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  • so bit the bullet and bought some speedplay light actions.

    1 great as really cant feel pedal through shoe
    2 bad right foot seem to float around a LOT and pops out very easily . scared to pull up when out of saddle.

    havnt actually been on ride just up and down road. should i have bought normal ones instead of easy release? or just a case of changing riding style? anyone have similar experience

    gee
    Member

    They take a bit of getting used to/adaptation. As long as you don’t have an extremely odd pedalling action your foot won’t come out.

    TheDoctor
    Member

    If your foot moves around that much, it’s a problem with your foot stability, or other leg issue, not the pedals.

    hmmm dont think foot/leg issue as had bike fit last year and nothing flagged up. right foot does normally point slightly different position then left. no leg length discrepency though.

    Premier Icon curiousyellow
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    What happens when you bunny-hop?

    crftom
    Member

    Why did you go for the light actions?? What do you weigh

    Premier Icon kennyp
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    Are they easy to unclip from? I’m thinking of getting a set, but like to be able to get my feet out quickly.

    TheDoctor
    Member

    Other road pedals will lock your foot in position much more securely. The whole benefit of speed play is that you have un hindered float. So foot instability not always apparent with other pedal systems.

    If your foot moves around that much on speed play pedals the problem is you, not the pedal!

    Premier Icon curiousyellow
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    So Speedplays are better for trackstanding?

    nikxl
    Member

    great pedals but they are high maintenance compared to some, make sure you keep them well greased as per the manual or you will literally sh*t yourself when you find out how much new bearings are. Makes the cleats look like a bargain

    piece of piss to get in and out of!!. feet are stable when seated so not a prob at all but quick sprint out of saddle very sketchy but only 1 foot. i think its too much float for me poss.

    went for light actions for commuting in london area. LBS recommended go for lights over normal.

    will give another go but prob not for me so kennyp if your interested mail me robbieti10@gmx.com

    ps bunny hop prob ok as you would normally keep feet dead straight when pulling up

    crftom
    Member

    The light action were mainly designed for women and youths

    Premier Icon curiousyellow
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    Cheers.

    Not liking how buying replacement bearings will literally generate excrement in my kecks so I’ll stick to Shimanos for now and stay faeces free.

    doof_doof
    Member

    Regarding bearings, courtesy of Weight Weenies:

    X1 & X2.
    Zero Ti, Stainless & Chromoly.
    Light Action Ti & Stainless.

    X5 (aka X3) and Light Action Chromoly are completely different inside and not compatible with the other pedals listed above.

    To do a full rebuild requires the following items which can be found at any bearing/hardware supply company:

    2 each – HK1010 Needle Bearings. Measurements: OD=14mm BORE=10mm WIDTH=10mm.

    2 each – Bearing 136 also known as 686z, 686zz, 686 z, 686 zz. Measurements: OD=13mm BORE=6mm WIDTH=5mm

    2 each – Bearing 137 also known as 137z, 137zz, mr137, mr137z, mr137zz, mr 137, mr 137 z, mr 137 zz. Measurements: OD=13mm BORE=7mm WIDTH =4mm

    2 each – Inner Retaining Ring BORE=1/2″ WIDTH=0.03″

    2 each – Rubber O-Ring. ID=5/16″ OD=7/16″ WIDTH=1/16″

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