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  1. I'm looking at getting a pair of the Crankbrothers Stamp 2 metal flat pedals for MTB. I'd love to get some feedback on them or recommendations of other brands in the R1000 region that are better suited/comparable!
  2. I got a new bike and its got those terrible stock pedals, I cant seem to find a good pair of flats that aren’t that expensive. Or even a trusted website to order flats off. None of my local stores stock anything.
  3. I have a set of speedplay pedals in excellent condition, Not sure of the model but according to their website they look like ZERO Stainless & track sprint special, weight is 206 grams for pair. Anyone have an idea of a reasonable price i could sell them for. thanks
  4. Hi there Wonder whether anyone can give me some advice regarding suitable cleats and shoes for my new road bike. I'm intending to replace my ten year old Olympic shoes with a new pair. Any recommendations? I've been struggling with the Ryder cleats that came with the new road bike. They are not the easiest to 'click into' - which makes stopping and starting slightly frustrating. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Also of places near Southern Suburbs where to get the items. Having a bike fitting on Monday - so need to purchase before then. Really appreciate any advice and suggestions Thanks
  5. Is there anywhere in SA selling sensibly prices shoes for flat mtb pedals? I see things like the O'Neal Stinger and Ion Raid overseas for under R600.
  6. Hi guys, please can I get a bit of assistance, I have searched the forums, and whilst there is a lot of topics advising what pedals to buy, it is not the information I am looking for. Could anyone please (pictures would also help), explain to me the differences between certain types of pedals? e.g. Clipless shimano vs eggbeater and the like. I have been cycling now for a handful of months and feel like I am ready to move away from flats. Really appreciate the help. Edit: also what is the pro vs con about each could also help
  7. Hi Hubbers Don't miss our Monday Madness today!! 1. Ritchey 260 Carbon Stems - RRP R2995 now only R995!! https://www.evobikes.co.za/ritchey-wcs-carbon-c260-stem.html
  8. Recently rebuilt my XT SPD's, and was wondering why Shimano never used sealed bearings in the design. Is there a reason for this that anyone knows of? Unless they thought having the average home mechanic trying to locate 24 3mm bearings on the kitchen floor would result in more new pedal sales..
  9. Hi All I am looking for toe cages for my dad's new MTB. His right leg is numb from an aneurysm 20 years ago, he can only manage riding with a toe cage on the right pedal. His previous bike had these installed but was stolen, now we cannot find any locally. Does anyone now where I can get some? http://www.cycologybicycles.com/wp-content/uploads/pedal-with-toe-strap.jpg Thanks
  10. PowerTap P1S The P1S represents a more affordable way to get the industry leading accuracy and reliability that has become synonymous with PowerTap. The P1S features a gauged left pedal and non-gauged right and like other unilateral power meters doubles the value of the single side to get total power. “While not as good as their bi-lateral brother, the P1, it is a great option to enjoy the simplicity and versatility that P1 users have grown to love,” said PowerTap product manager Justin Henkel. “And if down the road a cyclist decides they want bi-lateral measurement, the P1S will be upgradeable to dual-side measurement. There is no better way to introduce someone to power.” Retail price for the P1S is $699 USD (local ZAR still TBC) and will be available in late 2016. For up-to-date information on when the P1S will be available near you, please contact your local dealer or country’s PowerTap distributor. Advanced Pedal Metrics in PowerTap iOS Mobile App With dual-sided measurement, comes a host of new data. PowerTap’s new Advanced Pedal Metrics hands over the key to Pandora’s Box to unlock an entire world of pedal insights. Cyclists with a set of P1 pedals can measure parts of their pedal stroke that have never been measured before. Constructed to emphasize how one pedals a bike, Advanced Pedal Metrics shines a spotlight on biomechanics as it relates to how a cyclist moves their bike cranks and propel themselves down the road. In addition to gaining pedaling efficiency users will also get instant feedback on how position or equipment changes may affect how they pedal their bicycle. Pedaling insights will be shown in a force vector display, a heat map and polar plot. The Advanced Pedal Metrics are part of the new PowerTap Mobile iOS app, now sporting a completely new user interface. The newly redesigned PowerTap Mobile App also features a multitude of new visuals and functions aimed at helping cyclists get the data where they want it. PowerTap Mobile is a free application that can be downloaded to iOS devices from the Apple AppStore.
