Wellgo MG-8 Pedals

3.54/5 (13 Reviews)
MSRP : $80.00

Product Description

Super lightweight SPD style road clipless pedals with an aerodynamic design...

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Barrie

Date Reviewed: March 1, 2012

Strengths:    Light, inexpensive and are working well after 1000 miles

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
Mine are magnesium with titanium spindle they fit my SPD road shoes , I cant say anything bad about them

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

Date Reviewed: May 14, 2011

Strengths:    These are quite easy to get into once they have worn in a bit.

Bottom Line:   
These are excellent lightweight pedals. I have ones with titanium spidles, which brings the weight down from ~240gm to ~200gm (see weightweenies.com if you have any doubts about this !). They are not sold with Titanium Spindles (this is the long axle that runs thru the pedal and attaches to the crank) anymore. But some 3rd party people are selling these Ti Spindles for the MG-8 on EBAY for ~$40 (new). Switching out the steel spindle for titanium is very easy. I have ~17,000 miles on these pedals on each of TWO road bikes. I re-greased the spindle once. I used Locktite on the pedal base screws (they have a tendency to fall out if you don't). The cleats for these are very very durable (make sure you buy SPD shoes, which are hard to find for a road rider -- SPD is mostly for Mt. Bike riding these days). Replacement cleats are cheap (~$10). Most comparable pedals are going to run you hundreds of dollars for 200gm. Even with the EBAY Ti spindle, these are going to be ~$80 !!!! The newest model is WHITE and not the strange ugly green.....

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Favorite Ride:   Iron Horse/Contra Costa/Calif

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   Currently on EBAY

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by steve-o a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: July 27, 2010

Strengths:    inexpensive and light weight

Weaknesses:    why such ugly green color? although you can find silver color version on ebay.

Bottom Line:   
Had these pedals on road and TT bike had not one problem with over 3,000 miles of riding. The sealed bearings seam fine to me.

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Favorite Ride:   Wisconsin Kettle Moraine

Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   Price Point & ebay

Similar Products Used:   egg beaters and Shimano SPD (heavy but durable)

Bike Setup:   Trek Madone 5.2, Felt B12 and Scott Speedster.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by bukwee a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: July 28, 2009

Strengths:    - Inexpensive
- Easy to maintain

Weaknesses:    - Not very attractive
- Not for the serious rider, expecting high performance and quick in/out access

Bottom Line:   
There are great starter pedals if you don't have the big cash to lay out. However, be warned that they are not high performing and you get just a little more then you pay for. I put 2k miles on these and they hung in there for a little over a year. After a while they become very difficult to get in and out of even after lubing them. Good pedal to purchase if you're not sure road cycling is for you. If you get better, upgrade ASAP!

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Bike Setup:   Giant TCR0 Alliance

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jetbundle a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: August 1, 2008

Strengths:    Robust, well-built, light, cheap

Weaknesses:    take time to wear in, sick color

Bottom Line:   
These are as light as it gets: Axle, bearings, clickie mechanism and a skinny magnesium body.
After a few rides of wearing them in (in the beginning some chrome finish gets rubbed of by the cleats and may get scratchy when disengaging), they function just like the way they're supposed to be. I opened them just now for fun during maintenance, and it turns out that they are pretty well sealed, maintainable and still run like on the first day (despite a winter of Canadian road salt). They come with just the right amount of grease inside and it seems like they run on needle cartidge bearings.

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Favorite Ride:   3000 ft altitude with smooth tarmac

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   some online store

Similar Products Used:   other "no-name"

Bike Setup:   Basso, ultegra, veloce, whatever I can find

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