Road Bike Pedals
Whether you’ve just started riding or you’re a seasoned vet, it doesn’t take long to realise that the right kind of pedal on your road bike can make all the difference.
However, it’s not just a case of simply buying a standard set and riding away. There’s a lot of thought that needs to be put into purchasing the right road bike pedals to suit your style, especially if you’re serious about cycling.
For starters, there are actually two main variations to choose from: Flat Pedals and Clipless Pedals. Due to a number of variables, flat pedals are often preferred by mountain bikers and every day riders. Click here to find out more about our extensive range of flat pedals.
Get that much needed edge in road cycling by locking your shoes into the pedals and increasing the efficiency of the power transferred between yourself and the bike.
Whilst clipping your feet to the pedals may sound daunting at first, it soon becomes second nature.
So what should you look for when it comes to choosing the right road bike pedal?
Comfort – No one wants to feel awkward or uncomfortable when riding, so look for pedals that are ergonomically designed with adjustable grips that make it easier to slip your feet in and out.
Float – Most pedals will allow for a small amount of movement between your feet and the clips, meaning that you’re not constantly fixed in one position when riding. This is a definite plus for those who suffer from knee problems.
Ease Of Use - All clipless road bike pedals come with a quick release mechanism. Most pedals allow you to simply twist your foot sideways to disengage, making dismounting the bike an effortless process.
Durability – a well-constructed solid build will stand the test of time and allow you to get more use for your money. Look for alloy, composite or carbon bodies, which offer high resilience without adding unwanted weight.
Weight – Any road cyclist worth their salt will know that the weight of a bike can be the deciding factor between winning a race and coming in a fraction too late. Your pedals shouldn’t add any unnecessary weight to your bike.
Here at Merlin Cycles we sell an extensive range of clipless road bike pedals that fit all the above criteria, at amazingly low prices in all shapes and sizes.
So whether you’re looking for pro brands or simple replacements, we have everything you need to get your road bike fully kitted out.