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by Jean the cyclistfromSlippery When WetI purchased these in early 2012 after having knee replacement surgery in January, and prior to total hip replacement in May 2012. I read all the good reviews on the Rei website prior to my purchase, as I have numbness in my right foot when cycling and wanted to ensure firm footing. My right foot still experiences numbness around mile 12 of a ride, which is what happens with the platform pedals that came with my Trek 7300. The reason I will be returning them; one day both the soles of my Keen cycling sandels got wet & so did the pedals. I had absolutely no ability to keep my feet securely on the pedals. Since I cannot afford a fall, I have ordered a pair of less expensive, grippy mountain bike pedals that will be installed as soon as they arrive. I appreciate the returns policy at Rei and am very glad to be a member. All "Brick & Mortar" retailers are very short on inventory of platform pedals, carrying clip-ins for the most part.
Date published: 2012-08-16
Rated 3out of5
by LeTourfromCareful LeaningConceptually I like these. In terms of comfort they are great. My only fault with them is they scrape the pavement in a lean. I don't typically pedal in a sharp curve, but I do pedal out of it. I don't need something that I have to treat so gingerly for fear of damaging them. Frustrating to spend this much money and scrape both pedals in the first 30 minute ride. Looking for something smaller now. Anyone need a used set cheap?
Date published: 2012-08-09
Rated 3out of5
by TriGirl425fromNot So GreatI used these for 2 rides -- a flat 22-miler and a rolling hill 30-miler. My problem with them is: 1) my shoes didn't grip; 2) my left foot/toes went numb around mile 15; and 3) I kept repositioning my feet during the ride. I wanted these to work for me, but they just didn't.
Date published: 2014-06-02
Rated 5out of5
by RscottfromGreat pedals would highly recommend!Found the Ergon pedals to be a great selection for anyone that does not want go with Clipless. Exceptional when it comes to comfort and automatically placing your shoe on the pedal right where you want it to be every time .
Date published: 2011-11-01
Rated 5out of5
by Chuck the riderfromReally like theseI am 66 and got back into riding about 5 years ago. A couple of painful falls while trying the so called 'clipless' pedals (due to failure to remember to unclip) have kept me on platform pedals while wondering if I am the only road bike rider who uses platform pedals.
These Ergon pedals however cured me of any desire to ever again try 'clipless' pedals. The large pad area spreads the pedal effort over a larger area and without the grip ridges or spikes of BMX pedals. I bought a set after reading about them in a bike magazine for my commuter/errand bike. After installing them on my bike, it only took a short ride to prompt me to order another set for my road bike.
The slight concave fit makes it easy to position my feet and the non-slip surface really seems to keep them in place. If you want to reposition your foot, you have to actually take pressure off the pedal to move, sliding while pedaling just doesn't work. Definitely non-slip
Date published: 2011-12-08
Rated 5out of5
by Robert KBfromBest Platform style pedal I have usedI have a 2006 Raleigh Highway 66 "flat-bar" bike that came with Shimano SPD pedals. Since I do not like being clipped in (too much traffic), and wear sandals a lot due to the summer heat here in Miami, I quickly looked for something else. I tried and discarded the large aluminum platform pedals designed for mountain biking (heavy, flat, can't stand the aggressive pins) and have been reluctantly riding on WTB Momentum flat pedals. When I recently saw that Ergon was making "ergonomic contour pedals" I thought that I would give them a try. My original intention was to use the Ergon PC2 pedals on my "shopping bike" which is rigged to haul max groceries, but since I dislike the WTB pedals on my "faster" bike so much, I mounted the Ergon pedals on the flat-bar bike instead. What a difference! I could never go back. Your foot falls perfectly on the Ergon pedal every time (I bought the large PC2 for my size 11 shoe). The ergonomic position is as they say "intuitively correct". My legs are much less tired after a long ride. The pedal's shape is actually somewhat complex with an inclined surface and a "6-degree twist". End story - it really works. I couldn't be happier. Well actually, the pedal "looks" big on the bike due to it's length. Once you get over the cosmetic change, you will love the pedal. I like the pedals enough that I am ordering two more for our grocery haulers. Since the Ergon PC2 pedals install with just an 8mm Allen key, you might see my somewhat expensive Park PW-3 pedal tool on [@] soon.
Date published: 2012-02-28
Rated 5out of5
by Lugh the BardfromPossibly My Favorite Bicycling Gear ItemThese pedals make my daily commute SO much nicer!
I love riding my bike to work, but I don't like bicycle shoes. I had "rat-trap" pedals on my bike for the longest time and after longer rides, even in hard-soled shoes or boots, I'd develop hot-spots. No more! These pedals have eliminated that problem. I can wear any shoes I like now! I've even worn Croc thongs with no problems!
Another benefit, no more scraped legs after carrying my bike up to my second floor apartment! It would be nice if they were less expensive like other platform pedals, but these aren't like any other platform pedals! And if you compare to the price of going "clipless", they aren't so expensive after all!
Date published: 2012-04-23
Rated 5out of5
by Chip CarverfromGotta love these pedalsI'm back into cycling after a total knee replacement. My local REI, after doing a bike fitting, recommended that I avoid clips or toe cages to avoid injuring the replaced knee. That started my search for a good platform pedal.
These pedals really fit the bill. I can wear any shoe I want. The 3M material is remarkably good at avoiding pedal slippage. I feel like I'm able to deliver good power to the pedals and am confident that I can keep my pedal grip.
I also like that reflectors are built in. Sure, they're a little heavier than clips, but overall, I think they're worth it.
This is another great Ergon product.
Date published: 2012-06-27
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