VP 106 Older Pedals

3.33/5 (12 Reviews)


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VP VP-106


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Reviews 1 - 12 (12 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Martin Monzon a Cross Country Rider from Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina

Date Reviewed: August 11, 2005

Strengths:    Reliable, tough, easy clip-in/out, maintenance free, smooth ride.

Weaknesses:    Can´t find yet...

Bottom Line:   
I´ve been using this pedals since I got them in 1998. I used it either in the mountains and town. I do the maitenance job by myself, my dealer sold me the Exus Lube Tube(the blue one) and the wrench to unscrew the LSL-Bearing Cartridge. So I still enjoy this simple but excellent piece of art and I spect to have them for a long time. My next pedals are going to be VP without doubt.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $78.00

Purchased At:   Rosario, Argentina

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   Firt I used it in my old GT-Timberline'97
Today I have then set up in my GT-Avanlanche 1.0

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Scott C a Weekend Warrior from CANADA

Date Reviewed: September 28, 2001

Strengths:    Great pedal for the money, very rugged, great for first time users. I have kicked the sh@t out of these pedals and they still work great!

Weaknesses:    Lost one of the tension screws.......

Bottom Line:   
These are SWEET PEDALS! Don't waste your money on Times.

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Favorite Trail:   anything on the east coast

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   Ski Wolf --- The best shop in N.B.

Bike Setup:   2001 Rockhopper

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Ian a Weekend Warrior from Vancouver, BC

Date Reviewed: March 7, 2001

Strengths:    Nice looking pedal. Good solid bearing feel. Inexpensive. OK for casual rider as release is acceptable.

Weaknesses:    Difficult entry no matter the tension, makes it unacceptable for rough trail at speed re-entry. Exit acceptable at lower tensions.

Bottom Line:   
I patiently tried and tinkered, trying to break them in to no avail. Luckily hadn't sold the old bike yet so I switched across with my old 747's and it felt like putting on that old pair of jeans.

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Favorite Trail:   all of North Shore

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   stk on bike

Similar Products Used:   Shimano 747

Bike Setup:   Marin Attack Trail, Fox Vanilla RC, Manitou X-Vert Super

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jan a Cross Country Rider from Stockholm

Date Reviewed: February 5, 2001

Strengths:    Weight, durability, mud clearance, easy mounting and dismounting

Weaknesses:    None as far as I have noticed

Bottom Line:   
I've been using my pedals for more than two years. This year they've been through a lot of mud. I have had no problems whatsoever. I find them easy to adjust and maintain. Will buy them again if the pair I use breaks.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   CykelCity

Similar Products Used:   Scott (which is a pair of Wellgo 813)

Bike Setup:   Slightly upgraded ScottUSA Team Racing

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Lightning Crow a Cross Country Rider from Albuquerque NM USA

Date Reviewed: January 7, 2001

Strengths:    Easy adjustment 5-6degree of float

Weaknesses:    none found

Bottom Line:   
THESE PEDALS CAME WITH THE BIKE FROM MARIN,AFTER THE 1st
ADJUSTMENTS NO PROBLEMS,NO PARTS FALLING OFF,NEVER GOT
STUCK,DIDNT EXPLODE LIKE THE CLAIMS OF OTHERS.I RIDE DAILY
AND HAVE PUT ON MY 1ST THOUSAND MILES OF DIRT,DUST,MUD
SNOW AND RAIN.--THE DEAL IS YA CLEAN AND LUBE DA PEDALS
LIKE YA DO YA BIKE -- DONT LOOSEN THE ADJUSTMENTS TO DA
MAX DUMMIES,AND YA CLEAN YA CLIPS TO...DUHH.I MEAN IF
YOU TAKE CARE OF THE VP'S THEY WILL SERVE YOU WELL...
IF YOU HAVE PROBLEMS..ASK IF THE CLIPS ARE THE RIGHT ONES
FOR THE VP;S. THESE HAVE TAKEN ALOT OF ABUSE AND ARE
HOLDING OUT BETTER THAN THE RICHIES I HAD.

