Speedplay Frog Stainless Pedal

3.93/5 (14 Reviews)
Weight : 250 grams MSRP : $140.99


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Product Description

The Frog Stainless is built on a super-strong, corrosion-resistant stainless steel spindle. While it's a few grams heavier than the titanium version, it has no weight limit and costs 30% less than the Frog Ti. The Frog Stainless is our best-selling Speedplay mountain pedal.Not just a great off-road pedal system, Speedplay Frog pedals are ideal for road riders who prefer a recessed, walkable cleat. Like their amphibious namesake, Frog pedals are equally at home in dry or muddy terrain. Their unique cleats are virtually immune to clogging with mud or dirt, because debris is pushed out whenever you engage the pedal. This simple mechanism also puts an end to those infuriating falls caused by gunked-up pedals that won't release. You get out when you want to, and never when you don't. Of course, you also get all the advantages of Speedplay's other innovative designs: knee-friendly, non-centering free float; lightning-fast entry and exit; and phenomenal light weight. Whether you ride a mountain bike, road bike, tandem or 'cross bike, the Speedplay Frog can do it all.Comes standard with a set of G3 Frog cleats and mounting hardware. It's strong, durable, easier to mount and compatible with virtually all two-hole style shoes in the marketplace.Please Note: Due to manufacturer restrictions, we are unable to ship Speedplay products outside the United States.


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tarmajin a Cross Country Rider from Stanwood, WA, USA

Date Reviewed: September 16, 2010

Strengths:    light weight, easy in/out, sheds mud well

Weaknesses:    Takes one ride to get use to the float

Bottom Line:   
I rode Shimano xt for years. I decided to switch it up, for no better reason then to try something new. I should have done it years ago. The Frogs are amazing. Simply put. They are better then the xt's in every way. My knees do not hurt anymore, they do not clog in the mud, easy in/out, but only when I want them to. It takes a ride or two to get used to the float, but after the break in period, AMAZING! I am a new man.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   Shimano xt and some other spd's

Bike Setup:   '08 Santa Cruz Chameleon, Fox rl 100, Avid bb7, xt cranks.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by lecycliste73 a Cross Country Rider from lakewood ohio

Date Reviewed: August 16, 2008

Strengths:    This pedal has many great things about it. The cleat is a very low height on the shoe, I wear shimanosh181's When i walk they dont touch the ground...also this pedal is amazingt when it comes to muddy rides, the cleat slides aroud the pedal and it channels mud out, its hard to explain but they work. They can be rebuilt very easily, i would think most shops have a speedplay kit for them..Ive been using these pedals for over 10 years..i could not go with spd when the frogs are so much better.

Weaknesses:    I can honestly say for me none. I will say go with the stainless over the crom-molly version...those pedals have no protection on the spindalls, i cant see them lasting long at all, if you ride your bike in all conditions2 times a week all year

Bottom Line:   
I cant see how you can go wrong with this pedal. I would not use a product for over 10 years if i did not have faith in it. 10 years ago I rode alot more than i do now and I can tell you i rode through floods, and over flowing rivers during rain stormns, Snow, slush, I live in the greater cleveland area, and our winters are no joke. Rode them in North carolina thunder storms too! As i said, go staineless, it may be a little more than the chrome-molly spindalls. The stainless with care will last a few seasons..i cant see how a painted chrome molly spindall will.



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Favorite Trail:   salem lake NC, topath and detours OH.

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $105.00

Purchased At:   Eddys

Similar Products Used:   there is nothing out there like a frog.

Bike Setup:   Cannondale f3 caffiene, patriot blue, large
sram x-7 shifters , frog staineless pedals

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Trialman a Cross Country Rider from Munich

Date Reviewed: July 14, 2008

Strengths:    all

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
Began my clipless career with 747 Shimanoes. Five years ago, I did not like them anymore; especially the slight vertical play bothered me and prevented a really round movement. I bought Time ATACs. I liked the feel of a fixed connection with the pedal. Very defined in an out, no problems with muck anymore. Half a year ago my right knee began to hurt, left knee followed. A month ago I changed to Shimano XTR pedals. I was surprised how good this pedal is now (no vertical play, easy, well defined in and out.). And there was this slight 8 degree lateral float. I and my knees liked it. A friend recommended the Speedplay Frogs. Used them this Sunday the first time. I am sure this is the best thing you can do for your knees. You are really afloat on the pedal. Sounds terrible, I know, but feels heavenly. After 10 min all was dialed in: getting in, getting out of this pedal is easy, reproducible and safe. Now I have a much rounder movement, and even pulling up one the pedal is much easier and a matter of course. I find myself cycling more efficiently. And it is more fun. It is really interesting to perceive how much movement your foot needs and how complex the cycling movement is, in fact.
I would recommend this pedal as the best option be far 1. to people with knee problems (a real must try, even much better than a platform pedal. Presumably this is the most physiologic pedal available). 2. people with clean style of cycling for XC. 3. must be a roady’s dream.
I don’t think that guys with wild cycling styles, trial or downhill guys will be happy with this pedal.

