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Speedplay pedalsTWD
Apr 1, 2003 2:05 AM
I'm considering the speedplay X2 pedals, but have a question. From the reviews, it looks as though the amount of float takes a little getting used to but most people seem to be ok with it after a while.

I'm currently running SPD mtb pedals on all 5 of my bikes, but would only switch to the speedplays for my road bike. Question is, will I get used to the speedplays if I'm continually switching back to spds on the rest of my bikes?

Anybody out there running speedplays on the road and spd off-road?
Not quite but....divve
Apr 1, 2003 3:09 AM
...I ride the SPD 959 pedals on my MTB and the Speedplay Zero pedals on my road bike. Using the float adjustment on the Zero pedals to match the SPD pedals the switch was almost seamless. Aside from my initial ride I don't have to get used to the change at all now. I think they're a better choice than the X2 pedals.
X1's on my roadbike's and Time ATAC on mountain......Juanmoretime
Apr 1, 2003 3:49 AM
and it's no problem. It's a total thoughtless process which ever system I'm using.
No problem at allRJF
Apr 1, 2003 7:41 AM
I have one bike each with Speedplay, Look and Shimano pedals. No problem at all switching back and forth.
Not a problem at allspc15
Apr 1, 2003 9:32 AM
I run Speedplay X-2's on the road and Time off road. Before I had the Speedplays, I had looks.

I got used to the Speedplays in about 10 miles.

I would not worry about it at all
Thanks for the info guys. (nm)TWD
Apr 1, 2003 10:01 AM
I use bothwolfereeno
Apr 1, 2003 3:23 PM
no probs at all clipping out. The motion is almost exactly the same. I use spd on my mountain bike and x2 on my road bike.

Also sometimes I take the X2's off my roadbike and put on an old set of ritchey sdp pedals(like when I want to walk). I never even think about the differences. Getting out of X2's is actually even more consistent since it's not really a matter of a spring but more positional. At a certain angle you're just not clipped in. There's a spring too so you can pop out with a little force other than twisting your foot to the release point.

I love the X2's but I don't like walking with them very much. The Coffee Caps help a bit. The other thing I don't love is how slippery they can be when not clicked in. I usually unclick when coming up to a crowed or intersection and kind of rest my foot on top of the pedal. At that point its the slick plastic top of the X2 against the slick bottom of your road shoe. That takes some getting used to. I've tried glueing rubber strips to the bottom of my shoes. That helps a lot.

But I'm also considering trying a pair of Frogs. I live in a big city and start and stop a lot. And I haven't been able to do a track stand to save my life on my road bike yet!