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anyone using eggbeaters?(12 posts)

anyone using eggbeaters?reklar
May 13, 2003 2:12 PM
Any disadvantages to using eggbeaters on road bikes?
I was...mtncranker
May 13, 2003 2:20 PM
They're good pedals, and I still have them on my mtn bikes. But I recently got some new Shimano R600s, which I think are preferrable for road riding.

On the road, you're using a much steadier and constant pedaling cycle (pun intended!), and the broader contact area of a road-specific cleat/pedal combo makes for a more comfortable pedal for your feet. The road pedal has less of a tendency to "hot spots," and a more stable feel, both due to its wider platform.

I could post the advantages of using eggbeaters, but you only asked for the disadvantages!
May 13, 2003 2:40 PM

some of the advantages are obvious to me--i can use the same pedals for road/mtb, they are reasonably light, bombproof, etc. maybe you have more to add?
May 13, 2003 6:40 PM
You can use the same shoes as well as the same pedals (duh!), AND you can walk into the coffee shop mid-ride without walking like a duck!
I have a pair on one road bike - Looks on the others.dzrider
May 14, 2003 3:58 AM
Hot spots, for me, are related to pedal placement rather than size and not a problem with egg-beaters. I do, however, find them a very small target for clipping in. I seldom miss with the Looks, even on the fixie with it's moving pedal, but seldom hit the egg-beaters on the first try. I'll likely go back to Look and give the egg-beaters to my son who covets them.
None that outweigh the advantagesjs5280
May 13, 2003 3:23 PM
I really like the eggbeaters on my road bike because I NEVER have to look at my pedals. Yeah, most people can get into one-side pedals no-problem 98% of the time, but it's that one time you look down and some cager pulls out in front of you and puts you over their hood. As for platform size, I don't think it's all that noticable, even on big climbs, unless you've got Lance or Mario type power. I've also heard they don't have quite the clearance as some other pedals do if your doing crits. However, for riding on the road in traffic, I think they're great. I use them on my MTB to. Also great, but if you ride rocky sections/rock gardens, pedal bashes can release them.
re: anyone using eggbeaters?DASS
May 13, 2003 6:25 PM
I have 'em on all my bikes. No complaints on the road. Simple, light, effective.
anyone see the look pedals that look like eggbeaters?NMtronracer
May 13, 2003 6:27 PM
Here's a scan.....tronracer
May 13, 2003 6:32 PM
I use them for road/mtb and love 'em. (nm)kjr39
May 13, 2003 6:33 PM
Look just licenced the design. nmovertrained
May 13, 2003 7:04 PM
they slightly changed them..russw19
May 14, 2003 12:33 PM
The Look version uses needle bearings instead of balls. That's the big difference between the two. That's it.