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Speedplay X pedals?(5 posts)

Speedplay X pedals?The Rock
Feb 23, 2002 7:10 AM
How reliable are they? Are they compatible with the Shimano SPD-R carbon sole shoes?
re: Speedplay X pedals?Elefantino
Feb 23, 2002 7:39 AM
They are very reliable, as much so as any pedal on the market. They're easy to lube, too. And Speedplay's customer service might be the best in the industry.

I dont think the R212 Shimano shoe is compatible; but to check go to and they have a very comprensive "shoe guide" to walk you through your question.

re: Speedplay X pedals?VetteRacer
Feb 23, 2002 9:31 AM
The X2 and X1's are realiable, the X3's use bushings and arent recomended for heavy use (many miles).

The Shimano SPD-R Carbon shoes will NOT work. The sole is too wide and on release you may hit the cranks, etc. Speedplay offers a longer spindle to accomidate(sp) this. It runs about $70 I think they told me (for the X2). And thats ontop of the pedals themselves. So if you can get some used X2's for good price and then upgrade spindle it might be worth it.

Or you could order the longer spindle from the startDrD
Feb 23, 2002 7:40 PM
They are available directly from Speedplay with the longer spindle for the same price - just have the lbs order them that way. Alternatively, the customer service people are pretty easy to work with, and might swap them out for you - I initially bought the standard spindle, but after a ride or two realized that I didn't like having the cleat all the way inboard to avoid hitting the crank with the side of my shoes (I have big feet), not to mention the heel, I called speedplay and they swapped out the spindles for $40, since the pedals were in essentially new condition (no scratches from the cleat or anything). They offer a number of spindle lengths, just give them a call! (it's easier than taking the pedals apart to replace the spindles yourself)
re: Speedplay X pedals?Jekyll
Feb 23, 2002 8:19 PM
I have pretty close to 8k miles on a pair of X2's. I've had to replace the cleats once but the pedals keep on ticking. Love them.