  11. For the last 17 years PowerTap has been creating the best power meters to give cyclists the edge that they’ve been yearning for. Last year PowerTap shook up the power meter market with the introduction of the P1 pedal power meter, the most advanced power meter ever developed. Today the Wisconsin-based cycling power meter manufacturer introduced two new products into their portfolio of pedal-based power meters. The first addition is a new power meter named the P1S, a single -sided version of the world-renowned P1 pedal-based power meter. The second is the much anticipated Advanced Pedal Metrics for P1 pedal users, available exclusively via the PowerTap iOS Mobile App. Click here to view the article
  12. Hi Guys, Can one replace and/or overhaul the bearings inside the Shimano XT M780 SPD pedals??
  13. Pedal choice is very personal. Some people prefer the efficiency and sure-footedness of being mechanically bound to their pedal while others enjoy the freedom and simplicity of riding with a flat pedal. Both have their advantages and drawbacks. This is where MagLOCK steps in, with the claim to give riders the best of both worlds with their magnetic pedals. Click here to view the article
  14. Nick

    Review: MagLOCK pedals

    Technology The MagLOCK pedal is made from an anodized aluminium block with 10 neodymium magnets neatly arranged under a stainless steel plate that holds the magnets in place. The magnets attract a steel block that fits onto SPD compatible shoes. The MagLOCK pedals has an adjustable magnetic force. Undoing the six bolts and removing the stainless steel plate exposes ten cylindrical magnets. These can be moved to either increase or decrease the attractive force of the pedal. While it might look blissfully simple, the task of adjusting the magnets can be rather frustrating. The magnets are impressively strong and one wrong movement can see them jumping out of their container and attaching to their neighbour or any other metal objects in close proximity. But once you’ve dialled in the ideal magnetic force, you shouldn’t have to do this too often. The overall build quality is good. The only minor concern was the rough feel and small amount of play on the axle. That said, the axle does have a sturdy design which appears to be able to take a fair amount of abuse. On the trail Once you’ve setup the magnet strength and installed the steel “cleat”, the MagLOCK pedals are intuitive to use. Simply place your foot near the pedal and the magnetic forces do the rest. As mentioned above, the force at which your shoe is held in place on the MagLOCK pedal is adjustable by either removing or adding magnets. To test the full capability of the MagLOCK system I left all ten magnets in place. The resulting force was enough to comfortably manoeuvre the bike in the air through the pedals without losing engagement with the pedals. Steady upstrokes helped to propel the bike but harsh or forceful attempts resulted in separation. Riding through rough terrain is assuring with only the harshest knocks pulling the shoe and pedal apart.Perhaps it was my familiarity with clipless pedals but I found that disengaging from the MagLOCK pedals was most efficient using a familiar twist of the forefoot, pushing the heel away from the bike. Of course, the magnetic force can be broken by simply lifting the shoe with sufficient force in any direction. In that sense, the MagLOCK is far easier to part with than a traditional clipless system and will help those nervous of staying attached to the pedals. There is a large amount of float on the MagLOCK pedals. I appreciated being able to move my foot around the pedal with relative ease, something I can struggle with when wearing my super tacky Five Ten shoes on flat pedals. But there were times when flicking the bike around that I would have preferred a more tangible and predictable feel with the pedal, something both clipless and flat pedals provided.Probably the biggest downside of the MagLOCK pedals is the size and weight. Compare to most flat pedals and clipless pedals, the MagLOCK pedals look rather chunky. Weighing 950 grams for the pedal set and a further 202 grams for the two steel “cleats”, they could easily be the heaviest pedals on the market. A certain deal breaker for weight weenies. Who will the MagLOCK pedals suit? As a rider who is comfortable riding both flat and clipless pedals, I do not see a benefit in riding the MagLOCK pedals. That does not mean that other riders will not find the MagLOCK pedals useful.Riders who cannot get comfortable being mechanically clicked in but still want some shoe and pedal retention may find the MagLOCK pedals a lot more confidence inspiring than clipless pedals. Also anyone looking to transition from flats to clipless or clipless to flats will benefit from using the MagLOCK pedal. The ability to increase or reduce the attractive force through the number of magnets makes these pedals the perfect tool to speed up the learning process. Verdict The MagLOCK pedals provide a viable alternative to the current pedal options slotting right between flats and clipless terms of functionality. It is far easier to disengage from the pedal while providing sufficient retention to challenge a clipless system. That said, flats will always be easier to separate from and mechanical clipless pedals still have the edge when it comes to staying connected.
