Ritchey Micro SPD Pedals.

by trikeman   April 19, 2012  

Hi All,
Is anyone using Ritchey Micro SPD pedals???? Confused

Any feedback will be most appreciated.

Regards,

Trikeman. Wink

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I used to have a pair for Micro V4 Road's, got rid as they just felt small and flimsy whenever i put any power through them, I had the same problem with those eggbeater things.

I switched to the Comp V4 MTB pedals, MUCH better, but in the end, i've gone back to Shimano's own SPD MTB pedals on my road bike

What were you riding before?

Just remember, you will need to get ritchey cleats as Shimano's wont fit, ritchey's are thinner, i think thats what might have lead to me feeling they were flimsy.

I'm currently looking at a cross between MTB and Road pedals with the Shimano PD-A600 touring pedals

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posted by Gkam84 [8123 posts]
19th April 2012 - 20:15

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Hi Gkam, thanks for getting back.
Road wise (until the last year or so) I have always used Look Keo Carbon pedals and the respective cleats... However, on the commute and family road runs I end up walking and the Keo cleats (even with the covers) send me into a overnight ballerina ;O) and without the covers they dont last long so prefer the recessed MTB type shoes.
My MTBs and Hybrid have Shimano SPDs and I have also fitted them onto the pure roadies but they are big, they are heavy and I was looking for a mix of the two. The ease of the MTB style cleats and shoes but the small/light type of the road ones.
Trying to do 'MTBing', 'Hybriding' and 'roadying' with one type of pedal/shoe combination - if possible.
Saw the Micros and thought 'eureka'. I have heard that the Ritchey cleats work well on Shimano SPD's but not tuther way round.
Feedback appreciated - Ta!

Regards

Trikeman. Wink

Grunt, puff, pant and groan goes the old man - but he gets there in the end. ;o)

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posted by trikeman [346 posts]
19th April 2012 - 20:28

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Yeah all my bikes run SPD's, just alot easier, i have two pairs of shoes, MTB with recessed cleats for almost everything and then a pair of road shoes for "racing" like sportives and those types of events

Have a look at the touring pedals, the PD-A600 are 280 odd grams a pair, only around 70-80 grams more than the Ritchey, but to me, the little extra weight is worth it just for me feeling i can put all my power through them

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posted by Gkam84 [8123 posts]
19th April 2012 - 20:47

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My dad recently went for shimano a530 pedals and spesh bg primo shoes for ease of off bike walking. I think he had heard the 'duck waddle' jibes I get in my spd sl cleats!

posted by Super Domestique [1496 posts]
20th April 2012 - 8:52

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Time pedals - Freerides for the commute bike, so you can wear your ordinaries if nipping to the pub (!) & ATAC lightweights for the road bike. Cleats don't ewar out either, and they are good for the dodgy knees (lots of float but a firm retention).

posted by 2wheelsor4 [4 posts]
20th April 2012 - 9:27

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Like all the V4 Ritchey pedals they suffer from cr@ppy, unserviceable bearings - some last for ages, but the first pair of V4's I had barely lasted 6 months - I only weight 60kg and don't go hard on pedals. The Micros are nice, small and light so ideal for a travel bike - just don't expect huge durability

Make mine an Italian with Campagnolo on the side

posted by monty dog [342 posts]
20th April 2012 - 19:42

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