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New Pedals(18 posts)

New Pedalsmd0426
Jul 17, 2002 10:42 AM
I am looking to buy some new pedal, I am open for suggestions and possible were I can get the best deal.
re: New Pedalsbooner
Jul 17, 2002 10:45 AM
I love my speedplays (X/2).
I love my Campy Daytona'sPhatMatt
Jul 17, 2002 10:51 AM
I would check the usuall mail order places ...

Matt
re: New Pedalsjwarrenod
Jul 17, 2002 11:27 AM
I second the speedplays. I've got SPD's on my MB and they are great off road, but I love the float of the speedplay (once I got used to it).

JW
re: New PedalsNo_sprint
Jul 17, 2002 11:35 AM
Look PP396 from totalcycling.com. Awesome deal.
Look PP206PsyDoc
Jul 17, 2002 11:40 AM
I just switched from PP357's to PP206's and I really like the 206's. The three benefits are (1) no more annoying "squeak" from the cleats, (2) they are lighter, and (3) they are relatively inexpensive.
Second the Look PP206gs6769
Jul 17, 2002 11:49 AM
Cheapest, lightest and best in the Look line. And no squeeeeeeeak!
Cheapest, lightest and best in the Look line....not so fastjromack
Jul 17, 2002 12:00 PM
They have these available through Performance. Mine broke.

http://www.performancebike.com/shop/Profile.html?SKU=13369
Cheapest, lightest and best in the Look line....not so fastgs6769
Jul 17, 2002 12:08 PM
Ah yes, the FQV. I've not tried these. I've used a pair of 206 for over 5500 miles, still turning.

For completion sake, I'll bet the expensive carbon ones are lighter, though IMO too pricey for the average cyclist.
Second the Look PP206gs6769
Jul 17, 2002 12:03 PM
Cheapest, lightest and best in the Look line. And no squeeeeeeeak!
Third the Look PP206 w/red cleats nmmwood
Jul 17, 2002 12:21 PM
Fourth, Fifth, and SixthDougSloan
Jul 17, 2002 12:33 PM
I have three sets :-)

Doug
Third the Look PP206 w/red cleats nmNo_sprint
Jul 17, 2002 12:55 PM
Forget the red cleats if you're racin'. It's my opinion if you need that much float, get your cleat better positioned on the pedal.

Nothing like being halfway clipped out of a pedal during a nasty field sprint in a crit. Really really scary to float in that situation.

If you need float, set the Look adjust on the pedal to 3 degrees and use the black cleat. It's almost and un-noticeable amount. Make sure you have the release tension cranked down nice and tight.
no float?DougSloan
Jul 17, 2002 1:49 PM
Wouldn't no float make it more likely to pull out? There is no movement before the spring starts to release, so the spring starts to release sooner, right? With the red cleats, the foot can swivel a bit before it starts to engage the release mechanism.

I tried the black cleats, and the zero movement was uncomfortable for me.

Doug
Speedplay is the only way!!!Uprwstsdr
Jul 17, 2002 12:32 PM
I'll second that (nm)Jekyll
Jul 17, 2002 12:43 PM
well...........Soultrain
Jul 17, 2002 5:01 PM
I've tried speedplays for about two weeks and just couldn't get used to them. Tried SPDR's as well, they are a reliable pedal,in my experience, but found that after about 1000 miles they started hurting my knees. Somebody suggested that I try look style pedals, Tried a friends 357's and found a new level of comfort with them.
Currently I use Look 396's and Love'em. Try E-bay pedals.
There's a guy there selling 396's for something like $80.00.
That's one heck of a deal.
Soultrain
As long as we're seconding and thirding here...Ray Sachs
Jul 18, 2002 4:25 AM
I rode Speedplays for a few years, both X-2s and Frogs. After trying other systems when I was relatively new to riding, Speedplays were the only system that my knees liked. I've been riding a lot for about five years now and sometime in the past year, I stopped liking all of the float in Speedplays. Tried a few other pedals. Don't know why it happened, but now my first preference is Looks (I'll add to the line of those who like the 206), my second preference is good old clips and straps (which I use for touring and rides where I know I'm going to want to do some walking). I really like the broader support now and the more restrained float (your foot can still find it's natural position, but it doesn't slide all over the place getting there). Campy and Shimano pedals don't have enough platform and the float on Time is against a spring, which feels like no float to me. For off-road and fixed gear riding I use Time ATACs (largest platform of the double sided pedals), but I've tried them for longer road rides and really don't like the spring loaded float.

Just another data point,

-Ray