Named "Light Action" after its unique low-force, high-security latch mechanism, the Speedplay Light Action Pedal System provides the easiest and most intuitive entry and release functions ever offered by Speedplay. Its design makes sense for both the seasoned cyclist and for the first time clipless user. It features an advanced hybrid-pedal technology that combines the most user-friendly characteristics found in Speedplay's popular X and Zero road pedals. Thanks to their Titanium spindles, these tip the scales at a feathery 164g per pair. Speedplay Light Action pedals blend the legendary ease-of-entry and luxurious 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. 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 that due to their Ti spindles, Speedplay recommends use of the Light Action Titanium pedals for riders 185lbs and lighter.Please Note: Due to manufacturer restrictions, we are unable to ship Speedplay products outside the United States.
Strengths: Cost, low stack height. Cannot comment on durability yet.
Weaknesses: The a cleats represent a danger to interior floors, particularly wood -You're walking on metal. I'm not sure if these are easy to get into yet or just me. You do not get a reassuring 'click' like you do with Look or SPD pedals...more subtle.
I actually bought the cheaper Chromoly spindle version. I took these for a 2.5hour ride and no pain or any other problems thus far. I switched from Look A5 pedals and definitly notice a "rounder" pedal stroke without so much stack height on the Look cleats.Float is pronounced and takes about 20 minutes to get used to, but after that no issues. When sprinting out of the saddle there is a slight "sliding" sensation due to the float. I don't think these pedals are good for "gear mashers" as they don't have that locked feeling I experienced with Look (and SPDs on my MTB/Cross bikes). Kind of like losing the snap of a fixed gear compared to a bike with gears. These pedals are not immediatly intuitive for those used to entering pedals toe-first. I recommend setting these up on a trainer where you can practice getting into them a few times.Also, your seat height will likely drop if you are going from Look pedals.