|Performance® Forte Classic Mg/Ti Road Pedals?||glia|
Dec 6, 2003 4:00 PM
|Does anyone have any experience with these pedals. They use Look cleats and are amazingl light for a Look style pedal at 250g per pair. Does anyone have experience with these? Are the worth a try for some serious cycling?|
|Re-named Wellgo pedals...||The The|
Dec 6, 2003 5:07 PM
|They are Wellgo pedals with the performance badge on them...
This can be good or bad. Light pedals at a nice price, but what are the bearings like?
I've used a similar Wellgo pedal in the past, just without the Ti spindle. They worked well, but the cheap bearings were a bit of a nuisance, so I switched to Ultegra SPD-SLs.
|Re-named Wellgo pedals...||lyleseven|
Dec 6, 2003 5:15 PM
|I had a pair of Wellgos also and as light as they were, they also broke where the cleat is secured in the pedal. Could not find replacement part for the life of me and Wellgo never responded to my many inquiries. I would assume Performance would not treat you that way if there was a warranty problem.|
|Re-named Wellgo pedals...||dgangi|
Dec 8, 2003 7:16 PM
|I have used Wellgo / Performance / Nashbar pedals for both my MTB and road bike and have never had a problem. The set of road pedals I am currently using are the Nashbar Tourmalet, which is the same pedal as the Perforamcen Forte (mine are the SPD version).
I also have had 2 pairs of Wellgo pedals on my mountain bike over the past 5 years and had nothing but great luck with them. My current set of pedals is so mashed that the brand name is completely gone, but they keep working just fine. The bearnings have never failed on me, even with all of the banging on rocks.
When shopping for Performance-brand items, I frequently look at Nashbar as well (they are the same company). Often a part will be on sale on one website or the other and you can save some money. Nashbar's version of the Performance Forte is called the "Tourmalet" and they make both the SPD (which I have) and Look type versions. So if you are shopping for the Performance Forte, look at the Nashbar Tourmalet as well.