Speedplay Zero Cleats (non-aero)

NhiTrac
Posts: 670
Joined: Sun Jul 25, 2010 8:58 pm
Location: Chatswood, NSW

Speedplay Zero Cleats (non-aero)

Postby NhiTrac » Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:37 pm

Anyone know what's happened to the classic zero cleats?

All the major sites seem to be selling Zero Aeros which in my view are absolutely rubbish as the walking plastic bit is softer than chewing gum and deforms within a few months.

The few sites that stock the Zeros are either out of stock or really expensive :cry:
FOCUS Cayo Expert

User avatar
familyguy
Posts: 5842
Joined: Wed Apr 16, 2008 2:30 pm
Location: Cremorne, NSW

Re: Speedplay Zero Cleats (non-aero)

Postby familyguy » Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:00 pm

Do you mean the walkable ones with the yellow surround? Without actually offering a solution, can this bit just be ripped off before even using them to avoid it being chopped up and getting in the way of pedal engagement?

Jim

NhiTrac
Posts: 670
Joined: Sun Jul 25, 2010 8:58 pm
Location: Chatswood, NSW

Re: Speedplay Zero Cleats (non-aero)

Postby NhiTrac » Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:22 pm

Thanks Jim,

Yes the aero walkables are the yellow dimpled ones. It can be ripped off but that defeats the purpose of having a plastic covering which provides grip and protects the cleat from premature wear. Tried those once and the yellow plastic bit deformed like bluetack after a few months :?

The Speedplay Zero cleats have aftermarket "keep on covers" which lasts forever and can be cheaply replaced. Trouble is I dont think anyone stocks them anymore.
FOCUS Cayo Expert

User avatar
familyguy
Posts: 5842
Joined: Wed Apr 16, 2008 2:30 pm
Location: Cremorne, NSW

Re: Speedplay Zero Cleats (non-aero)

Postby familyguy » Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:52 pm

I only use my Speedplays when I'm roadie-ing, so I'm not really walking on them often (just putting a foot down at lights or hiking the Harbour Bridge steps occasionally 8)) Seems to be a few Keep-on available on ebay, but they're probably not OEM and of questionable life span.

Jim

nickdos
Posts: 254
Joined: Wed Aug 10, 2011 4:45 pm
Location: Canberra, ACT

Re: Speedplay Zero Cleats (non-aero)

Postby nickdos » Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:11 pm

The 3rd part covers are still around - they're called "Keep on Kovers" (covers with a k). E.g.
https://www.ebay.com.au/sch/i.html?_fro ... s&_sacat=0

NhiTrac
Posts: 670
Joined: Sun Jul 25, 2010 8:58 pm
Location: Chatswood, NSW

Re: Speedplay Zero Cleats (non-aero)

Postby NhiTrac » Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:22 pm

Thanks all - and yep i know the keep on covers are still available... However Im after the zero non-areo cleats... These, now these seem to be MIA from all shops!

... must be discontinued or something though cant find anything 'official'
FOCUS Cayo Expert

NhiTrac
Posts: 670
Joined: Sun Jul 25, 2010 8:58 pm
Location: Chatswood, NSW

Re: Speedplay Zero Cleats (non-aero)

Postby NhiTrac » Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:23 pm

familyguy wrote:so I'm not really walking on them often (just putting a foot down at lights or hiking the Harbour Bridge steps occasionally


Me too! And the aero ones disintegrated after a few months
FOCUS Cayo Expert

User avatar
familyguy
Posts: 5842
Joined: Wed Apr 16, 2008 2:30 pm
Location: Cremorne, NSW

Re: Speedplay Zero Cleats (non-aero)

Postby familyguy » Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:32 pm

Hmm, yes, they all seem to have the yellow covers. Might be between a rock and a hard place. Unless someone has a lightly used set on one of the FB markets?

eeksll
Posts: 2473
Joined: Tue Oct 20, 2009 10:36 pm

Re: Speedplay Zero Cleats (non-aero)

Postby eeksll » Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:07 am

yeah thats annoying, maybe someone will release a aftermarket cover for the new version too. I just started using the cheap/ebay keep on covers and definitely better when walking around even though i don't walk around much.

personally I have seen a few of those yellow covers around on the ground, so they must fall off.

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users