Onza H.O. Older Pedals

2.62/5 (199 Reviews)
MSRP : $100.00


Product Description

Onza HO Steel


Review Options:  Sorted by Latest Review | Sort by Best Rating

Reviews 1 - 15 (199 Reviews Total) | Next 15

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jim a Cross Country Rider from Orange County, Calif

Date Reviewed: August 2, 2005

Strengths:    Relatively lightweight. Simple. Durable.

Weaknesses:    Vague pedal-cleat engagement.

Bottom Line:   
Look folks, pedals are like shoes. Everyone has their preference and rarely does one pair do it all. Onza went out of business because they were poorly marketed not because they made bad products. I've rode and raced the Onza HO Titanium pedal for more than 9 years, in all kinds of conditions, from midwestern springtime mud, to the sandy, dry trails of So.Cal. Not once have I experienced some of the issues people have reported here. Yes. The elastomer springs can be tricky to tune and the clip-in can be vague. Did your Shimano's work perfectly right out of the box? Like most things in life, you tune and adjust and you get accustomed to something and it works just fine. I've had the ATAC's (crap) and the original spring-loaded Shimano's (good pedal) but year after year, I had nothing but faithful service from my Onza's. So much so, they're going on the new Trek. Yes. There are very good products out there now. Few as simple,comfortable and durable as the HO. (Just wait till you trash your shin on an Egg-beater, then you'll understand.)
IMHO ... if a pedal lasts nearly a decade (and I've put thousands of miles on them) then it has stood the test of time. And all opinions aside, THAT my friends is the mark of a quality product. Onza understood the maxim, K.I.S.S.- keep it simple stupid, I guess maybe it was too simple for some. You might say they went out of business because they made TOO good a product and it lasted too long.

Expand full review >>

Favorite Trail:   Red-Box Run, Angeles Nat'l Forest

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Similar Products Used:   Shimano 737's(?), Time ATAC

Bike Setup:   98' custom alum hardtail & 2005 Trek Fuel EX7

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Colin a Weekend Warrior from Seattle, WA

Date Reviewed: September 8, 2003

Strengths:    They make excellent paperweights?

Weaknesses:    Everything - It's like being clipped into Duncan Hienz brownies. The elastomers wore out weekly, they clogged in the slightest mud, and when I attempted to change the elastomers for the 4th or 5th time, I stripped the cheap alluminum bolts and couldn't use them. No wonder why Onza went out of business.

Bottom Line:   
Melt these pedals down, pour them into molds, cool the bullets; by that time your 5-day waiting period should be up on your Magnum and you can begin your hunt of ex-Onza designers. Like mountainbiking...get some Crank Bros. Beaters or some Time ATACs.

Expand full review >>

Favorite Trail:   Pickmeup

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $50.00

Similar Products Used:   Shimano, Time ATAC(A+++)

Bike Setup:   Oldschool Diamonback Hardtail, heavy as hell, but smooth as butter, XT(front and rear), Cane Creek headset, Yeti hardcore grips, Profile stem, Rock Shox Duke XC, WTB Raptors.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by trapper a Weekend Warrior from Fleet, Hampshire, UK

Date Reviewed: May 15, 2003

Strengths:    My first clipless pedal. Light and had float unlike some of the early Shimano's

Weaknesses:    When the elastomers were new it was hard to get in/out even using the soft elastomer. As they wore in it got easier, but the lack of a audible engagement 'click' let to those "am I or aren't I" moments. I never really had serious problems getting stuck in but the M747s I upgraded to were much smoother - I realised what I was missing then. The variable, and hard to adjust elasomer was a weak point which Onzo later moved away from. A bit traumatic to learn clipless pedals with, and I suspect the contempory top end Shimano pedals (743?) would have been easier on me ?

Bottom Line:   
Great pedals in that they were cheap, light and didn't wreck my knees (float). Entry/Release not as good as the best modern pedals I've used (M747,M959), but stacks better to ride than toeclips or flat pedals.

