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I need new pedals....Shimano PD-7750s?(4 posts)

I need new pedals....Shimano PD-7750s?SS_MB-7
Apr 5, 2003 1:24 PM
I've used Campy Records for 2-yrs and more recently, a set of Look PP396s. I didn't like the Records because they were very inconsistent for engagement/disengagment despite adjusting the tension. The Looks seemed to remedy this, but they are beginning to creak yet again (despite several remedies which only worked temporarily) and they developed some very premature slop in the bearings.

How are the new Shimano D-A vs old D-A? I've always like Shimano's MTB SPDs, in particular, the new 959s.

I need a pedal with consistent and smooth engagement/disengagment, reasonable amount of float, silent, and that has durable bearings.

Ride Hard,
Mike B.
Just the ticket...Matno
Apr 5, 2003 10:23 PM
"I need a pedal with consistent and smooth engagement/disengagment, reasonable amount of float, silent, and that has durable bearings."

If you like mountain bike pedals (I'm a big fan of dual sided pedals), I don't think anything fits your criteria any better than Bebop pedals.

They are super light (my middle of the line pedals weigh 260g with the cleats, 195g without cleats);

They have lots of float (more than most at 20 degrees and it's pure float - of the non-centering variety unlike Shimano MTB pedals which tend to push your feet toward the center);

They have the easiest engagement I've used (just step on it - no coming from the rear/toe first entry) and the release is so smooth, I can't imagine any pedal being smoother. You just slide out like butter (but only when you want to!)

Finally, the steel construction of the pedals means that there is no play, which supposedly makes the bearings last longer than, say, titanium spindled pedals. There's a fancy scientific explanation on Bebop's website (www.bebop.com).

Add to that one of the lowest profiles of any pedals made, durable low-profile cleats (for better walking), and total reliability, and you've got a real winner. I just started using these recently, and I'm hooked.

Worth taking a look anyway.
Actually, I've owned BeBops, but sold them after 2 wks...SS_MB-7
Apr 7, 2003 7:13 AM
Actually, I've owned BeBops, but sold them after 2 wks because they were very inconsistent with engagement/disengagement and I hated the "walking-on-ice" sensation. Perhaps it was just bad-luck, or the mucky-terrain I was riding/racing in, but I quickly sold them and went back to my Time ATACs.

Ride Hard,
Mike B.
That's odd...Matno
Apr 7, 2003 8:49 AM
I have never ridden a pedal that was more consistant than my Bebops. (In fairness, I've only ridden Shimano and Ritchey MTB pedals and Look road pedals). They are complete "no-brainer" pedals. I step on them and they're on, I twist and they're off (with no resistance I might add). However, I only ride them on the road, so muck is never an issue. As for "walking on ice," my cleats are completely recessed in the tread (I did have to cut off part of the tread for the spindle) because I use MTB shoes. They're so much more comfortable!

Probably the only "issue" I've had with the Bebops was hitting my chain stays with my heels. That only happened in the first 2 minutes or so of riding them and hasn't happened since.

I guess everybody's just different... (Thank goodness for that!)

:^)