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Anyone use speedplay pedals? I'm looking into the x5. Anyone got any advice about these? I've always used look but have always been curious about speedplay
 

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twitch1 said:
Anyone use speedplay pedals? I'm looking into the x5. Anyone got any advice about these? I've always used look but have always been curious about speedplay
Been using x2s for years. I love them. Completely reliable, good feel, easy clip-in and clip-out. No complaints.
 

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I've been running Speedplays for the past two seasons. I don't know why I use to use Looks and other brands, they're a POS compared to Speedplays, IMO.
 

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SpeedPlays are great.
Have 3 sets of X2's dating back to 1996.
The X5's are also great!
No-Look double sided entry, durable, reliable and trouble free.
Never had a bearing problem. Squirt bearings with grease occasionally.
The SpeedPlay website is also terrific.:thumbsup:

SpeedPlay X2 Stainless Steel Road Pedals
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Been using Speedplays for probably a decade. A very good pedal. After using Look's, they will feel awkward the first time because you will not be used to the freedom of movement. That feeling goes away quickly.
 

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Another Speedplay guy, although I prefer the Zeros.

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My wife used them at first... Kept getting stuck to her pedal which caused her to fall a couple of times. Her right cleat was really difficult for her to get off even after all the adjusting we tried... Switched her to Look's and she is much, much happier.

I've never tried to Speedplays as I've been really happy with my Looks. But I'll admit, being able to use both sides of the pedal does interest me.
 

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I like the Zero's. For me, the cleat is much happier for my feet. With Look pedals (and SPD's, and other triangular shaped cleats), the cleat hits a spot on the bottom of my foot that causes numb toes. Even through carbon soles.

Speedplay work great.
 

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Count me as another happy Speedplay user. I've been pretty successful at finding gently used ones at good prices.
 

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I've had a pair of X2's for a few years now and they've always worked great. I just bought a second pair to keep on another bike so I can stop switching them between bikes all the time
 

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x2's, love them. Finally broke the shoe cleat after walking/riding in them for 6 years. Replaced the part easily for $45. Wouldn't consider anything else
 

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Bad cleat installation or dirt

MaddSkillz said:
My wife used them at first... Kept getting stuck to her pedal which caused her to fall a couple of times. Her right cleat was really difficult for her to get off even after all the adjusting we tried.
It sounds like either the cleat was deformed because it wasn't shimmed properly when mounting, or that you had dirt in the cleat. My wife rides X2s and the only time she has release problems is when the cleats are dirty.
 

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Loved 'em! Best out there for me... but gave 'em up because they were just impossible to walk in. Still a wonderful pedal... just stay out of the grass/dirt and keep your cafe covers close.
 

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Get dirt or mud in them and your ride will be ruined. Without an air hose to blow them out and some more white lightening to lube them your out of luck. Not for winter riding. Great in the summer. Just my experience.
 
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