This version of the Light Action pedal comes with spindles made from stainless steel, instead of Titanium or CroMoly steel. These weigh in at 206g, 42g more than the Ti version. It features an advanced hybrid-pedal technology that combines the most user-friendly characteristics found in Speedplay's popular X and Zero road pedals. They blend the legendary ease-of-entry and non-centering free-float of Speedplay's X Pedal System together with the robust spring design and enhanced durability of Speedplay's Zero Pedal System. Named "Light Action" after its unique low-force, high-security latch mechanism, the new Speedplay Light Action Pedal System provides the easiest and most intuitive entry and release functions ever offered by Speedplay. While Speedplay's primary design goal was to create the most user-friendly clipless pedal system ever, Light Action pedals continue to provide the same cutting-edge performance benefits that have made Speedplay pedals legendary, including: Dual-sided pedal allows instant "no-looking-down" entry. No flipping needed to engage. Self-locating cleat guides the entry motion and eliminates fumbling to find the pedal. True-locking engagement mechanism provides security and prevents inadvertent release. 15 degrees of non-centering free-float reduces stress on the knees. Large, stable cleat platform for optimal power transmission and all-day comfort. Extremely light weight pedals and cleats improve riding efficiency. Pedals weigh a mere 220 grams per pair. Thin pedal body provides the lowest stack height and best cornering clearance available. Simple cleat mounting and adjustment makes set-up easy. Precision cartridge and needle bearings for reduced friction and longer life. Built-in grease-port for fast and easy bearing maintenance. Choice of five great pedal color choices: Black, Blue, Pink, and Red. Please Note: Speedplay recommends these Light Action Pedals for recreational road use only. The reality is that the spring tension is too light for racing or competitive purposes under hard efforts.Please Note: Due to manufacturer restrictions, we are unable to ship Speedplay products outside the United States.
Strengths: Extreme ease of entry and exit. So easy to get in and out of that it reduces the chance of the accidental side flop related to clipless pedals
Weaknesses: Truly a road cleat in that the slightest gravel or mud in the cleat will make it difficult to engage with pedal or no engagement at all.
Having only used Time spring loaded clipless pedals in the past, using Speedplay Light Action is a breath of fresh air. The entrance and release are effortless and longer rides seem more comfortable with the free float afforded by the cleat design