Totally sold me on clipless pedals, my HOs are still going strong on a friends bike.

Expand full review >>

Favorite Trail:   Caeser's Camp, nr Aldershot

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Purchased At:   £40

Similar Products Used:   I previously used Shimano XT and DX clipped pedals.
I now own Shimano M747, M515, M323 (2 pairs !) and have just bought some M959s.


Bike Setup:   Canondale M600 MTB
Dawes Galaxy Tourer

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Barracuda a Cross Country Rider from Wesconsin

Date Reviewed: November 25, 2002

Bottom Line:   
I cant believe anyone is still using these things. I had a pair back in the day. What shlite, week 1:impossible to clip into. Week 2:quickly wear out and go thru all sets of elastomers. Week 3: can't remain clipped in longer than 2 minutes. Hilarious. I wouldn't let a ferret loving hippie ride these.

Expand full review >>

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Rich Matthews a Cross Country Rider from Faversham, Kent, UK

Date Reviewed: September 18, 2002

Bottom Line:   
I think as has previously been said, there pedals were good at the time (early 90's) but these days are out of the picture when compared to Frogs, Crank Bros and Time.

Shine them up and put them in a display cabinate, and reminice of the days of fluro lycra and purple bike components.

Expand full review >>

Favorite Trail:   Dorset Coast Path

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $70.00

Purchased At:   Mailorder


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Rich Matthews a Cross Country Rider from Faversham, Kent, UK

Date Reviewed: September 18, 2002

Bottom Line:   
I think as has previously been said, there pedals were good at the time (early 90's) but these days are out of the picture when compared to Frogs, Crank Bros and Time.

Shine them up and put them in a display cabinate, and reminice of the days of fluro lycra and purple bike components.

Expand full review >>

Favorite Trail:   Dorset Coast Path

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $70.00

Purchased At:   Mailorder


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Rich Matthews a Cross Country Rider from Faversham, Kent, UK

Date Reviewed: September 18, 2002

Bottom Line:   
I think as has previously been said, there pedals were good at the time (early 90's) but these days are out of the picture when compared to Frogs, Crank Bros and Time.

Shine them up and put them in a display cabinate, and reminice of the days of fluro lycra and purple bike components.

Expand full review >>

Favorite Trail:   Dorset Coast Path

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $70.00

Purchased At:   Mailorder


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Rich Matthews a Cross Country Rider from Faversham, Kent, UK

Date Reviewed: September 18, 2002

Bottom Line:   
I think as has previously been said, there pedals were good at the time (early 90's) but these days are out of the picture when compared to Frogs, Crank Bros and Time.

Shine them up and put them in a display cabinate, and reminice of the days of fluro lycra and purple bike components.

Expand full review >>

Favorite Trail:   Dorset Coast Path

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $70.00

Purchased At:   Mailorder


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Rich Matthews a Cross Country Rider from Faversham, Kent, UK

Date Reviewed: September 18, 2002

Bottom Line:   
I think as has previously been said, there pedals were good at the time (early 90's) but these days are out of the picture when compared to Frogs, Crank Bros and Time.

Shine them up and put them in a display cabinate, and reminice of the days of fluro lycra and purple bike components.

Expand full review >>

Favorite Trail:   Dorset Coast Path

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $70.00

Purchased At:   Mailorder


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Rich Matthews a Cross Country Rider from Faversham, Kent, UK

Date Reviewed: September 18, 2002

Bottom Line:   
I think as has previously been said, there pedals were good at the time (early 90's) but these days are out of the picture when compared to Frogs, Crank Bros and Time.

Shine them up and put them in a display cabinate, and reminice of the days of fluro lycra and purple bike components.

Expand full review >>

Favorite Trail:   Dorset Coast Path

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $70.00

Purchased At:   Mailorder


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Rich Matthews a Cross Country Rider from Faversham, Kent, UK

Date Reviewed: September 18, 2002

Bottom Line:   
I think as has previously been said, there pedals were good at the time (early 90's) but these days are out of the picture when compared to Frogs, Crank Bros and Time.

