I was reading a (glowing) article in Peloton Magazine about the new Time I-Clic2 Carbon pedals this morning that landed on my iPad just in time to save me from having to get up. It got me thinking why do I need these, what will the benefit be from spending $180 - $400 on pedals be?
There is always a lot of hyperbole about better transfer of power, Q-factor, float, weight, of course and these have some kind of stamp of approval from orthopedic knee specialists. I read this other great line in a shoe review a few pages on that said how Pantani did what is considered to be the best time up the Alpe d'Huez in '97 taking 37:35 to win. It's estimated he lifted his knees almost 8000 times so with a shoe (or pedal) 89grams lighter he would have saved 700kgs!
I've gotta have this stuff!!
But seriously, what does a top of the line pedal give me over my Keo Easys?
If you are not breaking records on Alpe d'Huez.......bling?
+1 bling!! Buy 'em!!
One question regularly discussed over coffee is "What does Look Keo (Easy) offer over the original design Look Delta Arcs?"
A: The chance buy a more expensive, incompatible new shaped cleat
My opinion : anything that keeps me with a healthy supply of 2nd hand month old stuff is good for me.
when my arcs squeak they get tightened up once then it's the bin.
About a month ago Torpedo 7 were selling the Exustar Arc cleats for $7 a pair.. that's what happens when you let your patent fall off. I've got Keo pedals and I've got Keo cleats just cant be bothered using them.
If it aint broke ...
They are so pretty and shiny, why wouldn't you want them? do they come in different colours to match your bike, or should they match your shoes?
those new Garmin pedals with the power meter ... they interest me.
More-so because I'll be sure to find a cheap Cycleops back wheel as a result
$1500 and built in power meter, I want, but they're expensive and not available yet
@Gus - 89g going up 8000 times, isn't there another pedal going down 8000 times at the same time thus negating the effect of the weight?