Speedplay Speedplay Zero Cromoly Pedals $129.00
The Chrome-Moly spindles on Speedplay's entry-level set of Zero pedals makes them the most affordable in the Zero family. They only cause them to weigh 4g more than the Zero stainless, though. 210g/pr. You can choose either a fixed position or up to 15 degrees of float. Zero pedals maintain the traditional feel of a fixed system while incorporating all the well-known advantages of Speedplay X Pedal Systems. Dual-sided Zero pedals offer light weight, easy engagement and disengagement, a low 11.5mm stack height and superior cornering clearance. The engagement mechanism does not rely on spring tension for retention, so you don't have to crank down a tension adjuster just to prevent inadvertent release. Best of all, you can choose either a fixed position or a microadjustable 15 degrees of float. Comes with cleats (and mounting hardware) compatible with virtually every road shoe in the marketplace.
Please Note: Due to manufacturer restrictions, we are unable to ship Speedplay products outside the United States.
What community has to say
I did not realize how much I disliked X
- Gender: Male
Before I switched to Speedplay Zero.
With the X pedals, the skating / free-floating feeling, especially during low cadence, standing, has annoyed me from day one, but I kind of ignored it since I really like the dual-sided easy entry, and I wanted to believe I had bought the right pedals. The Speedplay web site and other bicyclists also say you get used to it quickly. I never did.
Now with a new mountain bike and Ritchey SPD pedals, with a fairly narrow float, I finally realized it was time to make a change on my road bike. So I replaced the X5's with Chromoly Zero's, soon to have titanium spindles.
I love the micro-adjustable float on my new Zero's. I have dialed it in just to my liking, narrower than I thought I would. I can stand and pedal with more confidence and power, and during lower cadence uphill riding, I like to be able to put a mild outwards pressure towards to outer dialed in float limit. Perhaps it's just my imagination, but I feel it gives me more power and easier pedaling.
Anyway, just wanted to share, and did not mean to rant on the X pedals. The X's were great in that they made me realize that free floating is not for me. I know the the unrestricted free float is exactly what other bicyclists and their knees prefer.
The Zero's are a little harder to get into, but that part I have gotten used to - just the right amount of centered pressure and they click right in.
These are definitely not for novices
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I found these to be extremely difficult to clip into. No trouble getting out. I rode with them several times and really tried to make them work. I ride a steep grade a lot and not being able to clip in was extremely frustrating. I went to a local bike shop to try to get some help. They immediately said that these are more for racers or very experienced riders. They fit me with speedplay light action pedals and I was instantly relieved because I can go ride without the stress of not knowing if I can get into the pedals or not. I'm sorry I didn't know in the first place I would have purchased them from competitive cyclist as I spend a lot of money with you. At that point I was feeling desperate for a fix.
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I have a set of these that I like so much, I moved them from a car-hit, dead bike to the new, insurance-paid-for Cervelo S5 VWD. The only complaint I have is the shafts get beat up, and need to have traces of rust scrubbed off. This after probably 10K miles.
I have been pleasantly surprised at how durable the shoe cleats are. Still on the originals, after all these miles, and all the walking on them that implies. The shoe cleats do benefit from periodic cleaning and lubing. Clipping in and clipping out is oh, so much easier after I lube them. I use the same dry Rock N Roll Absolute Dry lube I use on my chain.
4 out of 5 Takes some time
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
When buying these pedals/cleats, buy some speedplay lubricant too. The first bunch of uses with these pedals will take a lot of force to get into the pedals with the cleats and I did not have dry lubricant. It will most likely be easier to use the first few times and get used to the pedals in the first place if one would buy the lubrication.
Does the color of the cleat match that of...
Does the color of the cleat match that of the pedal for this entry level option as it would on the stainless and ti options?
Cleats of speedplay will always match the type of pedal it is, zeros will always be yellow cleats.