Pedals 'designed to match'?

Discussion in 'Components, Accessories and Clothing' started by colinr, 13 Apr 2010.

  1. colinr

    colinr Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Norwich
    I'm assuming it's just for the logo conscious but when pedals have descriptions like "designed to match the 105 10-speed groupset", does it mean anything beyond having nicely matching parts?

    Thinking of storming through April's cycling budget to move to SPD-SL :cold:
     
  2. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    Location:
    Crewe
    Not many people are going to see them with your feet on them, but perhaps I'm missing the point...

    My SPD-SLs are Ultegra, but 2nd hand & so scuffed you'd never know, tbh.
     
  3. Kestevan

    Kestevan Last of the Summer Winos

    Location:
    Holmfirth.
    Ribble (I think) actually have Womens Specific pedals..... They come in Lavender and pink.

    The reaction from my better half - who has spent the last few days looking for womens fitted clothing that isn't pink is probably best not posted on a family board.
     
  4. OP
    OP
    colinr

    colinr Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Norwich
    Pink wouldn't match the bike at all...

    I figured it would just be a posing thing but wouldn't put it beyond manufacturers threading cranks/pedals differently to force you into parts.

    Surely the point is the 50g difference that will shave milliseconds off my leisure rides :cold:
     
  5. zacklaws

    zacklaws Veteran

    Location:
    Beverley
    Does not really matter I think, I have 105's on my Sora because they match my black bike, and Ultegra on my 105/ultegra groupset but only because I got them at an excellent price and there on my most expensive bike.

    But it may do for the fashion orientated.
     
  6. gaz

    gaz Cycle Camera TV

    Location:
    South Croydon
    I got 105 pedals on my ultegra group set bike :cold: luckily no one has noticed :biggrin:
     
  7. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    Location:
    Crewe
    BURN THE WITCH

    (&c) ;-)
     
  8. OP
    OP
    colinr

    colinr Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Norwich
    Gone for the 105's. Because they partly match my 105 / Tiagra mix.
     
  9. Tollers

    Tollers Über Member

    I've got 105 SPD-SL's on my Campag Super Record bike. I quite like the Shimano system, but cant justify the expense of Dura-Ace to save 0 grams. Like everyone has said.....noone knows if they match, noone cares....thank god.

    M
     
  10. redjedi

    redjedi Über Member

    Location:
    Brentford
    :biggrin:

    Shimano pedals on Campag. That's not allowed !!

    It's a good thing you've already left the country or I would be chasing you out ;):biggrin:

    I couldn't do that myself so went for Looks on my Campag.
     
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