For Christmas, my brother & sister-in-law got me a gift card to Bike Nashbar’s online site. Gift cards by themselves aren’t sexy but they sure get the job done, and this evening I picked out brand new mountain biking pedals:I got the red to match the red on my mountain bike–something that I will be criticized for by Heather, who is anti-fashion. Now–I don’t consider myself a fashionista, certainly not in the cycling world or any other world for that matter–but I do like to match. And red is my favorite color.
Fashion aside, I’m eager to try this style of clipless pedal out, because I’ve been raised on Speedplays exclusively. I have Speedplay Frogs for my mountain bike and the cheapest version of the Speedplay for the road bike (I believe it’s the Speedplay X/5 Chrome-Moly). The worst case is that I hate the new pedal and go back to the frogs, which have worked splendidly for some time. But 2010 will be my 9th year with the frogs, so–time to evolve a little, and explore different equipment. These were reasonable too– only $34.99 marked down from $54.99. The reviews online were solid, and these weigh about 178g. The frogs I have are also the cheapest version and come in at 255g. I doubt I’ll notice a difference–I am not a finely tuned rider. But I’m anxious for the opportunity to try something new.
And now to shop for new MTB shoes…..