  15. Are time pedals still the bomb? When i was riding 24/7 in the 90's you were the cats wiskers if you had a pair.
  16. greetings gentlemen, I'm nearly 50, been cycling on/off for many years. My feet have always hurt - usually starting around 50 - 60km on any ride. I've got Look road pedals and shoes, with the three contact points - old, but there's nothing wrong with them, they fit well, after so many years they should.. Being of the old school, which believes that you're not doing anything unless it hurts a bit, I've always just accepted it. But I'm getting on in years, and I've been wondering lately, are sore feet part of cycling? I'd appreciate any thoughts, thanks
  17. Hi All. Time for new pedals... VP power bearings are done. Have wide feet and using wide shimano shoes. Currently using 2 washers on vp power pedals so my shoes don't rub on the crank arms. Was told I need to get rid of the washers as they could eventually strip the thread on the arms as there isn't much of the pedal axle going in. I have been looking for the Ultegra 6800's, with the 4mm longer axle but cannot find stock. Shimano SA doesn't have anything and CRC is also out of stock and have no idea when they will receive stock. So anyone know of a shop that could have 1 set of Ultegra SPD 6800 with 4mm longer Axles on their shelves ? I can get get the DA 9000's for about R600 more than standard Ultegra's but would like to keep the pedals matching with my groupset. And I would assume that there isn't a massive difference between the 2. Thanks.
  18. Max Klein's prototype pedal and shoe system hasn't been designed to replace either platform or clipless pedals, but rather be a third alternative for riders who might benefit from a different approach. It's that interface that sets the Klein Designs pedal apart, with its wild looking honeycomb pattern that is said to create a connection that allows the rider to easily attach and detach, as well as be able to adjust their foot position on the fly. http://brimages.bikeboardmedia.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/klein-designs-shoe-pedal-bee-hive-concept-2.jpg The novel layout came about after Klein, who has a motocross background, started to get into mountain biking and found that he didn't want to be locked into his pedals as securely as a clipless system holds, but that he did want a more secure connection than a standard platform pedal could provide. http://brimages.bikeboardmedia.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/klein-designs-shoe-pedal-bee-hive-concept-3.jpg Klein and a friend sat down to sketch out a number of ideas, including removable sections of shoe soles, but it was the honeycomb pedal shown here that they say made the most sense to them. ''With the design of the shoe sole and the pedal to fit like a puzzle,'' Klein explained, ''the rider can still pedal the bike while feeling for the grooves to fit in rather than searching for the small cleat of a clip-in shoe.'' That's some out of the box thinking from someone who was outside of the cycling industry if I've ever seen it. http://brimages.bikeboardmedia.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/klein-designs-kickstarter.jpg The prototype pedal shown here is just that, a rough prototype that could change in shape before reaching production, and Klein also stressed that they will likely see some reliefs cut into the body for weight reduction. http://ep1.pinkbike.org/p5pb12691238/p5pb12691238.jpg As interesting and novel as Klein's design is, even the most openminded of people are going to have a few questions, with one of the most pressing being shoe compatibility. The design means that pedal and shoe need to be used together as a system, something that will complicate matters on the production side of things, although Max did say he was speaking with a few different shoe companies about this. A company like Five Ten producing the shoe would be the best case scenario, and he'd like the pedals and shoes to be sold as a kit for around $275 USD, a reasonable price for both items together. A concern of mine would be how the pedal and shoe connection changes as the soles wear over time, and it might mean that Klein has to consider replaceable soles, a service that is actually already available for some shoes. http://enduro-mtb.