|spd-r's good or bad?||jeremy|
Jan 15, 2002 10:13 PM
|was looking into buying some Dura Ace SPD-R's and was wondering if anyone had any thoughts, good or bad, about these pedals? |
Have used looks and did not like the popping out effect of worn cleats. any info is appreciated. thanks,
Jan 16, 2002 6:18 AM
|I changed shoes at the same time as pedals, so the relief from numbness that I experienced may not be due to the spd-r pedal system only (old shoes= cheap Shimano spd, new = Carnac Ellipse spd-r). However, since you probably don't have a numbness problem I'll mention that entry/release pressure can be set quite low without popping out. Entry is easy. Walking a pain. I like 'em. |
|Not So Good||Croy|
Jan 17, 2002 8:47 AM
|After using a set of PD-6600 ultegra SPD-r's for over a year, I finally broke down and got a set of speedplays. The Spd-r's really sucked. Read the reviews and you will see that they are nearly impossible to release from. It takes an awkward inward rotation to easily release. I hand delivered these pedals to Shimano's HQ here in Irvine, and all that they did was take a dremel to "break in" the cleats. This offered no improvement. I could not recommend this pedal. Anyone want a set cheap (new cleats included)??
My new speedplays are far superior to the Shimano product. I no longer have to worry about not being able to release at a red light.
Jan 17, 2002 11:35 AM
|I have a pair of Shimano SPD-R's and have non of the problems mentioned above. No problems exiting accidentally with the spring set to the lowest tension, and no problems getting out when I need to. The only thing I would look into is available float. You must choose between either a little float or a lot of float, at least with Ultegra.|| |