Travel and Outdoor Equipment Price Comparison > Cycling
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From Modern Bike
MKS Touring Lite Pedals. -Body dimensions: 94 x 70mm Item Specifications Color: Silver Weight: 320g Intended Use: Road Material: Aluminum Pedal Spindle: 9/16 Spindle Material: Chromoly Pedal Type: Cage Defined Color: Silver
From Modern Bike
Features -Suitable design for road bike. -Recessed SPD system for efficient cycling. -Low maintenance sealed cartridge axle unit. -Adjustable cleat tension for each ride preference. Specifications -Type: SPD -Road Clearance: 34deg. -Cleat Retention Adjuster: Yes -Cleat Retention Indicator: Yes -Spindle Thread: BC 9/16x 20T.P.I. -Spindle: chrome-moly / steel -Body: aluminum/hight finisher -Average Weight: 330g
Mallet 2 has stamped steel wings and 8mm adjustable traction pins. -The left pedal is indicated by a small grooved line around the threads of the spindle Item Specifications Color: Black/Orange Weight: 403g Intended Use: DH/Freeride Material: Aluminum/Polycarbonate Pedal Spindle: 9/16 Spindle Material: Chromoly Pedal Type: Clipless with Platform Defined Color: Orange
5050 series 3 pedals have an aluminum/polycarbonate body, inner needle bearing/outer cartridge bearing and 10mm adjustable traction pins. -The left pedal is indicated by a small grooved line around the threads of the spindle Item Specifications Color: Red/Black Weight: 433g Intended Use: DH/Freeride Material: Aluminum/Polycarbonate Pedal Spindle: 9/16 Spindle Material: Chromoly Pedal Type: Platform Defined Color: Red
What sort of cycling do you intend to do?
Will you just be riding on the road? Or will you be riding off-road? Or will you be doing a bit of both?
A road bike will be terrible off-road, and an off-road bike will be slow and difficult on the road. You could get 2 bikes, one for the road and one for off-road. Or, if you can manage with a compromise, hybrid bikes offer enough strength and versatility for off-road use, without hindering road use too much.
There has always been a big market for lightweight cycling parts and accessories, but you must also consider the strength and durability too. Off-road users will require strength more than lightness. Sacrificing strength for a lightweight product usually leads to regrets.
Road bike users can be a little more relaxed about then strength of their parts and accessories than off-road cyclists, just because the bikes aren't going to be as abused. However, it is still important to take the strength and quality into consideration. The lightest/cheapest item is unlikely to last very long under any conditions.