Performance Forte Classic Mg/Ti Pedals

2.5/5 (4 Reviews)
MSRP : $75.00

Product Description

  • Pedals are some of the lightest Look® style pedals around
  • Wide comfortable platform virtually eliminates hot spots and has 33 degrees of corner angle
  • 6° of float, Look® style cleat
  • Magnesium body, Titanium spindle

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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by karlkras a Commuter

Date Reviewed: May 24, 2007

Strengths:    Well, they're pretty light and I could engaged into relatively easily.

Weaknesses:    Released unnexpectedly on hard step down on standing start. Happened 3 time in 6 weeks even after continual adjustments to try and overcome. 3rd time resulted in a crash as the bike went one way and I the other when the cleat disengaged.

Bottom Line:   
On first week use I was pleasently, but guardedly surprised. I was in the market for a new set of Look style pedals since I broke the spindle on a prior Look set. I've sworn off all Performance products for years because of past bad experiences but with conversations with a clerk who's claims were backedup by a customer who swore by these I took the leap, in more ways then one. Long story short, the right cleat (the one I normally never purposely disengaged when riding) simply came out of the pedal at starts from a dead stop. Finally resulting in a crash as expained below. Have since relagated these to my training bike in the basement.

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Favorite Ride:   Anywhere on my Pinarello Radius

Price Paid:    $76.00

Purchased At:   Local Performance ou

Similar Products Used:   Look PP337
Look Arc Carbon

Bike Setup:   Pinarello Radius
Centaur 10spd group w/Chorus brakes.
FSA Pro Carbon CT Cranks
Campy Zonda Wheels.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by KPrider a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: October 15, 2006

Strengths:    Lightweight with a good platform and a great price

Weaknesses:    Became hard to clip out & became dangerous.

Bottom Line:   
I rode on these early in the year in training, races and some time trials.
The pedals have some sharp edges to them and wear out the Look style cleats until it becomes almost imposible to clip out. I became weary of not getting clipped out at the wrong time so I switched back to my Looks.

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Favorite Ride:   As long as my feet are moving and there are some hills.

Price Paid:    $45.00

Purchased At:   Performance

Similar Products Used:   Looks, Shimano Crank Brothers

Bike Setup:   Specialized S-Works Ultegra

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by kentquirk a Triathlete

Date Reviewed: July 18, 2006

Strengths:    The cleats are nice -- reasonably light and solid plastic with a rubber anti-skid spot. They feel sturdy. They snap into and release from the pedals quite well; I had no trouble adjusting them to my personal preferences for firmness. They're very light.

Weaknesses:    I really don't like the way they handle "play". They have a few degrees of play (yaw) side to side, but there's a lot of friction so that your foot tends to stick in one spot unless deliberately shifted. Some might even prefer that, but I don't.

Worse, they also have a few degrees of "roll", which took me a long time to find. All I knew was that my pedals were making a clicking/squeaking noise once per revolution and it was driving me nuts. I finally figured it out by removing the pedals from the bike and playing with them by hand.

Bottom Line:   
I bought these pedals with my new bike hoping that a) they'd be compatible with the SPD-SL pedals on my other bike, and b) that they'd be lighter. Turned out that they're somewhat lighter, but not compatible.

These pedals/cleats don't completely suck...but they have problems that mean that I just pulled them off and replaced them with my old pedals.

I tried to save money and weight but for me it wasn't worth it.

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Favorite Ride:   Rolling hills and lots of them

Price Paid:    $75.00

Purchased At:   Performance Bike

Similar Products Used:   Standard Shimano SPD, SPD-SL

Bike Setup:   Custom-built Leader Aluminum/Carbon frame with carbon everywhere and Ultegra component group.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dennis the Mennis a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: December 3, 2004

Strengths:    Super value, very comfortable and light.

Weaknesses:    One-sided entry is annoying.

Bottom Line:   
I bought these after deciding Speedplays are over-rated and not for me. So far I've been amazed at how much I like these; super light (250g), super comfortable (even on a century I did with 10,000 feet of climbing!), great price and so far no quality issues. Enough float for me, and fairly easy to clip in and out of. The plastic cleats look like they'll wear out, but so far (2,000 miles or so) they still work great. The only thing I don't like is that the one-sided entry can be aggravating when I try to clip in from a stop light and traffic is waiting for me, and sometimes I hear the "click" even though I'm not fully clipped in.

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Favorite Ride:   Carmel Valley in the springtime

Price Paid:    $80.00

Purchased At:   Performance

Similar Products Used:   Speedplay, various SPDs.

Bike Setup:   2003 Specialized Allez Elite.

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