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CX Pedals and Shoes(5 posts)

CX Pedals and Shoeslexington476
Dec 15, 2003 2:52 PM
I have Shimao (sp) SPD M505 pedals for use in CX right now. Seeing the mud in the pictures at nationals, and seeing other racers using other types, I think I will put something different then SPD on the new CX bike.

Do most people think tines are great for CX?

I do not think I would like egg betters, I still want a small platform. Also, anyone have an opinion on shoes, or just about any MTB shoe good?
re: CX Pedals and Shoeslaffeaux
Dec 16, 2003 12:50 AM
I use Shimano 959s and they work fine in mud. I've used many different Shimano pedals, and they are the only Shimano pedals that I'd use in muddy coniditions.
Times seem to be the most popularPmbH
Dec 16, 2003 10:07 AM
Followed closely by 959 and 515 variant pedals. I haven't seen a lot of eggbeater in the whopping four cross races I've done so far.
Have you considered the Candy SL?Swat Dawg
Dec 16, 2003 11:22 PM
I had the same concern in approaching a new pedal purchase. I wanted to have a platform, but now realize it isn't that important, and I think I would like the pedals even better without the platform. Anyway, like I was saying, I bought the Candy Sl because it has a platform and the benefit of the eggbeater's mud clearing performance. I use to ride shimano's and these definitely feel different. It took a little time to get adjusted but now, I don't think I'll switch back. The pedals are incredibly light, and cant get clogged with mud or snow. I had trouble clipping in on one ride this winter in which I was running in six inch snow, the sole of my shoe compacted the snow into a chunk of ice that the only pedal I could have clipped into would have been platforms. I like them a lot and even better is the customer service from crank brothers. The right pedal was stiff, and causing me some trouble so I sent them an email. I got a reply back within an hour, telling me to give them a call. I ran down the problem with a technician, and even though he thought the pedal would loosen up with time, he sent me a new pedal without charge. I sent to old one back, great experience. If you want some other opinions check out the MTBR.com review section on pedals. Has a lot of different opinions on any pedal your can think of. Hope that help.

Swat Dawg
second on the candy sliktome
Dec 17, 2003 1:37 PM
the candy is a great cross pedal. i haven't had any experience in mud like at nationals, but in 'regular' mud, rain, snow, etc., they've worked great. i'm much more confident on remounts just pedaling hard when i'm not yet clipped in.