• 07-31-2011
    Zzbog
    Clipless pedals for city (or mod shimano A530?)
    Hi people,

    I am absolutely satisfied with Shimano A530 pedals, but the weight weenie inside me keeps whining about the weight (they are too close to 400 gr)...

    Given that my bike is pretty light overall (it's a alu track bike) pedal problem really bothers me...

    I would have changed them for something else.. (like CrankBros Candy..) but...

    Candys are not as durable and the platform does not look as nice as Shimano's

    So.. Do you think (or heard of) there is a way to mod A530 so that they become lighter?
    Maybe lighter spindles or lighter platform..
    I mean I found this :

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Super-Light-Ti-S...815774#vi-desc

    And maybe would give it a shot..

    Or maybe someone else was in a similar situation and found a soultion?

    The platform/clipless form factor is REALLY nice for riding in the city...
  • 07-31-2011
    mechBgon
    1 vote for the new Shimano XT PD-M780 if you have that much money, or the PD-M520 if you're on a budget. Two easy reasons: far greater cornering clearance than the 530 with its platform facing downward, and you can clip into either side.
  • 08-01-2011
    Mr Pink57
    http://www.performancebike.com/bikes...1586500_400936
    Something like this would work. Or just get a set of pedals of the same manufacture of your MTB pedals if you have one.

    Granted my MTB uses Times, Road/Commuter uses Shimano 105s, and my winter bike uses platforms I'm all over the place.
  • 08-04-2011
    Zzbog
    Shimanos look still too heavy to justify a pedal change..

    Actually I am leaning towards getting Crankbrothers Candys... for the price of XTs I can get a platform + shave off some ~150 grams..

    The question is would Candy's platforms be as comfortable for occasional ride in regular shoes as those A530... DOubt that.. oh well. compromises compromises
  • 08-04-2011
    mechBgon
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Zzbog View Post
    Shimanos look still too heavy to justify a pedal change..

    Actually I am leaning towards getting Crankbrothers Candys... for the price of XTs I can get a platform + shave off some ~150 grams..

    The question is would Candy's platforms be as comfortable for occasional ride in regular shoes as those A530... DOubt that.. oh well. compromises compromises

    Candys aren't platform pedals. The retention system sticks up out of the surrounding cage, and as you may know, it rotates underfoot. I wouldn't recommend them for use with street shoes.

    Also, the Shimanos all have nice durable bearings that contain, like, actual bearings :thumbsup: No el-cheapo sleeve bearing nonsense.