Boardman Road Team Pedals review

Bargain-priced Kéo-compatible pedals

Our rating 
3.5 out of 5 star rating 3.5
GBP £25.00 RRP
Boardman's Road Team Pedals won't stay looking like this for long, but the important parts are nice and sturdy

Our review

Slippery in the wet but their size gives a solid base when you put your foot down
Buy if, You're after a solid entry-level clipless pedal that should see you right for plenty of miles
Pros: Sturdy, well made and not too heavy
Cons: Gloss finish chips easily and is slippery
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Road pedals take a hell of a beating, so need to be tough, well sealed and – ideally – light. Well, these weigh 296g, which isn’t heavy for a budget pedal, and they come with quality dual-compound EPS-R cleats (Look Kéo classic style). Those letters give the game away on where the Boardmans come from – EPS-R is a product name from Taiwan’s Exustar.

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The alloy bodies are finished in flat gloss black, and this lack of grip means they can be tricky to clip into when wet (though a strip of skateboard grip tape will cure this). The gloss paint easily chips and you’ll wear through the top finish to metal in no time too.

But the dual-compound cleats are very good, with a textured surface that goes some way to help maintain grip. The cleats offer seven degrees of float and weigh 46g a pair. Replacements cost £12.99. Entry and exit is met with a solid snap, tension can be adjusted via a 4mm Allen head adjuster with a gauge and the 60x89mm platform gives a solid base to really put the power down.

The CNC-machined chromoly axle runs on bushed and sealed bearings and they’ve stayed smooth, without developing any play or leaks. That’s obviously a good thing, more so when you consider that the pedal body is closed on the outer edge so they’re no easy way to access the bearings.

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If you’re taking your first steps into clipless or are after a low-priced pair for your second bike, the Teams are a great option. Just be wary that these are slippery when wet.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Road Team Pedals
Brand Boardman

Platform Size (mm) 60mm x 89mm
Axle Material CroMo