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Entry level road pedals?

I'm looking to ditch my mountain bike pedals and buy some road pedals.

On a budget, so I'm looking at either the Look Keo Classic or the Shimano R540 SPDs.

There seem to be some good deals to be had on both at http://www.jejamescycles.co.uk.

Looking for something that's easy to clip in and out off - although admit to being confused by the term 'clipless' used in the pedal blurb.[&:]

What do you reckon to them?


  • sfullersfuller Posts: 628
    These are good, I have them.


    You may be able to find them cheaper. Wiggle...
  • GHarvGHarv Posts: 456
    I've got the Look Keo too and very happy.

    Clipless is a weird term as you do clip your feet into clipless pedals.

    I believe it harks back to old pedals being termed clipped as you litterally slotted and clipped your feet into.

  • GHarv - how do you find the clipping in? Easy?

    I tried some Time Impacts and the were almost impossible to get into - got the scars to prove it!

  • wedsweds Posts: 2
    I bought Keo Easy as they were very reasonably priced


  • Got a fly in the ointment.

    From what I can see the cleats for these are 3 holes. My shoes have 4.

    Am I going to need new shoes as well as pedals?[&:]

  • GHarvGHarv Posts: 456
    Getting used to the clipless pedals took a bit of time also.

    Fell off a few times once in queue for a TT!!

    I find that if i know i'm coming to a junction i'll unclip one foot in advance and that seems to help.
  • GHarvGHarv Posts: 456
    Oh and the Keo's like i'm sure most other pedals will have a tension spring to make it easier or harder to clip into.

    Re your shoes they look a bit snazzy - carbon soles too.

    What make are they? Most will tell you what pedals/cleats they are compatible with?

    Or try googling your shoes and that may tell you what pedal systems the match. Then see on here if anyone uses them?

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