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Is the record pedal really that hard to clip in?(6 posts)

Is the record pedal really that hard to clip in?boat
Sep 19, 2002 1:41 PM
I'm changing my pedal to the record pro-fit, i used to have the dura ace SPD-R, so I'm just wondering that is it really true that the record pedals are hard to clip in (according to the review section).
No trouble getting inDMoore
Sep 19, 2002 2:10 PM
They're no trouble at all to clip into. I have them on 4 bikes.

There's a little trick to clipping out, though. Be sure your foot is unweighted when you twist out. If you push down and try to twist, it won't work. But with no pressure on the pedal, it will twist free easily. If it doesn't, check your shoe/cleat interface. The sole of my Sidis cause the cleat to bend ever so slightly, and that makes the release much more difficult. With other shoes, the release is very easy. I need to put a shim or two under the cleats on the Sidis, but just haven't bothered to do so.
NopeKerry
Sep 19, 2002 4:47 PM
People who have used both Look and Campy say they are about the same. One of my riding buddies uses the SPD-R and he has a terrible time clipping in, but maybe he's just a klutz.
Easy.....Have had no trouble since first ride.(nm)James
Sep 19, 2002 8:45 PM
re: Is the record pedal really that hard to clip in?jzinckgra
Sep 20, 2002 8:20 AM
I switched from Bebops to Record pedals this Spring. The bearings are super smooth, but I find clipping in a little hard at times, especially at red lights/stop signs. It's even harder on hills. MOst of the reason is because the pedal swings down on itself when you unclip.I have gotten better at it, but I don't like having to look down at the pedal and think about the "clip in" every time. Needless to say, I bought a pair of Speedplay x/2's off a guy and I'll be putting them on the bike tomorrow. I have a feeling already, I'll like them more and I should already be used to the float having used Bebops. No offense to the record pedals though. Whatever works for you. BTW, I may sell my Records if you are interested.
re: Is the record pedal really that hard to clip in?desmo
Sep 20, 2002 8:12 PM
I'd second the fact that the only slight problem is they spin so nice they're always hanging down and don't have any resistance to hold the pedal flat while you're trying to get in. It's really not a big deal.