CODA M900 Pedal Older Pedals

2.82/5 (55 Reviews)


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Coda M900 Pedals


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by sieveboy from NY

Date Reviewed: November 19, 2001

Strengths:    Works well

Weaknesses:    none found

Bottom Line:   
These work, period. They spun a little roughly last week after two years of constant use and I was ready to replace them due to this and aesthetics (paint is gone and they are gouged badly). However, just to learn how pedals are assembled, I spent some time totally rebuilding them.

I found no brinneled races or bad bearings. After degreasing them and carefully reassembling with fresh grease, they work great and I've decided to keep on using them!

I suggest loctite on the cleat platform screws as they tend to creep out.

Everybody disses Coda here, but these pedals have been great!

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Purchased At:   LBS, cam on bike

Bike Setup:   1999 Cannondale F700 stock, with additions: xt hubs, cassette, rhyno lites, serfas seat, race face cranks, UN72 BB

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tommy from fairfield, nj, usa

Date Reviewed: June 30, 2001

Strengths:    clips nice

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
good

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Duration Product Used:   6 months


Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Jennifer from Colorado Springs, Colorado USA

Date Reviewed: February 1, 2001

Strengths:    Small with good clearance

Weaknesses:    Accidental unclips, screws falling out, mechanism jams with slightes amount of dirt



Bottom Line:   
It's hopeless trying to ride in these pedals in any kind of dirt conditions. They function pretty well right after a cleaning and lube, but as soon as there's a speck of dirt on them it's not only hard to clip in, but impossible to clip out! Lousy MTB pedals...wouldn't recommend them to anyone. Also had unclips on bunnyhops, and screws falling out. Doesn't matter how they're adjusted..they jam in dirt.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Henry Huff a Cross Country Rider from Corvallis, Oregon

Date Reviewed: January 9, 2001

Strengths:    Cheap
Seem to be built pretty sturdy
Small profile


Weaknesses:    -Get jammed with mud extrememly easy, making it IMPOSSIBLE at times to clip in without stopping and cleaning them out.
-Foot may accidently fly out when bunny hopping, or cranking hard


Bottom Line:   
For a beginner, or someone who is a small time recreational rider, these pedals are pretty good for the price. If you are off in some nasty mud on a technical trail, the last thing you want is to put your foot down, then find that you can't get it clipped back in, or to have your foot come flying out as you hop off a bump in the trail, or just as you're starting to crank hard up a hill. I would say these are a decent pedal for the money, and with care, should last a long time.

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Favorite Trail:   Extendo

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   97 Cannondale F500. Upgraded to Mavic rims, XT components and oil dampened, lock-out Headshok

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Tim Brown a Weekend Warrior from Washington, DC

Date Reviewed: December 12, 2000

Strengths:    easy to use

Weaknesses:    After one year on a 3 day trail ride, back of clip came apart. Lost the screw and part of clip. Very disappointed.

Bottom Line:   
I'm not happy that I'm replacing the peadal after one year. Came with the bike so it must be a cheaper pedal

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Bike Setup:   Cannondale F500

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by bushwacker a Cross Country Rider from OR, USA

Date Reviewed: July 14, 2000

Strengths:    Work well once you get them adjusted and lube them occasionally. Easy to get into without looking, positive engagement and reliable release. Durable.

Weaknesses:    None.

Bottom Line:   
I have had nothing but good use from these. As has been stated by prior reviewers, a little adjustment and lube (White Lightning works perfectly and will not mess up floors) is all that is needed for them to function perfectly. I guess if some people have to use their heads at all they're up a creek w/o a paddle.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Similar Products Used:   None.

Bike Setup:   C-dale f-1000.

Overall Rating:3
Submitted by xenobia a Weekend Warrior from colorado springs

Date Reviewed: December 18, 1999

Bottom Line:   
These are my first clipless. After taking I really bad spill my first time out I realized that they adjust. Now, they are fine. I also discovered lubing them before each ride makes a huge difference getting in and out. I haven't tried any other pedal. These seem fine to me.

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Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Bike Setup:   
Cannondale F400
P bone

Overall Rating:3
Submitted by Mike a Cross-Country Rider from Richmond, VA

Date Reviewed: November 2, 1999

Strengths:    
Adjustability, good for people just getting used to clipless pedals


Weaknesses:    
body tends to seperate from cheap plastic spindle, too easy to accidently unclip while bunnyhopping or crankin hard


Bottom Line:   
Three flaming gerbils for good beginner pedals, but you gotta make sure the spindle is screwed into the body really freakin tight, or they will fall apart. Time ATACs are 200x better.

