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  • Flats

    35 46.05%
  • SPD

    21 27.63%
  • Crank Bros

    5 6.58%
  • Road SPD/Look etc

    3 3.95%
  • Cages

    2 2.63%
  • other

    10 13.16%
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  1. #1
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    What pedals do you use on your commuter?

    Just curious what everyone uses. I have Look Keo Classics on my road/commuter bike and I have been debating throwing some SPD pedals on there for ease of clipping in at lights.

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    Speedplay SYZRs. Absolutely love them. Previously I was using dedicated road pedals (Speedplay Light-Action, Zero), but switched to the SYZRs permanently.
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    Not used any other type of clipless tbh but spd are very usable on a commute.
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    Time ATAC on 7 bikes. Flats on the rest.

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    A few varities of Shimano SPD's in my stable.
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    Flats, Giant brand, not sure of the model, use the same ones on my mtb too, they stick to my Vans quite well.
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    Pinned flats in the MTB & BMX, Time ATACs on the cx.

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    Shimano SPD M520 on all 4 of my bikes. Used them on my mountain bike when I started riding. Tried flats once since then, laughed, and went back to SPD's.
    The pedals turn, not just the left one, but the right one too.

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    I have shimano clickr pedals one side flat, one side spd. Using the spd in summer, flat side with the winter shoes on.

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    Used SPDs until I started getting stabbing pains in my forefoot. The doc said that I was getting compressed nerves, probably from a combination of standing on my feet all day and riding the bike. I compromised with a large platform, and have been fine since.

    I'll still use the SPDs on 'sport' rides (or if I'm using a fixed gear), on occasion, but I don't mind the change at all, after the fact.

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    Time ATAC, on all bikes. I have one platform pedal, for guest.
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    I have these. why get those you might ask. Well they have wrench flats. good pins with good grip. and the best part. they are extremely easy/fast to service. The pedal body is held onto the axle by 2 spring clips. one under the other. And when those are pryed off you can regrease the axles. Super simple. Best pedal i have found so far. And no ball bearings or cartridge bearings. You can keep these going until the end of the universe.



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    I use clipless on MTB and road rides, but for commuting and doing errands I use flats.
    15mm is a second-best solution to a problem that was already solved.

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    I used to ride spds 24/7 on everything. Now i only ride spds on the road and cx bikes. Flats on everything else. The key to flats though is that they're paired with a good pair of shoes. I like the 510s so far.

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    A bit of everything depending on the bike I ride: clips and straps, Campy ProFit, or Speedplay Frogs.

    Put the wrong shoes on for my commute on Monday and had to run back inside and change them. I hadn't done that in years.
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    Wellgo WAM-D10s. Flat on one side, SPD clip on the other. A rare case where a "dual purpose" solution doesn't suck.
    My other bike is a /7.

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    Wellgo - think they are 944s.

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    Currently, my old Crank Bros Candy SL's (from 05 or so). Never needed rebuilt.

    Had Kona Wah Wah flats on for a long time. Switched to clipless because I'm gearing up for a century ride in June, and want those marginal improvements in efficiency.

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    Shimano Saint, pinned flats.

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    I use shimano M324's I think. Not the lightest, but they are spd on one side and platform on the other side. Its a compromise If you want to call it that. I like that its an all metal construction, I've seen versions that are plastic with an spd system.

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    3k miles np, but I did "rotate" them using my derpy pedal extensions that are threaded in reverse (right pedal on left side).
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    I voted cages, but they are actually strapless half cages, coupled with fairly smooth platforms. I feel they offer good connection to the bike with any shoes I happen to be wearing, or even barefoot (Never ride your bike barefoot, it isn't save!).
    Riding a Brooks saddle mounted to Reynolds 853 :cool:

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    flats, my commuter is all around transportation.

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    Giant brand pedal that keep my size 15's secure !




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    Pinned MTB flats. Superstar Nano-X are my favorites ATM. Cheap and huge platform, perfect for my big feet.

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    Shimano A520 pedals with mtb shoes. I like being able to walk on the tile floors at my office or hardwood floors at home with my shoes on.
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    I use and vote for SPD. Yeah, I think it's the most comfortable pedals for commuting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrailNut View Post
    Time ATAC, on all bikes. I have one platform pedal, for guest.
    Ditto. Time ATAC on all my bikes as well.
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