Good pedals for touring

Which type of pedal do you use for touring

Plain old flat pedal
6
21%
Pedals with toe clip
2
7%
single-sided clipless
7
25%
double-sided clipless
13
46%
 
Total votes : 28

Re: Good pedals for touring

Postby alexf » Fri Mar 15, 2013 9:28 pm

Thanks everyone, I settled on the MKS touring pedals with clips (and possibly power grips) for the wife, and the shimano M324 for myself, after hearing about the badness of the A530s. I used to have pedals like the M324, which got horribly scratched and kept giving me the most awful scrapes on my calves.
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by BNA » Sat Mar 16, 2013 12:31 pm

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Re: Good pedals for touring

Postby rifraf » Sat Mar 16, 2013 12:31 pm

Over a year ago now, at Ronks recommendation,I bought the Shimano M785 Trail and have been very happy with them.
I'll be retiring the Moulton soon for refurbishment and am currently undecided whether to shift its M785 Trail double sided clip ins to my Surly Ogre, or
to invest in their single sided sister the M780's (just for more choice).
Alexf, good luck with your self and wifes new pedals :D
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Re: Good pedals for touring

Postby Wingnut » Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:03 pm

I find clipless the best when there's quite a bit of climbing, allows you to pull through the back of your stroke...but I also like the flats when I just want to wear my hiking boots so I can stop/start and investigate little side trails...
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Re: Good pedals for touring

Postby rifraf » Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:21 pm

Wingnut wrote:I find clipless the best when there's quite a bit of climbing, allows you to pull through the back of your stroke...but I also like the flats when I just want to wear my hiking boots so I can stop/start and investigate little side trails...


I decided to try enjoying the best of both worlds so have ordered some Shimano Trail XT PD-T780 pedals
after enjoying a year of the dual sided clip in PD-T785's

http://reviews.cellbikes.com.au/product ... edals.html

I got a good deal from bike24 that I'm awaiting (as per usual with ze German pedestrian postage) :roll:
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Re: Good pedals for touring

Postby rifraf » Sun May 19, 2013 2:56 am

This is the Shimano Trail XT PD-T780 showing the clip in side (the other side is flat)

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Re: Good pedals for touring

Postby Wingnut » Sun May 19, 2013 3:06 pm

I use these...a bit more bite, just have to watch the shins... :wink:

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