to upgrade/change/improve? If you simply go to road SPD pedals you can use you same shoes and not even change the cleats. Then you'll get to experience the joys of a single sided pedal. If you pick some other cleat style then you may want to also change you shoes since most MTB/touring style shoes aren't compatible with the serious roadie pedals. Before you know it you'll be in it for something like $250 to $400 for shoes and pedals. If money is no object then buy the best roadie shoes that fit (around $200) and then get the latest in stylie pedals: Speedplay zeros, Campy Profit Record, Time Impact, SPD-R, etc. Pedal preferences are as unique as shoes and it's hard for anyone to say which system is THE best. The best is the one you like the best.|
|"the joys of a single sided pedal"||filtersweep|
Jul 16, 2002 7:01 PM
|"the joys of a single sided pedal"
I've used both SPDs are SPD-Rs. The SPDs were convenient for my urban rides (dual-sided entry... sure they aren't a "proper" road pedal, but there is something to be said for convenience). Also, they are cheap- and I wasn't interested in spending a fortune on a pedal that will end up all scraped up.
I switched over the SPD-Rs- kept the same shoes, but paid $20 for a different adapter plate for my SIDIs. The bigger platform makes all the difference in the world- they are much more comfortable after a long ride and have a definite "better feel" than the spds.
I know it isn't all that "fashionable" to use a Shimano pedal system, but I paid only $40 for a new set of Ultegras WITH the cleats- can't argue with that... and they don't squeak. My philosophy is to buy a great shoe, and a "good" pedal... unless you have a sponsor paying your bills, I doubt anything with titanium or carbon is really worth the big money. Nothing on your bike will get chewed up faster than your pedals anyway.
|"the joys of a single sided pedal"||shwndh|
Jul 18, 2002 5:53 AM
|I was thinking of getting some cheap wellgo pedals from nashbar until I get some cash to get a real setup - http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?category=108&subcategory=1123&brand=&sku=7042&storetype=&estoreid= Will these work with the cleats for my Shimano 515 pedals?(I know 515's suck!)
|"the joys of a single sided pedal"||Sim|
Jul 19, 2002 2:19 PM
|my experience tell me that the best road pedals are Time. the only issue is that they are made for competition, and a bit hard to engage shoes. it's Pantani, Ulrich , and Zulle's choice.they offer the bigest contact surface between shoe and pedal.
my second choice is Look because they are easy to engage and easy to install. it is a pedal that may adapt to all knees .
Shimano???? really don't understand why can anyone use them because they are too small.