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High-Q pedals?(5 posts)

High-Q pedals?fallzboater
Dec 1, 2003 6:24 PM
I'm trying to decide between the following pedals:
Time Impact
Speedplay
SPD-SL

Will also be getting new shoes, possibly Genius 4 or new Shimano SH-R151 or 215.

Which of these pedal/shoe combinations would have the most, if any, lateral cleat adjustment? I've been using Time Impacts with older Time Race shoes, and my main issue is with crankarm rub, especially with booties. The Time pedals supposedly have some lateral float, but not enough (or my feet seek the inside). I'd prefer not to use any pedal washers.

Do the Speedplay or SPD-SL systems have lateral adjustment hetween the cleat and shoe (Time has none)?

Is there a difference between the most common Sidi adapter plate system and the newer "Millenium II" sole? Which would be better (most positioning flexibility)?

Any other shoe/pedal systems I should consider?

-David
re: High-Q pedals?russw19
Dec 1, 2003 7:47 PM
I have never riden them, but a friend I ride with uses the Cook Brothers Egg Beaters (they make a road cleat for these) and says they have a lot of lateral movement. I am not sure if that is what you are looking for or not. Do you want lateral adjustability or lateral float? I am pretty sure the Egg Beaters offer float... not adjustability, for what it's worth.

Russ
Cleat schmeetbenito
Dec 1, 2003 9:33 PM
The speedplay's have the most lateral adjustment out of the three, I believe. You can fine tune each side's lateral position on the shoe since the cleat's 4-bolt slots are about a centimeter wide, allowing for that much adjustment (I believe it's enough). With the SPD-SL cleats, you can switch the cleats from one shoe to the other in order to have your feet closer or farther away from the crankarm. I don't know how much you can fine tune, or even if this is indeed true, but my friend has a pair and his cleats look as if you can accomplish this.

I suggest trying out either, if you can. both pedal systems are excellent. Don't get Times though, they're hideous and for rich, chicago suburb club riders with $6000 pinarellos, and who wants to be associated with the likes of those people?

-Ben
re: High-Q pedals?Roundabout
Dec 2, 2003 7:26 AM
Speedplay makes and sells longer spindles for their pedals. It is a straightforward replacement. I have done it on their Frogs. I believe they have different lengths going up to +1 centimeter over the stock spindle lengths.
Look CX-6 and CX-7Ian
Dec 2, 2003 12:58 PM
Both pedals offer 10 mm of q-factor adjustment. From the stock setting, they can be moved 1 mm inward, or 9 mm outward. Add that in with the cleat adjustabilty and I would be really surprised if it was not enough.

Ian