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Return of the Magnificant SPuD(4 posts)

Return of the Magnificant SPuDAkirasho
Nov 27, 2001 5:16 PM
Lennard Zinn give a "two thumbs up, way up (ok, I made that part up, but he does like 'em)" for Shimano's new 959 offroad pedal.

I'm an old fan of the 747 for both road and off, but didn't like the old 858's lack of total compatibility with older cleats (though I've heard that some have used them successfully). Now, according to the article in the latest issue of "VeloNews" (Vol. 20 No. 20) this new pedal addresses my old concerns and comes in a few grams lighter. As my old 747's take a bit of wear and tear, it's nice to know that there is a comparable replacement available that is completely compatible with my old cleats (knock wood).

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Have you tried the Time mtb pedal?pmf1
Nov 28, 2001 5:23 AM
I've tried both (rode spd for years and then tried Time) and come to the conclusion that the Time version is much nicer. The cheap aluminium version which can be found for $80 work as well as the more expensive versions. You should give them a try. They may enlighten you.
crank bros eggbeaters are the hot product this yearnm
Nov 28, 2001 5:38 AM
Have not tried theTime mtb pedal...Akirasho
Nov 28, 2001 12:53 PM
I've heard and read many good reports on them (especially later incarnations with less lateral play) but have decided (at least for now) to stick with what I know... I don't do true spoogelicious offroading so mud clearance isn't a biggie for me... and this system does double duty on a few of my road bikes... in a "perfect" world, I'd have the time and resources to try everything!

Likewise, I've read enough reviews about the EggyB's to put them high on the "to do" list... but since I've got spare SPD's laying in boxes (with beaucoup replacement cleats) I'll let one of my cycling buds guinea pig those (maybe).

Course, who could pass up the opportunity to be enlightened??

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