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Better than speedplay ?(5 posts)

Better than speedplay ?PeterRider
Oct 22, 2002 6:14 PM
I just changed my old 'n cheap Look 206 pedals for speedplay x2, hoping those are better for the knees. I don't know about knees yet, but so far I'm not really impressed, and don't think they are worth the price difference... we'll see.

I wanted to know, is there any pedals that have a little bit of float along a rear->front axis (don't know how to call it, an axis parallel to the direction where the bike is going) ? ie allowing the foot to rotate a bit sideways ? With Look as well as speedplay, you have 2 degrees of rotation freedom. I would like to have some freedom in the last direction, like up to 5 degrees or so...

Thanks for any info,

Time Road Pedals?, Can any Time riders help?Juanmoretime
Oct 23, 2002 5:04 AM
If your selling the Speedplay's cheap, I'll take them. Back to your question. Talk to some rider who ride Time road pedals. Speedplays float around a fixed axis. I know the whole cleat on Time mountain bike pedals float, I use them and love them. I think that Times road pedals do the same thing but never have rode Time Road pedals.
TIME pedalsIwannapodiumgirl
Oct 23, 2002 3:08 PM
I find these pedals have front and rear float - a little "disturbing" at first, but once you are use to them, they feel great. Getting use ot the clip in/clip out also takes a while.

I swapped from LOOK to TIME as I had knee troubles, and found my knees really liked the TIME.

You can ride my pedals, to see if you like them - I live in Sydney Australia if that helps!
thanks for the offer...PeterRider
Oct 23, 2002 7:16 PM
I hope I will have the occasion to go to Sydney next July, to present a paper at the congress of the international astronomical union !

re: Better than speedplay ?bsdc
Oct 23, 2002 6:58 PM
I have both Speedplay and Time pedals. They both rotate a bit. The Time pedals also glide a bit from side to side. I am not aware of any pedal that floats from front to back and I'm really not sure that would be a good idea. For knee problems, the Speedplays would be good, but the Times would be better.