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    Clipless pedals

    What clipless pedals do you fellow clydes use. I was thinking about getting the crank brothers Acid's. Would these be a good pedal for me? im 245lbs and a size 15 shoe. Also, is it nice to have a little platform with a bigger foot? First time Clipless for me.

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    I am using Time ATAC XS pedals and they are good: easy and durable. Time Z is pretty similar but with a platform.

    I got a bit wary about CB after I saw a plastic tray full of broken Eggbeater bearings at the LBS, but I think all CB pedals are not created equal, and many are using their pedals without problems.

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    My son is on Mallets for the past year and a half. He can keep a foot out when it gets to technincal for him and pedal just fine. He loves them for the downhills. I have had various SPDs for the past twenty years and have not had a problem.

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    Time Atac XS and XE's. Work flawlessly. No problems

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    Shimano 545's here, very happy with them.
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    I use Crupi pro pedals for platforms and inexpensive wellgo pedals for clipless. I weigh around 230 so I don't really expect any clipless pedal to last through aggressive all-mountain riding. I use the Crupis mostly, but would like a solid, light clipless set to use at times. So far the wellgos have held up though I don't have many miles on them. I would consider Crank Bros, though I hear they have a max weight limit of 180 lbs.

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    Another vote for Time atac z's

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    Only the VERY highest end crank brothers pedal, the eggbeater 4Ti has a max weightlimit. All others are unrestricted because they all use steel or chromoly spindles.

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    Shimano 647's.

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    I have been on riding CB eggbeaters since 03, first the Candy's and the stainless eggbeaters since 05, no problems that I did not introduce myself, I broke two "wings" by striking a rock with the pedal.
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    I run Shimano SPDs (cheap 520 model, 10 grams heavier and 1/3 the price of the top 959). Time ATACs are also good. I HATE Crank Bros pedals - they like to put BUSHINGS in their pedals instead of bearings - really stupid but cheap and light - tried them when they first came out and wore out the bushings in 3 months. By contrast, Shimano and Time bearings last several years.

    Platforms are a personal preference. I rode with the Shimano 545s for a season, but found the noticeable additional weight wasn't worth the marginal increase in stability. It is easier for someone learning, though, as the larger surface helps you find the cleat instead of rolling under your foot.

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    Time Atac

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    200# size 12 shoe, Shimano 520's

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    250 lbs, size 14 (49 eur)

    I currently have old VP pedals with clipless and a resin platform around the outside. I do find the platform helps me feel more stable, especially if I am not wearing super stiff shoes.

    Sidi Dominator (which is one of your few choices for shoes in your size) are very stiff and you will probably not notice much a difference between platform/non-platform.

    The other advantage of platform is an allowable margin of error when trying to clip in in a hurry - if you miss the mechanism on the first try you still have a bit of pedal to crank on until you have a chance to try again to clip in.
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    I found Sidi Dominators VERY flexy, especially after 6 months of use. Plus, on long rides, 4 hours plus...I developed so much pain, I couldn't pedal while clipped in. Last April, I had to ride the last 10 miles of the Cohutta 100 with my arch on my pedal because I had so much pain under the ball of my foot.

    I've since discovered that Specialized makes their Comp mtn shoe in size 49, which fits similar to Sidi's 50...they are much much stiffer and I no longer have foot pain. The Body Geometry kicks butt too for the knees etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Padre
    I found Sidi Dominators VERY flexy, especially after 6 months of use. Plus, on long rides, 4 hours plus...I developed so much pain, I couldn't pedal while clipped in. Last April, I had to ride the last 10 miles of the Cohutta 100 with my arch on my pedal because I had so much pain under the ball of my foot.

    I've since discovered that Specialized makes their Comp mtn shoe in size 49, which fits similar to Sidi's 50...they are much much stiffer and I no longer have foot pain. The Body Geometry kicks butt too for the knees etc.
    My mistake - I don't have the dominators, but I have the Genius (road) shoe and assumed they were similar. I guess I was wrong.
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    Nice! I might reconsider the 3 ti Crank Bros egg beaters for my full squish. I weigh 230, but possibly the cro-mo spindles can take it?

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    I'm 235-ish these days but started riding clipless when I was in the 250 range, size 13 shoe. Ran 520's to start with and they did okay except for the mud and snow I need to deal with.

    Currently running eggbeater C's (base model until they introduced the MXR this year). No issues to date (3000+ km / 2000+ miles) but, as a caveat, I do regular maintenance on them at regular intervals (when I rotate between chains) to keep them in top shape.
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    I broke 5 CB Eggbeater/Candies in 6 months last summer. Switched to Time ATAC's and managed to mangle one in 18mo's. Shitmano last about 2 months by comparison. I'm 250lbs, 6'1" and love to ride. Size 12 shoe and Dominators are over rated.

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    I have been riding crankbrothers for a long time I have, I only broke one pair last year after 3 years of use and no maintance whatsoever. The SLs have always been good to me, have them now on my 26 racer and my 29 single rigid

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    I've ran just about all makes and models. Time Atac is where it's at..

    I would stay away from crank brothers, unless you like busted pedals.
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    I ran CB for a few years with no problems, then in a matter of months I went thru three pairs!
    I jumped away after the third one and got a set of ATAC's. Now all my bikes run Time pedals. No problems what-so-ever.

    Time ATAC, you can't go wrong.

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    I have the "original" release of the Crankbrothers stainless steel peds, They have been through 5 , 24 hour races, (Clydesdale team), countless trail rides, training sessions, 10 sets of shoe clips , mud, snow, deep creeks, and intimate contact with sneaky rocks. I Know these are the ONLY peds I will use, ever. My weight is 220 lbs, and I have no mercy on my bikes.

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    NOTE: I would only recomend the full stainless versions of CB's, I've seen others fall short on longeveity.

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    I am about 230 lbs. size 12 shoe and have had Time ATACs for about 3 years with no problems... I bang 'em on everything and put a lot of weight on them. They are great. I'll probably need new cleats soon but that's no big deal.

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