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Ritchey Pro V3 road pedal(5 posts)

Ritchey Pro V3 road pedalel-sol
Dec 15, 2003 4:51 AM
I am currently using Shimano SPD-R pedals, but find them hard to unclip. Does anyone know anything about the Ritchey V3 pedals? I couldn't find any reviews, so if anyone has used these pedals I would be interested in what you think about them - easy to clip in/out, bearing quality etc.
re: Ritchey Pro V3 road pedalFORT-Cyclist
Dec 15, 2003 7:28 AM
I rode them a short time.

they are cheap.
easy to clip in (at least not more difficult than shimano spd-r).
easy to clip out.
297 gramms/pair (on my scale).

they look cheap.
it's a loose stand in them until you rise the rubber pad seriously.
the walking pontons for the cleat are not includsive.
they are 5 mm closer to the crank than shimano spd-r.

I would stay with the shimano spd-r, they are better made and more valuable.
if you have problems to clip out, smooth the cleat edges with a file or get pd-6601 or pd-7701.
re: Ritchey Pro V3 road pedalMShaw
Dec 15, 2003 10:36 AM
From what I understand about the Ritcheys is that they licensed the SPD-R platform from Shimano. I believe the cleats are cross compatible.

Save your money for the SPD-SLs! I am... and I have 3 pair of SPD-Rs that I need to replace. Can anyone say "Happy Birthday?" right after the new year?

re: Ritchey Pro V3 road pedalel-sol
Dec 15, 2003 2:13 PM
Thanks for the info. I think I will save my money for now. I had been thinking about the SL's, but I kind of like the fact that SPD-R uses metal cleats. But it seems like a lot of people are happy with the SL's. I should have an old pair of Look's somewhere in a box and might put those on for now.
Dec 15, 2003 10:27 PM
the black surfaces on the pedal bodies wear very fast.
due to this my spd-sl developed serious vertical play after 4000-5000 km.
but these surfaces are replaceable and listed as spare parts.