I prefer the spd over the egg beater. But, thats just me. I dont like the weight of the xtr though, too heavy (or any spd for that matter). if you like egg beaters, stick with them.
This oring you speak of, where is it located?jeffscott said:The XTR's last for years....
Only if the oring is properly seated in the correct position...took me two tear downs to get it right, havn't touched them in 3 years since
Sounds like your cleats are worn.lassiar said:I've had some XTR pedals for a little over a year. Maybe I didn't grease them enough, but I'm on full tension now and can only get enough cleat retention to stay clipped in. I think the springs might be worn out.
I have only had unclipping problems for the first few rides for each pair. After about 100 miles they seem to bed in somehow and it gets a bit smoother for quick releases.bikeguy0 said:Anyone have problems getting out of eggbeaters in emergency situations? Like you don't make it over a rock, etc.? I have had problems twice where if you had any upward pull on the pedal they would not release and I ended up having to catch myself on a rock with my hand.
If I have the problem again I am switching back to XTR for mountain and will save the egg 3's for my cyclocross bike. I have a new Carbon Epic Expert and I just can't justify potentially damaging the frame by not being able to get out of a pedal......
Oh, BTW...this is not user error. I have been riding clipless for 15 years. No problems with cyclocross but you can prepare to clip out for a barrier. Much different then having to get out really quickly on a technical climb.
Yeah the oring sits on the pedal shaft and seals the pedal housing to the shaft...Eville140 said:This oring you speak of, where is it located?
I just got some new 540's to try for a first time clipless, one of the pedals after about the first 10miles had grease builtup where the shaft meets the pedal, other was clean.
Does it have problems?