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Which Peddles: Coombe's or Egg beaters?(6 posts)

Which Peddles: Coombe's or Egg beaters?Mauceri
Nov 18, 2002 11:24 AM
I like both of these peddle systems from the looks of them. Anyone have an opinion on either/or and which is the better of the two?

Depends... are you just looking for a light weight pedal?PODIUMBOUNDdotCA
Nov 18, 2002 12:40 PM
From what I can see both of these are very lightweight pedals. If this is the reason you are going for them remember as a system shoes/pedals/cleats they are pretty close to most other pedals on the market. And your feet are where your energy directly goes into the bike so don't get chinsy on weight here.

But if your gonna be using them off road and on road the Eggbeater would probly be the way to go because thats what it was designed for. On road the Coombe's don't look bad but personally I hate the feel of having float.... perhaps its just my old Time ATAC's that made me hate it or too much time with no float on the track but either way I just don't feel like I'm getting the power to the pedals.

If it means anything I'm super happy with my Shimano Dura-ace SPD-R and 959 SPD. I like the secure feel (can get some float) along with a definite click when entering and exiting but thats my personal preference.

My 2 cents,
re: Which Peddles: Coombe's or Egg beaters?fbg111
Nov 18, 2002 1:30 PM
I'm looking at the Coombe's too. Not a lot of commentary in forums about them, but here's one I bookmarked a while ago:

Harry Arnold "anybody around here use Coombe pedals???" 10/8/01 12:53pm

Also, here's RBR review section for Coombe Pro. 14 reviews, very high performance marks, but lower value marks. Apparently most peeps think they're good pedals, but too expensive.,Pro,Pedal/PRD_132898_2503crx.aspx
re: If you are looking at the Coombe's,Chunky
Nov 18, 2002 2:30 PM
expect long wait for delivery. I heard they've been busy...
Have you considered Speedplays? (nm)Uprwstsdr
Nov 18, 2002 2:53 PM
Both companies peddle innovative pedals . . .Look381i
Nov 19, 2002 4:11 AM