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Eggbeaters for the road(7 posts)

Eggbeaters for the roadTREKY
Dec 2, 2002 5:46 PM
I noticed that in a previous post someone suggested Eggbeaters as a possible pedal alternative.My understanding was they are more for MTB than road applications.I looked at them amd read alot of great reveiws on MTB reveiw for MTB applications.How well do they work for recreational road riding.I would appreciate any information and experiences you've had with these.Thanks in advance.
You bet. . .js5280
Dec 2, 2002 7:00 PM
Works great for the road, keeps you focused on traffic, not where the pedal happens to be when clicking in.

Click Search on the main page, type in "Eggbeater" and you'll find a few posts about them.
oh yeahDASS
Dec 2, 2002 7:17 PM
I have them on all my bikes, mtn and road. They're great!
Isn't road pedals suppose to have a solid platform?gnailuh
Dec 2, 2002 8:12 PM
I use Ritchey spd, not as big and flat as the looks, but ok. The eggbeaters have almost no contact point... only two wires basically... isn't that bad?
Isn't road pedals suppose to have a solid platform?Fez
Dec 3, 2002 7:15 AM
Yes, but they really aren't that bad. I think Eggbeaters are popular because they are cheap, light, simple design, and ridiculously easy to clip in. They also look real sharp.

The cons are they click out too easy and they don't have the most stable and large platform, but they are a great choice for MTB or for roadies who want to use SPDs for convenience but don't like any of the SPD designs.
Spend some of the money you save on stiff soled shoes. (nm)czardonic
Dec 3, 2002 11:41 AM
re: Eggbeaters for the roadgseely
Dec 2, 2002 8:30 PM
I dumped my Look pedals in favor of Eggbeaters for my road bike. It was one of the best things I ever did. These pedals are ridiculously simple, reliable, light and CHEAP!!! Love 'em!

One thing: I purchased the special "road cleats." Big mistake. They wouldn't fit my Sidi shoes because of the outriggers. Stick with the standard cleats. They're cheaper and work great.