Ritchey V4-Pro Road Pedals

4/5 (4 Reviews)
MSRP : $120.00

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Product Description

  • The dropped center design brings the cleat closer to the spindle for a more powerful stroke
  • A hardened chromoly body that is lighter than most alloy bodied pedals
  • The curved cleat lowers your riding position making for easier release. 2-bolt SPD® style cleat
  • Wt.: 250g

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Exexpat a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: December 20, 2007

Strengths:    Light weight, very low profile, float has a nice feel. Long wearing steel cleats.

Weaknesses:    Ritchey USA won't release replacement cleats to the retail market or to distributors so they can focus "on new products", which means you're SOL if you want an extra set for say, your winter shoes.

However, if you ask nicely, Ritchey USA will sell you a set directly-you may fare better in the European market.

Bottom Line:   
Great pedal, but doomed to obsolescence due to misguided manufacturer policy on replacement cleats.

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Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   Ebay

Similar Products Used:   Look, older model Ritchey Road Logic pedals.

Bike Setup:   Specialized Allez Comp, Campy Record 8 speed, Mavic Helium

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by surfandsand a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: September 3, 2007

Strengths:    light, low profile, great price

Weaknesses:    Cannot use shimano spd cleat, very little float, be prepared to dial-in your bike setup all over again since these pedals lower your shoe right onto the spindle.

Bottom Line:   
Great pedals. Prior reviews here cover it. I'll add one point...pay special attention when installing the ritchey spd cleats....the small plate with 2 screw holes must not be installed upside down! Make sure the screws sink into the bevels properly so the screw heads are flush. Otherwise the cleat will not click into the pedal. I learned this lesson the hard way.

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Favorite Ride:   Giant OCR C1

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   shimano M520, Look keo

Bike Setup:   Giant OCR Composite 1

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by AKroadracer a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: November 22, 2006

Strengths:    Light, durable, easy to use.

Weaknesses:    No float, not interchangeable with Shimano cleats.

Bottom Line:   
Easily the best SPD road pedal Ritchey has come out with, and I've tried just about all of them. Easy in/out, decent tension adjustment, and durable despite its frail look. Light at 200 g's a pair, which is the same as my Keo Ti's.

The 2 Bads: (1) Can't use Shimano SPD cleats. Because this pedal puts your foot dang near on the axle, the cleat is sculpted at the edges to clear the axle. Shimano SPD's are not. If you want to use your mountain shoes for both bikes, you have to use Ritchy cleats for both. That's not too bad, except for the second bad: (2) there is no float in these pedals/cleats. Not a big deal, just make sure you get them lined up properly.

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Favorite Ride:   Training ride around my house

Price Paid:    $89.00

Purchased At:   on line

Similar Products Used:   Just about all of them: Older Ritchey, Dura Ace, Older Look, Campy Record, Keo's, Wellgo, Time.

Bike Setup:   Seven Axiom, Campy Record group, Orion II wheels.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by samgaver a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: August 21, 2005

Strengths:    visual aesthetics
clip in/release ease
metal cleats

Weaknesses:    inner sleeve cover comes off easily and dosent set in flush

Bottom Line:   
visually, these may be the sexiest pedals around. the minimal amount of material creates beautiful lines and a delicate appearance, but feel rock solid. they make your bike even look lighter. at 200 grams and 109 dollars, these pedals turn with value. the curved cleat design does lower your riding position...you may want to lower the saddle too (lower center of gravity is good). they clip in with ease with a very positive feeling, and clip out even easier (the best action ritchey has produced yet). the float is smooth, but my shoes tend to rock side to side parellel on the axle of the pedal, hence they feel more like mountian pedals with a little play, than a solid LOOK set-up, but being primarily a mtb racer, that doesnt bother me, so 5's across the board. overall, the best ritchey road pedal made thus far. did i mention visually stunning too?

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Favorite Ride:   any

Price Paid:    $109.00

Purchased At:   supergo

Similar Products Used:   rit. prologic

Bike Setup:   TCR composit (s)
lots of carbon

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