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Pedal Recommendations(10 posts)

Pedal RecommendationsFender
Jun 19, 2003 9:41 AM
Former SPD user and switched to SDP-R's because I needed a wider platform. Big mistake!!! I'm using Ritchy V.3 Pro and not only are the hard to clip in, but clipping out is almost impossible. I have adjusted them on the lowest tension setting and they are still hard, when I'm able to clip out. The only way I can properly clip out is by moving my foot inwards toward the frame as opposed towards the outside. PATHETIC!!! I have already gone down twice because of these pedals and my teammates have caught me on several occasions before I tip over. Too add to the dissapointing preformance, the screws on the pedals are coming loose, after only 8 weeks of using them!!!

So, in light of the circumstances, not only will Ritchey be receiving a letter from me, but I will no longer use their products.

On a lighter note, my track standing abilities have improved dramatically!

In getting to my original question, any recommendations on pedals? Something light weight, sub 300 grams, larger platform, with no more than 9-12 degrees of float. Ohh and under $100.

Thanks!
Under $100???biknben
Jun 19, 2003 9:52 AM
I'm sure there is are pedals under $100 but you are seriously limiting your selection. There may be only a couple that satisfy all those criteria you listed.

Lightweight, large platform, low price...Pick only two!!!
Under $100???bcm119
Jun 19, 2003 10:05 AM
Excel has Look 337's on sale for $59. Great workhorse pedal but they're over 300g. I love the big secure platform of Looks.
Can you fudge it by 12 grams??Kristin
Jun 19, 2003 10:08 AM
You can have an older model of Look FQV's for $60. Looks are a good pedal--they actually helped with my ITBS--and older models can always be found for a steal.

http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?category=108&subcategory=1123&brand=&sku=8149&storetype=&estoreid=

Or Speedplay XP's which are way under your weight limit and have oodles of float.

http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?category=108&subcategory=1123&brand=&sku=8223&storetype=&estoreid=

Or the A31

http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?category=108&subcategory=1123&brand=&sku=7659&storetype=&estoreid=

And this is just one website. Check also lickbike.com, excelsports, performance and supergo.
Correctly setupwilsonc
Jun 19, 2003 10:23 AM
dont take this the wrong way, as i've done some stupid stuff in my time, but do you have the cleats set up correctly (are the cleats right/left specific) ? I personally have no experience with these pedals, or SPD-R pedals, but it sounds like a setup issue.

anyway, in terms of pedal recommendations, why is weight so important to you? I'd focus on sub $100 and larger platform.

wilson
Correctly setupFender
Jun 19, 2003 10:32 AM
I've tweaked around with them several times and it did not make much of a difference. The right pedal did improve in terms of clipping in, but not clipping out. Left pedal remained the same.
speedplay x3, 220g, $99. nm :)raboboy
Jun 19, 2003 11:34 AM
or speedplay x2 on ebay or classifieds :) nmPeterRider
Jun 19, 2003 3:33 PM
Shimano Ultegra SPD-SLalmccm
Jun 19, 2003 11:46 AM
I got them from eBay. I bought from VeloDepot (you can also reach him on hotmail). They're now about $86 plus shipping. He is a good guy. I thought one of the pedals was bad, couldn't lock in, and he was willing to send me a new pair. I later discovered I had put the cleat on too tightly so I never had to take him up on the offer.
Second the Ultegra SPD-SL's...joekm
Jun 20, 2003 5:01 AM
Especially if you can get them for under $100. I got mine when they were relatively new at my LBS for $125. I absolutely love these pedals. Much easier to clip in and more secure feeling than my old dual-sided spd's.