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Seeking Pedal recommendations(11 posts)

Seeking Pedal recommendationsronniedee
Aug 5, 2002 5:17 PM
I just bought a Klein Quantum, which came spec'd with a pair of SPD 515's. Personally, I find them difficult to clip into and they're tearing the crap out of the bottom of my new carbon fiber soles on my shoes.

Does anybody have any recommendations? I hear lots about Look and Speedplay. What about SPD-R's and Campy?
re: Seeking Pedal recommendationsspiderwj
Aug 5, 2002 7:09 PM
I have a pair of speedplay x-2's and I love them. They get your stack height down, have a large cleat area, are are super light. I have knee problems so I wanted the extra float also.

I modified my cleat so that I can twist my foot farther in also. More comfortable.

My brother's girlfriend is riding campy's and has problems with breaking the tip of the cleats off. she is about to go back to her speedplays.
re: Seeking Pedal recommendationsfurhawk
Aug 6, 2002 5:44 AM
I've used SPD-R, Speeedplay, Campy pedals all with adequate performance. The Speedplays are great for extra float and exit/entry, but the small pedal profile doesn't perform well for everyone. I came off Speedplays and went to the Look PP-396(adjustable free arc) and it is without a doubt the best pedal i've used so far. Exit/ entry is a snap (literally) and the aero platform feels more stable and i know i get more power to the cranks, and after all ain't that the name of the game? The Time pedal/cleat is a close second to the Look, only because the Time is a little tougher to clip in, takes a lot of force. Campy and SPD-R are good pedal systems, but not quite up to the Looks performance. I log 6000 miles per year and believe me, a good pedal is top priority. Hope this helps you make a choice.
re: Seeking Pedal recommendationstav
Aug 6, 2002 8:14 AM
I agree with furhawk that the best pedal is the look pp396,
a great pedal.
Indeed time pedals are (included the new impact) hard to click in and it took a lot of time to look for the wright position to click in. So look pp396 is the best.
re: Seeking Pedal recommendationsBanky
Aug 6, 2002 8:27 AM
I just got a pair of time impact, I have had no problems what so ever getting in a out of them, they have a low profile and are very light with a nice size platform.
For my next trick, I will set myself on fire!Juanmoretime
Aug 6, 2002 10:54 AM
Opinions are like @$$holes, everyone has one. Ride as many pedals as you can, then decide. Borrow from your friends that wear the same size shoe. I happen to ride Speedplay's and think they are great, you may not.
re: Seeking Pedal recommendationsgseely
Sep 26, 2002 5:28 PM
Is the 396 difficult to clip out of, or would the 357 be better? I am 135 pounds?

Greg
re: Seeking Pedal recommendationsgseely
Sep 26, 2002 5:31 PM
This is a postscript. I'm referring to the Look PP396 vs. the Look PP357. I note the 357 will release at a much lighter tension. Is the tension necessary to get out of the 396 a problem for someone who doesn't weigh much (135 pounds)?

Greg
Do any of you Speedplayers step in mud or gravel?p chop
Aug 7, 2002 6:11 AM
Prior warnings about pebbles in the cleats (and the prospect of having to think twice before hopping a ditch to pee) have made me shy away from getting some x's.

Are they really so fickle?

Thanks.
Do any of you Speedplayers step in mud or gravel?Juanmoretime
Aug 7, 2002 9:00 AM
Yes, and it's not a problem. I never had a time when I couldn't get in the pedal because something had gotten into my cleat. I can't say I've stepped into a lot of mud but when I have it came out of the cleat relatively easy.
Do any of you Speedplayers step in mud or gravel?Chen2
Aug 7, 2002 12:02 PM
I use cleat covers for walking. Mud can be a problem with Speedplay's as well as with many other cleats. In gravel the cleat covers can come loose, but I've never lost mine.
X1's for me.
~Al