Shine them up and put them in a display cabinate, and reminice of the days of fluro lycra and purple bike components.

Expand full review >>

Favorite Trail:   Dorset Coast Path

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $70.00

Purchased At:   Mailorder


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Rich Matthews a Cross Country Rider from Faversham, Kent, UK

Date Reviewed: September 18, 2002

Bottom Line:   
I think as has previously been said, there pedals were good at the time (early 90's) but these days are out of the picture when compared to Frogs, Crank Bros and Time.

Shine them up and put them in a display cabinate, and reminice of the days of fluro lycra and purple bike components.

Expand full review >>

Favorite Trail:   Dorset Coast Path

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $70.00

Purchased At:   Mailorder


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Rich Matthews a Cross Country Rider from Faversham, Kent, UK

Date Reviewed: September 18, 2002

Bottom Line:   
I think as has previously been said, there pedals were good at the time (early 90's) but these days are out of the picture when compared to Frogs, Crank Bros and Time.

Shine them up and put them in a display cabinate, and reminice of the days of fluro lycra and purple bike components.

Expand full review >>

Favorite Trail:   Dorset Coast Path

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $70.00

Purchased At:   Mailorder


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Rich Matthews a Cross Country Rider from Faversham, Kent, UK

Date Reviewed: September 18, 2002

Bottom Line:   
I think as has previously been said, there pedals were good at the time (early 90's) but these days are out of the picture when compared to Frogs, Crank Bros and Time.

Shine them up and put them in a display cabinate, and reminice of the days of fluro lycra and purple bike components.

Expand full review >>

Favorite Trail:   Dorset Coast Path

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $70.00

Purchased At:   Mailorder


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Rich Matthews a Cross Country Rider from Faversham, Kent, UK

Date Reviewed: September 18, 2002

Bottom Line:   
I think as has previously been said, there pedals were good at the time (early 90's) but these days are out of the picture when compared to Frogs, Crank Bros and Time.

Shine them up and put them in a display cabinate, and reminice of the days of fluro lycra and purple bike components.

Expand full review >>

Favorite Trail:   Dorset Coast Path

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $70.00

Purchased At:   Mailorder


Reviews 1 - 15 (199 Reviews Total) | Next 15

Review Options:  Sorted by Latest Review | Sort by Best Rating


K I N G O F P I S G A H points series

Ladies and Gentlemen, Pisgah Productions is proud to announce the King of Pisgah points series. [B]PMBAR[/B]. May 4. 8am start. Teams of two riders will race to reach 4 out of 5 checkpoints, in any order, and return to the start/finish. 50-70 miles. [B]111K[/B] May 18. 8am start. Racers will ... Read More »

Marz 55/66 @ h u c k n r o l l

bump...66 RC3 Ti is now at $479.95 for the Taper version, cheaper for the straight 1 1/8 @ $467. use coupon below and you have it for under $420 and it feels like a million bucks. [url=http://goo.gl/Flzq7]Marzocchi 66 RC3 Evo Ti Fork from .com[/url] 66 RC3 Evo $347...just silly price after cou ... Read More »

Camelbak H.O.S.S. or Alpine Explorer - which is the better pack?

I am looking at buying either a Camelbak H.O.S.S. or an Alpine Explorer. I'm currently using a H.A.W.G., but it is just a bit too small for some of my trips. I use a pack year round (XC skiing, snowshoeing, cycling and hiking). I tried looking up user reviews, but they are a bit scarce for either mo ... Read More »

Epic A.d.d.h.d And O.c.d.

I want my epic 29er comp frame and carbon roval wheels I think I need help :crazy: :crazy: :crazy: :crazy: :crazy:Read More »

Read More »



 

EUROBIKE





   

MTBR on Facebook