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PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:12 am 
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The other thing worth mentioning is the importers 2Pure have fantastic customer service, have dealt with them on a couple of occasions and have been top notch. So long as you service the pedals as instructed your pretty well covered against failures. It is also a five minute job every six months or so.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:18 am 
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theredchili wrote:
The other thing worth mentioning is the importers 2Pure have fantastic customer service, have dealt with them on a couple of occasions and have been top notch. So long as you service the pedals as instructed your pretty well covered against failures. It is also a five minute job every six months or so.


That is the one good think about CB...I bought a headset cheap from CRC due to the low stack height despite all of the horror stories and it fell apart when removing it from a frame. I asked 2Pure what sie bearings I needed and they sent me a new lower cup free of charge.

Some if their stuff looks great and is beautifully packaged but it does seem to have a bad rep for reliability (not that I can say much having bought a headset and a pair of Easton wheels, which according to the STW massive, means I'll probably die).


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:08 pm 
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Neither. They're not especially good to use, and aren't terribly robust. Sure, you can rebuild them but you will be rebuilding them a lot.

SPD s aren't sexy but in terms of function and reliability they're a different league.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:54 pm 
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If it'll stop you buying Crank Bros I will do you a bargain rate on a pair of the new Look S-Tracks with optional platforms - which gives you all the benefits of Crank bros with none of the disadvantages.

There is no room in the pedals for the bearings, which - considering their importance - is a bit stupid. Also there is very little contact between shoe and pedal - which means sore feet.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 3:04 pm 
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theredchili wrote:
The other thing worth mentioning is the importers 2Pure have fantastic customer service, have dealt with them on a couple of occasions and have been top notch. So long as you service the pedals as instructed your pretty well covered against failures. It is also a five minute job every six months or so.


Pedals need servicing? :roll:


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 3:49 pm 
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suburbanreuben wrote:
theredchili wrote:
The other thing worth mentioning is the importers 2Pure have fantastic customer service, have dealt with them on a couple of occasions and have been top notch. So long as you service the pedals as instructed your pretty well covered against failures. It is also a five minute job every six months or so.


Pedals need servicing? :roll:


Apparently!

My old Azonic A Frames just kept on spinning as did my Shimano SPD's back when I ran them.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 4:47 pm 
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Moved onto Time ATAC now and wouldn't consider anything else.


They are nice aren't they!


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 5:02 pm 
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I have both, Eggs on my road, Candies on my XC full bounce. Neither serviced and still spinning happily. Guess mine are the lucky exception,

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:48 pm 
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I used to run CB pedals on all my bikes but following two catastrophic pedal failures that left me quite stuck (one in middle of Swiss mountains late in the day) I have gone completely back to shimano spds. Buy a pair of the new XT trail pedals - light, good support and very unlikely to let you down.

Loved the eggbeaters for muddy cross races but that's the only place I can see where they might have any advantage over spds.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 10:28 pm 
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Heck Guys. I'm totally stumped now!

on one hand I'm looking at Atacs, on the other I'm thinking of a throw-away-cheap cheap pair of candys to try!!

One last question... Do the new Time cleats work with the old 90's pedals?


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