Which Pedals ?

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fsd61b
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Which Pedals ?

Postby fsd61b » Fri Oct 12, 2012 09:55 am

I am in the process of buying a road bike and will need pedals. I use spd MTB/commuter pedals on my tricross but wondered if it would be worth changing to 501's , ultegra or Look type pedals (on both bikes)? My shoes can take 2 or 3 hole fixings and there seems to be loads of choice 2nd hand on e bay. Are the 3 hole type better?
Thanks.

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Re: Which Pedals ?

Postby maddog 2 » Fri Oct 12, 2012 10:25 am

do a search, there are loads of threads on this.

Summary:
Some like road shoes and pedals
Some like MTB shoes and spuds
pros and cons
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Re: Which Pedals ?

Postby racingcondor » Fri Oct 12, 2012 11:40 am

The safe answer is to get a Shimano road pedal (105 would be great). Road pedals have a wider platform which increases the stability of the shoe but you don't want to walk in them.

It does depend how you ride though, if you plan on walking in your shoes stick with mountain bike pedals, if not I'd argue the advantages of road pedals make them worth it.

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Re: Which Pedals ?

Postby fsd61b » Fri Oct 12, 2012 12:15 pm

Just noticed I put 501's instead of 105's doh!
Dont plan on walking at all,and the shoes I have are road shoes. Thanks for the replies , I'll have a look for some 105's / prices.

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Re: Which Pedals ?

Postby keef66 » Fri Oct 12, 2012 12:29 pm

There I was thinking you were planning on fitting a pair of Levis to your bike...

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Re: Which Pedals ?

Postby Insideinfo » Fri Oct 12, 2012 13:18 pm

Try iClic 2 pedals, much easier to engage than Shimano 105s.

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Re: Which Pedals ?

Postby duckson » Fri Oct 12, 2012 13:59 pm

Had Speedplay Zero's and now got Shimano 105's (about £40 for the pedals/cleats).

Dont miss the Speedplay's, the 105's are fine and easy enough to engage or disengage.
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Re: Which Pedals ?

Postby tomb2100 » Fri Oct 12, 2012 14:41 pm

Over the past 10 years I've used the original Looks with the delta cleats then upgraded to the Keo's and they always worked fine.............but then a mate leant me a set of Speedplay Zero's and they are just genius, as if someone had reinvented the wheel and made it more erm round !

Ok so not cheap and the cleats cost £35, but get some Cafe Cleats and they will last far longer than Keo cleats.

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Re: Which Pedals ?

Postby zx6man » Fri Oct 12, 2012 14:42 pm

I use the shimano M520 (SPD) on both road and MTB, so can use the same shoes.

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Re: Which Pedals ?

Postby fsd61b » Fri Oct 12, 2012 15:49 pm

keef66 wrote:There I was thinking you were planning on fitting a pair of Levis to your bike...


They kept getting caught in the chain and slowed me down!

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Re: Which Pedals ?

Postby rozzer32 » Fri Oct 12, 2012 16:03 pm

duckson wrote:Had Speedplay Zero's and now got Shimano 105's (about £40 for the pedals/cleats).

Dont miss the Speedplay's, the 105's are fine and easy enough to engage or disengage.


I'm the other way. Tried Shimano and Look and now I will only use Speedplay.
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