|Has anyone switched from speedplays...||RideOn|
Sep 14, 2002 5:03 PM
|I know many riders who have switched from other
pedals to speedplays. Has anyone switched from speedplays to another pedal system and been happy with the change?
Sep 14, 2002 5:46 PM
|well, if you must switch, then do so||weiwentg|
Sep 14, 2002 6:47 PM
|if you can't get used to the free float, you probably aren't alone, and should switch. I hear the pro-fits are good: Look-sized platform, much lighter, and you can't go wrong with Campy (or Campag). if you're willing to put up with a small platform (carbon shoes should do it), and you also have an MTB, you could use egg beaters with the road cleats. pedal choice is very personal.|
|well, if you must switch, then do so||Noam|
Sep 14, 2002 9:36 PM
|I am in the proces of replacing muy old look pedals and Sppedplay was suggested. I do not like the lateral move of the Look red cleats. Could you please explain how the free float works? I also hear that the Profit are hanging nose dive and you need some practice to flip them over to engage the cleat. .|
|re: Has anyone switched from speedplays...||bianchi boy|
Sep 15, 2002 9:03 AM
|After reading all the rave reviews, I broke down and spent $150 on some Speedplay X2s last spring. I used them for two weeks and started getting knee discomfort almost immediately. After two weeks, my knees were really hurting and I took them off and returned them to REI for a refund. I liked the way they functioned and had no trouble with the float, but they apparently just didn't agree with my knees.
Before the speeds, I had been using Look 247s for some time, and have gone back to them. Except for the occasional squeak, I like the Looks. Just make sure you buy some cleat covers or you will be forever buying new cleats.
|re: Has anyone switched from speedplays...||gtx|
Sep 15, 2002 11:31 AM
|I switched from Speedplay road pedals to Speedplay Frogs--I got the Frogs for my mtb and liked them better than the road pedals. So I put them on all my bikes. They also just came out with a new Frog cleat which is much improved. Before Speedplay I'd ridden Look, Time and Shimano. I'm curious to try the Coombe pedals.|
Sep 16, 2002 9:20 AM
|I tried Speedplays for a while as my first road pedal. I used spd's on everything before that. Then I tried a pair of Looks. Loaned the speedplays to a buddy months ago and about forgot what happened to them, 'cause I'm just gonna sell them if he gives them back. I didn't like the floating feeling and the all-too-easy release.