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the pedal dilemmaTSWG66
Jul 18, 2003 9:01 AM
new to road biking as i've picked on up to train more effectively for mountain xc and dh riding.
as i've begun investigating the pedal choice, i'm befuddled as to the various road pedals.
is there an advantage to a $180 Look pedal outside of weight?

is there a reason outside of being scorned that one should not use a mountain pedal on a road bike a la TIME Atac?

any input appreciated....
re: the pedal dilemmaTheJoker
Jul 18, 2003 10:06 AM
I like Speedplay X2 for road use, but this would NOT be good for DH, which I use DMR V12.

But if you're training for MTBing you probably want to use the same pedal on both bikes, to get used to the feel.
nothing wrong with SPDsMink
Jul 18, 2003 11:09 AM
I used SPD pedals - and MTB shoes - on my Colnago for five years, and had no problems (not even being ragged) and really enjoyed being able to walk rather than hobbling.

I've recently changed to Speedplay X1s and Sidi Energy shoes, which is a step up (or rather down) in weight, and very nice in terms of clipping in and float, but I still miss being able to walk (I know it sounds... pedestrian!)
Jul 18, 2003 2:39 PM
I used atacs on my road bike for years for road racing and triathlons. I've only recently uptraded to speedplay zeros and while there is a slight difference, the ATACs were great. I wouldnt hesitate to use them again.

thanks for the insight GentlemenTSWG66
Jul 18, 2003 6:07 PM
I've heard roadies on the average are very "cool" oriented. I appreciate your everyday insight.
re: the pedal dilemmarussw19
Jul 18, 2003 7:30 PM
Get the same pedal that is on your MTB that way you don't have to buy more shoes.

And if anyone ragged on you, just drop them on a group ride in front of their friends... Never talk smack with your mouth when your legs can speak louder!

Have fun on the pavement!