Tri gear and add up so quickly especially when you are new to the sport and just trying to get off the ground. It’s a bit sad when I see many age groupers enter a tri still riding with flat pedals. Maybe it’s fear of being locked in or it could be the sticker shock of buying a bike and now having to fork over another $200+ for pedals? The Mavic Sprint I beleive is a great product for rookies who don’t want to spend a great deal of money while at the same time reap the benefits of being clipped in. They are a heavier set compared to most pedals out there but they offer a wide platform for beginners to feel comfortable stepping in. The pedals you can adjust the tension and the bearings are sealed. Did I also mention they are only $99?
Clip into your pedals regardless if it is up or down. Speedplay’s unique and popular lollipop design allows riders to snap in on either side, and their Zero stainless steel pedals are no different. Weighing in at 206g per pair of pedals (105g for cleats), the Zero allows for a fixed position or up to 15 degrees of float. They’re lightweight, easy engagement, easy disengagement, have a low stack height of 11.5mm and great cornering clearance of 37 degrees. Available in a large variety of colors and compatible with nearly every road shoe in the market.
Look’s latest flagship road pedal, the KÉO Blade, has a flexible carbon fiber ‘blade’ instead of the traditional wound steel spring, making it lighter with more feel produced by the altered spring curve. It offers a much snappier engagement and release that’s noticeable from the first time you clip in. The titanium spindle rotates virtually drag-free on three silky-smooth cartridge bearings and longer threads afford a bit of stance width adjustment for those in need. Less than 95g for the TI axle model, or 115 for CrMo axle model, and comes in either a 12Nm or 16Nm spring. Innovation with the goal of safety, lightweight, comfort and reliability.