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As you may know from a previous post, my existing Time Impact pedals are on the way out (loose bearings, loose/stripped hex bolts in pedal body). I liked my Impacts for the large surface area and the super-durable and super-walkable (and good looking) cleats. I hated them for the poor entry and that everything kept coming loose on them (several hex bolts on body, eventually the bearings). I have it narrowed down to three for a replacement.

1. Time iClic.
Pros: Easiest entry, best cleats.
Cons: Only two bearings. Evidently they screwed up the best feature of their system as people are reporting cleat breakages.

2. Shimano Dura-Ace
Pros: Easy enough entry, three bearings, part availability, pretty good cleats.
Cons: I would be just like everyone else, and therefore not smarter than them (always disappointing).

3. Campy ProFit
Pros: Probably the most durable pedal body, three bearings. Would make me that much more like Kerry Irons :).
Cons: Cleat seems outdated/ugly. Not sure about walkability. Parts are much harder to find than Shimano. People report squeaking problems with cleats.

I'd appreciate input from those who have had the opportunity to try and compare two or more of the above pedals. Thanks.
 

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There are no Cons on the Dura Ace Pedals.... just your own snobery.
 

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In my neighborhood, shimano pedals are not that common (especially dura-ace) most of people ride speedplay and look. I ride dura ace and 105 and I ride them with pride. really I cannot fault shimano pedals. They are the most solid pedals (Literally) you will find.
 

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Have not ridden Campy or Time pedals, but I LOVE my Shimano and the ain't even DA. Compared to Look pedals they have the BEST cleats ever and they are fairly easy to get into also.
 

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Greg Smalter said:
Pros: Easy enough entry, three bearings, part availability, pretty good cleats.
Cons: I would be just like everyone else, and therefore not smarter than them (always disappointing).
Maybe they're already smarter than you...
 

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I think I have 24,000 miles on my Campy Record Pro-Fits. I can't be sure because my wife put somewhere upwards of 10,000 miles on the pedals before I got my hands on them (she decided to go for Look Keos a few years ago).

Anyway, the pedals have never gone out of adjustment, and I know they've never been serviced, either. They've never thrown me a single surprise when I've tried to click in or out. They have never, not once, let go of my shoe when I didn't want them to (something that used to happen with my original design Looks). The bearing is still miraculously smooth. They only creak when you've walked through dirt and haven't cleaned the cleat before clicking in again.

True, the pedals have developed a considerable "patina" from the zillions of times I've scraped them on curbs and such.

I go through a set of cleats every three thousand miles or so. They are now 25 bucks at the local store. Admittedly, you can't walk too well in them.
 

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I suggest SpeedPlay Zero.
You won't be disappointed.

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I like the Campy Pro Fit pedals. I bought a set of Chorus Pro Fits when they first came out and I put roughly 60,000 miles on them. I have never serviced them and they are still on my spare bike. When I got a new bike last year I put new set of Chorus pedal on. They are very durable and they just work good.
 

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If you liked your Impacts but are concerned about the new cleat on the iClic, look for a set of RXS's. I went from Impacts ("S" and the Mags) to the RXS back in '05 and have not considered another pedal since. I have seen RXS's still on sale so new ones are still out there.
 

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Greg Smalter said:
1. Time iClic.
Pros: Easiest entry, best cleats.
Cons: Only two bearings. Evidently they screwed up the best feature of their system as people are reporting cleat breakages.
TIME has allegedly fixed the cleat breakage problem.

The new 'version 2' cleats fill in the large relieving holes at the bottom left and right, which is right where the breakages were happening.

Here's the two cleat versions side-by-side, so you can see the difference:




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Doba said:
My knees love my Speedplay pedals.
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SpeedPlay Pedals and Fit-Kit Wedges, and My knees and legs feel great and My stroke is smoother.

john
 

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Huh. Everyone, their mother, and their grandmother ride Speedplay and Look.

None of the pedals you've named are common, in the least. DA is not a common pedal at all.
 

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ProFit times Three

Three riders in our house putting in thousands of miles each year after year. Never a problem since we switched all the bikes in the house to Campy ProFits. Like the Energizer Bunny, they simply work mile after mile after mile. The wife and I get a full season out of a pair of cleats. My son gets about two thirds of a season out of cleats but he is hard on equipment.

Greg Smalter said:
2. Shimano Dura-Ace
Cons: I would be just like everyone else...
...or everyone else would be like you! Who cares, as long as you have something good that works well. As long as you are not buying the big S like the rest of the Sheeple that cannot think for themselves and simply buys whatever is on the floor of their LBS. Have always heard good things about these pedals.

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3. Campy ProFit
Cons: Cleat seems outdated/ugly. Not sure about walkability. Parts are much harder to find than Shimano. People report squeaking problems with cleats.
If people can see that your cleats are ugly then you need to increase your cadence. Their for bike riding, not hiking, if you want something to walk around in then get yourself some MtB pedals and shoes (that is what we use when touring). I like the fact that the engagement piece of the cleat is metal and does not wear like the plastic portion. Cleats are easy to order and at least with the other parts the pedals can be repaired if you ever needed to. No squeks unless contaminated with dirt.
 

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sometimes good stuff is popular because it's good stuff, I like my look keo's i have two sets ti and cromo ,they're a few years old now, no complaints. I had a little squeeking the bearing carrier needed to be tightened into the cage,couldn't figure it out for a while,thought it was the bb or between the spindle and the bearings. I love the positive click in of keos. If i needed new pedals i'd probabely go with da, i'd like to try them first,i see some really good riders using them and i hear good things on here.
 

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I like DuraAce pedals so much I put them on my Campy equipped bikes. Blasphemy?
Just a darn good pedal.
Even have them XTR's on my Campy cyclocross bikes too.
 

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Yes it is. Not to mention the slightly heavier and much cheaper Ultegra and 105 versions. VERY common.

My problem with all Shimano pedals I can never get enough float even with the yellow cleat and that cleat has to be really carefully adjusted.

The Time iClic cleat issue is old news and they haven't shipped with those cleats in some tim. Pun intended. If you are used to Time pedals and want float you won't be happy with Shimano's or Look's.

Speedplays don't work for me because with size 48 wide feet they feel like pedaling on a walnut. YMMV.

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Huh. Everyone, their mother, and their grandmother ride Speedplay and Look.

None of the pedals you've named are common, in the least. DA is not a common pedal at all.
 
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