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  1. #1
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    What are your fave pedals for cross?

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    I've been using eggbeaters for the past 2 seasons, but I seem to always have an issue clipping in (I wear Sidi's) and now I'm considering something different. I hear that a lot of people use Time but I'm open to suggestion. What are you using?

    Thanks!

  2. #2
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    I tried Time but couldn't clip in or out as easily so went back to SPDs.

    I use the "Multi release" cleat and keep the springs all the way loose. Whenever I think of it (every other race? depends whether it's wet or dry) I wipe off the pedal cleat plates with a rag and add a few drops of TriFlow.

    Now I can easily get in and out any time, anywhere. Only once on very fast, hard stutter-bumpy grass did I unclip unintentionally.

  3. #3
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    I'm in multi-release SPDs too. I'm taking a clinic right now, and I heard a lot of people say that eggbeaters were tough to clip into/out of for cross. I see folks in Frogs, SPDs, and Looks, as well as some Eggbeaters.

    I don't think there's a "best" system - it's just whatever works for you!

  4. #4
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    I used the Times for years, but I found that the Egg Beaters were easier to clip into and out of. So now I have been using those for a couple of years.

  5. #5
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    I learned to MTB with SPDs, and have used those for 'cross as well. Easy to get in and out of, and I never worry about my cleat releasing before that all important dismount.

    SheFly
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  6. #6
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    I use Crank Bros Candys. I like a platform which the eggbeaters don't have. I don't have trouble getting in/out of them but I do know people who do..

  7. #7
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    Still liking the Time ATAC pedals

  8. #8
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    Third season using Frogs. I'm sure next season will be no different.

  9. #9
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    I 2nd the suggestion to try crank bros. candies. I find that the eggbeaters rotate when I hit them wrong, so my foot ends up sliding off of them. The candies don't do that.
    Because not every fast cyclist is a toothpick...

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  10. #10
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    pedals?

    http://www.rei.com/product/668198?cm...:referralID=NA

    has anyone tried these? I haven't gone clipless yet so I'm doing my research. I thought these would be nice for those times you just can't seem to clip in properly during a race. I figure if I paired these with more of a touring/mtn spd shoe it would allow me to run comfortably and have that confidence knowing if my clip in function isn't working I can still ride semi comfortably.

  11. #11
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    I'd be hesitant on those, because if you're trying to clip in quickly on a re-mount, there's a 50/50 chance that your pedal is going to be upside down, preventing you from doing so. I've had my candy pedals in some of the most severe mud possible, and they've never failed to clear it & clip in successfully.
    Because not every fast cyclist is a toothpick...

    Brick House Blog

  12. #12
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    I tried riding our local 'cross course in mine (performance version, but essentially the same pedal) on a slightly muddy day. Wouldn't do it again. The design just couldn't clear the mud out, and the flat side has enough "teeth" and size that I think it would hurt quite a bit more to bump into them than a Crank Brothers or Time pedal on a mount/dismount/carry situation. They're fantastic pedals for my commuter/errand bike though.

  13. #13
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    crank bros.

    That's a good point w/ the mud and all the gunk that could possibly make it hard to clip in and out.

    I'll probably end up going w/ the Crank Bros. Candy SL. They seem to be getting better reviews than the standard Candy pedals. I guess if I don't like them I can always sell them on craigslist

  14. #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by radicalrye View Post
    That's a good point w/ the mud and all the gunk that could possibly make it hard to clip in and out.

    I'll probably end up going w/ the Crank Bros. Candy SL. They seem to be getting better reviews than the standard Candy pedals. I guess if I don't like them I can always sell them on craigslist

    I don't have sidis but so I don't have too many issues clipping in. If you do, you can use shims and/or file away some tread.

  15. #15
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    i'm using adidas vueltano cleats, they're an spd setup and i find them really easy to use for a first pair of clipless. love them!

 

 

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