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How many different Pedal Systems...(8 posts)

How many different Pedal Systems...Akirasho
May 7, 2003 5:45 PM
... are you currently using?

Curious to know how many of you use more than one system on your bike(s), what they are and why...

I've got both the original SPD (MTB and road) along with LOOK systems. SPD was my first choice (more into MTB at that time) followed by LOOK. SPDs did/do double duties (first for logistical (only needed one pair of "walkable" shoes and economic reasons (only could afford one pair of shoes)) with road use split about 50/50 'tween the two (chose LOOK for compatibility's sake 'tween some of the folks I ride with... and it's near universal distribution).

Seems that today... like many frames, there's too many choices with too little time and money.

Be the bike.
May 7, 2003 7:25 PM
LOOK for my road bikes and Time ATAC for my cross/commuter bike.

Also TwoAllUpHill
May 7, 2003 7:46 PM
Time Impact on the left foot and Look on the right.

Just kidding. I've always thought a mismatched set on one bike would be an experience. Much like when i tried a short ride with both crank arms mounted at the same angle. Felt like imitating a rabbit.

Drifting topics there. SPD on one bike and speedplay X series on t'other. Mostly because the lame one-sided SPDs came on the one and I've been too lazy and cheap to upgrade to my true love, speedplays. But, I will soon be making it speedplay for both when my new x/1s arrive.
another "2" voterockbender
May 7, 2003 9:01 PM
Time ATAC's: on the MTB, CX, and fixie.
SPD-SL's: on the roadie (Ultegra version)

I used to run SPD or Ritchey pedals back when my moutain bike was my mountain bike and my road bike was my mountain bike with 1.1" slicks.

My new MTB came with Time ATAC's, which I fell in love with. You can get in AND out of them in the mud. Cool! That explains that.

I recently got some SPD-SL's for my road bike mostly because I had some really nice shoes that didn't work too well at all with Time ATAC's. These are my first 'real' road pedals and I have been totally happy with them.
re: 3 I'm rider
May 8, 2003 3:36 AM
I have just bought a pair of look 396 for my new road bike. I used richey, bonteger or wellgo on my mtb, but picked up 2 pair of time atac last year. Much better pedal for the mud.

I have an old pair of frog speedplay, which I now use on my cross bike. It takes a while to dial a bike in going from three pair of shoes. The time pedals I tried on my old road bike, but found the looks are better for hammering.

Once I finish trashing the speedplays I'll put my other pair of time atac on my cross bike. I think I'll stick to look's for the road, since speedplay look like they won't be that much an improvement over the look 396 (0 to 9 degree float, which I'm set at 3 degree).

One for both on and off road -- and it's not spd...PT
May 8, 2003 8:47 AM
It's Bebop. Never a premature release when sprinting, frictionless float, lighter than anything else, super-tough. I have them on my road, mtb, mtb-single speed, and mountain tandem. I even put them on my daughters road bike and the back end of the tandem -- i think that makes six pairs...

But I do have two different pairs of shoes for those bikes...
Agree with the Bebop's.clintb
May 8, 2003 9:54 AM
I have two pairs and love them. They are simplicity at it's finest and functional like they should be. I got each pair of the Deluxe model for $99 and that's a bargain. A pair is 195g and that's with NO weight limit (within reason).
2 - SPD for mtb and SPD-SL for road (nm)jtferraro
May 8, 2003 11:52 AM