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What pedals do you recommend (<$200)? And would you recommend getting the tri shoes or cycling shoes for the cleats?


2011-10-02 10:02 PM
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Personally I think Speedplay is the away to go: solid pedaling platform, easy dual-sided clip in, low maintenance, etc. I weighed to these last year and will never go back. I prefer and X series pedals because of the float and I run the X/2 on both my road and tt bikes. You can get the X/5 for $115. If your racing, I'd suggest getting tri shoes first, then adding a pair of road shoes when and if you need them. But this is just my 3¢.
2011-10-02 10:10 PM
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I use look keos on both of my bikes. They hold well under hard petal, and pretty simple to get uncliped. I think most brands will work pretty similar, kinda of perferance.
2011-10-02 10:42 PM
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Ditto on the Keos.  They've got a nice, wide platform and the cleats are inexpensive to replace.  Nashbar and Performance/Forte both make versions of these pedals as well.  There's no need to spend $200.  The extra dough will get you somewhat lighter pedals and maybe some smoother spinning bearings, but there are more cost-effective ways to spend your money on your bike.

 



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2011-10-02 11:09 PM
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i like speedplays.  also tri shoes if you plan on doing tris *especially shorter distance tri's*

 

2011-10-03 6:43 AM
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Thank you for the responses so far! I've been reading reviews that the speedplays have a lot of maintenance and issues with longevity (about 3k miles). Can anyone comment on that?



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2011-10-03 6:58 AM
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mrbeachbum2 - 2011-10-03 6:43 AM

Thank you for the responses so far! I've been reading reviews that the speedplays have a lot of maintenance and issues with longevity (about 3k miles). Can anyone comment on that?

I've been on speedplays for years with 1000's of miles per year, and other than normal maintenance, I've never had an issue.  

I do think (with little other experience other than Shimano 959's on my mountain bike) that they could be more susceptible to issues if you don't maintain them than some others due to the mechanics of the mechanism. That being said, again, never a single issue for me.

2011-10-03 7:24 AM
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I have about 12,000 miles on my Speedplay Zeros and have never had an issue with them. At 225 pounds of hard riding those are not easy miles either Would highly recommend them to anyone.
2011-10-03 7:57 AM
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Sounds like the x/2 is the way to go. Do you also carry the shoe covers because the cleats can clog up easily?The x2 seems to last longer than the x5....

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mrbeachbum2 - 2011-10-03 6:43 AM

Thank you for the responses so far! I've been reading reviews that the speedplays have a lot of maintenance and issues with longevity (about 3k miles). Can anyone comment on that?

This was the reason I chose the X/2 over the less expensive X/5; they can be rebuild and have serviceable bearings. These should be a pedal that last.

2011-10-06 9:11 PM
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Speedplays for me too.  Wish I had bought tri-shoes as the road shoes stink during a race.


2011-10-07 8:33 AM
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I guess I was so eager with getting a bike race ready last year I went with some Shimano 105 pedals because they were $60 and had a wide platform. Worked great for me and I now have bought 2 pair!
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FoggyGoggles - 2011-10-07 8:33 AM I guess I was so eager with getting a bike race ready last year I went with some Shimano 105 pedals because they were $60 and had a wide platform. Worked great for me and I now have bought 2 pair!

 

I like my Shimano SPD-SL pedals a lot too, except I have the even cheaper version than Foggy, the PD-R540.

2011-11-28 8:37 AM
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Speedplays, but I'd recommend going with Zero's rather than the X's.  Less likely to get clogged up from grit and grass.  And I've had no issues with longevity...I've had 4 good years on the pair with probably about 8000 total miles.  Just be sure to keep them clean and well greased.  

And though I like my Speedplays, I'm not convinced they are the best.  How could I be if they're the only thing I've used above entry level cleats?  Sometimes I wonder if they're responsible for "hot spots" on my feet, but it could be the shoes as well.  Anyway, with my next pair of cleats (whenever that is) I may go for one of the wide-platform pedals like Look or Shimano.

2011-11-28 10:03 AM
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I need to get another set of pedals instead of transferring my one pair back and forth between two bikes.  I really like my Look Keo's that I have, and would like to consider getting another pair, maybe the carbon version.

Anyone seen any good deals out there?  The other option I'm considering is waiting until the Garmin power meter pedals come out and getting those.

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Climbinggonzo - 2011-11-28 10:03 AM

I need to get another set of pedals instead of transferring my one pair back and forth between two bikes.  I really like my Look Keo's that I have, and would like to consider getting another pair, maybe the carbon version.

Anyone seen any good deals out there?  The other option I'm considering is waiting until the Garmin power meter pedals come out and getting those.

I've been waiting for those power meter pedals for about 3 years now. The hope was that when Garmin took over they would be out shortly. Still hasn't happened, I would not push off any needed purchases waiting for this new technology. Even if they do come out I never like buying 1st generation, let others with more disposable income then I work through the kinks first .


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