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Favorite Trail:   yes

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $160.00

Purchased At:   hibike

Similar Products Used:   Shimis: 747, 636, Duraace. new XTR, Time ATAC

Bike Setup:   Hot Chili Zymotic Hardtail

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by CHACHEE a Cross Country Rider from Bay Area

Date Reviewed: July 5, 2008

Strengths:    lightweight and simple looking.

Weaknesses:    don't really feel clipped in.

Bottom Line:   
first set of clipless. still trying to adapt to them. hope it comes natural.

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Favorite Trail:   Skeggs

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   lbs

Similar Products Used:   n/a

Bike Setup:   blt xtr and chammy x9.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Steve a Cross Country Rider from Elk Grove, CA

Date Reviewed: March 30, 2007

Strengths:    Easy to use
Customer support
Durability


Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
I've used these pedals for 13 years! XC races, epic rides, two different bikes, mud, rain, snow. These pedals have seen it all.

In that time I've only had one problem. I slammed one of the pedals on a rock one too many times and cracked one half of the pedal body. After talking to the great folks at Speedplay, I ordered a Speedplay "service kit" through my LBS, and had the parts in a couple days.

I must be hard on pedals and shoes, because during this same period I broke the soles of two pairs of shoes.

These pedals will last you a long time! My only advice is to get a lube gun to lube your pedals every few months.

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Favorite Trail:   Trailriders 401

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $80.00

Purchased At:   Can't remember

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   Dean Scout, XT

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Jacob a Cross Country Rider from Portland Oregon USA

Date Reviewed: March 17, 2007

Strengths:    Easy to use, easy on the knees, easy to maintain

Weaknesses:    Noticeable play between pedal and cleat after several months of use. Sometimes (not very often) pedal would come unclipped. When I started doing MUCH more aggressive downhills I broke the resin housing on one of the pedals

Bottom Line:   
Good for XC, I would not recommend them for DHing, or Freeriding.

Get an extra set of cleats to swap out when there is too much play.

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Favorite Trail:   Wilder Ranch State Park

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $80.00

Purchased At:   Spokesman Cycles

Similar Products Used:   Coda crap, ATACS, others

Bike Setup:   When I had these pedals it was: Cannondale F700 w/ Lefty Carbon ELO, full XTR drive train, Coda wheels/front hub XTR rear hub

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jay-Rod a Downhiller from Rapid City, SD

Date Reviewed: January 23, 2007

Strengths:    They are great pedals, perfect for downhilling and freeriding, don't understand what these guys below are talkin about. The only problems I have had is when the cleats begin to wear. Thats it thats all.

Weaknesses:    just when the cleats wear, then it only clicks me out when i don't want to be.

Bottom Line:   
Great pedals when they are adjusted, bad when you need to replace the cleats.

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Favorite Trail:   M Hill

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   Scheels

Similar Products Used:   Shimano

Bike Setup:   Faith 2 Downhill, hopefull real soon going to be all sram products

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Mike Fox a Weekend Warrior from San Diego, CA, USA

Date Reviewed: October 6, 2006

Strengths:    Easy to clip in, float is great. Good on smooth, paved bike routes.

Weaknesses:    Not good for rough trails, cobble, or technical down hill as your cleat can back out of the pedal so that it is almost clipped in, until you take a jump or hop... and then up in the air, you are wishing your shoes were still connected to your pedals as you begin to wonder if your going to break your leg or your butt when you land!

Bottom Line:   
Speedplay needs to go back to the CAD station, tweak their cleat, get on a mountain bike, ride it and repeat until the cleat does not let go unless you want it to. I called tech support and they were very nice, but I'm not one to put loose change between my cleat & shoe. They suggested putting a dime between the cantilever on the cleat and my shoe to retain the pedal better! So they seem to know full well about the problem, and still advertise this as a mtn bike pedal system. I'm returning them tomorrow.

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Favorite Trail:   many good ones around here

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $105.00

Purchased At:   Performance

Similar Products Used:   Plastic toe clips&strap on mtn bike, and Speedplay X on road bike.

Bike Setup:   Hardtail frame with LX components, BB7 disk, Skareb Pt front fork.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Edward a Cross Country Rider from Malvern, PA 19355

Date Reviewed: September 27, 2006

Strengths:    Weight

Weaknesses:    Pricey! Cleats are bulky and don't fit normal MTB shoes. Resin composite body is easily broken. Hard to click-in and hard to click-out, with occasional unwanted click-outs. Dirt and mud settles too easily in the peddle.

Bottom Line:   
My left peddle broke after 4 rides. The composite body cracked from the peddle. Fortunately Performance Bikes returned the peddle without incidence. I don't recommend these peddles for anyone riding heavier terrain, i.e. wooded areas.

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Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Price Paid:    $135.00

Purchased At:   Performance

Similar Products Used:   Shimano-PD M540, Time Atac allium.

