Speedplay Light Action Chromoly Road Pedals

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Speedplay Light Action Chromoly Road Pedals
The Speedplay Light Action Chromoly Road Pedals feature an advanced hybrid-pedal technology that combines the most user-friendly characteristics found in Speedplay's popular X and Zero cycling pedals. A mere 220 grams per pair with a chromoly spindle, Speedplay Light Action Chromoly Road Pedals blend the legendary ease-of-entry and luxurious non-centering free-float of Speedplay's X Pedal System, together with the robust spring design and enhanced durability of Speedplay's Zero Pedal System. Named "Light Action" after its unique low-force, high-security latch mechanism, the new Speedplay Light Action Chromoly Road Pedals provide the easiest and most intuitive entry and release functions ever offered in a clipless pedal. Features are...

Learn more about Speedplay cleat installation for standard 3-hole shoes

  • A dual-sided pedal allows instant "no-looking-down" entry. No flipping needed to engage.
  • Self-locating cleat guides the entry motion and eliminates fumbling to find the pedal.
  • True-locking engagement mechanism provides security and prevents inadvertent release.
  • 15 degrees of non-centering free-float reduces stress on the knees.
  • Large, stable cleat platform for optimal power transmission and all-day comfort.
  • Extremely light weight pedals and cleats improve riding efficiency. Pedals weigh a mere 220 grams per pair.
  • Thin pedal body provides the lowest stack height and best cornering clearance available.
  • Simple cleat mounting and adjustment makes set-up easy.
  • Precision cartridge and needle bearings for reduced friction and longer life.
  • Built-in grease-port for fast and easy bearing maintenance.
  • Choice of five great pedal color choices: Black, Sky Blue, Pink, Red and Yellow
  • *Important Note: The light entry/release and decreased angle of exit make these pedals great for beginner clipless users and recreational riders--these pedals are not intended for competitive use
Speedplay Light Action Chromoly Road Pedals
  • WEIGHT 220g/pr
  • MATERIAL Chromoly spindle
  • SHOE COMPATIBILITY 3-bolt
  • FLOAT 15┬░
  • ADJUSTMENTS
  • Rating 4.5

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Speedplay Light Action Chromoly Road Pedals
 
4.6

(based on 15 reviews)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (9)
  • Durable (5)
  • Easy to use (4)
  • Versatile (4)
  • Dual sided entry (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Road biking (14)
  • Commuting/city (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (11), Casual/ recreational (3)
    • Cycling Style:
    • Comfort oriented (6), Speed oriented (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (11)

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5.0

Great Value

By CaryCyclist

from Cary, NC

About Me Avid Cyclist

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road Biking

    Comments about Speedplay Light Action Chromoly Road Pedals:

    Been riding the Light Action pedals for 18 mos/2000 miles. My old knees LOVE the free-float rotation, and despite the name, I've never had them unlock in a sprint or hard standing climb.

    They have a grease injection point for easy maintenance, but mine are still silky smooth on the original grease, and I do ride some in the rain. I don't have any fault with them, and I don't see the need to spend more on the supposed upgrade pedals in this line.

    • Cycling Style:
    • Speed Oriented
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    Really is light action

    By Roadie

    from Wisconsin

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy Disengage
    • Easy entry

    Cons

    • Cleats Easy To Foul
    • Requires Lubrication

    Best Uses

    • Commuting/City
    • Road Biking

    Comments about Speedplay Light Action Chromoly Road Pedals:

    These are truely light action pedals. Bought these for my wife as the first set of road clip in pedals. She tried the Shimano SPD pedal style first and just hated having to flip the pedal over and clip in all in one motion.

    She loves these pedals because you can clip in on either side of the pedal. I have to say she can get and out of them very quickly with litle practice so they are easy to learn. The light action also makes this version very easy to step into to clip in and very easy to twist out of to unclip.

    Only downside is the cleat has the clip mechanism so it's on the bottom of the shoe and if you step in soft soil it will get clogged. I strongly recommend the cafe covers if you do any walking around in your bike shoes off of pavement.

    • Cycling Style:
    • Comfort Oriented
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Best yet

    By Snapper

    from Warner Robins, GA

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Easy To Detach
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Sometimes Slippery Feel

    Best Uses

    • Road Biking

    Comments about Speedplay Light Action Chromoly Road Pedals:

    Gives me lots of free movement and easy to disengage. I have taken a few tumbles while still locked into other petals! Sometimes I get a slippery feeling while trying to get locked in so make sure you are locked. I sometimes apply a little light oil to the locking surfaces and that makes things easier. If the shoe cleats are dirty engaging to the petal is hampered. So just keep it clean with a little lub and all is wonderful!

