What's the most comfortable road bike pedal system?
August 26, 2011 5:35 PM Subscribe
What's your recommendation on clipless pedals for knee comfort?
posted by straight_razor to health & fitness (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Just sold my current carbon road bike complete including pedals, put the deposit on my upgrade, super psyched! I don't have "bad" knees per say, but I do have discoid meniscus in both knees and had knee surgery in my right one to find this out (long story).
Obviously a highly subjective issue, but what pedals do you recommend? What's your experience? I'm a serious recreational rider, used to do quite a bit of track riding, and built for sprinting.
My last bike was equipped with Ultegra SL pedals. Did not have any float in the cleats, and while they didn't "hurt" me per say, I never loved them and would be very aware of my knee on anything from 70 miles to a century.
Father in law swears by speedplays, rides with full float, there's just something about them that I can't get behind. Also considering Time's pedals, seems like a middle ground to Shimano style and Speedplay?