Cheapest SPD clipless pedals?

Norm

Mayor McCheese
Team MTBNJ Halter's
Looking for a cheapie set of SPD clipless pedals for the SS I built up, plus a pair of cleats. What's the cheapest reasonable set of pedals and do pedals usually come with cleats? I found this:

http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?...&pagename=Shop by Subcat: ATB Clipless Pedals

Seems basic/standard and a reasonable price. But then of course Ebay:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Shimano-PD-M520...1QQihZ019QQcategoryZ36137QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Same thing, no cleats, about $30 after shipping.

Best cleats I found were $18 on Nashbar.

Used combo here:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=120073532701&fromMakeTrack=true

Leaning towards the used. Nice and cheap.

Thoughts?
 

bonefishjake

Strong like bull, smart like tractor
Team MTBNJ Halter's
norm, i think i have shimano 525s. they were like $55 new. they take a beating and i didn't think that $55 was expensive.

but...used from ebay is also a great deal.
 
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DANSPANK

Guest
I really like the Crank Bros egg beater-based pedals. The original egg beaters are likely pretty cheap no, probably around $30 in some of the sales - try pricepoint.com.

I've got Candy Cs and love 'em - egg beaters with a platform so that you don't have to be clicked-in to put power to the pedals...
 

jdog

Shop: Halter's Cycles
Shop Keep
Looking for a cheapie set of SPD clipless pedals for the SS I built up, plus a pair of cleats. What's the cheapest reasonable set of pedals and do pedals usually come with cleats? I found this:

http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?...&pagename=Shop by Subcat: ATB Clipless Pedals

Seems basic/standard and a reasonable price. But then of course Ebay:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Shimano-PD-M520...1QQihZ019QQcategoryZ36137QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Same thing, no cleats, about $30 after shipping.

Best cleats I found were $18 on Nashbar.

Used combo here:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=120073532701&fromMakeTrack=true

Leaning towards the used. Nice and cheap.

Thoughts?


I can match or beat Nashbar on this and most other stuff. Excluding special sales of course..

The only bummer is that I have to charge tax so the discount is a wash..

j
 

Kirt

JORBA: Chimney Rock, Team MTBNJ.COM
JORBA.ORG
Team MTBNJ Halter's
Looking for a cheapie set of SPD clipless pedals for the SS I built up, plus a pair of cleats. What's the cheapest reasonable set of pedals and do pedals usually come with cleats? QUOTE]

How about free. No cheats for you but I have a pair of Shimano downhill pedals I'll give you. They're a little heavy but will work just fine for your SS. These are them:

http://cgi.ebay.com/SHIMANO-DX-PEDA...3QQihZ013QQcategoryZ36137QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

If not try & find a set of Shimano 520's, a decent pedal for not a lot of money (see Ebay listings).

http://cgi.ebay.com/SHIMANO-M-520-S...ryZ36137QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.com/Shimano-PD-M520...6QQihZ006QQcategoryZ36137QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

These are also really cheap w/ cheats:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Shimano-PD-M505...1QQihZ013QQcategoryZ36137QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Let me know.
 

Norm

Mayor McCheese
Team MTBNJ Halter's
Jdog,

If your shop were closer I'd definitely stop in. Nashbar is also going to charge shipping.

Kirt,

Thanks for the offer!

Norm
 

Wobbegong

Well-Known Member
I've been kicking (or should I say pedaling?) a pair of nashbar atb pedals (model NR-PDL) for about 2000 miles on both of my mountain bikes without a single problem, still no slop in the bearings. They're made by wellgo. They're hard to beat for the money.
 

Maurice

New Member
Norm,

you should consider these

I have them on my road-going bike and they're functionally similar to 520's and up (don't know what it's all about in the reviews there...).

The main difference is that you can rebuild these, as opposed to the 520 which have weak bearings and the plastic retainers make them impossible to rebuild.

Maurice
 

Norm

Mayor McCheese
Team MTBNJ Halter's
Maurice,

Good deal on the 505s. One of the Ebay links from Kirt above is a set of 505s with cleats. Currently no bids, and overall price (with shipping) of about $20.
 

Allamuchy Joe

Not White House Approved
JORBA.ORG
Maurice,

Good deal on the 505s. One of the Ebay links from Kirt above is a set of 505s with cleats. Currently no bids, and overall price (with shipping) of about $20.

Norm,
You might want to consider those combo SPD/flat pedals. I got them for my SS because getting clipped in on a hill on an SS if much more critical than on a geared bike. You use a lot more force getting started on an SS then a geared bike. The flat portion of the pedal gives you a little more base to push hard on if you can't get clipped in right away.

I got them from Nashbar for $35 (Nashbar Multi-Purpose Platform Sport Pedal) and it was a good choice for me. I run regular SPD's on my geared bikes.
 

NJ Jess

Active Member
Time!

TIME pedals are my fav's. They are simple and super durable. Big enough platform even if you aren't clicked in. Sheds mud as deep as the 12 hours of Deer Park and doesn't click out if you "step" on an obstacle. (Egg Beaters do)
 

anrothar

entirely thrilled
....... doesn't click out if you "step" on an obstacle. (Egg Beaters do)

this is the feature i hate the most about my crank bros.... i'm a former trials rider, and i use my pedals for just that purpose on really technical trails, bigger log crossings. time's might be in my future.
 

Norm

Mayor McCheese
Team MTBNJ Halter's
To close this chapter in Norm's Shopping World, I went with the 520s from an Ebay source, "buy it now" option. $40 included cleats and free shipping. At Nashbar it was $45, no cleats, plus $7 shipping. They were probably used in a robbery or something but whatever.
 
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DANSPANK

Guest
You've get to love eBay for its ability to offload swag!

Silver candlesticks anyone?
 
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