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Any Clydesdales using Speedplays?(9 posts)

Any Clydesdales using Speedplays?tmac13
Apr 16, 2003 10:38 AM
Looking to switch to new pedals from my Looks, need more float. Looking at the Time's but have always been intrigued by the Speedplays, any recommendations? I weigh about 198lbs.
re: Any Clydesdales using Speedplays?Vikingbiker7
Apr 16, 2003 11:23 AM
I'm big, about 6' 6" 215 lbs. I did not mind them. I had crummy shoes (not real stiff), so that is why I rate them as not great. The float was great for my knees, but I switched to Look due to cleat expense. The cleat gets dirt/mud/grass jammed in it easily.
re: Any Clydesdales using Speedplays?jwarrenod
Apr 16, 2003 11:37 AM
Yep, doing well with them after 2 years. I'm 5"11, 235lbs and am on the X3's.

JW
re: Any Clydesdales using Speedplays?t-moore
Apr 16, 2003 11:39 AM
I'm 6'4" 240lbs and have 500 mi on a set of X-2's. So far I like them, but they are my first set of pedals. My shoes are the Sidi Titans. People have complained that they feel like they are skating on ice, and I have felt that sensation. But as long as my form is good I don't have any problems.......
re: Any Clydesdales using Speedplays?longhorn
Apr 20, 2003 9:06 PM
I don't know about the zero's, but I felt like my foot was on top of a ball bearing at first with my set of frogs for my mtb. After a while though, I really came to like them and they did wonders for the knee problem I was developing.

I'm in the process of getting rid of the mounty and building up a road bike and will without question get a set of the speedplays for my ride.
re: Any Clydesdales using Speedplays?853
Apr 16, 2003 11:47 AM
They are awesome!
I have been using the X2's for about 2.5 years
And I am 235 lbs.
re: Any Clydesdales using Speedplays?JimP
Apr 17, 2003 6:39 AM
I am 6' 4" - 185 - 198 lbs - I have been riding on the X-1s for 3 years without any problems.

Jim
re: Any Clydesdales using Speedplays?BenR
Apr 18, 2003 7:44 AM
I'm a fairly lean 175 lbs. I've used the speedplay zeros for over a year and really like the float. I can't feel any flex but I'm not a Clydesdale. The cleats are very secure but seem to require lubrication, frequent cleaning if you step in anything dirty at all, and wear out quickly compared to other cleats. Replacements cost $40. I just replaced mine but probably should have done so 3 or 4 months ago.

The pedals themselves are rock solid and no slop in the bearings after several thousand miles. I've injected them with new grease 2 times this year, which required a very small amount of Phil wood grease, a grease gun, and 2-3 minutes per pedal. Highly recommended for weight weenies or people needing float, would otherwise stick with lower maintanence Times or Looks. (I don't really know anything about Times).
re: Any Clydesdales using Speedplays?willin
Apr 23, 2003 9:26 AM
I am 200 lbs and have 5000 miles on X1s. They came with the bike or I would have gone with X2s due to my weight.

In general I am very happy with them--I do not have any problem at all with excessive float, and frankly feel that anyone who knos how to spin at all will feel the same.

I wear Carnac Quartz shoes, and the combination is great for racing/hard riding. I do get a slight hot spot after 70 miles or so.

No problem at all with crap in the shoe; just dont walk around using them as if they were flip flops and no problem.

Speedplay calls for a max 185 lbs rider for the X1s. I called Sppedplay and asked them about the weight issue for me--Speedplay didnt want to say there was no problem, but I left the call with the impression that for me--someone who spins rather than mashes, is not "really" a Clysdale (I like to think)--the X1 would be OK.

Nevertheless if I were buying again Id go for the X2s--at 200lbs I am not that concerned about 60 grmas or so, even if its rolling weight savings...