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Position change. What do you think?(5 posts)

Position change. What do you think?Sintesi
Mar 2, 2003 7:19 AM
I like my Campy Pro-Fit pedals a lot but lately I've been thinking of trying a different pedal system that puts the foot closer to the spindle. The cleat on the Pro-Fit system is at least a cm thick, if I eliminated that I could lower my saddle and my bars would be raised a cm right? I could even remove a spacer under my stem as well if I wanted to keep my current position.

Is this a worthless change? Are there any real benefits? negative aspects? Somehow I've got this idea in my head that sitting lower on my bike would be a good thing. I've hears stories that the foot closer to the spindle affects efficiency somehow. Probably negligible tho, right?

If it is a good idea, are there any good pedal systems you could recommend? I'm thinking Time or the new Shimano.

Thanks in advance for your insight, experience, etc....
Honestly probably notSprint-Nick
Mar 2, 2003 9:51 AM
Sintesi, I don't know where you race but I've used the Profits in the past and like them. The cleat is as thin as most others so unless your looking to get every single watt of energy into your bike I wouldn't worry about it.

I'm getting a new set of Shimano's in the next while so I'll keep you updated. For now I'd say save your money though. You have pedals that are working... why change?

As always... my 2 cents,
Oh yeah, you improving efficiencycyclopathic
Mar 2, 2003 3:58 PM
by whooping 0.3% at least.

No, seriously not so long ago had the same dilemma. Finally I dropped my Looks in favor of Bebobs. Bebobs very similar to Speedplays, but cheaper, lighter (even cheapest CroMo weight as much as top end SP) they have 20deg/zero friction float, claimed lowest stack height and much longer/trouble free cleat life. Bebobs use needle bearings to distribute load and they're easy to rebuild /not that my pair needed it after 3 years of abuse/

However must confess the main reason was practical. I already had a pair, plus Looks needed rebuild, cleats were worn..

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Not near 1 cm on the tableKerry
Mar 2, 2003 6:21 PM
If you look at how the pedal and cleat engage, and compare that with other systems, you'll find that Campy ProFits are at the low end of shoe/pedal axle distance. The lowest are Speedplay, with Time pretty good, and I suppose some of the "niche" pedals like Coombe or Crank Bros. are down there too. Look are the ones with the high stack height. You're not going to gain more than 2-3 mm from ditching the ProFits, unless you know something the rest of us don't.
sounds like a worthless change to meColnagoFE
Mar 3, 2003 7:16 AM
That is unless you hate the Campys and want something else.