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Pedals

Discussion in 'Components, Accessories and Clothing' started by HLaB, 28 Aug 2007.

  1. I've been clipless for about a year and a half now, always SPDs.

    The current pedals on my road bike are A520's. However I'm getting a bit sick of flipping them over to clip in so I'm thinking about trying SPD-SL's or something. What do people think of these and will pedals of this type be easier to clip into?
     
  2. ghitchen

    ghitchen Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Gullane, Scotland
    Why not use M520s with a clip on both sides?
     
  3. OP
    OP
    HLaB

    HLaB Marie Attoinette Fan

    I might give them a try in the short term, I've got them fitted to my other bike . I tend to do longer rides 70-100mls and I'm looking for a cage
     
  4. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    Why not try a duel sided affair...

    Though Time RSX's etc...stay vertical when not clipped in them...
     
  5. Evilcat

    Evilcat Senior Member

    Location:
    London
    Speedplay Zeros: double sided, easy to clip in/out, light, low stack height and adjustable float as well.

    EC
     
  6. OP
    OP
    HLaB

    HLaB Marie Attoinette Fan

    I really liked the look of the tiatnium ones still I saw the price, maybe for Christmas 2025
     
  7. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    The new Ultegra/Dura Ace pedals are fantastic, I bought three pairs after trying them once.
     
  8. OP
    OP
    HLaB

    HLaB Marie Attoinette Fan

    Has anybody tried Crank Bros Quattro SL pedals?
     
  9. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    i've got these
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    would appear to be ideal for what you want...
     
  10. OP
    OP
    HLaB

    HLaB Marie Attoinette Fan

    Thanks bonj, I had them on my Sirrus before they broke at the spindle, they were good pedals. The lbs was out of them when I tried to get a replacement and I got M520's for the Sirrus and fitted the A520 to the road bike. I was looking for something a bit more sleek on my roadbike and Ive opted for SPD SL's, I'll see how I get on with them.
     

  11. They're pointless pedals, at least the 520s function as both a clip-in and a platform. The plastic cages offer no useable platform, so are no easier to pedal with non cleat shoes than the entry level (and cheaper) 525(?) SPDs upon which they are based.
     
  12. Chuffy

    Chuffy Veteran

    Yup. They're on the Sunday best bike, so they haven't done any serious mileage but I like them. The only drawback is that the spindle, where it exits the crank, is very fat and very close to the mechanism. Fine with regular road shoes but I can't wear my 'leisure' shoes as the tread fouls the spindle. Not a huge problem really.

    You could always try the Crank Bros Candys. The basic mechanism is very easy to get into and the platform offers plenty of support.
     
  13. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    What part of this would you call a platform?
    shimano-m520-cyc-plus-main.jpg
    They're about as devoid of a platform as you can get.

    About my ones being pointless, you may be right - it may be the case that the platform serves no useful purpose. To be honest I do often miss the clip in with my right foot as I tend to clip my right foot in when the pedal's at the top, so I often do one cycle with it not clipped in - to be honest I don't know how much that would be impaired with M520s, I suspect not much - but nevertheless I'm not going to justify spending £20 to save about 30 grams of weight.