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Any of you using Speedplay Frogs as a road pedal?(15 posts)

Any of you using Speedplay Frogs as a road pedal?mdehner
Jan 29, 2003 10:36 AM
Like them? What shoes do you pair them with? Thanks.
I am.2melow
Jan 29, 2003 10:44 AM
I've got them on all my bikes. I use Shimano SM-220 mtb shoes...fairly light and VERY stiff with carbon under your feet.

ALso, I prefer mtb saddles. They are super comfy for loooong rides here in Colorado with huge elevation gains.
I am.stlman
Jan 29, 2003 11:17 AM
Hey - That's my bike. I opened your picture and had to laugh, I also have a crown jewel painted pearl white with the same decals. I guess I fell prey to their marketing, when I saw the brochure a couple of years ago I called to get the colors/decals they used.

How long have you had it? Are you happy with it?
Very Happy with it!2melow
Jan 29, 2003 12:36 PM
I bought mine in March of 1999 and ride it to work 3x a week, on lunchtime rides, and long distance weekend rides. There is nothing like a custom IF with their steel fork made for the frame. Ride this thing all day, put 28mm tires on it for packed dirt country roads, or put 23's on it and race the shiit out of it.

Mine is white with 5 coats of pearl clear coat, before they were using white pearlescent paint. Silver decals. It's not too pearly like those Audi paint jobs...just real subtle.

This pic taken just a bit ago on a lunchtime ride..
Where was this picture taken?Colorado Ron
Jan 29, 2003 2:02 PM
I live on the north end of Carter Lake and no the route from Ft. C to Estes qquite well. I'm trying to figure out where this shot was taken. Looks like due west behind the bike. You had a hell of a day of climbing heading up trail ride from Ft.C. Did you go up Devil's Gulch Road at Drake?
Where was this picture taken?2melow
Jan 29, 2003 7:54 PM
The one above was taken on Vine Road n.east of Fort Collins.

The one below was on Trail RIdge Road about 3/4 of the way up at a viewing spot looking East. The haze is the forest fire s.east of estes. That day I went horsetooth-masonville-34-glenhaven(yup, devils gulch) and into the park. The way back I had a nice tail wind and rode all the way back down 34.

The Carter Lake/Berthoud ride is another favorite of mine.
Where is that?blanchaa
Jan 29, 2003 11:24 AM
Trail Ridge?
Yup2melow
Jan 29, 2003 12:39 PM
That was a grinder of a day, rode from Fort Collins. Didn't make it past this point, but I was real close.

Thank god for A&W in Estes Park. That sandwich and rootbeer float saved my life.
re: Any of you using Speedplay Frogs as a road pedal?hrv
Jan 29, 2003 11:04 AM
I got into cycling 1 1/2 years ago and knew I wanted speedplay pedals for my ailing knees. They had a great sale on mtb shoes and since the dollars were racking up (bike, pedals,clothes, etc) I went with them and Frogs.

The shoes are Shimano SPD-Carbon, not sure of model number.
Pretty heavy but have to be as stiff as anything out there. Might be a micro amount of play between shoe and pedal (adjustable on new Frogs?) but at my level of riding/racing
not an issue.

Another reason I got the mtb combo was I would be able to use the same pedal/shoe combo on my mountain bike. Well, I didn't take up mtb until recently and the > 20 degree float that is a godsend on the road was a nightmare on the trails!
Many things, bad things, can go wrong in the time it takes to unclip out of these babies. At least for a 'no tech. skills' rider like I was. In time I'll try them again.

Funny story: Did some training rides for cyclocross last October and thought these shoes sucked for running because of their stiffness. Promised myself I would get shoes with more give until I happened to look at the shoes of another guy on these rides, and he had the same shoes! And this guy is going to the cyclocross worlds next month! Must be the shoes.

hrv
Thanks 2 Melow: yeah, my shoes are sm220 also (nm)hrv
Jan 29, 2003 11:11 AM
I did for yearsRay Sachs
Jan 29, 2003 11:04 AM
with Sidi Dominators or something similar. Over the last year or two I've come to prefer a larger platforms and more restricted float, so I've moved away from frogs to Looks for road and SPD for off-road. But if you like the basic feel of Speedplays, I never felt the "X" series had any real advantages over the frogs. The frog feels about identical, is nearly as light, is less expensive, and allows you to walk around when you're off the bike. The only downside for hard cores may be that mtb shoes are generally heavier than road shoes.

-Ray
I am - Sidi MTB shoe and an old Shimano MTB shoe nmPdxMark
Jan 29, 2003 11:14 AM
re: Any of you using Speedplay Frogs as a road pedal?Steve98501
Jan 29, 2003 2:10 PM
I've used the frogs paired with Shimano mtn. bike shoes for the last 5 seasons.
re: Any of you using Speedplay Frogs as a road pedal?twin
Jan 29, 2003 6:41 PM
I do and I use Northwave winter booities and Northwave mountain bike shoes and Nike road shoes....I commute at times so I think the frogs are perfect for all types of shoes for different reasons...the only problem I can see would be if you were to race I think you might have some slippage.
Anybody using Frogs with ROAD shoes?sodade
Jan 30, 2003 6:04 AM
I have heard this rumor before that it can be done. I have both the Sidi Genuis 3s and the Dominators - I couln't imagine using those heavy MTB shoes on the road.