[Yak] Re: Thoughts on Pedals & Tires (David Sherman)
timothy.beatty at gmail.com
Tue Sep 6 19:05:33 CDT 2005
The ATACs are walkable. The cleats are recessed.
One nice feature is that the pedals attach with a 6mm key rather than
a wrench. Makes for one less thing to carry with you.
On 9/6/05, alex wetmore <alex at phred.org> wrote:
> On Tue, 6 Sep 2005, John S. Allen wrote:
> > At 01:22 PM 9/6/2005, Timothy Beatty wrote:
> >> You might want to have a look at the Time ATAC pedals. Nice big
> >> platform, SPD compatible shoes (different cleats). Not cheap, but
> >> I've put thousands of km on my first pair and they show no signs of
> >> giving up the ghost.
> > is this system walkable, like SPD?
> I've been riding SPDs for years. Right now I'm trying Crank Bros
> Candy (like Egg beater) pedals because I want to use them when racing
> cyclocross. For road riding I don't find any advantages over SPDs so
> far (having ridden them about 100 miles, so not much). We'll see how
> they do in the mud.
> I've also ridden Speedplay Frogs. They are nice if you need all of
> the float and unnecessary if you don't.
> Shimano SPDs win on the price to functionality ratio. $55 (retail at
> just about any bike shop) gets you a nice pair of double sided pedals
> with cleats and reliable ball bearings. Anything else as functional
> seems to cost twice as much (retail...you can always find discounts if
> you look).
> I avoid SPD clones like the Ritchey and Wellgo ones. They usually
> have slight variations in the cleat design which make them work poorly
> with Shimano cleats or make their cleats work poorly in Shimano
> pedals. When Shimano SPDs costs $120 each I could see the attraction,
> but I no longer do.
> I've never used ATACs.
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