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Keywin Pedal update
 

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Rickk
Joined: 01 Jun 2004
Posts: 526
Location: Montreal

5/15/13 4:17 PM

Keywin Pedal update

Ok, now that the weather has warmed up here...

Here's some initial feedback re. these pedals: CRM Ti

1. Solid, stiff, large platform. I "think" this helps to better distribute pressures and energy transfers
2. Once locked in, they are foolproof
3. Not the best for inner city riding or commuting to work in city, because definitely they are harder to click into (without quickly glancing down) when starting from a stop sign or red light... - compared to SPD's or old style (Delta) Look pedals for example.
4. For fast group rides though... they rock!

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Sparky
Joined: 08 Dec 2003
Posts: 17307
Location: Portland, OR

5/15/13 5:24 PM

"Not the best for inner city riding or commuting to work in city, because definitely they are harder to click into"


They will be better with some miles. When new I recall thinking that as well. I all but forgot that until i read your post. My 10 year old ones are quite amiable.

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BdaGhisallo
Joined: 23 Mar 2004
Posts: 87

5/16/13 2:01 PM

Keep using them and you will get very adept at clicking in and out of them. It will become second nature. Recently I bolted on a pair of the new spd-sl blue cleats to see how the float felt compared to the yellows. I had a heck of a time mastering the simple technique of clipping them in. Missed the pedal more than once as I fumbled with them. Now that I have been on Keywins for a few years, they are a piece of cake.


Have you tried the new Keywin Carbon pedals?

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Rickk
Joined: 01 Jun 2004
Posts: 526
Location: Montreal

5/16/13 5:18 PM

re. tried Carbon Ti vs the CRM Ti""?

Nope, not yet anyways.

Let me clarify. Clicking in... once the pedal body is properly aligned, is a breeze.
"Problem" is that these pedals aren't weighted fore-aft, so I have to look quickly down to make sure I'm trying to click into it while it is facing up, and not down instead...
Hard to explain... perhaps better explained here:
http://www.bikeradar.com/road/gear/category/components/pedals/product/review-keywin-carbon-46693

Still, despite this "mini-hassle", once clicked in, it's a solid platform. and light (rotational weight) to boot!
Hopefully, as you've both mentioned, it'll become 2nd nature - without necessitating a glance down first.
:-)

Anyways - Here's another pov:
http://www.bikeman.com/bicycle-product-reviews/new-product-introductions/2867-keywin-crm-and-crm-carbon-clipless-pedals

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BdaGhisallo
Joined: 23 Mar 2004
Posts: 87

5/16/13 5:37 PM

As the bearing seals wear in a bit, they will hang a bit better and facilitate easier clipping in. Not to the same degree as a Shimano or Look pedal, but a good bit better than they do out of the box.

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Paul Datars
Joined: 13 Jan 2004
Posts: 1229
Location: Manotick, Ontario, Canada

5/18/13 7:04 AM

Good point about hanging better when old :-)

I've got to the point where I click in blind all the time, even if I'm standing as I roll away...all second nature.

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