Wellgo 800 Older Pedals

3.69/5 (78 Reviews)
MSRP : $40.00


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Wellgo 800


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Kyle Gilson 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.

Bottom Line:   
awesome pedals that can rock with you down the trails once you are accustom to them. Eat dirt.

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Favorite Trail:   DIRT

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   given to me as a gift

Similar Products Used:   kore GASS pedals

Bike Setup:   Gary Fisher Marlin/Bontrager/shimano deore/manitou six

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Doug Gangi a Cross Country Rider from Phoenix, AZ

Date Reviewed: November 24, 2003

Strengths:    Relatively light, durable, low maintenance, clip in/out easily

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

Bottom Line:   
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.

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Favorite Trail:   Anyone I am riding

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $40.00

Similar Products Used:   Other Wellgos, Shimano 515

Bike Setup:   Trek 8000 hardtail

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by tbone 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.

Bottom Line:   
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.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   Don't know

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   sugar 4+ with manitou blacks

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by William a Weekend Warrior from Tampa, Fl

Date Reviewed: September 14, 2002

Strengths:    pretty tough

Weaknesses:    about killed myself several times learning to ride with clipless

Bottom Line:   
cant beat it for 40 bucks GO MIAMI HURRICANES!!!!

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $40.00

Bike Setup:   gary fisher Wahoo

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by M M a Cross Country Rider from PA

Date Reviewed: June 18, 2002

Strengths:    Tension adjustment
Nice click when you clip in
Easy unclip


Weaknesses:    Hard to clip in

Bottom Line:   
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.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   Given to me used

Bike Setup:   '99 Fisher Big Sur, mix of XT and XTR

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Collin 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!)

Bottom Line:   
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!

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Favorite Trail:   Moose Mt. @ Lutsen

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   Supergo

Bike Setup:   '98 Rockhopper, '01 Judy SL, XT fr & Rr der., Raceface BB, other stuff that works well!

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by pat a Cross Country Rider from tallahassee,fl,us

Date Reviewed: January 9, 2002

Strengths:    they work great in all conditions,mud,sand,ext.they pop in quick and realse quick

Weaknesses:    there are none

Bottom Line:   
the pedals kick ass

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Favorite Trail:   redbug

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   tec pro shop

Similar Products Used:   welligo 700

Bike Setup:   trek 4500

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Eric a Weekend Warrior from Delhi, Ontario, Canada

Date Reviewed: December 24, 2001

Strengths:    Good durability, bearings are still silky smooth after just over a year, solid locked in feel, good looks

Weaknesses:    Hard to set up tension rate, but after that there is no reason to mess with them again so its no big deal

Bottom Line:   
These pedals rock for the money, they make my friend look like a retard for buying shimano when mine work better. I highly reccomend these pedals to any XC or weekend warrior honch.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   Oxford Source For Sports

Similar Products Used:   Radical clipless, Econo clipless(sux)


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Joshua Caldwell 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.

Bottom Line:   
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.

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Favorite Trail:   Razorback Reddick Fl

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   Ebay

Similar Products Used:   Shimano 105, Look

Bike Setup:   Trek Hybrid with these currently

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Nick Fenton a Racer from Clinton Connecticut

Date Reviewed: June 28, 2001

Strengths:    Good mud performance, light weight and READ THIS...I race XC and DS with these pedals!

Weaknesses:    um...develops play after a 14 foot drop, maybe i bent the axles?

Bottom Line:   
Light weight, low price, high perfromance and good strength all in one package? YES! i will use these pedals intill the end of time!

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Favorite Trail:   Any one with rocks

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $50.00

Similar Products Used:   AHH! to many.

Bike Setup:   K2, and Specialized P3

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by TG Gill a Cross Country Rider from Texas

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

Bottom Line:   
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.

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Favorite Trail:   Emma Long, Austin

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   Supergo

Similar Products Used:   Bontrager RE-1

Bike Setup:   Klein Mantra with SXR's and LX/XT. Giant Rincon w/ SXRs, LX/XT and lots of other XTC components

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Gordon Gravatt 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.

Bottom Line:   
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.

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Favorite Trail:   Hulls Gulch

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   Supergo

Similar Products Used:   535's, Platforms, Clips

Bike Setup:   Kona equipped with Race Face, Mavic Cross's, Maguras,

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mitch a Racer from Wisconsin

Date Reviewed: January 7, 2001

Strengths:    Everything, not to heavy, durable smooth, doesn't unetpectedly pop out, pretty good in mud, really cheap

Weaknesses:    none so far

Bottom Line:   
great, cheap pedals, i've raced on these for 2 years and my mom will be rcing them fo their third year, these pedal just won't break

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   Supergo

Similar Products Used:   time ATAC,, bontrager RE1

Bike Setup:   2001 fisher supercaliber

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Eric a Weekend Warrior from Holland, MI

Date Reviewed: December 31, 2000

Strengths:    Cheap and colorful.

Weaknesses:    Tough to click in.

Bottom Line:   
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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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   Came free with bike

Similar Products Used:   Very cheap shimano SPDs.

Bike Setup:   Bianchi Brava 2000

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Brandon a Weekend Warrior from houston

Date Reviewed: November 4, 2000

Strengths:    Remarkably good in MUD!!!
Weight
Quality
Looks
Normal Release


Weaknesses:    almost none

Bottom Line:   
GREAT VALUE!!! GREAT IN MUD!! However, the release tension can increase in mud. Overall, VERY GOOD!!!

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Favorite Trail:   Anthillls

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   Supergo i think

Similar Products Used:   plastic toe clips

Bike Setup:   CrMO Frame, LX XT XTR , RS Jett XC, Bontrager tires

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