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Favorite Trail:   North Foothills

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   Fat Tire Bikes

Similar Products Used:   Richie

Bike Setup:   Marin Juniper Trail,XT drive,Chris King headset,Mavic 221
w/XT hubs cross 3,IRC 1.95,Easton bar/stem

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Peter Ask a Cross Country Rider from Sweden

Date Reviewed: September 19, 2000

Strengths:    Light, cheap

Weaknesses:    Difficult to clip in, you can get stuck

Bottom Line:   
These pedals came stock on my bike last year. I have tried them for one year now, but I still don't like them. Compared to my old 535:s they are much more difficult to enter. It is also possible to enter "the wrong way", and then your foot gets stuck. Not so good. Now I have changed back to my old (almost worn out) 535:s. Much better!

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Favorite Trail:   Skåneleden, Sweden

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   VP 102, Shimano 535

Bike Setup:   Marin Indian Fire Trail, RS SID XC, XT components

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by matt a Cross Country Rider from Leicester, UK

Date Reviewed: September 18, 2000

Strengths:    light, clippy..

Weaknesses:    almost killed me.

Bottom Line:   
I wouldn't have chosen these, but they came stock on the bike. They are pretty inconsistent.. had a right time trying to get both sided equal in tension.
While out riding in cannock, one of the tension bolts came out unknowingly to me. i came to a point where i really needed that foot out to get round a corner and the bloody thing got stuck... I had to take my shoe off and use one of the other bolts to loosen the grip.

I will definately swap them to my old shimano LX spds.

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Favorite Trail:   Skiddaw DH

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   came with new bike

Similar Products Used:   vp103, vp646 (i think) and shimano m535

Bike Setup:   Marin Mount Vision 2000

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Hjalmar Bengtsson a Cross Country Rider from Sweden

Date Reviewed: August 23, 2000

Strengths:    Weight, in and out clicking

Weaknesses:    They get broke all the time

Bottom Line:   
The pedals worked wery good for about a month.
Later, the pedal crashed in a stone, and one of the pieces of the pedal flipped out. A screwdriver and the problem was resolved, for a while. About two rides later, the same thing happend again. And now on the right pedal to! Tomorrow i replace ém with 515.

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Favorite Trail:   Flottsbro, Huddinge

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $45.00

Purchased At:   CykelCity Stockholm

Similar Products Used:   Ritchey Logic Comp

Bike Setup:   Kona LavaDome ´00, XTR/XT/ Judy SL X517 Mega 9

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Alf Braseth a Racer from Norway

Date Reviewed: July 7, 2000

Strengths:    Lite, works good so far, easy to clip out

Weaknesses:    Bit messy to clip into, not 100 % consistent

Bottom Line:   
The pedals have worked OK so far (what more is there to ask for, it's only pedals). It runs smoother than my old Bontrager RE-1, but they are harder to clip into. The Shimano 515 felt more consistent but thy where harder to clip out of, also the Shimano's bearings broke very fast.

I ride approx. three times a week, two hard training workouts and one long relaxed ride. Also competing several times during the season. I'm only 160 lbs, but if they can take all this miles during one season, they should be good enough for the most you guys.

5 chilis for good value
4 on overall rating, could be easier to clip into

I will submit a new review at the end of the season

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   Bontrager Re-1, Shimano 515

Bike Setup:   Klein Attitude Comp

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by greg s a Cross Country Rider from johnson city TN u.s.a.

Date Reviewed: June 8, 2000

Strengths:    clipless that's about it

Weaknesses:    bearings, breakeasily if they barely touch the ground, plethora of accidental releases no matter what the release tension, hard to find cleat, crappy performance in the mud,

Bottom Line:   
there is not much good to say about about these pedals, but ican tell you not to buy them

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Favorite Trail:   tsali

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   shimano m535

Bike Setup:   marin juniper trail

Overall Rating:2
Submitted by Boxer_21 a Cross-Country Rider from Sudbury Ontario

Date Reviewed: September 15, 1999

Strengths:    
easy to set up


Weaknesses:    
Bearing are very crappy


Bottom Line:   
I have had the pedals for just about 3 months and I have already had to replace them Twice. Have gotten two new pairs of pedals cause the bearings have broken. The good part is that they replace the pedals as soon as I show them the problem.

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Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Bike Setup:   
Norco Charger

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Damon a Cross-Country Rider from CT

Date Reviewed: July 11, 1999

Strengths:    
easy in, easy out


Weaknesses:    
none yet


Bottom Line:   
this is my first pair of clipless. i only use them because they came stock on my bike. took a little getting used to but they were easy to set up and ride.

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Duration Product Used:   
less than 1 month

Bike Setup:   
marin rocky ridge, full xtr, manitou spyder-r

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