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tryguy67

Nov 13, 12 15:56

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Well its time to retire my old look p396 with the old arc cleats. There good but I'm building a road bike and want to have the same cleat on both bikes. I'm wondering about the time Iclic, look keo. I like a large platform so i didn't like speedplays when i tried them. What are you riding? What has your experience been.
Thanks


tegra

Nov 13, 12 16:02

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Re: what pedal do you use/ should I use [tryguy67] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

tried look, time and speedplays... look > time or speedplay.

can't speak for shimano or campy pedals.


stuartaus

Nov 13, 12 16:36

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Shimano Dura Ace, bomb proof and work really well!
What more do you want in a pedal?
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Billyk24

Nov 13, 12 19:51

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Re: what pedal do you use/ should I use [tryguy67] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

I have been on Time Pedals since August 1988! Ok, I rode the (then) new Campy pedals in the mid-90's for less than three weeks before returning to Time. Not the most popular brand but works very well for this older guy.


spec1234

Nov 13, 12 20:01

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Re: what pedal do you use/ should I use [tryguy67] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

I really like Look. I've got the Keo Classics on one bike and Blades on another, I pick them over Shimano because I need the 9 degree cleats for my knees (Shimano cleats don't have quite that much). I also really like the feel of the Blades because unlike a spring, the tension is constant through the whole engagement and disengagement. It's a minor thing and I can't really explain it much better than that, but I like it.


kmh1225

Nov 13, 12 20:13

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Re: what pedal do you use/ should I use [tryguy67] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Speedplay Zero


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mauricemaher

Nov 13, 12 22:39

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Re: what pedal do you use/ should I use [KyraMorgan] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

love the key-wins,

pedal and cleat lighter than most, I think around 240 grams.

Using them for 11 years- no more hot spots.

I have used speed play, campy, look, ultegra, spd, etc.
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imjustin

Nov 14, 12 3:13

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Re: what pedal do you use/ should I use [tryguy67] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Shimano Deore XT pedals.

Under $50, and I use my road shoe for my MTBs as well.
Dual-sided entry makes clipping in and out at traffic stops much easier.

Heavy, yes.
Aero, no.

I don't care.
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lacticturkey

Nov 14, 12 4:21

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Re: what pedal do you use/ should I use [tryguy67] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

    
I use the old ultegra spdr and ...

these give max clearance in the turns, so can keep pedaling - and just skim no problem if you connect
Since the cleat and pedal are so low, I dont have to have my seat very high
They last forever without adjustment ( you can adjust float and release tension).
They are easy to get in or out, even if you get grass on your cleat.
has a clear click and entry so there is no doubt when you are in
The cleat are tiny and have rubber shoes (the small black blocks in the pic) , which give good grip and make it easy to run and walk in them, while protecting the cleat from any wear and keeping them out of the grass
they last forever too just have to tighten the pedal rarely, but never need to replace the cleat and it doesnt start to feel sloppy, always crisp





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dseiler

Nov 14, 12 8:06

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Re: what pedal do you use/ should I use [tryguy67] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Having ridden nearly every pedal system (I went through "a phase" a few years back), I settled on Time, although I do like the Bebop (akin to Speedplay) but just have had too many issues with clicking in at critical moments.

At present, Time iClic Racers are on my road & TT bikes and Atac on my MTB & commuter. I have had no bad experiences with the Atac pedals, and issues with iClic cleats seem to have been resolved with the introduction of the iClic2. Or, such has been my experience


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BLeP

Nov 14, 12 8:09

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Re: what pedal do you use/ should I use [tryguy67] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

I use Shimano 105 pedals.

Why? because that's what my brother used and I first used clipless pedal on his bike.

Terrible reason perhaps, I am a creature of habit.




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mfrassica

Nov 14, 12 8:23

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Re: what pedal do you use/ should I use [tryguy67] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

I second the Keywin pedal system. I was (and still am) a old Look style pedal guy. Been using them since 1989.

Bought a set of Keywin and love them, simple to use (like Look), very light!, super big platform, and most of all the cleat and pedal interface is rock solid. Float is adjusted in the pedal to axle interface (can adjust the resistance of float also).

Give them a look.


mmrocker13

Nov 14, 12 8:25

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Re: what pedal do you use/ should I use [tryguy67] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

I run a version of SPDs on all of my bikes--one wellgo, two nashbar, and the rest all shimano... assortment of m515, 520, 540. All of them, save one of the Nashbar versions, are MTB pedals. My husband also has spds on his bikes.

Makes life easier when all the bikes and shoes in the household share the same system.

