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Clydesdale Pedal - ATAC or EGGBEATER?(7 posts)

Clydesdale Pedal - ATAC or EGGBEATER?DavidK
Dec 16, 2002 8:52 AM
Sorry to beat an almost dead horse. I am a clydesdale cyclocross and MTB racer/rider. I broke my cheap Nashbar pedals and am looking at the ATACs and Eggbeaters as replacements. I realize that they both are very nice (as discussed in numerous posts on this board.) My question is directed towards the heavier riders and those who are hard on their equipment. (For what it is worth, I have used Time road pedal for about 13 years and love them.) Thanks. David Krahulik
re: Clydesdale Pedal - ATAC or EGGBEATER?MJ
Dec 16, 2002 9:18 AM
haven't used egg beaters - but have abused my Atacs (alums - cheapest possible pedals) for over 18 months in some of the nastiest mud and daily commuting possible - I have never - not once - been unable to clip in

heavy rider - I'm about 185lbs - 13.5 stone - 84kg

sorry I'm not too much help as I've not tried out the eggbeaters which look sweet too

do any of your riding buddies already have egg beaters/Atacs - it's worth thinking about as you can swap bikes
re: Clydesdale Pedal - ATAC or EGGBEATER?atpjunkie
Dec 16, 2002 12:30 PM
am a Clydesdale (230+) love my ATACs (3 sets 1 Alum, 2 Composite) at my size I don't see the cost to weight of the carbons sensible. I like them more than the beaters due to the platform feels better under my size 13 foot.
re: Thanks - I am buying ATACs - Alum or Composite??DavidK
Dec 17, 2002 7:19 AM
I am leaning towards aluminum becase it seems like they may be more durable (and they are cheaper.) Thanks again. DK
re: Thanks - I am buying ATACs - Alum or Composite??MJ
Dec 17, 2002 9:20 AM
I have no complaints re the alums - I bought them cause they were cheapest - they work great - I've just convinced my brother to get some - he's got huge feet and is definitely a Clydesdale
re: Thanks - I am buying ATACs - Alum or Composite??atpjunkie
Dec 17, 2002 2:47 PM
I like the release better on the Composites but the q factor on the Alums. They seem a bit wider. All this could be psychosomatic. My MTB runs Alums my crossers run comp. good luck
Happy Alium rider hereGlowBoy
Dec 18, 2002 12:38 PM
I have them on both my MTB and my 'cross/commute bike. Reasonably priced, only barely (16g?) heavier than the composites, and unlike the comps they have flats for an open-end wrench. Only negative I've heard about the Aliums is maybe the bearings are better on the composites? Don't know.

ATACs work great. Even in the thickest, heaviest mud or snow I can clip in. Sometimes you can feel the goo squirting out from between the shoe and the pedal, but they still clip in. Simply amazing. One "drawback" is they don't release as easily as some others, and you're unlikely to release in the event of a crash. On the other hand, I've only had two accidental releases ever, and those were both when I bashed the underside of the pedal on a rock, which pushed the spring open from underneath.

- Dan