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Newbie pedal ?(5 posts)

Newbie pedal ?FRED I am
May 21, 2002 11:37 AM
Hi there cycling God's
I bought a set of look PP-396's.I put about 500 miles on them all in short 30 to 40 mile treks with out any problems,
but on my attempt of my first 24 hr endurance ride everything was going great untill I started to feel a bad pain on the out side of my right knee.
This happened 158 milles in to the ride.
I think this was do to not enough float in the pedals.
Last year I used mtb pedals with no problems.
So here is my ? I'm looking @ some Speedplay X series pedals, my local LBS has some X\1's and a pair of X\3's one is $250 and the other set is $100. which set do you cycling gods think i should get.

P.s also looking to get into racing.
My bike is a cannondale R4000.
thank you for your input in advanced.
newbie here too; some ideasnyedid
May 21, 2002 12:00 PM
I ride with Speedplay X-3's and think they're absolutely adequate. They're not as light as the X-1's, but they work totally fine and meet my needs quite well. I haven't had them for very long, but they have been great. The only downside with any of the x-series is the cleats-- they're huge and expensive. There are probably other places $150 could go into your bike as well (or if you're a gearhead like me, even if you don't need to you'll spend the money 'cause there's always something cooler for your bike). In my case, I'm a student on a budget, and the speedplays i have are absolutely fine.
something to think about......avitar
May 21, 2002 4:58 PM
one thing to keep in mind is I beleive the X1 has a weight limit of 185lbs. I bought the X2 which is in the middle.
re: Newbie pedal ?DougSloan
May 21, 2002 6:44 PM
Could it just be fatigue? Doing more than you are used to can hurt regardless of pedals.
re: Newbie pedal ?jtolleson
May 21, 2002 6:53 PM
Wait, you had pain with the Looks, which you attribute to not enough float, but then you've used mtb pedals with "no problems?" I don't know of any mt bike pedal that has the float of Looks (except Speedplay Frogs), so if you had pain with Looks but not atb pedals, I don't think it is float.

Could be fatigue, saddle height, saddle fore-aft, shoes, insole cant, pedaling technique, etc. etc. etc.

I'm skeptical that this is about float.