pedals

Discussion in 'Cyclocross (CX), Duathlon and Triathlon' started by tanc, 22 Jul 2012.

  1. tanc

    tanc Member

    Location:
    bristol
    I ride a specialized TriCross and looking at upgrading to spds. There are too many out there and no idea what I am looking for. I am an all weather commuter so looking at the Shimano PD-R540s. I thought they look like good beginner ones. Any thoughts, tips?
    many thanks
     
  2. sean8997

    sean8997 MEKK Poggio 3.5 & Merida Cyclocross 3

    Location:
    Chester
    I use the M540's, had them for about 2 years now, cant grumble with them, ideal for all round cycling I think
     
  3. Cubist

    Cubist Still wavin' Moderator

    Location:
    Ovver 'thill
    SPD SL?
     
  4. OP
    OP
    tanc

    tanc Member

    Location:
    bristol
    shimano%20pdr540%2007.jpg these babies
     
  5. jdtate101

    jdtate101 Ex-Fatman

    Location:
    Boring Birmingham
    Unless you are using the tricross offroad then SPD-SL would be a better choice. If using offroad then SPD pedals with recessed shoes...
     
  6. MattHB

    MattHB Proud Daddy

    If you have to walk ANYWHERE in your shoes, stay SPD.

    The 540s are nice
     
  7. OP
    OP
    tanc

    tanc Member

    Location:
    bristol
    Thanks for the information guys. I'm know going to research and see what happens. I am a bit:banghead: lost in translation.
     
  8. Spiky Simon

    Spiky Simon Regular

    Location:
    Bristol
    I have Shimano M530 SPDs on my CX bike (these ones: http://www.on-one.co.uk/i/q/PESHM530/shimano_m530_spd_pedals). They have a bit more of a platform than most SPD pedals which makes them easy to clip into and it also means it is sort of possible to ride with trainers on, if need be. And recessed cleats mean that walking around with MTB shoes on is no problem.
     
  9. OP
    OP
    tanc

    tanc Member

    Location:
    bristol
    Thanks Simon, I am just figuring that out. Oddly enough I was just looking at those online. (Wow, great price too). Extra cake for you!
     
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  10. OP
    OP
    tanc

    tanc Member

    Location:
    bristol
    Thanks to Simon, I have bought my new pedals. I am so excited. :hyper:
     
  11. Spiky Simon

    Spiky Simon Regular

    Location:
    Bristol
    Enjoy! Just don't forget to unclip at traffic lights :smile:
     
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  12. OP
    OP
    tanc

    tanc Member

    Location:
    bristol
    No worries, there had training wheels on sale as well. Oh, sorry stabilizers.
     
  13. I'm not sure which model SPDs I use on my cross-bike, but they are a lot more 'open' than the ones on my commuter/trainer, hence allowing mud to fall through/clear
    However, that plan didn't always work out......

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