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lightest pedal+shoe combo(4 posts)

lightest pedal+shoe combodash
May 20, 2001 6:59 PM
what is the lightest pedal/cleat/shoe combination? to the best of my knowledge, speedlpay's X/1 are among the lightest pedals at 150 g/pair and shimano R212 (or 211 - old) are among the lightest shoes around at 500 g/ pair (size 40). But they don't work together. Carnac shoes, while very comfortable and durable, are much heavier (e.g. Quartz - 756g/ pair and Ellipse- 676 g/ pair) also, adapters and cleats for Speedplay weigh more than say, spd. anybody has an idea for the lightest combo that works?

happy riding!
-dash
Sidi works the best...dave
May 20, 2001 9:00 PM
The speeedplay cleat fits into the recessed sole of SIDI shoes and places the foot very close to the center of the spindle. Supposedly this enhances pedaling efficiency. I certainly have noticed a smoother spin since changing to this combo, 2 years ago.

Are they the lightest? Close at least. My pair of (4 year old) 42.5 Genius 3's weigh 560 grams. The speedplay cleats add 100 grams per pair, for a total of 660.
thanks dave!dash
May 21, 2001 10:44 AM
sounds good to me, i will try sidis!

-dash
Try http://store.yahoo.com/rocket7/bevcor
May 21, 2001 2:59 PM
http://store.yahoo.com/rocket7/