The Speedplay Zero Pedal System allows you to choose either a fixed position or up to 15 degrees of float. Zero pedals maintain the traditional feel of a fixed system while incorporating all the well-known advantages of Speedplay X Pedal Systems. Dual-sided Zero pedals offer light weight, easy engagement and disengagement, a low 11.5mm stack height and superior cornering clearance. The engagement mechanism does not rely on spring tension for retention, so you don't have to crank down a tension adjuster just to prevent inadvertent release. Best of all, you can choose either a fixed position or a microadjustable 15 degrees of float.The Zero Ti weighs in at 164g per pair and has an amazing cornering clearance of 39 degrees. Available in numerous colors and they come with cleats (and mounting hardware) compatible with virtually every road shoe in the marketplace.Please note that due to their Ti spindles, Speedplay recommends use of the Zero 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: Free float is the best, light, solid foot hold. FREE FLOAT!
Weaknesses: Bearings need constant re-greasing or they will seize after a few rides. The cleats pick dirt easily so if you stop on the side of the road, make sure you stay on clean pavement, a bit dangerous if you stop on a road with fast traffic and no shoulder...
Perform great but the bearings and cleat require lots of maintenance.
Similar Products Used: Time I-clic, SPD's, Time ATAC, Eggbeaters, Candies...
Bike Setup: Cannondale SuperSix, SRAM Red...
a Road Racer
Date Reviewed: December 31, 2008
Strengths: Durability (no maintenance or replacements after 7000km), easy in/out, holds when cycling.
Weaknesses: Entrance is less easy with a dirty cleat and walking with these cleats is poor.
For me the most important for pedals is that it holds when it is required and easy in/out. After using time impact s for a while, I switched to speedplay and it's excellent: after 1 year it is has never failed me during a sprint or whatever while getting in/out is (still) easy. Compared with time, speedplay holds it qualities while time gets less rigid. Only minor is entrance when the cleat is dirty.
Speedplay. What more do I need to say?
Weaknesses: If you want to use them in cyclocross, don't. The cleats will get clogged. Just stay on the pavement.
Wow. And I thought my Speedplay X2/X5s rocked. These pedals give you everything. They look cool. The are light. They truly let you put all the power into the crank. The adjustment screws really help you dial in how much float you want. Easy. I can ride on my trainer and change my float with a screw driver.
Strengths: Float adjustment, low profile, lots of room for cleat positioning, easy exit, easy entry when it works
Weaknesses: Pricey and weight not as low as it appears due to heavy cleat, occasional entry problems, cleat easily gunked up with mud or debris
The float adjustment and double-sided entry are great, as is the light weight. I do have trouble entering about 25% of the time - sometimes the geometry between the cleat and pedal just doesn't seem to align. I've tried lube and loosening the cleat but no help. When entry works it's like butter and exit is never a problem.
So Basically I'm looking for a great pedal that satisfies these categories the best
Ranked 1-4, 1 being most important
1. Quality (bearing smoothness, doesn't crack break from abuse, etc.)
2. Bling ("o sht you got those pedals!")
3. Feel/function (clipping in and out, power in hammering and cl ... Read More »
Question for the speedplay users out there.
I was considering switching from shimano spd-sl to help out my knees and am really liking the speedplay zero pedals, but can't decide between the titanium or stainless steel version.
I understand that the titanium is lighter, but does that mean that ... Read More »
I'm considering switching to speedplay zero's and noticed there is a difference in cornering angles between the ti and stainless models. I figure that the length of spindles are different. Would I notice a difference if I used the ti on one bike and the stainless on another? or should I just simp ... Read More »
Just delivered by UPS to my office. My co-workers were even like, "Wow, how is that possible?"
I was expecting them to be light, but this is like featherweight.
Hope they perform as great as they look/weigh.Read More »