a Cross Country Rider
from E. Wateboro ME, USA
Date Reviewed: February 26, 2004
Strengths: easy to clip into and have very low maitnance. Realatively light weight and can take abuse. Low price makes them affordable and yet they are still high quality. They are for the rider who wants performance but is on a budget.
Weaknesses: sometime your foot will slip out when there is a sudden force applied to the pedal area.
awesome pedals that can rock with you down the trails once you are accustom to them. Eat dirt.
Weaknesses: Sometimes I come out of the pedal when my foot hits a rock, clip in gets tough after a lot of rides but a shot of Tri-flow fixes that
For the money these pedals can't be beat. I have smashed the crap out of these pedals on the rocky ground in AZ and these pedals keep working. In fact, these pedals are so mangled that the Wellgo 800 brand is completely gone. As with all SPD pedals, you need to get used to the clip-in feel as it is not as intuitive as other cleat styles. But I have never had issues getting in/out of these pedals. And when it starts to get a little hard to snap in, a shot of Tri-Flow gets them working 100% again.
The only downside to these pedals is that they sometimes release my foot when I was not intending to (like when I smash my foot on a rock). Over time the retention spring weakens and I find myself turnining in the adjustment screw to keep the same feel. Maybe after all of the bashing these things need to be replaced. But who cares - $40 for over 3 years of abuse? That's a good value in my mind.
a Cross Country Rider
from Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Date Reviewed: October 1, 2002
Strengths: easy clip in, nice loud click too. they look pretty. they have lots of tension adjustment, which is really great and they have a decent platform which takes a little bit of stress off the ball of your foot, though nice stiff soles erase the need for said platform.
Weaknesses: they're really slippery when wet and/or muddy, which makes it a bit tough to clip in. i haven't had problems with them being clogged with mud, that hasn't effected performance really, its just that they're really slippery; they don't spin too easily, like i thought i just needed to work the bearings in but they're spinning really slow.
haven't had ant experience with clipless before and these seem great. they're easy to get used to and you can start off with super low tension and work your way up gradually. i'd recommend them for a first time buyer.
Strengths: Tension adjustment Nice click when you clip in Easy unclip
Weaknesses: Hard to clip in
A very good pedal. Not sure what that other reviewer was talking about, but mine give a good click when I clip in. Probably has to do with the tension. I keep mine at the tightest possible. Not sure how clipping in should be, but it seems a little hard. You do eventually get a feel for where your cleat is and where the pedal is. Twisting your foot around a bit helps to get clipped in. Unclipping is easy, but the amazing thing is how if I ever panic and try to put my foot out it seems to know this and unclips automatically. I'd get eggbeaters, but these don't seem to have many weaknesses like weak cleats.
a Weekend Warrior
from SLP, MN
Date Reviewed: April 16, 2002
Strengths: Very durable, Easy to get into, cheap and the red color matches my bike to a "T" (I swear companies use the same can of paint for their products)
Weaknesses: If they aren't adjusted right, they hold you in and don't let go. I had a horrible ride with ~4 nice falls 'cause I couldn't get out of the clip (this was last weekend). I found out that the shoe clip was twisted a bit and was wedged in the pedal....don't let that happen (I was inches from gettin run over by a Caddy!)
Once they're adjusted for you, they're wonderful. Don't have to think when clipping in...just push! A reat choice for anyone because of price. There are better pedals out there, but not for this price!
Similar Products Used: Radical clipless, Econo clipless(sux)
a Weekend Warrior
from Micanopy, FL
Date Reviewed: August 24, 2001
Strengths: Great pedal, love the double sided pedal. Can't say enough about how nice not to have to worry about kicking the pedal over to clip in. I actually use these for sprint triathalons and they are extremely convenient. I know these aren't exactly the best pedals on the market, but taking into account their cost, you can't beat them.
Weaknesses: The adjustment for tightness is a little awkward, but nothing I would be concerned over. Only need to adjust in rare occasions.
Great pedal for the money, unless you are a top of the line racer and using speedplay or similar pedal, these will suit your needs at a much lower cost. The double sided aspect is something I won't go without from now on.
a Cross Country Rider
Date Reviewed: May 8, 2001
Strengths: Extremely effective pedals. I agree with teh guys who say if you clean them after a gritty or muddy ride and squirt some White Lightning on them, you're good to go. They have been abused on every rock from Colorado to Austin and they have had zero failures.
Weaknesses: none thus far
These are truly great pedals at any price. The only pedal that I have seen keep up in all the conditions I ride have been the ATACs @3x$$$. I have adjusted them over time to match my icreased riding performance. I went from easy unclip to "you betta want out" and the only problem I've ever had is in extreme mud and sand. I reccomend them for riders at any level as they are easy to adjust and won't leave you clipped in dire situations. The mud issue is the same with the others, but the sand can be solved with a squirt of White Lightning after a couple of hours. I was given some great advice by a local pro, learn how to clip and unclip while you're in front of the TV with something to hold...and a beer. Unlike RE-1s you can pull out if you try hard enough! Buy and enjoy the cash in hand, besides, after a few hundred rocks they all look the same.
Bike Setup: Klein Mantra with SXR's and LX/XT. Giant Rincon w/ SXRs, LX/XT and lots of other XTC components
from Boise, Idaho USA
Date Reviewed: February 3, 2001
Strengths: Behaves just like a 747. Same limited float, same clearance in mud, very similar weight. For the price, superior to a 747.
Weaknesses: Bad knees ? Go for a Speedplay Frog. Other than that, it's the same old spd story.
Why put high end parts on my frame and use Wellgos ? Because they perform the same as the 747's (the benchmark of spd-dom ) for a third the cost. Bottom line- they really don't have any problems with release once broken in, just keep the portion that contacts the cleat clean and lightly lubricated and adjust the release tension for your type of riding, not what others recommend.
a Weekend Warrior
from Holland, MI
Date Reviewed: December 31, 2000
Strengths: Cheap and colorful.
Weaknesses: Tough to click in.
These pedals are difficult to click into. It sometimes takes multiple tries to get in and there is no loud click to indicate that you've made it in. Once you are in, the pedal works like any SPD should. These pedals are NOT good for mountain bikers as you will be cussing them out every time you want to click in. Don't try these with rollers either. So far it's just an annoyance, but the only reason I'm not considering replacing them is that it comes in a neat Celeste Green color that matches my Bianchi Bike.
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