Wellgo WAM-R1 Pedals

2.25/5 (8 Reviews)
MSRP : $100.00

Product Description

Modeled after the one of most popular clipless road pedal designs, this look style pedal features a...

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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by csiga papa a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: August 1, 2007

Strengths:    Light, strong, stable, nice.

Weaknesses:    One time the hook latched open after an emergency quick disengage. Because of the double spring system. It was hard to push it back by thumb.

Bottom Line:   
Average to engage and to disengage.

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Favorite Ride:   road

Price Paid:    $15.00

Purchased At:   lightly used

Similar Products Used:   Shimano 105

Bike Setup:   retro road bike

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dylan a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: June 18, 2007

Strengths:    secure entry and release, fairly light weight. Big platform, no hot spots. float.

Weaknesses:    do not spin aas freely as other pedals. cleats wear fast.

Bottom Line:   
I am not sure why most people have had trouble with these pedals. They work well and are not at all dangerous. They are harder to disengage from than most other pedals I have had, but I find this to be more secure than pedals that release easily. They make a nice popping sound when cliping in or out, and are a great value for the price (usually free). They do not spin as freely as some more expensive pedals but are an excellent value.

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Purchased At:   pricepoint

Similar Products Used:   shimano SPD, crank brothers

Bike Setup:   cannondale CAAD 8 with 105-ult. powertap, stock bar-stem-seatpost.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Mitch Sapp a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: April 23, 2007

Strengths:    Light in titanium version

Weaknesses:    Unsafe difficult to unclip

Bottom Line:   
This pedal is dangerous and should be recalled. I have difficulty removing the pedal on the lowest setting - even with the setting screw all the way out. Cleats are heavily worn after only 200 miles.

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Favorite Ride:   MS150

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   performance

Similar Products Used:   Look, Time, Shimano SPD

Bike Setup:   Leader 780 with ultegra group and wheels

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

Date Reviewed: July 14, 2006

Strengths:    Cheaper and lighter than most Look pedals. Two pr. cleats per set, and even the black ones allow a bit of float.

Weaknesses:    Not as well designed or made as Looks. Not very durable. Infrequent, but annoying, accidental releases.

Bottom Line:   
These aren't as good as Looks, but they're lighter--especially the magnesium-body version--and cheaper. The cleats aren't quite the same as Look; the provided ones don't fit Look pedals at all, and Look cleats will clip in, but don't release easily. Using the supplied cleats, I've had few problems with three pairs of these used on various bikes. When worn a bit, the cleats get harder to release, but keeping a thin film of grease in the cutout (non-Look) section of the latch is helpful. Unfortunately, the cleats wear down faster that Look's cleats, and then the bolts start carving into the pedal body. No failures so far in any of the pedals, but the bearings typically start out a bit tight and then get to be a bit loose; all of mine are at least slightly loose now (10,000 combined miles). I'm no longer using these on my main bike.

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Favorite Ride:   Almost anything with smooth pavement and room for bikes and cars to coexist peacefully

Price Paid:    $23.00

Purchased At:   Supergo (now Perform

Similar Products Used:   Look "Carbon" or "Carbo Pro" pedals--an older model that's heavier, but solid and reliable. Also various platform pedals with clips: Shimano 600 and 105, old Campy copies.

Bike Setup:   Trek 2000 built up with a mix of Ultegra, Dura-Ace, and XT components; Velomax wheels

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

Date Reviewed: January 23, 2006

Strengths:    Cheap

Weaknesses:    Colour matches my crank.

Bottom Line:   
I do not know why the other reviewers had such bad experiences with the R1's. I have no issue getting in and out of the pedals. The tension may be somewhat tricky to set initially, but after that I have had no problems with these things.

Used them for 6 months and still no problem with either the delta cleat or the mechanism in general.

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Similar Products Used:   Many models of actual Look pedals.

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