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anyone have any experience with these pedals? I really need to be able to walk when I get off the bike. I am currently using a standard spd pedal but would apreciate a larger platform.
 

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I have used them for about a year and have no complaints.

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Touch0Gray said:
anyone have any experience with these pedals? I really need to be able to walk when I get off the bike. I am currently using a standard spd pedal but would apreciate a larger platform.
 

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Touch0Gray said:
anyone have any experience with these pedals? I really need to be able to walk when I get off the bike. I am currently using a standard spd pedal but would apreciate a larger platform.

I've used them for about 6 months. No problems whatsoever.
 

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Thanks, that is all good news considering that new shoes are sure not in the budget. Do all of you see an advantage over standard spd with more pedal under the shoe?
 

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Touch0Gray said:
Thanks, that is all good news considering that new shoes are sure not in the budget. Do all of you see an advantage over standard spd with more pedal under the shoe?
Touring shoes are cheap- usually around $50US- and very easy to walk in (and they look "normal").
 

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Touring shoes are cheap- usually around $50US- and very easy to walk in (and they look "normal").

Thanks...but appearance means absolutely nothing to me...comfort and efficiency...only!
HOWEVER.....new shoes are still not in the budget...I have good shoes...and 4 kids....2 in college, one heading for grad school in the fall, one out but still costing me...and a young'un (16) who gets her braces next week.
$50 for shoes....$50 for pedals...... sigh.... maybe the kids can live on less?
 

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Use them too. Very comfy. I think they have a little more surface area than most other SPD pedals.

I've actually thought about buying another pair so that if they discontinue them I'll have a pair in reserve.
 

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thanks everyone

I appreciate all the feedback, I looked at the pedals and like them...however, I was talked out of it by no less than 6 of the people at 3 of my favorite LBS. I was told by all that it was not going to make that big a difference and I would be far better served by keeping my pedals and getting a MUCH stiffer shoe.( I actually clipped my shoes on them and realized they where right, the shoe ONLY contacted the pedal at the clip point, they are slightly curved down at both ends!) I ended up with an Answer road shoe with the Shimano SPD cleats with the little rubber "outriggers" for walking. ( recesses the cleats). Seemed the right thing to do, with the fdact that they where New, old stock and on clearance, and I had a coupon...it was just slightly more than the new pedals would have been. Headed out for a quick ride now.
Thanks again! I hope I got the cleats in the right place...sigh I hate setting up shoes!.....seemed ok on the stand.
 
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