Road pedals are not just road pedals. They add grams to the overall bike weight and thus play a role in your overall performance. You might have read about my little experiment to find out how much extra weight costs on Alpe d’Huez, which shows that even small weight savings make a difference. Thus, it is worth considering bike components’ weights when you spend money next time.
There are many factors to consider when purchasing road pedals. One important consideration is weight. Pedals are available in a variety of weights, from lightweight models that are perfect for racing to heavier models that offer more stability and durability.
Another important factor to consider is price. Road pedals range in price from budget-friendly options that are perfect for beginners to high-end models that offer the ultimate in performance and features. When choosing road pedals, it is important to consider both weight and price in order to find the best option for your needs.
There are several things to consider, and two major concerns are prices and weights. There are some quite significant savings for your wallet and bike weight if you look at the scheme below:
Professional Road Pedals
|Shimano Dura Ace PD-7900 Carbon Pedal||318g||$229|
|Look KEO Blade Carbon Ti Pedal||258g||$499|
|Campagnolo Record Ti Pro Fit Plus Pedals||336g||$300|
|Speedplay X/1 Titanium Road Pedal||234g||$329|
|TIME RXS Titanium Carbon Pedals||265g||$359|
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
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 affect the riding performance, but I have never heard of a rider having troubles with lightweight road pedals. Thus, if you have decided to reduce your bike’s weight, the above links could be an excellent place to begin.
For more inspiration on weight optimization, take a look at this interview with Matt Fitzgerald on how to achieve optimal racing weight.