Best spd pedals ?
Right , after a year or so of riding flats , I want to run spd’s again.I really like the look of crank bros mallet 2’s due to the fact it has both the clips and pins which Shimano doesn’t offer.Problem is the reviews on quality isn’t very good.has anyone got any long term experience on these or recommend a similar type of pedal
ThanksPosted 5 years ago
No such thing as best.
I like riding Time (I have dodgy knees).
Others like riding Shimano.
Everyone likes looking at Crank Bros. (allegedly some people like riding them, but I didn’t)
All of which tells you very little.
So in summary, if you like float get Time (the older style curved wire is better than the half octagon), like clickiness and low buying price go Shimano. If brave get Cranks.Posted 5 years agomunrobikerMember
Shimano DXs, XTRs and 520s here. DXs are great- you don’t need the pins, just the platform.
I owned Crank Mallets when I lived in Australia during the drought. After 7 months with only 3 days of rain the bearings were shagged. And you can’t even adjust the cleat tension. Avoid.Posted 5 years agoPriddsSubscriber
Time X roc’s. Love my Time pedals and these are greatPosted 5 years ago
My knees have various scars from not being able to unclip from Shimano’s (maybe partly my fault as I did neglect maintenance). Switched to Time approx 10 years ago and loved (and neglected) them ever since. Original set of ATACs are still giving good service and have a few more besides.
BTW I think the pedals with platforms and clipless are pretty pointless – once you get familiar clipping in is second nature and trying to ride unclipped on them is plain scary. Exception may be the one side flat/other side clipless which make sense for pub bikes.Posted 5 years agoGee76Member
Have you looked at the Ritchey V5 Pardigms!. Nice and light at about 260g if that’s what your after. Mine have been reliable for over a year now since they improved the bearing design (0ver previous v4’s). Platform is pretty small but depending how much support you get from your shoes that might be fine.
They are also shimano compatible. No silly materials in there so no weight limits and also means cost isn’t hideous either. Under £50 from our German friends.Posted 5 years agoratherbeintobagoSubscriber
I ran CB Acids for a while with no probs, but I just didn’t find them all that positive to clip in/out of (often wasn’t sure whether I was actually clipped in). They do have a certain reputation for fragility, but all but the base model eggbeaters/Candies come with a 5y warranty implying they think they’ve fixed this.
Switched to ATACs, which clip in with a nice clunk, and have stood up to a lot of abuse.
New Speedplay SYZRs look good (assuming they are not frantically expensive and actually make it to market) as do the new Look pedals (S-track)
AndyPosted 5 years agoM6TTFMember
Running 2 sets of candy c’s for last couple of years and not had to do anything to them. They were only 20 quid a pair in the CRC sale and they’ve been great. Only thing I don’t like is the less than positive click. I’d have time if I was flush. Had some old ATAC and they were brilliantPosted 5 years agoleo72Subscriber
Shimano DX, XTR and 520. Had two pairs on two bikes of the old 959 XTR for seven years before they were totally worn out. The DX647 is a great pedal, really like the firm feeling thanks to the platform. Just put a pair of 520 on my Cotic Soul for the winter and they are fine too. Lets see if they last seven years… 🙂Posted 5 years agostucolMember
TIME Atac Alium for me. Bombproof, easy clip in and very easy to release in a hurry. Cheap too.
Last for donkeys with no need for re-greasing and will take lots of bashing off rocks.
Much better at not clogging than Shimanos even in wet snow, though it will clog, but what won’t apart from maybe Crank’s.Posted 5 years ago
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