This pedal features a larger platform for support, an aluminum body to keep the weight low, sealed bearings with additional outer seals to keep dirt and water out, 4 degrees of float and adjustable release tension on both sides.
a Weekend Warrior
from Rochester, New York, US
Date Reviewed: October 18, 2008
Strengths: Attaches you into your Bike.
Weaknesses: Everything esle. It's really an absoloute peice of garbage. After one ride, the springs in the pedal loosen. Then the cleat dents and loses it shape more and more every ride, making it so you have to adjust it everytime you ride. During long rides, it happens so fast that at the begging of the ride you'll be breaking ankles trying to get out, and then hoping out of them by the end.
Just get some eggbeaters from JensonUSA and save your self the trouble of having to adjust them every ride. Or by some higher end Shimano, the ones I tried where crap. I guess you get what you pay for.
Similar Products Used: Crankbrothers Eggbeaters (AWESOME), Shimano crap...
Bike Setup: Cannondale F600, X9, Stylo 3.3 GXP, Race Face Deus XC, PG980 cassette, Crossride wheels, Maxxis Crossmark tires.
a Cross Country Rider
Date Reviewed: February 24, 2008
Strengths: Cheap enough to get me started on clipless.
Weaknesses: Heavy and don't spin fast at all. Broke the left clip after 3 months. Impossible to get in and out after a few weeks no matter what adjusted too.
Over all I bought these pedals becuase couldn't see spending over $60 on some better clipless pedals if I wasn't going to like them. I had these pedals a few weeks and they worked ok. Overall hard to get in and out of but they got me hooked on clipless. Within 2 months the left pedal screw came undone and made the pedal useless on one end. Took me forever to get it back together. After that they just became worse pedals. A 3 on the value becuase they are cheap enough to get you started. 1 chili for overall becuase they suck and broke too soon.
Similar Products Used: Flat pedals. Shimano spd 540s!!!! Get these
Bike Setup: Trek 4300 with some cool stuff.
a Weekend Warrior
from Hollidaysburg, PA
Date Reviewed: October 1, 2007
Strengths: Cheap, easy to clip in and out of.
Weaknesses: Broke 3 front clips off two pedals in two years, and first pedal set developed lateral play. Poor design, and weak metal of front clip on pedal.
I ride mainly Rail Trails, on the road, State Gamelands roads and the C&O Canal.
The first set of these pedals I got lasted around 1 year. The front clip part of the left pedal snapped off while unclipping, so I continued to use the pedal, only now as a one-sided pedal. The other front clip on the left pedal broke off about 6 months later while going over some stutter bumps causing my left foot to slide forward off the pedal. Also, the left pedal developed lateral play in the bearing.
I then bought another set of these pedals, and have used them for a little over a year when AGAIN the new pair had the front clip break off the left pedal. I replaced the broken clip with one from my old pair's right pedal....so it's back to normal, for now.
All three front clips broke off at the exact same spot where it bends from vertical to horizontal. I think it's a combination of poor design, and poor metal quality. The clips don't bend before they break, they just snap off with no warning.
These are made by Wellgo, and have been around for years. They changed the clipping mechanism of them over the years, the very first set I bought in 2000 had a split rear clip and a different front clip design. The original clip design never broke or gave me any problems and the pedals lasted 5 years before the left bearing developed lateral play. The newest pedals that have given me all the broken clip problems were bought in 2005 and 2006, both with the newer style front clips.
I see that Wellgo has a different design on some of their pedals now where the front clip is one metal horizontal bar across the pedal , and is screwed in place on both ends.
I'll give these pedals 2 chilis overall. I would have rated them higher seeing as my original set lasted 5 years, but the past two pairs have only lasted 1- 1 1/2 years before the front clips snapped off with no warning.
Favorite Trail: C&O Canal and Great Allegheny Passage
Duration Product Used: 1 Year
Purchased At: Nashbar
Similar Products Used: Older version of the same pedal with a different clip setup bought in 2000. The two newer pedals that gave me problems in the review below were bought in 2005 and 2006.
a Cross Country Rider
Date Reviewed: September 14, 2007
Strengths: Good entry level clipless pedal.
Weaknesses: Rather heavy and don't spin very fast. After I had them about 2 months around 150miles of singletrack one pedal came unscrewed from the pedal. They also became near impossible to clip in and out of no matter the adjustment I set them on.
Overall cheap entry level pedals. Should give you an idea if you want to stick with clipless pedals. I enjoyed them at first but didn't last. Would recommend spending the extra money and getting shimano 540.
Similar Products Used: Just bought Shimano pd540!! Get some.
Bike Setup: Trek4300 mostly stock.
a Weekend Warrior
from Opelika Al, USA
Date Reviewed: September 3, 2007
Strengths: Affordable, relatively light, great for people on the fence about clipless.
Weaknesses: None at this time
I bougbt these pedals because i needed new pedals anyway, and wanted to try clipless without a big investment. These were easy to install, (of course) and look pretty snazzy for the price. They are adjustable, but i havent actually changed them from the original setup yet. I was more interested in how to get in and out, than comfort just yet.