WHAT KIND OF CLIPLESS/PLATFORM PEDALS TO BUY?
August 2, 2005
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I want a "hybrid"
pedal (clipless on one side, flat on other) for my Trek
mountain bike. And I don't want to spend a lot! Any good
ideas for where to buy these? Thanks!
FYI, different manufacturers have
different names for these pedals. Industry jargon seems
to have settled on "clipless single-sided with cage,"
but I, like you, prefer "hybrid."
You can find such pedals for $35
or less, but only from discount merchandisers such as Nashbar
only their house brands, at that. As these products occupy
the low end of the price spectrum, I question how long theyll
For a little more money, I think
youd get good value out of Shimanos PD-M324
and M545 pedals, as well as the Wellgo WPD982. (Great names,
eh? At least you wont pay extra for creativity.)
I suggest you take a look at these
on-line, then ask your local, trusted bike dealer to order
the ones you wantbecause, as I cant say often
enough, independent bike shops need your support.