Road bike pedals
No real difference. The 105’s are a bit wider, makes no difference though. My last pair of 540’s were pretty worn though, I guess I could have gone right through to the axle. The bearings were still spot on with no servicing. The 105’s have a replaceable metal plate (i think) so they’ll probably last longer.Posted 4 years agomboySubscriber
Larger surface area on the 105’s, theoretically means less of a “hot spot” as the load is spread out a bit more.
Both use the same cleat though, which is the part attached to your shoe, so I’m not convinced yet.
540’s in white silly cheap (cheaper than from Madison) from Halfords at the mo if you click and collect. 105’s on eBay for under £30 are all without cleats. Cheapest with cleats is usually £35-£38.Posted 4 years agosputnikMember
Speedplay gave Sir Brad a dodgy knee , apparently.Posted 4 years ago
So my money is on Look Keo’s too, Keo Carbon Blades to be precise.
I moved from Ultegras to these and they are so much nicer.
Snap in crisply and has a wider platform which is actually very noticeable , or shall I say tangible .
Zero hot spot after hours n hours of use.njee20Subscriber
I’ve had Keos since they first came out (switched from SPD-SLs), I keep being tempted to switch back, I find the Keos harder to get into (although I admit after 9 years it’s not difficult and I’ve actually forgotten how the Shimanos felt), and the cleat wear annoys me. Bearing life on the cheap ones is dreadful too.Posted 4 years agoBlazin-saddlesMember
Get the wider ones if you can find them, a lot better pedal. I use Ultegra and Dura ace on our bikes mind but when they changed the shapes of the Dura one I noticed them being a lot better.
I’ve used a LOT of road pedals over the years and the only one I’d have no wish to return to is the Look Keo, god awful pedals!Posted 4 years ago
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