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Show and tell me about your favorite pedals(19 posts)

Show and tell me about your favorite pedalsJetSpeed
Dec 31, 2003 4:38 AM
In the market for a nice new pair of pedals, what are you riding and why do you love them?
Speedplay Zero here.divve
Dec 31, 2003 4:53 AM
I like them because of the two-sided entry, adjustable float and release angle, solid feel, easy maintenance and set up, and light weight. They also aren't very vulnerable to whatever dirt you might pick up.

I do however recommend getting the coffee shop cleat caps if you require to do any intermediate walking with them. Without them it's quite dangerous going up and down stairs for instance.
re: Show and tell me about your favorite pedalsThorman
Dec 31, 2003 6:57 AM
I've been using the Coombe pedals for a year now and what I love about them is how light they are, the low profile cleat, and double sided entry.

Thorman
http://www.ScottThor.com
re: Show and tell me about your favorite pedalsWoof the dog
Dec 31, 2003 8:05 AM
how fast do they wear out? I heard they wear fast.

Woof.
re: Show and tell me about your favorite pedalsThorman
Dec 31, 2003 4:35 PM
Mine haven't worn out yet and I've had them a year. The actual pedal should never wear out since it's made of steel, but the bearings could wear, I guess. I just put oil in them every 3K miles and hopefully they will last at least a few more years.

Thorman
http://www.ScottThor.com
re: Show and tell me about your favorite pedalsWoof the dog
Jan 1, 2004 4:59 PM
all i know is that speedplays wear, even though cleat springs are metal and the butterflies on the pedal are metal (probably alluminum). the problem is that speedplay springs flatten out and even pedal's polymer body gets worn after a while, so there is a lot of play side to side in the pedal/cleat interface. Is there something like this in your pedals? try clickin in and rocking your foot side to side, and let me know. also, do you train w/ them?

thanx

woof.
Campy Record ProFitKerry Irons
Dec 31, 2003 5:30 PM
The Shimano DA pedals have just now caught up to the Campys in functionality, and DA durability has not yet been proven. The Campys are essentially maintenance free, light weight, easy entry (same as Look), easy exit, no false release, etc. Mine have 46K miles on them and just starting to show actual wear (on only one pedal). Just because they are not the latest product on the market doesn't mean they aren't one of the best.
Ummm... Speedplay FrogChicago_Steve
Dec 31, 2003 7:24 AM
Although they're normally thought of as MTB pedals, I really like them for road pedals. FWIW... I ride around 4k miles/year with alot of commuting...

b Pro's of Frog pedals

- Dual sided entry
- Lots of float
- Great ports for easy maintenance
- lite weight

b Con's of Frog pedals

- Cleats are a little funky and MTB shoes are recommended
- Smaller cleat surface area then trad. road pedals (though I really haven't had any hotspot issues)
Speedplay or Time ATACbiknben
Dec 31, 2003 8:19 AM
I've been using the speedplay X-series pedals for 3 years now. They have pros and cons. Depending on what you are used to they can have a very different feel. They have abondant amounts of float.

pros:
-easy entry
-easy maintenance
-cornering clearance
-float

Cons:
-durability
-finnicky cleat (use coffee caps if walking)
-expense of replacement cleats

FWIW I also use Time ATACs on my MTB and commuter. These are a pretty simple deisgn that works consistantly well. The rails and plastic platforms do wear out over time. Everything still works but they feel "sloppy" after years of use. I've had the aluminum model on my commuter for a year. I was hoping the aluminum body would be more durable. So far so good.
simple: Bebopscyclopathic
Dec 31, 2003 10:53 AM
light, easy on my knees, very durable, easy to service. Don't cost a fortune. And unlike Speedplays, Looks, etc cleats last forever
Ditto.Bebops are the best pedals period....PEDDLFOOT
Dec 31, 2003 1:06 PM
...of course that my opinion and I could be wrong.But I doubt it.
Double Ditto.Bebops are the best pedals period....Matno
Dec 31, 2003 7:58 PM
And I'm still using the original model - from 7+ years ago! They are maintenance free, totally durable, and the best pedals I've ever used, bar none. Hard to beat perfection. Everybody would be on these things if they actually did some advertising for a change!

Great customer service too. Sent me new bolts and spacers/washers when my inner plates (the ones inside the shoe) wore out - and they weren't even the original Bebop ones, which I lost...
Triple Ditto for BeBopslemmy999
Jan 1, 2004 3:05 PM
4 X Ditto for BeBopsnoupi
Jan 2, 2004 8:21 PM
Bullet proof easy in and out, light.
Dura Ace.Zonic Man
Dec 31, 2003 11:53 AM
Great platform, good in and out, decent weight, comfortable.
re: Show and tell me about your favorite pedalsMike Prince
Dec 31, 2003 2:31 PM
Time Impacts for me. No issues - I've been using them since March. Pros: easy on knees, reasonably light, rock-solid engagement, cleats last a long, long time, and no creaking.

Cons are a little different entry at first (if you are used to LOOK) and the release is a bit different - I had a bit of discomfort on the outside of my shin just above the ankle on my "stop light" for the first few rides.

For me the cons went away after a few rides. Look on Ebay for the best deals on the pedals. I got a pair for $70 in the spring for my 2nd bike. As nice as these pedals are, I'm surprised that I don't see more of them out there on the road. Lots of Speedplay, LOOK and Shimano out there. All nice pedals too.

The pedals:
Lets see the rest of the bike (nm)PEDDLFOOT
Dec 31, 2003 4:11 PM
OK.....Mike Prince
Dec 31, 2003 6:40 PM
Here it is...Happy New Year.

MP
Second the Impacts.KG 361
Jan 1, 2004 3:55 PM
I got the mags for about the same on e-bay and after getting used to clipping in/out I really like them. Very adjustable and maintanence-free, as well as a decent platform. Pair is about 160 gm less than my Looks were. Hard not to like.