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I need opinions on pedal types.(5 posts)

I need opinions on pedal types.Damn
Jun 22, 2003 7:08 AM
I'm currently using spd type pedals for road riding and triathlons. I'm thinking about getting a road type pedal that will give me a bigger platform instead of the smaller spd type. I see Look has so many different models so it's tough to choose which one. I'm also considering the new shimano pedal.
I'm wondering if anybody has any advice on Look models to choose from or if the Look or Shimano are better to do a short run in. In a tri I usually have to run for about 20 yards in the shoes.
I hope I don't have to spend more than $100-$150 on the pedals.
definitely SPD-SLGianicolo
Jun 22, 2003 9:23 AM
Go for the new type of Shimano pedals; the greatist I've ever ridden. According to the money you want to spend, choose the Dura-Ace or Ultegra version.
definitely SPD-SL, another questionDamn
Jun 22, 2003 12:35 PM
That's what I was leaning towards. What are the cleats like? Are they metal or plastic? Do they have different types for fixed or float? Last question I hope, what type of hole pattern do I need on my shoes for them?
definitely SPD-SL, another questionGianicolo
Jun 22, 2003 1:02 PM
Cleats are plastic, but proven to be of a very high quality (I having test results of them, measured over a long period). Walking on it is dead easy. Indeed... 2 types of cleats possible. Clicking in and out is very smooth and reassuring. Cleats use the 3 holes of Look pedals: compatible to almost every racing shoe.
Agree with all below. the sl is super....bicycle268
Jun 23, 2003 4:33 AM
Having converted from spd then spd-r, you will feel the difference immediately and after 50 miles. Go to for the spd-sl for around $150