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Best clipless pedals for sore feet?

After having used platform pedals, I've recently started using Shimano SPD pedals on my cyclocross bike, which I mainly use on paved roads. I really like being clipped in, however, I have a condition ...
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Are modern clipless shoes and pedals that much better than toe clips and straps?

I've recently returned to cycling after a couple of decades, and I'm trying to get familiar with the current gear and components. I still use toe clips and straps on the pedals on my 1990 Trek road ...
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How do I get a cleat that's stuck in a pedal, detached from the shoe, out?

While out riding on my XC bike today, I encountered an issue with my cleat: The connector between the cleat and the shoe - the part that you screw into - died, and I lost a screw. So I had the shoe ...
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Eggbeaters cleats mounting to 3-hole shoe

I have crank bros. Eggbeater 2 pedals. They came with two hole cleats. I need three hole cleats in a triangle pattern to fit my bike shoes. Is there such a thing and where can I get them.
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SPD vs. SPD-SL: Which unclips most easily?

I got my first real road bike a few weeks ago, and am now hearing from my local bike club fellows that I should get some clipless pedals. A quick Internet search reveals that the main types are SPD ...
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Safety guidelines when using MTB clipless pedals on a road bike

Yesterday, I went for a ride and my legs felt really great (hadn't been cycling for about 2 weeks) so when I was climbing on a hill, I decided to go on a full blown sprint and unfortunately... somehow ...
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Identify Ritchey SPD pedals

I’m trying to figure out the model of these Ritchey pedals from circa 1998. My ultimate goal is to figure out if the bearings can be replaced.
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What kind of shoes can you use with Garmin Vector pedals?

I was looking at these Garmin Vector pedal power meters, and the site says they are "Look Kéo Compatible". Can you put different cleats in them for other brands of shoes? Would they work with regular ...
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Shoes supporting heel-mounted cleats

I'm searching for a way to clip into pedals despite my very pronated foot. My right foot is 40-50 degrees turned out due to a torsioned shin. I pedal using my heels, which eliminates the differences ...
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Accidentally clipped into Shimano PD-A530 BACKWARDS — won't release!

OK, I'll bet I'm the first person to do this boneheaded move: while waiting for a pedal wrench to remove old pedals and install new Shimano PD-A530, someone asked me to demonstrate how the shoe clips ...
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How much float do the Speedplay Zero pedals have?

I was reading up that the "Speedplay zero" has a unique float and a wide range, but when reading up on the page dedicated to the "Speedplay zero" it mentions thatit is for Rider who prefers a fixed (...
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Are there big differences in maintenance/care between different types of clipless pedals?

I was reading this article http://www.bikeradar.com/us/road/gear/article/best-road-bike-pedals-33045/ and it talks about maintenance/care with a couple of the pedal options, even mentioning that "...
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ligament damage and non release of pedals [closed]

Have tried to search the internet for an answer to this, but I am struggling. The history is that I was cycling along when a dog ran into my front wheel and took me off. I hit the ground on my left ...
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What are the disadvantages of securing your foot to the pedal?

I understand that there are many benefits when it comes to different methods of securing your foot to the pedal, and how they allow for more power through an entire revolution of the pedal. However ...
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Does the extra cage on SPD pedals help riding with normal shoes?

Some Shimano Pedal Dynamics (SPD) pedals come in two variants - without and with a cage - e.g. M520 and M530. While it isn't the main purpose of the cage on M530 does it make cycling in normal shoes, ...
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Do one-sided clip-in pedals have a bit more friction and inefficiency than alternatives?

Moving from old style pedals years ago, to when I took up cycling again more recently, I noticed a difference when oiling the bike, while doing maintenance. After oiling an old style pedal, I would ...
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Multi directional release pedals for road bicycling?

I saw one Force model that looked like a separated part that might release, twisting your leg upwards or sideways or something. Reminded me of the toe realease on ski bindings. Basically as many ...
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Clipless Pedals Brand Identification

I purchased a set of used clipless pedals. They are somewhat unique in that they do not use a spring mechanism, but instead have a rubber block / set screw to provide tension. The problem is even with ...
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What is the benefit of Shimano Click'R technology?

Im looking into making the switch from platforms to clip-less and just saw SPD pedals with "Click'R" technology ( Example ) Im not sure if its worth the extra money to buy that opposed to SPD pedals ...
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Have Ritchey Logic cleats changed in 15 years?

I ride very old Ritchey Logic pedals (model year ~1998), with original cleats (look like the red ones below): Since those have long been out of stock, I'd like to buy newer ones, the Logic V4 Comp, ...
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Can I use “normal” shoes/trainers with clipless pedals?

Is it possible to use regular trainers/shoes (i.e., withou cleats) with clipless pedals? A friend of mine mentioned he does this all the time. However, I cannot imagine how this would work. Surely ...
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Is this a clipless pedal?

I have bough a 2nd handed road bike recently. The seller said that the pedal could work as both platform pedal and clipless pedal. Is it true? If yes, which system of clipless shoes can it work with?
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Peer pressure in road cycling [closed]

Or how does one fall into the road cyclist prototype. I'm talking mainly technology obssesion, spandex wearing and clipless shoes. I start this thread because since riding in a group, I'm questioning ...
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Unlock cleat from clipless pedal

I bought this week my first clipless pedals (Shimano A530) as well as some shoes to go with it. After installing one cleat on one shoe, I "locked" the shoe on the pedal, but I do not manage to "unlock"...
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Is there a guide available for determining pedal/cleat combinations?

I bought a Kona Coiler mountain bike at an estate sale, and the sellers didn't have any information about the pedals on it. I'm looking to buy some shoes and cleats, but I'm not sure what to buy ...
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Mavic - TIME ATAC pedals compatibility

I'm using from a long time TIME pedals (ATAC). I saw that Mavic now is making pedals that looks like Time's. Do you know if they are compatible? Can I use cleats from Time (already on my shoes :) ...