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Ritchey Pedals?(12 posts)

Ritchey Pedals?Tim
Oct 16, 2001 9:03 PM
I just passed up a great deal (Carnac Comets for 50 bucks) because I was unsure of the compatibility w/my pedals. I know they're Ritchey, I think they're called "logic"
I just want a decent pair that will be compatible w/these. I'm trying to set myself up for next season; are the pedals themselves any good?
Ritchey PedalsACE-
Oct 16, 2001 11:19 PM
I am very happpy with mine. They are called Logic Road Pedals. Also, they are compatible with the SPD pedals found on most MTB's. They provide a small platform that is problematic for some, but with a good, stiff shoe, chances are pretty good that you'll be alright. ACE
Yesmuncher
Oct 17, 2001 12:12 AM
Had a pair of them on my daily commuter for over 4 years - not the lightest, but completely reliable and seemingly indestructable.
re: Ritchey Pedals?just wonderin'
Oct 17, 2001 1:45 AM
Been using my ritchey pedals for 3 years. SPD compatible. Fairly lightweight. No problems.
re: Ritchey Pedals?Surge
Oct 17, 2001 4:04 AM
I had some of those on my first road bike. Always found myself fumbling for the pedals after stop lights and such. Because one of the pedals would always hang down like I wanted and the other would tend to stay where ever it wanted. But if you get used to them they are good pedals. A matter of preferance I guess.
re: Ritchey Pedals?pmf1
Oct 17, 2001 4:04 AM
You mean the Ritchey pedals that resemble the old style road spd? My wife uses them and likes them. You can mount the cleat in a mtn bike shoe (which she likes). I've had the good fortune of having to fiddle with them and find them a little chinzy. Be careful when adjusting them. Personally, the platform seems small to me. I'm biased though, I've always used Time. They are light, affordable and decent looking. My wife has them on two bikes and they still work fine after a few years of use.
re: Ritchey Pedals?Chen2
Oct 17, 2001 6:06 AM
I tried some Ritchey Pro Logic pedals (double sided) and hated them. At the time I was use to SPD's and found that the Ritcheys were hard to engage and not really compatible with the SPD cleats. With the Ritchey cleats they were also hard to engage and released unpredictably. I used them several months on my commuter bike but decided they were relatively unsafe to use in heavy traffic. I replaced them with some good old SPD road pedals. I'm not saying they're no good, choice of pedals is a personal thing. (I put Speedplay X-1's on my primary bike. YES!!)
-Al
you had the wrong cleats..vanzutas
Oct 17, 2001 8:26 AM
I tried using different cleats in mine and they didn't work. even though they are spd cleats all of the brands are a little different. if you use shimano cleats with ritchey pedals there are sometimes compatability problems. this will cause all of the symtoms you have described. there are slight differences like little nubs and tabs on the cleats which cause problems. So I say that I like my Ritchey Logic pedals but you just might have to use ritchey cleats.
wrong cleats?..Chen2
Oct 17, 2001 10:33 AM
If you'll read my admittedly poorly written post you'll see that I did use the Ritchey cleats, the ones that came with the pedals new, after trying the Shimano cleats. The Ritchey cleats were better but I still thought they were way to difficult to engage. The other reason I didn't like the Ritcheys was the lack of float. I kept thinking that I would eventually get use to the Ritcheys but never did.
After much experimentation I've found that I really like lots of float, like with Speedplays. Some folks like Fords others like ....
-Al
That's why they went to "version 2"Rich Clark
Oct 17, 2001 9:03 AM
Those earlier Ritcheys didn't work well except with their own cleats. The "V2's" now on the market work fine with their own cleats, with the cleats that came with my Wellgos, and with the Shimano multi-release cleats on my SPD sandals. I have over 4000 miles on the V2's and frankly can't tell the difference between them and the Wellgos.

RichC
i like mineDAS
Oct 17, 2001 9:14 AM
I have Ritchey mtn pedals on all my bikes, even my road bikes. I believe they are actually Wellgos, Ritchey just OEM's them. I have had great luck with them.

When I try to clip into SPDs they are 'kind of' compatible but I would be nervous if I was in a crash...kind of sticky to get out.

I've heard a lot of complaints about Ritchey pedals, not sure why. I don't live in the muddiest place on earth so I've had little mud related problems.
re: Ritchey Pedals?Pogliaghi
Oct 17, 2001 12:49 PM
If the shoe is SPD compatible then you shouldn't have problems fitting Ritchey cleats on. They're pretty close in size. I've heard varying result on compatibility between Ritcheys and Shimano SPD's. My experience is that I tend to get stuck in SPD pedals with my Ritchey cleats.

Personal preference: I like Ritchey pedals, I use 'em on all my bikes. I've had Road Pro pedals for a year and they work nicely for me. I've been using the Logic Pro for a four years on my mtn bike and they're only problematic when I get into thick, sticky muddy sections.