boysa wrote:The bearings just went kaput in my Look Blades, and frankly I've seen too many other problems with them to go that route again. I've decided to go elsewhere. I'm leaning towards Shimano PD 9000, but can anyone comment on any noticeable difference in the bearings between Shimano, Look, Campy, etc.?
Although I could point out the search function:
The consensus is that the Shimano pedals are the best pedals quality wise.
About the bearings in particular: Shimano bearings are high quality, be it hubs, brackets or pedal.
A big investment if you buy Speedplay pedals (Ti and alu bows) and Speedplay specific Sidi Ergo 3 shoes, but you'll have the best.
Stiff, Light, Aero - Pick Three!!
PSM wrote:After 5 yeras with KéO Carbon and the problem getting in them I decided to try D-A 900. I do not regret that.
Simply far better pedals than KéO. More solid. Easier to klick in. Go D-A.
Slightly off topic but posts like above are confusing me.
I knoıw from mates that they like Shimano and I do understand that the bearing quality may be better than Look Keo but aren't the
Shimano pedals made still under the expired previous Look Delta patent? They were in the 90's but did Shimano change (improve)the pedal&claet design meanwhile?
As the Look Keo pedal&cleat system is an 'improved' system compared to older Looks shouldn't the Keo work better than the Shimano pedals?
Is someone here having ridden the older Shimano pedals in the 90's to compare them with the current Shimano DA line?
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There is slight changes to dura ace pedals with every new model. Whether it is bearings, weight, platform, durability, shimano pedals seem to be always changing in the right track. I would say that they are the best pedals for people that prioritize on contact points. The cleats can be walked on; the cleats are reasonably priced; no weight limits; almost maintenance free, and durable.
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bura wrote:Is someone here having ridden the older Shimano pedals in the 90's to compare them with the current Shimano DA line?
I used the old LOOK licensed 7410s for years. 7803s and 7900s are much better in nearly every respect- the cleats don't squeak and don't wear out so fast from riding or walking, the cleats have rubber bumpers so they walk better, the release is more consistent. The stack height is noticeably lower. There's a steel wear plate so you don't wear out the pedal body. And they're lighter. The only thing that's not as good is that the entry is a little more difficult. If I raced crits I might consider double sided pedals.
jaketim114 wrote:I'd recommend speedplay zero titanium. Light, dual sided entry, good cornering clearance.
Every speedplay pedal has those attributes, save differing weights.
I don't see the $/g benefit of the Ti pedals. But if you have the cash to splash, why not I guess.
I'm using the 7900 after spending a few years on 7810. I love them.
For any serious riding, long durability, reasonably low weight, solid feel, stability and secure clip I think this is currently the best option.
They are not cheap but they will last. They weight the same as regular speedplays, they dont develop any play in the splindle (as Look), they dont crack (as Time), you dont have to clean and lube the cleats (as Speedplay). And the cleats allows you to walk as a human.
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