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Favorite Trail:   
Morel Ravine

Duration Product Used:   
2 Years

Similar Products Used:   
time ATACs


Bike Setup:   
'97 c-dale super-v 900

Overall Rating:3
Submitted by Gabriel a Cross-Country Rider from Fort Riley, ks

Date Reviewed: November 1, 1999

Strengths:    
Bombproof
Cheap
Cliping in


Weaknesses:    
Cliping out, expecaly during a bunny hop,
Weight
Had spindal prob. must use loc tite


Bottom Line:   
Well they work dayum great for the price, but could be bett, came spec on my bike there not to bad but not great, cliping in is easy, mud makesem jam, i dunno how many stumps and trees they have hit on fast single track, had spind prom, walking bike in tall weeds, came off bike, spent 2 hours looking for it, eventualy found it,but is above a basic pedal, but it can unclip on its one, usaly durng some kind of force up , or a hard land, the good, would i upgread soon ne, the good, ill wait till they break, would i buy more, well with the price, maby, just the fact they are coda, no, but if it came down to it, i know theier realiable, so it would be a maby

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Duration Product Used:   
more than 3 years

Similar Products Used:   
Bontrager RE-1


Bike Setup:   
Custon Killer v900 ht, the only part i haven up graded

Overall Rating:2
Submitted by bin a Weekend Warrior from NYC

Date Reviewed: October 14, 1999

Bottom Line:   
I bought the codas for $20, thinking it is a good deal. But compared to the several shimano SPD models I have used, entries and releases are much more unpredictable. If shimano gets 90 points out of 100, these would get 40. Even Nashbar pedals that cost me also $20 work much closure to Shimano standards.
One further problem with the codas. They bearings are far from smooth. And the grey Coda 500s look funny and it is hard to find the right spot of entry without looking with my eyes. Never had the problem with Shimao.

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Duration Product Used:   
less than 1 month


Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Vinnie a Cross-Country Rider from Blacksburg, Va

Date Reviewed: August 11, 1999

Strengths:    
better than straps


Weaknesses:    
none yet


Bottom Line:   
Got them near brand new for 20 bones. Had same experience as ART down below. They work fine, clipping in is easy (no looj)and they release with a twist of the foot, once they are adjusted properly (like art said).

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Favorite Trail:   
any

Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Similar Products Used:   
n/a


Bike Setup:   
GT Rebound

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by dodo a Downhiller from dodo land

Date Reviewed: August 9, 1999

Strengths:    
smooth work ok in mud


Weaknesses:    
spd style, time is better.


Bottom Line:   
these pedals work fairly well in all conditions,

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Duration Product Used:   
2 Years

Similar Products Used:   
time, ritchey


Bike Setup:   
super v 1000

Overall Rating:2
Submitted by ben florie a Cross-Country Rider from reisterstown, maryland

Date Reviewed: July 8, 1999

Strengths:    
i bought em for $15 a pair, work great when its dry, never had pedal unscrew


Weaknesses:    
it ain't alsways dry, had bearing spindle nut unscrew


Bottom Line:   
a good pedal for what i paid for it ($15), but horrible in mud, and very heavy. USE FROGS!

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Duration Product Used:   
2 Years

Similar Products Used:   
see frog review


Bike Setup:   
gt tempest

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Brian Vaught a Cross-Country Rider from FPO AE

Date Reviewed: June 25, 1999

Strengths:    
Excellent durability, adjustability


Weaknesses:    
Major complaint is the pedal itself won't stay tight on the it's axel shaft. Continuously have to worry about them coming loose.


Bottom Line:   
Because these pedals are always coming loose, no matter how tightly I wrench em, I'm going to buy a different type. Don't need one more headache.

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Duration Product Used:   
2 Years

Similar Products Used:   
No other pedals tried yet, but considering buying new Times.


Bike Setup:   
Cannondale/Headshock

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Greg Wang a Weekend Warrior from Pleasanton, CA

Date Reviewed: June 10, 1999

Strengths:    
They've lasted forever
SPD is pretty universal


Weaknesses:    
Yes, if you are not careful, the pedal screws itself off the spindle


Bottom Line:   
I posted the first review at the very bottom, this is basically an update... After way more than 2 years, I am still using them, they still work, and I wouldn't trade them for anything except maybe the Scott ones that were yellow (I am too into aesthetics).Most of the people that gave low ratings only wrote like 3 words and can't tell the difference between there, their, and they're. This leads me to believe they are a little too quick to judge. Yes, there are better pedals, but you pay more for them. The fact that they are still selling them after almost three years (saw a pair on sale yesterday, not on a blowout crap shelf, but right next to all the other decent pedals) should give you the impression that they are decent pedals.

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Favorite Trail:   
Tilden/Joaquin Miller/Redwood/Morgon Territory

Duration Product Used:   
2 Years

Similar Products Used:   
535s, Scotts, etc.


Bike Setup:   
Mongoose

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