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elguillermo

Nov 14, 12 8:27

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Re: what pedal do you use/ should I use [tryguy67] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

I recently switched from SPD-SLs to Speedplay Zero's after some back and forth testing. In addition to whatever you believe from their marketing (more aero etc.), I found the Speedplay's more vertically stable, and the increased float range is nice for those who need it... FWIW I thought I liked a large platform as well, but I now find myself infinitely happier on the SPs.

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mauricemaher

Nov 14, 12 8:37

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Re: what pedal do you use/ should I use [mfrassica] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Yep love em,

The only issue with the Key-wins is that (for the OP) you have to order separate axels for different Q-factor.

Just something to consider when buying (I missed this and had to buy the neg 6mm axels after)
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fasterisbetter

Nov 14, 12 9:34

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Re: what pedal do you use/ should I use [stuartaus] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

stuartaus wrote:
Shimano Dura Ace, bomb proof and work really well!
What more do you want in a pedal?

I am a devotee of Shimano pedals. Tried just about everything else. For me, nothing is more functional or durable (and for me, pedals - like headsets - should be something that you put on the bike and they operate smoothly and perfectly until the day you die).


Timtek

Nov 14, 12 9:46

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Re: what pedal do you use/ should I use [BLeP] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

BLeP wrote:
I use Shimano 105 pedals.

Why? because that's what my brother used and I first used clipless pedal on his bike.

Terrible reason perhaps, I am a creature of habit.

Ditto. Except I bought them because they are super inexpensive.
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BLeP

Nov 14, 12 9:49

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Re: what pedal do you use/ should I use [Timtek] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Actually I think he used ultegra which was basically the same pedal except slightly lighter. I cheaped out and got the 105.




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doug in co

Nov 14, 12 15:58

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Re: what pedal do you use/ should I use [tryguy67] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

I'd be willing to buy your retired pedal.. PM me if you're not going to put it in the trophy case..

still riding 3 pairs of look/arc cleat pedals. One of those pairs is a Nashbar Look-alike which I don't much care for..
Planning to go to Shimano 105s next, seem the closest thing to the old-style Look. The Keo is too pricey for me.


Horchata

Nov 14, 12 16:04

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Re: what pedal do you use/ should I use [tryguy67] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

I'm probably in the minority here but I use Mavics. I was going to get some Look Keos, but the Mavics can be had for 75 bucks online, with a titanium spindle. They're super light and have a good sized platform. I have a set on my road bike and tri bike for less than I would've paid for the Looks. Been riding them for a year and >2500 miles and they are solid as ever.

Downside is that the cleats aren't compatible with, e.g., spinning bike pedals if you care about that. They're also pretty damn ugly (in my opinion), but I'm cheap so I went with them anyway.


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Jason N

Nov 14, 12 16:06

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Re: what pedal do you use/ should I use [tryguy67] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

I've been using the garmin vectors for about a year...

Ok, seriously, I use 105's. Chose them because they were cheap and haven't had any complaints after about 15k miles.


Bill Slowsky

Nov 14, 12 16:12

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Re: what pedal do you use/ should I use [tryguy67] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Shimano 105's. Cheap and reliable. Need I say more?


jime

Nov 14, 12 18:32

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Re: what pedal do you use/ should I use [tryguy67] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

look keo max...speedplays suck....


joroshiba

Nov 14, 12 18:40

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Re: what pedal do you use/ should I use [jime] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

I use speedplay's because I have found they have more lateral cleat adjustability than anything else, I'm skinny in everywhere and in order to run my preffered stance width I have to slam the cleats to the outside of the shoes, no other pedal's I have found allow me to achieve this position.

I have considered the Keywin's a couple times but stupid narrow hips mean I haven't, plus I'm cheap and I already HAVE speedplay's. I've used the X and the zero series. Both were good, prefer the Zero's although they were a huge adjustment at first.

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ZackCapets

Nov 14, 12 19:20

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Re: what pedal do you use/ should I use [tryguy67] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

If you like your Looks then stick with Look. The keo is an excellent pedal. Ease of use is EXCELLENT, you can get some light ones too if you want to spend, but even the Classics aren't heavy. I have had the opportunity to try out a lot of pedals over the years, but I have used my look pedals the longest and they are by far my favorites. "Double sided" (shjmano spd, speedplay, time) isn't an advantage because the pedal doesn't naturally sit in the best position for clipping in as Look pedals (or Shimano road pedals do (spd-sl)). There is nothing to guide your foot into the cleat as there is with your look pedals. You would likely be frustrated by any of the above 3.

Don't go with an obscure pedal company because you won't find their cleats in stock at your local store.

The Keo Classic and Shimano 105/ultegra pedals are both excellent. The dura ace pedals are overkill
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