Xpedo Speedy road pedals review

Low-profile alternatives

Our rating 
3.0 out of 5 star rating 3.0
£69.99 RRP
Xpedo Speedy Pedals

Our review

Extremely secure-feeling, smooth rolling low-profile pedal, but not ideal for beginners
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Shimano, LOOK and Time still dominate the road pedal market, but these very positive-feeling, low-profile pedals from Xpedo are definitely worth a look. The Speedy uses a unique alloy body design that actually drops the metal and plastic cleat down into the pedal like a 3D jigsaw piece. This gives a very low height above the pedal spindle and loads of contact area between pedal body and plastic cleat platform.

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Add a mountain bike style sprung metal latch on the pedal and a metal lip on the back of the cleat and you’ve got an extremely positive, rock solid attachment between you and the bike. Fixed or nice-degree float cleats are available and spring tension is adjustable for a softer feel and faster release, but it’s still a more locked-in, less mobile feel overall than the mainstream competition.

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This makes it great for powerful riders plagued by accidental pedal release at max power, but it’s not ideal for first-time clipless pedal riders. The triple cartridge bearing giblets have coped with a full winter of abuse without any sign of wobble or grind, and there’s a 205g titanium axled set (£129.99) as well as the 248g steel axle examples we tested.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Speedy pedals (11)
Brand Xpedo

Description 205g titanium axled version also available (£129.99) - *Body: Aluminum 6061 Forged *Spindle: Titanium or Cromoly *Bearings: 3 Cartridge *Springs: Square SWP *Seal: 1 Rubber *Cleat: SPEEDY Fixed or 9° *Release: Single Sided Adjustable *Color: Hard Anodized
Weight (g) 248