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/kickstarter-profile-780x585.jpg And what about float? A small amount of flex in the rubber shoe soles would provide a bit movement, but the interlocking nature of the pedal and shoe system would mean that there would essentially be no float in the traditional sense. Klein told me that he's looking to incorporate a float system into the pedal and bearing layout, likely using a patented design that's already on the market, which should address cranky knees and ankles. They're also still tweaking the shape of the lugs used on the sole, with the possibility of a cap-like shape being employed that could provide a bit more retention. http://ep1.pinkbike.org/p5pb12691244/p5pb12691244.jpg https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=13&v=T6XSA5Uqw5U Article by Mike Levy from Pinkbike. Images from pinkbike.com, bikerumour.com, singletrackworld.com, enduro-mtb.com, thegadgetflow.com and vitalmtb.com Back the project website
  19. It seems there are pros and cons to both of these systems. But which are the best to live with day to day, easiest to use and clean and overall better and more reliable performance. I'm upgrading to a new bike and considering upgrading from Shimano SPD pedals to Egg beaters. Advice?
  20. New in 2015 i​SSi ​pedals are i​SSi ​and SPD cleat cross compatible. Choose i​SSi ​for a high performance pedal that fits your bike and your style. R​ide iSSi.​ The original Pedal iSSi provides a lightweight, high-performance clipless experience. Available in three spindle lengths for a custom fit and eight colours for custom style.SPD compatible Minimalist aluminium pedal body and chromoly spindle, 316g/pair Bushing/sealed bearing combination for low-maintenance durability Available in three chromoly spindle lengths to customize fit: Standard (52.2mm), +6mm and +12mm Spare Cleats and Rebuild kits available Reviews P​inkbike​- "To be honest, I didn't think there was a reason to consider anything other than Shimano when looking at SPD-style pedals, but iSSi's Triple Trails changed my mind." R​iding Gravel​- "What we know right now is that the iSSi Triple is both lighter and less expensive than the comparable Deore XT pedals. It also comes in more colors than you can shake a stick at. It works with Shimano cleats, and clipping in and out is seamless and very much like the “Big S” pedals". BiciclettaOperating since August 2003 We are the sole Southern African Distributors of Ritchey and XLAB. We also distribute Lizard Skins, K-Edge, Alligator Cables, Lauf and iSSi Office hours 09:00 to 15:00 Monday to Thursday 09:00 to 14:00 Fridays Weekends and public holidays - Closed
  21. A collection of pedals featuring a crisp and smooth feeling interface, many vibrant colors, 4 models and 3 spindle lengths. New in 2015 iSSi pedals are iSSi and SPD cleat cross compatible. Choose iSSi for a high performance pedal that fits your bike and your style. Ride iSSi. Click here to view the article
  22. I need to get some new clipless pedals for my trail bike. I started on the basic shimano spds (M520) which broke and I replaced them with some saint flats for commuting. Now I'm doing a little more riding with mates on weekends - often involving longer jeep-tracks/not very techinical stuff and want to go back to clipless for the long rides. I was just wondering if there is a big difference between caged and non-caged spds pedals eg. M520 vs m530 on the trail. in my mind, if one has a fairly rigid shoe, the only contact point will still be just the middle bit of the pedal.? What are your experiences. I would always want a greater grip/contact point, but do the cages actually provide that?
  23. More information on Kickstarter here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1801092093/maglock-bike-pedal-safe-and-easy-way-to-clip-in-to
  24. Hi, I'm buying my first set of MTB shoes & pedals, but most shoes that I try are too narrow for my wider feet. Can anyone direct me into which brands have a wider shoe size or a bit wider design? I'm looking at entry level shoes (less glossy the better) that will last. Secondly, I'm choosing between the Shimano XT, XT trail and M324 pedals....any recommendations? Thanks!
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