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Dura-ace SPD-SL 7750 or Speedplay Zeros and why?(5 posts)

Dura-ace SPD-SL 7750 or Speedplay Zeros and why?John Ryder
Oct 29, 2002 3:23 PM
for me, Speedplay X pedalsweiwentg
Oct 29, 2002 6:34 PM
Speedplay Zeros have 0-15 degrees of float (adjustable, free float), and are light and double sided. however, they have a relatively small platform. this problem can be alleviated with small feet or stiff soles. I haven't had problems with the X series pedals, but my feet are size 42. I would personally choose the X pedals instead of the other two because they are cheaper and functionally the same. the X cleats, however, are more vulnerable to fouling from mud. if you have larger feet, or don't feel comfortable with lots of float, go for the SPDs.
I started off on cheap SPDs. no comparison to DA, of course, but I would prefer the Speedplays. pedals are such an intensely personal choice...
re: Dura-ace SPD-SL 7750 or Speedplay Zeros and why?B2
Oct 30, 2002 7:00 AM
I used the DA SPD-R for a couple of years. Although they provided a reasonable platform, I don't know if I'm just too uncoordinated or what, but I never could clip in very well. With my mountain bike SPD's I found that I can set the cleat slightly behind the pedal and push down and forward to click in. The SPD-R's must have something in the way that prevents you from moving your foot forward while you push down. You need to hit the fore/aft position right on the money before you push down. Also, I'm not sure what the problem was but, my feet would go numb if rode in a static position for a long time.

Mid summer I switched to the zero's. Easy to get in and out of. Actually has eliminated the numb feet problem (same shoes - go figure?). No complaints here. They seem to meet all of my needs quite well.

re: Dura-ace SPD-SL 7750 or Speedplay Zeros and why?gray8110
Oct 30, 2002 10:28 AM
I believe he's actually refering to the new Dura Ace pedals (the Lance pedal) which are completely different than the SPD's.. they are a bigger platform pedal with a cleat similar to look design. I haven't tried them, but I would choose them over speedplays. I feel like I'm pedaling a walnut when I've used speedplays.
it helps if you use bike shoescowsinus
Nov 5, 2002 1:35 PM
they are stiffer..