Smooth, secure, stable: a superb pedal platform
I’ve been been running Crank Brothers Quattro SLs (remember those?) for years now, but finally after I recently developed knee issue, I decided to try a wider and more stable pedal-platform (I.e. less inboard-outboard tilt). All options were on the table for me. I settled on Ultrgra R8000, for weight, price, width, serviceability, axle-length options, float and tension adjustments.
It took me one ride to learn how to clip in out and dial in my new cleat position. It took me one other ride to fall in love with the R8000. My knee pains have gone completely, thanks to more forefoot stability. I had concerns about cornering with these, as they’re wider than i’m Used to, but the pedal profiling is excellent, and slightly ramped in cross-section, so I could pedal full-gas round pretty tight corners and happily not strike ground. They are silent, silky smooth, rock solid, with only a loud ‘clack’ in entry and exit. I would buy again, and again. Mantel were also the best price around, and delivered to me in the UK next day. Job done!
- Well made
- Smooth and silent
- Light, strong