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Egg Beater Pedals for Road Bking(7 posts)

Egg Beater Pedals for Road BkingSBH1973
Nov 21, 2002 4:21 AM
Has anyone used or heard of using Egg Beater pedals ( with a road bike? Any disadvantages?

I like the multi-sided entry of MTB pedals - this one looks especially good.

Any info would be appreciated - you may respond to me directly at
re: Egg Beater Pedals for Road BkingK-Man
Nov 21, 2002 6:51 AM
I have been using the egss on my road bike for about a year now, no problems and don't see any disadvantages at all.
I put them on my road bike for economies of scale. I have them on my MTB and can use the same shoes for both bikes.
I had bought a pair of road shoes but they did not fit me that well so I just ride using my mtb shoes. I have summer and winter shoes. Pain in the ass to have to switch cleats around or buy another 2 pair of shoes.

how long are your rides?laffeaux
Nov 21, 2002 12:53 PM
I've heard from various MTB riders that on longer rides that their feet start to get sore from the smallish contact patch on the bottom of their shoe. How long are your rides, how much do you weigh, and have you noticed this at all?
how long are your rides?SBH1973
Nov 21, 2002 3:11 PM
My rides go anywhere between 20-25 miles and a century. My feet always hurt after a century, though.
how long are your rides?K-Man
Nov 22, 2002 7:23 AM
average ride is usually 2 hours...up to a few 3hours
I'm 6'2" 185 lbs (was....not now during the off season)
No problems at all.

miles and milesB123
Nov 22, 2002 10:38 PM
I use my 'cross bike for just about everything...even 120mi rides with soft mtb shoes and eggbeaters. Since my mtb shoes are made soft for running I notice a little flex over the pedal, but not to the point where I get pressure points. They are just about as comfy as my summer pedals-speedplay(which are also incredibly easy to get into). My stiff pair of road shoes transfer power much better, but that is the sole, not the pedal. I'd swear my 'beaters were magnitized because they are so easy to get into, on a hill, in the mud, off camber, in a sprint, out of a corner, blind, deaf and dumb.

My 'beaters have an annoying little creak too... If you are going to be riding only on the road then get a road pedal, a nice set of Speedplays, Zeros or the Impact.
miles and milesbikechick
Dec 18, 2002 12:31 PM
So do you prefer the Speedplays? I've got a pair on my road bike and I like them but don't love them. If I could get something that felt like a mix between the speedplays and my shimano spds on my mtn bike, I'd be happier. Especially if I could use it on both bikes.