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-All stainless, even the cleat.
-the best by far for the knees.
-Light AND reliable, with triple bearings.
-Easy clip on and clip off.
-Easy maintance and service, with hole for injecting grease.
-mine have 15 years and still spinning perfectly. 2 pairs of cleats, waiting for a third set now.
ymmv, just offering my 2c
- Low weight
- Cheap custom Ti spindle length options
However these CB pedals have downsides causing me to switch:
- The bars are pretty likely to destroy your shoes- I am getting through the aluminium shoes savers pretty quickly!
- They are a disposable part in my opinion
- Even using the rebuilt kits can not get around the quick loss of spring tension causing almost unrestricted float
- Fast wear to the axles causes play at the axle.
- Cleats wear exceptionally fast. Mine would last only a few rides before almost unrestricted float started appearing. Not good when combined with the sloppy springs.
- The two points above contribute to the biggest negative I can see- very, very little support of the foot. This is not just due to the small size but the general sloppy interface between cleat and the bars of the pedals. If you clip a shoe in to the pedal and manipulate it in all directions you can see there is very little restraint in any direction. This may or may not irritate any knee issue you may have as was the case for me.
I now use Shimano XTR and I think most people eventually concede and take the extra weight of an SPD based pedal based on overcoming all of the issues noted above. I held off for a very long time due to stubbornness but am glad I made the switch! My knees thank me
P.S. Speedplay are the work of the devil if you search this forum and others All jokes aside, there are two schools of thought with pedal float and everyone is different but my belief is that the bike should be fit correctly (with a pedal with a small amount of float) and there should never be any need for the large amount of float with designs like Speedplay. If anything the extra float may upset a lot of people joints rather than help them- the pros tend to make some mods to restrict the float if I am not mistaken???
I just bought the new look s-track, they are a very different pedal. Huge contact area. Very clear clip in feel and clip out. Time will tell if they are durable
Xtr is just too heavy for my liking....
* How about the xpedo magforce 8 ti? Any inputs on those pedals? They work like SPDs right? They are fairly light at 215 grams listed.
They are much more robust though; CB pedals (and indeed everything else they make including wheels and, bizarrely, seatposts) 'enjoy' a reputation for fragility, especially when subjected to UK riding conditions ie. rain/mud.
I am really keen to see what the upcoming Speedplay Syzrs are like; adjustable float and metal-on-metal contact between pedal and cleat sound really promising. On the downside, they seem to be taking a looooong time to get to market, and GOK what they'll cost.
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So far, I am quite happy with them, as I do not see any negatives compared to M980s.
What I do like about the SPD style of pedals in comparison to Time and CB (I have been a Time Atac XS user for 10 years before switching to SPDs last year) is that with the SPDs the shoe/pedal interface is via the cleat. This way you can shim your cleat if needed and have a much wider and more stable pedalling platform.
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