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Pedal Recommendations for New Bike???(9 posts)

Pedal Recommendations for New Bike???shamelessgearwhore
Mar 18, 2003 10:12 AM
Looking for input as to what are good pedals these days, there are SO many different styles now. I'm getting a nice steel bike built with campy centaur group and need to decide on the pedals that I will get. The riding I am buying this bike for will be recreational weekend 60-100 mile rides, at home on a trainer, and commuting on the sunny days when I want to take the long way home. I have been riding on the same Ritchey double-sided basic pedals for both my mountain bike, and my touring bike and I think they are SPD compatible. I like these and they work for me, but maybe this speedy new bike is the time to try something different (and maybe not?) I don't want to spend more than $100.
re: Pedal Recommendations for New Bike???ukiahb
Mar 18, 2003 10:20 AM
I bought a similar bike (steel/campy) myself recently and am using Performance Forte Mg/Ti SPD road pedals, like them a lot...and they are very light, only 200g for the pair....about $80 IIRC..the heavier Al/Steel version is cheaper
re: Pedal Recommendations for New Bike???jrescpa
Mar 18, 2003 11:29 AM
I just picked up my bike yesterday and I was asking myself the same question. I've been usine Performance mtb pedals that work fine, but I'm considering better road pedals, but road shoes are not good for walking around so that leaves me back with mtb shoes and pedals.
speed-play X-3!the bull
Mar 18, 2003 3:11 PM
They have doublesided entry and are trouble free.
They last forever improve your spin and are light.
They are also easy to install and need almost no maintainace!
I bought a pair of egg beaters from performance for $50,SnowBlind
Mar 19, 2003 8:29 AM
and I am really impressed. Not as nice as the Campy Pro-fit's on my fast bike, but egg's are on a fixed commuter, and the are perfect for this.
I suspect you will like having cleats you can walk easily in as much as I do, especially when walking through the office.
sierratradingpost.com has 'beaters for $59.95, too (nm)retro
Mar 19, 2003 8:40 AM
You guys really like your EGG Beaters? Why?shamelessgearwhore
Mar 19, 2003 9:24 AM
I haven't tried em but I just might.
Easy to get into.SnowBlind
Mar 20, 2003 8:36 AM
They are VERY easy to get into, if you can't use these clipless pedals, just chuck your bike away, you're going to hurt yourself.
Made an easy choice for a fixie when toe-clips and pedals did not work out. I have very flat feet and pedals kill me.

The bad part is no release adjustment that I am aware of and the float is pretty big. Also the wide stance compared to the Pro-Fits.
For $50, I figure I can always sell them on Ebay.
Just bought me Ritchey road...config
Mar 21, 2003 12:28 AM
Just bought me a new road bike after several years of MTBing and I was using my MTB pedals with my road bike. Just went ahead and bought Ritchey road pedals (SPD) at nashbar but bought MTB shoes to go with it. I like the ability to be able to walk on the shoes.