Nashbar Platform Sport Pedal

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Platform Sport

This wider platform design assures greater comfort and stability. 2 sided cleat retention with adjustable tension. 4 degree float. Sealed bearings. Black only. 542g

User Reviews (4)

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Alex   Cross Country Rider [Aug 07, 2006]
Strength:

combines platform and clipless.

Weakness:

heavy clunkiness, almost impossible to clip in and out. In other words "junk".

After doing some racing with clipless pedals I decided to go back to platform. I'm one of the few ingrates who races xc with platforms. It just makes me feel more secure and I can use my foor in tight corners. I tried to get the best of both worlds with these pedals but it just ain't happening. Unless you have really soft soled shoes with spd clip cutout you're not gonna like these puppies. I couldn't clip in and when i finally did it was a mother to try and clip out. I sent them back and I'm waiting for a refund.

Similar Products Used: too many to mention, spd mostly but love the platforms...
OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
2
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LARBIKE   Weekend Warrior [Mar 12, 2003]
Strength:

Wide platform - good for begining riders getting used to clipless pedals. Allows pedalling while unclipped. Comfortable.

Weakness:

Easily bashed on rocks and obstacles. Heavy.

I have used these pedals for over a year now and can say that they work as intended. The wide platform is comfortable and allows pedalling when unclipped. Use caution when traversing rocky terrain as I have broken one pedal on a rock (Nashbar was good about replacing the pedal while under warranty). Clipping and unclipping is fairly easy but the pedals must be cleaned and lubed regularly. Mud clogs these pedals easily. Overall rating is fair (two chilies)

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
2
Alan   Cross Country Rider [Dec 27, 2004]
Strength:

Price

Weakness:

None yet

For the price this is a good pedal. A good dual purpose pedal that can be customized to a one sided clipless. I took the clip off one side since many times I don't want to be locked in. The loss of weight from one side makes the pedal rotate with the clip down when idle. So far I'm very happy with this setup for the rocky technical terrain that I ride. Not sure if its worth 5 chilis yet since durability may be questionable given the price.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Patrick Abille   Cross Country Rider [May 08, 2003]
Strength:

Cheap. Mine has a no-mechanism platform side with grip pins. Great pedal for an urban assault bike.

Weakness:

Does not engage the cleat very easily. Especially if it is from another manufacturer.

Haven't tried these pedals offroad. I like my trusty 737s for that duty. These are great for a beach trail cruise with my favorite kicks, a trip to Home Depot with work boots or a more intense ride through the burbs with some cleated BMX or touring shoes.
The price is way less than any other platform SPD. I'm not sure about it being a good beginner pedal. Engagement is tricky and with just one mechanism side, you have to flip the pedal over to engage. I always suggest to beginners to get a decent clicking pedal and practice on level ground.

Similar Products Used: Shimano 737, 727, 525. Wellgo, Ritchey, Onza, Nashbar (Ritchey clones).
OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
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