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    What clipless pedals are clydes not breaking??

    I need some opinions on buying clipless pedals for me. I am 245 out of the shower. I have broken some pedals in the past. I don't know if I should buy extra pairs and keep them in my camelback or buy good ones. Thanks

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    i use all sorts of shimanos and am only 15# lighter than you.

    never had problems.

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    I also run shimano, I am 20# heavier than you are and have never had a problem.

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    I've been happy with Time pedals. Their ROC ATAC models are the best I've tried so far. I am not quite your weight, but no lightweight either.

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    I've done Shimanos (520s) but where I live they don't clear if you have to dab. I've also run Crank Bros Eggbeater C's and Acid 1's (base model, but not the MXR) and had no issues. I started off at ~260# and am sitting in the 240# range.
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    Time Z is @ the top of my list....
    Upgrade what you need, not what you Want.

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    Time ROC ATAC's. Bullet proof! Cleats don't last as long as spd but its worth it for the simplicity and float of the system. Good luck

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    i'm rolling nashbar SPD's (came on the bike and work fine with my old SPD clips) with out problem and i'm a good 50# heavier then you... back in the day i had low end shimano and never had a prob with em (lost em while i was between bikes)... i'll go with shimano when I upgrade again...

    was riding with a guy with candyC's and he snapped it like a twig (guy was right around 200#)... he stepped on the pedal in a turn and snap off it came... pedal stuck to his shoe... he got to one pedal it out... we where JUST starting in the ride so no biggie...still sucked for him... i won't try em...

    still want to try the TIME pedals...
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    Time ATAC Carbons have been great for me. When I started out I was on Shimanos (I was about 15 lbs. heavier than you then) & wanted something "better"... I jumped on the Times & haven't looked back. Hope this helps!

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    Time ATAC Alium here.

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    SPD-M540s here, run them on both my trail and street bikes, have had numerous pedal strikes without a single issue and I'm 275 down from 300 (well, down from 400+ if you go back far enough, but I wasn't riding back then )
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    Shimano 520 works great for me.

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    I weigh 260 and I use Crank Bros Mallets. Haven't been able to hurt em yet.
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    Shimano 540s for me with no problems. 225#

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    Time Atac's or Time Z's. Either way, go with Times.
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    I use Crank Brothers egg beater (stainless) and Candys without any problems at 240. Have fun.

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    SPD 520's are great overall pedals and they use the same clipless system on a spin bike, which is why I bought them.

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    I'm 270 and use Crank Bros Mallets and they've held up fine thru last year. Had to replace the cleats once though.

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    time pedals for me as well. i run teh carbons on the xc bike and the Z's on the AM bike and they have held up every well. also the Z's use to be on the dh bike without problems

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    I'm 265, probably add another 10 pounds with gear and a full camelbak.

    I ride Time Atacs and they are amazing pedals, no problems at all. Pricepoint always has good prices on them and they do great in the mud as well.

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    Time ATAC Zs for 3 years now,
    Time ATAC Aliums before that.

    Never broken.
    Never maintained.
    Just ride.

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    Time ATAC.

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    I've ridden Times and Eggbeaters and I have been 240-260lbs the past few years riding. Make sure when you buy either one that you buy the models with the stainless steel spindles. The models with the stainless spindles should survive any Clyde.

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    I have been using Time pedals for 8 years. I run Time Z on both of my bikes.

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    Same Time ATAC pedals for the past 10 years or so, been on three different bikes and still going strong.

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    Any...

    Any pedal type will work fine. There are durable SPD's, Times, Crank Brothers, Frogs, etc.

    It's personal preference.

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    Another vote for Time's, durable, easy to clip in when money, and clyde proof for this 265 pounder.

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    ATAC Z on the MTB, ATAC Alium on the road bike

    Used to run with Mallet Ms, snapped 3 spindles. CB was good enough to send me 2 rebuild kits and 10 (!) spare spindles so I can maintain my pedals. These will prob go on my 13 y/o son's bike.

    275# megaclyde.

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    time ATAC Z's for me- I'm 285. I haven't had them for years, but they seem to be great. I like them more than my old shimano's thats for sure...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken in KC
    Any pedal type will work fine. There are durable SPD's, Times, Crank Brothers, Frogs, etc.

    It's personal preference.
    True enough. But.
    I have seen enough broken Eggbeaters to make me worry a bit. At least stay away from the cheapest and the titanium versions.

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    Eggbeaters, and I'm fatter than any of you

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    ATAC XS and ATAC XS Carbons currently. 6',1" and 235
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    Quote Originally Posted by CharacterZero
    Time ATAC Zs for 3 years now,
    Time ATAC Aliums before that.

    Never broken.
    Never maintained.
    Just ride.
    I'm with stupid.

    4 years on my Times ATAC Z platforms and I got you by 30 lbs.