    • Cycling Style:
    • Comfort Oriented
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Great first step into clipless pedals

    By Photo Parata

    from Mason, Ohio

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy to install
    • Easy to use

    Cons

    • expensive

    Best Uses

    • Commuting/City
    • Road Biking

    Comments about Speedplay Light Action Chromoly Road Pedals:

    These are my first clipless pedals that I got with my new road bike. There were two things I was looking for: Larger surface area as to avoid hotspots, easy in and out so that I don't reinjure my surgery. I love the fact that these are double sided, I have found these pedals amazing easy to clip into and out.

    • Cycling Style:
    • Comfort Oriented
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Best road pedals for bad knees!

    By John

    from Denver, CO

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Clunky On Shoe Bottoms

      Best Uses

      • Commuting/City
      • Road Biking

      Comments about Speedplay Light Action Chromoly Road Pedals:

      I am 75 and have two artificial knees, but ride 20 miles four or more times a week weather permitting to keep in shape. The trickiest thing with bad knees is getting in & out of road pedals easily & quickly at traffic & unexpected stops, and these speedplays are the best for this! Even better than the Crank Brothers pedals they replaced. Release mechanism on shoe bottoms make walking a bit clunky, but use the slip on rubber pads, they work well.

      • Cycling Style:
      • Comfort Oriented
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      metal on asphalt - NG

      By EMAX-C

      from Chicago, IL

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Looks

      Cons

      • See Below

      Best Uses

      • Road Biking

      Comments about Speedplay Light Action Chromoly Road Pedals:

      PROS: made me love my SPD-SL's again
      CONS:the feel of the cleat on the pedal before it engages is slippery so, while it might come naturally after a while I found it really unsure at times and if you are not absolutely clipped in, the pedal is useless and the foot slides right off

      hard to clip in - requires too much force relative to the slipperiness of the initial feel of contact

      too easy to "clip out" (Light Action model) - clips out super easy (to some this would be and advantage but not for me at 185 lbs) . I felt unsure when standing and pedaling

      too much zero resistance play (personal taste) as with above I felt unsure as to the point of where it would "clip out"

      the cleat is metal and against dry asphalt it has much less friction then (IMHO) it needs to be safe. I did not try it on wet asphalt but I would suspect it to be very slick

      super slick on indoor surfaces like linoleum and this is why they sell for (another 10 bucks) the very fashionably named Coffee Shop Cleat Covers. These make it not slick but then have to be carried around in your pocket everywhere you go and you can't forget to put them on or you risk injury when you go indoors

      no "heel in" "clip out" - the clip out only works in the heel "out" direction and normally that would not be an issue but in the case of a bad accident you might want to detatch from your bike and the Speedplay will not let you go except in one specific direction

      less stability than I was used to and I felt it let the foot rock to much in the outward direction

      • Cycling Style:
      • Speed Oriented
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Perfect for beginners

      By Karlos

      from Rochester, NY

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Easy to use
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • expensive

      Best Uses

      • Commuting/City
      • Road Biking

      Comments about Speedplay Light Action Chromoly Road Pedals:

      First time user here. Was kind of intimidated by being attached to the bike. Found getting in and out very easy. I was able to install the cleats myself and no problems with that. Very happy with this purchase.

      • Cycling Style:
      • Comfort Oriented
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great buy

      By Dexter

      from Houston, Tx

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to use
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Road Biking

        Comments about Speedplay Light Action Chromoly Road Pedals:

        Great pedals, easy to use. Just step down and your off

        • Cycling Style:
        • Speed Oriented
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Love 'em!

        By Janie

        from San Antonio TX

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Lightweight
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Commuting/City
          • Road Biking

          Comments about Speedplay Light Action Chromoly Road Pedals:

          After having bad luck w/ two styles of a well known brand of clip-on pedals, I bought these and love them. No more knee pain; no more worrying if I can clip-out quickly if needed. They are great. Only minor problem was a screw on the shoe cleat backed out a little making it slightly more difficult to clip-out; that was quickly fixed with the turn of a philips screw driver. No heavy side that makes the pedal flip, so you're not searching for the correct side; no "teeth" to scratch your ankles. I'm in love with these and finally found the perfect match to ride anywhere worry free. They are a little pricey, tho. But, after buying two other styles that didn't work out, I found you get what you pay for. I couldn't be happier.

          • Cycling Style:
          • Comfort Oriented
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Easy entry and exit

          By jerome x marathoner

          from SRQ

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Lightweight
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Road Biking

            Comments about Speedplay Light Action Chromoly Road Pedals:

            My first set of clip pedals. My hip was replaced and I cannot run. I was skeptical to cleating in. I wanted pedals with an easy entry and exit. These pedals fit my needs. You will need to keep the cleats cleaned and lubed. Triflow works well. Be careful when mounting. If you mount the cleat to tight it will make for a hard entry. Mount according to directions.

            • Cycling Style:
            • Speed Oriented
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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