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Strongest pedal retention(8 posts)

Strongest pedal retentionLargo
Apr 17, 2002 2:11 PM
I've always been a look guy, but does anyone have some recomendations for a pedal that has a REALLY high retention.
I'm currently using pp296 (cranked) and old style dura-ace/look pedals, also cranked, and even with new cleats, i still pull out of them on a fairly regular basis in a hard sprint.
As you can well imagine, this leads to all sorts of fun.
Any thoughts?
I've looked at Speedplays, but the narrow spindle frankly frightens me, as i've snapped spindles before (ouch!)
Times? (nm)ColnagoFE
Apr 17, 2002 2:19 PM
re: Strongest pedal retentionIan
Apr 17, 2002 6:33 PM
Not sure about Time, but check out the Look CX-7 pedal, it has the highest spring tension of any Look pedal. Also, Speedplay makes a track pedal based on their new Zero pedal which has a high release tension.

re: CX7Largo
Apr 17, 2002 7:02 PM
Hey Ian
Thanks for the info.
My PP296 are stock 11-16Nm, and i've got a spring in them that puts them at 18Nm. which is what the CX7 runs.
That speedplay you mentioned might be the ticket.
If it works for Nothstein, it should certainly work for me.
re: CX7RideLots
Apr 18, 2002 12:16 PM
Actually, I've pulled out of CX7's, almost with disastrous results. Fully locked down, too.

It's darn near impossible to pull out of Speedplays. It's a mechanical lock, until the cleat twists far enough in the pedal. Spring tension doesn't retain the cleat, like most others.
you need to work on your formstr8dum1
Apr 18, 2002 7:06 AM
the only way you pull out is if you rotate your foot. your form must be horrible. your ankles must be rotating all over the place. Learn to ride properly and you wont have any probs pulling out.

Also the axles on the looks are basically teh exact same as the speedplays. its just that the speedplays dont have that huge body covering 90% of the axle
you need to work on your tact!Largo
Apr 18, 2002 8:42 AM
My goodness, do you have any friends left?
The forms just fine, but thanks for your concern.
Maybe its the training wheels? LOL!!
Apr 18, 2002 2:41 PM
Ever sprint hard out of the saddle up a hill? What's the bike doing, and what are you doing?

The bike is moving about 3 feet side to side. Your body, in all likelihood, is relatively stationary. That means that the pedals and being angled up and down side to side as your feet are trying to stay horizontal. What sort of "good form" will prevent this?

I want a pedal that does not release unexpectedly even if I do have bad form, but maybe that's just me.