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Which pedal puts foot closest to spindle?(4 posts)

Which pedal puts foot closest to spindle?RED lights suck
May 25, 2001 8:33 PM
Hi
Could anyone recommend a pedal which puts my foot close to the pedal spindle? i would like to lower my seatheight by around 1-2 cm and i am currently using look

i know of a few choices but which is the best?
1.time, heavy
2.coombe, really pricey 200 bucks??
3.speedplay, small platform

Has anyone tried keywin pedals? wIll they put the foot close to the spindle?
Speedplaygrz mnky
May 25, 2001 8:42 PM
The mechanism is minimalist in this dimesion.
re: Which pedal puts foot closest to spindle?Bob in Indiana
May 25, 2001 9:42 PM
Speedplay - check out their website for platform comparison...actually they have one of the largest contact patches, even though the pedal body is relatively small.
Not a proven solution..but seems to work for me...CyclingWolf
May 25, 2001 10:36 PM
Last August I had the great fortune to aquire a 00' Trek 5200 with Icon Del Sole SPD pedals and wore a semi-hard Simano entry level road bike shoes. The later part of last year and the early part of this year I developed foot numbness (similar to a bad case of your foot falling asleep feeling) which caused what I assume is what people call hot spots on my feet after about 30 miles. This being on aggressive as well as recovery rides. In anticipation of it happening I would stretch my feet and pedal far forward as well as arching my feet backwards basicaly stretching them. Yet it would not defeat the oncoming numbness and such.

Spoke with my LBS a long time rider/professional racer and he seemed to think it was more the shoe then the pedals. He advised trying inserts, so went out and bought Dr. Shcolls sports soles. Still did not fix my problem.

I then came into an AWESOME deal on a brand new pair of Look 396 pedals, so with that in mind I had to buy new shoes so opted for the Nike Poggio's with carbon soles.

I went on my first ride with this combination and as I hit 35 miles not one sign of numbness or hot spots, granted this was only my first ride, but I honestly felt as though I could have ridden another 35 miles..however had to go to a meeting!

My thoughts are it was more the stiffer shoes than the Look pedals, however technically they are a much larger platform then the SPD pedals I was using. I also opted for the red Look cleats with Arch freeplay and I truly felt very comfortable with this set-up. Still not as fluent with dismounts as I would like to be (Bruise on my shin to prove that!) however have my first real test tomorrow morning if weather permits for an A/B paceline headed up by my LBS on a 30 mile course with a few nice climbs

Hope this helps!