Road pedals are not just road pedals, they add grams to the overall bike weight and thus play a role for your overall performance. You might have read about my little experiment to find out how much does extra weight cost on Alpe d’Huez which shows that even small weight savings makes a difference. Thus, it is worth considering bike components’ weights when you spend money next time.
Choosing new road pedals is not always an easy job. There are several things to consider and two major concerns are prices and weights. There are actually some quite significant savings for your wallet and bike weight if you look at the scheme below:
Professional Road Pedals
|Shimano SPD-SL Dura Ace PD-7900 Pedals||318g||$279|
|Look KEO Blade Carbon Ti Pedal||258g||$247|
|Campagnolo Record Ti Pro Fit Plus Pedals||336g||$300|
|SpeedPlay Road Stainless Pedals||276g||$250|
|Time RXS Carbon Pedals||305g||$179|
Semi-Professional Road Pedals
|Shimano Carbon Ultegra PD-6700C||335g||$149|
|Look KeO Sprint Pedals. White||328g||$180|
|Speedplay X/5 Road Pedal||290g||$125|
Beginner Road Pedals
|Shimano 2010 105 SPD-SL Road||392g||$89.95|
|Look Keo Easy||370g||$69.95|
All listed weights are Total weight (Pedals incl. cleats).
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As I have written previously, every single gram saved is an advantage on the climbs. Naturally it must not negatively effect the riding performance, but I have never heard of a rider having troubles with light weight road pedals. Thus, if you have decided to reduce your bike’s weight, then the above links could be a good place to begin.