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 Post subject: Re: Best pedals
PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 12:43 am 
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My experience with the 970/980 pedals is much the same. I bought the 980's just assuming they were a functionally great, long lasting pedal. It turned out to not be the case at all. I found the pedal entry/exit to be very poor. Almost like a 2 stage where you could partially clip in, thinking it was engaged, only to have your foot fly out at very bad times. Maybe it was my old M300 shoes that didn't interface with the pedal properly, but I doubt it.
Poor function aside I also found the bearings pretty much disintegrated after about 2 years of light use. There was so much axle slop as to be almost unrideable. For me the best Shimano pedal was the 959, it has all been downhill since (and not in a good way lol).
Next pedal I am trying the Xpedo's.

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I'll expand more on my previous post with some of my experience.

I currently have two sets of shoes/pedals. Both shoes are Shimano m315's, one for XTR's the other for eggbeaters. I only use the eggbeaters when there is mud on the course and a chance of dabbing. When it is dry and dusty the XTR's. Feel way more connected to the bike with XTR. I have broken too many xpedos (ti axle only) and looks (just garbage...) to trust them any more - well, at least 3 years ago... Only ever broken one pair of eggbeaters and it was the 'C' model from years ago that was on a beater bike so who know's what it had been through. I had some Time's but never found the engagement too positive - I have my XTR's cranked all the way down btw.

@Benno, I bet it is your shoe. A lot of shoe's have that problem if the lugs are too deep. Try trimming them down a little. They had a couple lemon's re the seals and were well aware and would warranty them


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 Post subject: Re: Best pedals
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Well I won't have to worry about it anymore because I retired those shoes and pedals. So I'll be on an XC90 shoe and will try it on the 980 trail pedal before making my final WW pedal choice.

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 Post subject: Re: Best pedals
PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 4:42 pm 
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Surprised no one has mentioned Ritchey Pro V5 Paradigm pedals yet?

I have a set fitted on my Kona and find them pretty good, smooth running and fairly predictable clipping and releasing. Lighter than XTR pedals too and not too expensive.

Any thoughts on these, are they a disaster waiting to happen?

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2013 8:17 pm 
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Get yourself some awesome S-track pedals from look.

Great product, very light and light!

Xtr from shimano for Heavy but great durability. Look and shimano over crankbrither


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One pedal Exustar, light reliable easy in easy out the E-PM215 is 280 grams for the pair and they have a titanium version at 230 gr the pair . you can buy them on ebay or there usa store .


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Xtr's are great. But for $84 dollars you can get the SPD style Sampson rock and weighs 16 grams less than XTR.


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So far I am liking what I read about the Xpedo 8 Ti. Even if they are ugly.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2013 3:27 pm 
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Just my experience here.

My crankbrother egg beater 3 have 2 seasons with lots of hours on them and are still spinning smooth.

I have bought some look s-track this season and after riding them for 2 weeks I developped some major knee pain in both knees, I switched back to egg beater. My looks are now collecting dust. The little amount of float was'nt for me.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2013 3:38 pm 
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The problem with egg beaters is that for every "mine have run for a million miles with no maintenance and add 50 watts to my threshold power" there appear to be half a dozen "failed after 300 meters and ate my first born"


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Yea, the reliability of the eggbeaters is definitely in question. They are still the best in major mud, but I don't ride when it is that muddy, it ruins the trails. I did do one race last year that was a total mud fest and my SPD's were very ineffective. They clogged up early and stayed clogged the entire race.

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are you guys sure there are that much egg beater issue with the latest models, say, from 2010 onwards?


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There are still issues, not so sure if there as many.
AFAIK We've had two failures in our club this year. (Only half a dozen users tho)


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Ok

mine are really spinning free and smooth. I though of buying a rebuild kit but the pedals are already 2 years old, I might just buy new pedals instead.


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More people with experience with Xpedo's pedals? I'm thinking about getting some.

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