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Anyone use eggbeater pedals for road riding?(7 posts)

Anyone use eggbeater pedals for road riding?woodes
Apr 15, 2002 5:57 AM
I live in a congested area, where I have to clip in and out a lot...I tried speedplays, but just didn't like them...are they suitable for road riding (esp. with Sidi shoes??)
Thanks
Plan to when I get around to orderingcory
Apr 15, 2002 7:15 AM
Swapped a pair over from a friend's mountain bike for a short ride and loved 'em--at least for the kind of riding I do, they seem perfect. Main reason, though, is that I wear size 15/50 shoes, and they're so hard to find that when I spot them on sale, I buy them almost regardless of what they are. I pretty much wear mountain bike shoes for everything these days, because I have two pairs in use and two still in the boxes.
Ah, you've asked the right person.Ginz
Apr 15, 2002 7:16 AM
What a coincidence. I recently switched over to eggbeaters from campy daytona's on my fixed gear road bike. I, too, ride in a congested area in and around the city and clip in/out all the time. The roadpedals were just too stiff for my knees and when you put your foot down, you are lucky if it doesn't slide out from under you.

I now use the eggbeaters with my Sidi Genius 4's with the Sidi SPD adaptor plates. The plates have raised lugs to protect the cleat from the ground. NOTE: You will have to do a little surgery on the inside of the lugs to make room for the cleat. It's not a big deal, just a little job for the dremel or a razor blade.

I'm very satisfied with them. They are light, much easier to clip into than the road pedals, and look nice on the bike. I know they are supposed to have the same 6 degs of float as every other pedeal, but for some reason, these are easier on my knees. Also, they are 4-sided, so I don't have to look down at my single-sided road pedals anymore.
Great pedal!Shad
Apr 15, 2002 8:08 AM
I also use them for fixed gear road riding. The feel, entry and exit are very similar to my ATAC's, but much easier to engage, even on a moving crank/pedal. I never thought I would find something I liked better than the ATAC's. It's a true no-look entry, because it doesn't matter how the pedal is oriented, it's always ready for clip in.
How do they release?LC
Apr 15, 2002 8:42 AM
Do they release like SPD and Look, or like speedplays? I am more concerned about injury from non-release in a crash, or getting stuck like I have seen people with speedplays from a stop light fall over. Too much float can cause bad injurys, and if you need 6 deg float to pedal a bike then you are doing something wrong anyway. The latest fad seems to be if you get more float, and you will be able to complete RAAM and then beat Lance in the TDF. More is not always better.
Easy to releaseShad
Apr 15, 2002 9:45 AM
I found no learning curve moving from ATAC's to these. I haven't crashed yet, but I don't have any concerns that they wouldn't release.
How do they release? TURN YOUR FOOTChaz_cycles
Apr 15, 2002 11:29 PM
What are you talking about? It was not the speedplay's fault that the person fell over. I have ridden speedplays for years an have never had this happen. I have seen alot of people fall over and most of them were not using speedplays. Whick have the easiest relase of any pedal no tension just turn your foot.