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    CB Acid 2's and I am 270 with gear. I have never hear anyone with any issues with CB Clipless pedals and a lot of us here ride them. I am with the personal choice option, get what you want because anything you get should hold up to your weight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duckiller
    I have never hear anyone with any issues with CB Clipless pedals
    OK, here's one:

    Broken titanium spindle. The rider is lightweight but rides a lot. The guys at the LBS once showed me a plastic tray full of toasted Eggbeater bearings.

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    Breaking axels

    Quote Originally Posted by Duckiller
    CB Acid 2's and I am 270 with gear. I have never hear anyone with any issues with CB Clipless pedals and a lot of us here ride them. I am with the personal choice option, get what you want because anything you get should hold up to your weight.
    I'm starting to get the idea that it may have more to do with riding style. I ride anywhere between 270# and 290# and I kill one or two mallet axels every year (Both the old Mallets and the new Mallet design). I ride on trails with steep hills so I tend to stand and mash with 100% effort.

    I've been using Acids on my road bike. One of the pedals bodies just came free from the axle (luckily I could still ride home). Lightening struck twice in one week. It's bad enough that I think I need to carry a pair of backup pedals with me.

    I've read that Times are great but I've also talked to small guys who bend the axels. Who knows. I emailed Crank Brothers last week and they uncharacteristically have not gotten back to me. What to do? Especially when going to another type of pedal will cost hundreds of dollars.

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    Hello fellow Clydes.

    I am running an old school piar of Look Moab S2(red) clipless pedals. In my prime I'm 250 lbs. Last few years...not so prime. I have had zero trouble with these pedals.

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    Any good Cromo spindle should work.

    But I would take atac's over egg beaters anyday.

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    I tried two different models of Egg beaters but they didn't hold up - trashed bearings (which allows the entire body to fall off) and broken spindles. I've had best luck with steel spindle Time ATACs.

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    Crank Bros. Candy SL. They held up perfectly when I was @ 260 pounds... now that I'm 30 pounds lighter I expect they will continue to work very well.
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    OK, just venting at the moment...

    My history with breaking pedals is pretty well documented. Tonight on our regular Tuesday-night ride I had another Crank bros spindle bust. 3 drive side spindles in less than 3 years...I will not go into the other failures...ugh...I think I'd be throwing rocks at the CB building if it wasn't for their excellent customer service. It's now ridiculous, officially.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ImaKlyde
    OK, just venting at the moment...

    My history with breaking pedals is pretty well documented. Tonight on our regular Tuesday-night ride I had another Crank bros spindle bust. 3 drive side spindles in less than 3 years...I will not go into the other failures...ugh...I think I'd be throwing rocks at the CB building if it wasn't for their excellent customer service. It's now ridiculous, officially.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ImaKlyde
    OK, just venting at the moment...

    My history with breaking pedals is pretty well documented. Tonight on our regular Tuesday-night ride I had another Crank bros spindle bust. 3 drive side spindles in less than 3 years...I will not go into the other failures...ugh...I think I'd be throwing rocks at the CB building if it wasn't for their excellent customer service. It's now ridiculous, officially.

    Brock...
    The Performance Bike retail store at Mall 205 in Portland has a few Time ATAC XS on clearance for $103.50 (after using coupon code 540). I'm too cheap and went with the ATAC Alium from PricePoint for $50, however.

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    If you are ordering anything from http://www.chainreactioncycles.com , check if they still have Time ROC ATAC in stock...

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    I have been running a pair of Shimano 646 pedals for almost 10 years. They have seen 3 sets of cranks and 2 frames fall under them, but they are still fine. I have never even touched them except to swap crank arms. I weigh about 280lbs. I think they are hard to find these days, but I plan to try a set of 647s if these ever die.
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    i've seen chromo spindle CB's snap 1st hand... was riding right behind a semi big guy (might JUST be a clyd)... put power down coming out of a corner and SNAP... pedal stuck to the shoe... broke on the spindle same place as the pic above...
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    I run SPD's (515, 520, 540's... they're all basically the same), haven't broken one, or see one broken yet. The guys I ride with all run crank brothers and I see them come apart on the trail 3 or 4 times a season. Broken springs, shot bearings, broken wings... etc. Crank Bros. is great with warrantying them, which almost makes the pedals' tendency to explode tolerable, but who wants a pedal that will likely fail along the trail once per season?

    SPDs, ride em and forget em.

    Also I just picked up some 520's from JensonUSA for $36! Tough to beat quality at that price point.
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    Avoid Crank Bros Smarty

    These came on my Stumpjumper FSR Comp and after three rides they are creaking and there's play in the bearings. I ordered a pair of Shimanos as replacements. I rode of 525 or 535 shimanos (can't recall the exact model) for a number of years on my Stumpjumper HT and they held up great. I was about 200lbs then, and am 225 now.

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