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  • Premier Icon FuzzyWuzzy
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    Speedplay Zeros, cro-mo’s are fine but might be slightly outside your budget

    warton
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    Look pedals, then you pick the cleats depending on how much float you want…

    Premier Icon njee20
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    Speedplay generally reckoned to have the most. I use Keos with red cleats and find them very ‘floaty’.

    Premier Icon Lifer
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    Keos with red cleats, lots of float. When they wear out I’ll be getting the next one down.

    Janesy
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    I have Shimano SPD 105’s. Im looking for new pedals with purhaps more float. I love my new mountain bike Time Atacs… Am I right in saying that mine have 3 degrees as using the yellow cleats?

    Any recommendations. I dont really want to spend more than £80.

    cheers STW.

    Janesy
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    Cheers, I will probably get the look Keos classic. Will check how much float my mtb pedals have and match that.

    Thanks.

    Premier Icon FuzzyWuzzy
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    Waste of money switching to Keo’s, your 105s + yellow cleats are already 6 degrees

    Premier Icon iainc
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    If you like Time on the mtb why not use Time RXS First’s on the road. I do and they fit all your criteria 🙂

    Kuco
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    I’ve got speedplay and like them a lot.

    Gary_M
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    So will you still want the set I’ll be selling soon Ian?

    Times are good but speedplay zeros are where its at if you have funny knees.

    Premier Icon iainc
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    Gary_M – Member
    So will you still want the set I’ll be selling soon Ian?

    Gary – indeed….if the price is good and they are nice and shiny 😆

    I have been using the RXS First’s since getting new bike in the Spring but some carbon bling would be good 8)

    Gary_M
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    I’ll let you know when I get round to buying Ian and I’ll send you pics.

    DanW
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    More than about 6 degrees float is a poor substitute for a good bike fit in my opinion but your experiences may vary 😀

    I was convinced I needed a lot of float to have comfortable knees but when I rode with instrumented Look Keo’s I found I was only using 0.5 degrees float!

    On topic, I have found I like the feel of the way Look Keos float (i.e. non-centering) and the choice of different cleats means you get the amount you feel most comfortable with.

    Janesy
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    Umm you may be right about the Keo and 105 being pretty much the same. I may just wait alittle and get the Speedplays.

    I will have to think it over.

    Janesy
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    Humf just about to hit the buy button for the Speedplays Zero. I assume they come with cleats as most do.

    Premier Icon Gordymac
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    Yes they do.

    Slightly more faff to fit the cleats than normal but well worth the effort.

    Gordymac
    Speedplay Zero user 😆

    Premier Icon StefMcDef
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    Pardon my complete ignorance, but what is float? Never been able to fathom this. Is it the ease with which pedals spin on their axles?

    jambon
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    Any ‘time’ pedals. The platform ones last for eons too.

    jambon
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    Oh, didn’t see the ‘Road’ bit.

    ‘Look’ red cleats should do the job, shouldn’t they??

    Premier Icon Lifer
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    StefMcDef – Member
    Pardon my complete ignorance, but what is float? Never been able to fathom this. Is it the ease with which pedals spin on their axles?

    It’s the amount of movement (rotational – sure someone will correct me on that) you have when clipped in, ie how much the cleat ‘floats’ in the pedal. It’s how far you can move you heel left or right before you unclip.

    DanW
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    If you believe the interweb then Speedplay are the work of the devil…

    On a more practical note why would you want the amount of float Speedplay pedals offer? It doesn’t make biomechanical sense and doesn’t lead to happier knees if the rest of your bike is set up properly (which seems to be the main selling point of them)

    Premier Icon 2POC
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    This guy knows his pedals

    Pedals

    hels
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    Re Speedplay – from memory no LBS in the whole of the known universe stocks the cleats. I learned this the hard way travelling to races with a friend who used them and never remembered to buy online.

    clubber
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    a couple of things

    1. I wouldn’t buy anything from speedplay: http://www.forum.cyclingnews.com/showthread.php?t=12002

    2. Float is not always better for knees, it often just allows for worse setup. Float can actually allow you to get your feet further away from the ideal position and cause knee problems.

    foxyrider
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    Regardless of the Speedplay politics my choices in that order would be:

    Speedplay>Look>Time>shimano

    (Also a Speedplay user) – Although on my Commuter/Audax I use MTB Time ATAC’s – Tried Time RXL’s and found them awkward.

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