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Pedals: Speedplay, Look, or Coombe Pro???(4 posts)

Pedals: Speedplay, Look, or Coombe Pro???happychicago
Mar 20, 2003 6:06 PM
I'm currently using doublesided SPD pedals, but have had clip (in & out) problems. Plus, my feet feel somewhat "tight" after long rides. I'm training for my first Ironman and usually ride between 20 & 100 miles.
I've researched for hours (too many hours) and can't decide which pedals to purchase: Speedplay (Zeros, x-1, x-2), Look (PP396, A5, cx-6), or Coombe Pro.

I currently have Sidi T-1 shoes..I am 6'1, 175 lbs., and am somewhat interested in walking ability through triathlon transitions. However, I am most interested in a comfortable, fast, durable pedal.

Any advice is GREATLY appreciated. Thanks.
re: Pedals: Speedplay, Look, or Coombe Pro???johnrg
Mar 20, 2003 7:25 PM
I love my Speedplay x-1's I've used for 4 years but walking ability is not great and the recessed cup/spring could get packed with debris depending on the location of the event causing some frustration. The Time pedals I've recently seen advertised with a stable no slip cleat look interresting for your situation.
Mar 20, 2003 10:45 PM
You might consider the new SPD-SL's from Shimano. While relatively new to the market, they seem to be getting good reviews from those here who have tried them. I recently got the more economical Ultegra version (about $130), and while I havn't had much time on them yet they seem great so far. The cleats seemed fairly walk-able and stable as well.

FWIW, these are my first true roadie pedals - my only other references are SPD's and Time ATAC's.
Thanks all...Went with Shimano SPD-SL 7750.happychicago
Apr 1, 2003 3:49 PM
Love them so far! Thanks for your input.