Speedplay Zero Stainless Steel Pedals
Speedplay Zero Stainless Steel Pedals Customer Reviews
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The racerâ€™s choice is highly adjustable, and double-sided entry is a bonus too5
Speedplay have a radical approach to their clipless pedals. In other systems the pedal contains the locking mechanism, in Speedplays itâ€™s in the cleat.
This has one huge benefit: you can set the amount of float for heel in and heel out directions, adjustable from 0-15 degrees, letting you tailor the movement and release point. Thereâ€™s also plenty of side to side and fore and aft adjustment, allowing you to make very fine adjustments to their setup.
The ease of entry is excellent too, as the pedal tends to slip straight into the hole in the cleat first go. With needle bearings, two sealed cartridge bearings and grease injection ports theyâ€™re durable and serviceable too. Excellent.
great system! don't fear change!5
with these pedals, I am always met with surprise and speculation from other riders, who primarily use look and shimano. Around me, the big two pretty much dominate. I too at first was skeptical, but I am always intrigued by new and different products. These pedals have received a fair bit of attention over the last few years with some notable pro team sponsorship and podium publicity. In my opinion, they definitely hit the mark! I have been pleasantly surprised that the tiny little pedal body is hardly noticeable as tiny or the least bit smaller than shimano or look's pedalling platform. The ease of double sided clipping in, and the lack of centering spring are two of the pedals most appealling features along with independently adjustable float. Although, they do require frequent maintenance and require more force than would have thought to clip in at first before the cleat breaks in. Highly recommended! Would never use anything else again!Report this review
These pedals are unique, much better for my knee than LOOK pedals and also great to be able to add the for/aft adjustment mount.Report this review
A great pedal for the road racer due to infinite adjustability and super low stack height, you can be on the gas very early out of a corner. They are a more time consuming to set up than a standard pedal but well worth the effort.Report this review
Great for eliminating the locked in feeling of many conventional pedals. Save your knees with the adjustable lateral play (adjustment is good here to avoid hitting the frame). Stainless have superior bearings to the chromoReport this review
Just got started using the speedplay system, but it has already blown me away. the pedals feel really natural when you are riding, and there is no more of that uncomfortable locked in position. save your knees with the free float on the sides (adjustable is good here so not to hit the frame). highly recommended
Stainless bearings seem higher quality over the cromo
Close to perfect4
I've been using these for 1 season (prev using Shimano SPD)
I found the float took getting used to - but the ability to adjust inturn/outturn separately is great. In addition to reduced fatigue on long rides, I found I was far more comfortable when climbing out of saddle. Double-sided engagement is a huge plus (and makes the transition from SPD a whole lot easier). With proper lube, the engage/disengage is smooth. The stack height is already better, but I currently use a shoe with a 3-bolt pattern. What would make these peddles perfect is if Speedplay could design them to natively fit on a 3 bolt sole without the use of an adapter (which adds to the stack height). PBK sells the Lake shoes with the 4-bolt sole but there aren't many shoes out there designed for Speedplay peddles.
My perfect pedal system5
I have upgraded to the stainless since trying the Chromoly and the Track version. These have been invaluable for commuting - esp as they are quick to release when you need it (in an emergency). Also perfect for long road rides and climbing - I feel like the power transfer has minimal wastage. I also like having a custom degree of float to preserve my knees.
Like the other Speedplay pedals, I don't need to look down - the double sided nature of these means that I can stomp down and get faster off the mark. They will need some time to break in, but not long. If you can afford to buy these right from the get-go, I'd highly recommend it.
Not for everyone but I love them!4
These are a true racing pedal. They do take some getting used to and I do understand some peoples complaints about the float but it just takes time and adjustment (which is easy). If you are tired of not clipping in easily and having to look down at your single side pedal then get these.Report this review
Almost right, but misses for me on one point3
I came to Zero pedals from X pedals. The X pedal has a position sensitive release mechanism - no adjustment, you get free if you turn your foot a long way. There were a couple of things I didn't like about X pedals, so I swapped to Zero when they were first released. Well the Zero does permit adjustable release position, but the release is so easy that trying to lock my foot into a zero float position always results in unwanted releases. My solution has been to run as much float as possible and then I never come out unexpectedly.
My other gripe with the Zero is this little plastic tab on the cleat always breaks off on mine after a few hundred km of riding.
But for nearly 10 years and 75000 km the Zero has served me well.