Travel and Outdoor Equipment Price Comparison > Cycling
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From Modern Bike
VP Components Platform Exercise Pedals. -Molded nylon body with adjustable strap Item Specifications Color: Black Unit of Sale: Pair Weight: 880g Intended Use: Fitness Material: Nylon Spindle Material: Steel Pedal Type: Toe Clip Compatible Defined Color: Black
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The Shimano R540 Light Action SPD SL Road Pedal - (OE) and SPD-SL road pedal with light action for easier clip in and clip out operation. They have a wide pedal platform for improved foot-Pedal stability, low maintenance sealed cartridge axle unit. The low profile platform with open design allows for easy access and cleat adjustments. They are easy to clip into and release but with stable fit for maximum power transfer to the pedals. Wider cleat and binding mechanism for better shoe/pedal contact than traditional SPD systems. Weight: 330 grams per pair.
From Modern Bike
Versatile platform is great for most styles of cycling. Features -Dual-sided pop-up bindings that position the body at 12.5 degrees angle for easy and fast entry. -Large cages for added stability. -Low maintenance sealed bearing cartridge axle. -Cleat tension adjustment for each rider preference. Specifications -SPD Cleat Surfaces: both surfaces -Pop-up Floating Cage: Yes -Spindle Thread: BC 9/16 x 20T.P.I. -Spindle: chrome-moly -Cartridge Spindle: Yes -Cleat Retention Indicator: Yes -Cleat Retention Adjuster: Yes -Mud Shedding Design: No -Pedal Body: aluminum/ barrel -Cage: resin -Reflector: SM-PD40 -Average Weight: 472g (pair)
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.