Bike Setup:   17" Voodoo Sobo aluminum frame
2007 Fox F 100mm X
XT Drive Train
Hope Mono Mini Disc Brake with levers
Chris King No-Thread-Headset
Seat Post Thompson Elite Silver
Stem Thompson Elite Silver 110mm 5degree
Seat Post Clamp Hope Blue 31.8MM
Handle Bar Easton Monkey Lite XC
Selle Italia SLR XC Gel black
Mavic Crossmax LS Disc Wheel set
Panaracer Trailblaster UST tires 22 x 1.95

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Chas a Cross Country Rider from Pgh., PA.,USA

Date Reviewed: December 24, 2005

Strengths:    Light weight

Weaknesses:    Unwanted unclips. Not as easy to clip in as the manufacturer states. Cleat cloggs up with debris. The cleat doesn't fit most real mountain shoes.

Bottom Line:   
They suck. Well maybe ok for rail trail users. I wouldn't reccomend them to my opponents in a race, well maybe I would. Unclipping when you're going down wasn't as easy but unclipping when you didn't want to was easy. The cleat was always full of mud, snow, or sand, whatever I was riding in at the time and made clipping in virtually impossible and I had the 3rd and newest version of cleat. I had to modify, with the help of my dremel tool, two pairs of shoes to get the cleats to fit. I hated these things so much that I gave up on them in less than a month. By the way, if you want these they will be on ebay.

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Favorite Trail:   Brady's Run

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $135.00

Purchased At:   West Liberty Cycles

Similar Products Used:   Shimano SPD 515's, Time Atac's, Coda SPD's, Eggbeater SS.

Bike Setup:   I've used them on all three mountain bikes. Scalpel, F700, Specialized FSR Enduro

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Chester a Cross Country Rider from Derry

Date Reviewed: November 27, 2005

Strengths:    Easily serviced, larger platform, intuitive to use

Weaknesses:    None yet

Bottom Line:   
This is an outstanding product. Having used pedals with spring resistance for most of my riding, switching to these frogs were a godsend for my aching knees. The pedal/shoe interface requires no springs, and the entry and exit motions are very natural movements. The float on these are phenomenal. I ride with my toes turned outwards and the limits of the pedal accomodated my stance. I could not do that with any of the other clip in systems. The pedals are very sturdy and have a large platform should you need to make that occasional beer run or marijuana score and don't want to put on your cycling shoes. Another plus is the serviceability. All you have to do is remove a screw, insert a grease injector and flush it. They are the few things on my bike that are worth every cent. I would recommend this for anyone who can't adjust their cleats enough to make the knee pain subside.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Shimano, Time, Ritchey, Crank Bros

Bike Setup:   Trek Hardtail

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Serafin Jovet a Weekend Warrior from Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Date Reviewed: November 22, 2005

Strengths:    Easy in-and-out pedals. I like the 20 degree float since it is gentle on my knees. Good for people with knee problems. Good warranty and customer service.

Weaknesses:    After a month or about 35 miles of ownership, the pedal base (black part) for the left pedal cracked where the shoe cleat stops. I noticed it two days after a ride and called Speedplay Tech. Support (1-800-468-6694) and without any problems, they sent me a replacement. The tech. expressed that this was not a very common occurance with them being only a month old.

Bottom Line:   
I love these pedals! They are light, EASY to get in-and-out, and shed mudd everytime you clip.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $135.00

Similar Products Used:   Shimanno, Coda

Bike Setup:   '04 Cannondale Jekyll 600 with some upgrades

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Colleen from Union, MO, USA

Date Reviewed: August 4, 2005

Strengths:    Easy in, Easy out.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
I bought these for my road bike. I love them so much I must have a pair for the MTB too. In fact, my MTB has the toe cages that you slip into. I tried riding my MTB about a week ago after a long hiatus and I found the old toe cages to suck. And to think I was so resistant to clipless. All those wasted years.......

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $110.00

Similar Products Used:   Shimano M505

Bike Setup:   2004 Giant OCR2

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Neil Ireland a Cross Country Rider from Bolton, Ontario, Canada

Date Reviewed: August 1, 2005

Strengths:    Weight. Managed to save 0.4 lbs on my rig between the two pedals. Very considerable advantage gain from the Shimano M505s. No clicking and screwing around to get in to your pedals.

Weaknesses:    Still getting used to not really being "clipped" in.

Bottom Line:   
These pedals really are fantastic. Essentially, you just slid in them and heal outwards to get out. The natural body weight and leg position seems such that you do not have to worry about popping out. You seem to put force on the locking in so that the "floating" pedal design is obvious. These are quite nice pedals. I have only ridden them twice without any real adjustment period to speak of. They just seem very natural, without any real clicking or unnecessary mechanical feedback of an SPD. If you are looking for a nice pedal to complement your XC ride not to mention save a little weight, these pedals rock...

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Favorite Trail:   Albion Hills Various

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $100.00

Bike Setup:   Giant NRS C2 Stock mostly. Ergon grips, these pedals, looking at other upgrades...

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