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Speedlay X-series pedals(9 posts)

Speedlay X-series pedalsspecializedfan
Apr 30, 2003 6:03 PM
Does anyone have any comments, or experience with these pedals?
yeah, they're great if you want float...Stinky Hippie
Apr 30, 2003 6:14 PM
...I love mine: easy to get into and easy to get out of and I've never unintentionally released.

I'd recommend you do the X2s or X1s, but skip the X3s . The quality of the X3s is not up to par of the other two. Bearings aren't terribly good

Feel the gin
I got over 20,000 miles on my X3'sthe bull
May 1, 2003 3:39 AM
I grease them when every 1,000 miles or so.
The bearings are holding up fine.
The pedal is worn and needs to be replaced but it is more of a surface/clip problem.
Great pedal for less than 100 bucks!
Dont know if the X1 is worth 250.
great after a little getting used toNeil J
May 1, 2003 4:31 AM
I've got X3's. Feel like you're on ice to start but they're good pedals once you're used to them. No knee pain... that's why I bought them in the first place.
re: Speedlay X-series pedalsmfuchs1
May 1, 2003 4:35 AM
I have been riding Speedplays since around 1995 and would not got back to anything else. Some people complain about too much float but I have found out that once you get used to them your feet really do not move that much. I have never had an unintentional release but also have never had a hard time getting out of them either. Super easy to get into and last forever. The x-2's that I am riding now are the ones that I bought origionally and just lube them 3 or 4 times a year and they now have nearly 50k miles. They have a little bit more play now than when new but still work fine.

This winter I went to a spin class and I needed some look cleats and shoes so I could clip- in on the bikes. I put some Look red cleats on some old shoes and it was Terrible I really missed my Speedplays. I know about 20 riders who have switched to speedplay but only one or two who switched back One was due to shoes compatibility issues.

Try them you will love them
re: Speedlay X-series pedalsJuanmoretime
May 1, 2003 7:52 AM
I ride X1's although I didn't pay retail and if I did, I would probably ride X2's. I been riding Speedplay's for about eleven years and still am. Love those pedals. I've tried other pedals but I find myself putting the Speedplay's back on after a short period of time. I guess you can't improve perfection. My .02 cents.

PS Come on Tommy, you cheapo, riding X3's with full Record, you should be ashamed of yourself. Joking of course.
Just waiting for a sale!the bull
May 1, 2003 8:32 AM
Then I will get new ones.Not going to spend more than 150 bucks!
re: Speedlay X-series pedalsalansutton
May 1, 2003 2:10 PM
This is my review of the X-2: (clipped from an older email)
I'd give the Speedplay a 6 out of 10. I like the weight, clearance, simplicity and float. On the other hand, the cleats are expensive, clucky, squeaky and nearly impossible to walk in. Hard to get in too. I often get a phantom engagement click, only pull out on the next pedal stork. The pedal itself has no moving parts other than the bearings, which are high quality. The DA SPD SL looks well engineered, as are most Shimano parts. It's light, has float and most importantly - Lance approved. He can ride anything he wants- and he did before Shimano designed this pedal for him. He took part in it's design since he couldn't find a pedal on the market he liked. It's basically an updated lightweight LOOK pedal, similar to the Nashbar ones you are using. Stay clear of the M2 Racer Ti. Also, TIME has a new pedal called the Impact. TIME has a very good reputation, been around awhile and it's pedals have shown up on a lot of TDF bikes over the years. As far as I know, it's a good lightweight and reliable product. If I were looking to replace my Speedplays, I'd try the DA SPD SL first.
2 pr. of X-1's here....johnrg
May 2, 2003 12:11 PM
Love them.