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johnwrote a review of on March 26, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I really like this pedal. I have ridden about five times since installing these pedals and have never been more comfortable and efficient on the bicycle, ever. When I ordered the pedals I also ordered shoes; it was way over due... at least decades overdo. The x2's were easy enough to put together and line up on the shoe. Once installed the difference was incredible. The power transmission is to the point that doing that after work 15 mile ride ...... isn't enough ..... now I need to find a longer ride.
I have some trouble getting the pedals into the cleats, but, for now, I will attribute it to operator error. The x2's are my first clipless pedals so I have to adjust a little. Also, I have had to make some adjustments on the rollers. I had more control of the bicycle with clipped pedals and shoes, but they make my knees hurt. The SpeedPlays take care of that. I have never been as comfortable on my bicycle as I am now in a large part, due to the x2 pedals and the amazing amount of lateral motion you get.

Overall, the x2's are a great pedal for the money and (see Juan Carlo's review).... if I wear them out I will by another pair.

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johnwrote a review of on March 26, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I have only ridden with these shoes about 5 times since I received them, but am very satisfied with their fit, function, and comfort. The carbon fibre foot bed helps stiffen the chassis of the shoe to direct maximum power to the pedals. I was riding wooden soled shoes and was worried about how stiff "plastic" shoes were going to be. The r241's are at least as stiff as the wood, plus they are lighter. The vent holes in the toe box will help in the summers, but could be an issue in colder weather; I live in the desert, so its a non issue for me :)
The strap system is efficient and effective. The ratcheting strap allows you to adjust the tension on the top of your foot during your ride so you can maximize your power when needed and then relax the tension, thereby increasing overall comfort.
I am amazed at how comfortable the shoes are. The longest ride I have taken in them has been 45 miles. My feet never felt that good after that length of ride before. The liner in the shoe, the vent holes, and the ratcheting strap make for a highly adjustable, very comfortable (YMMV) and lightweight package that is a joy to ride in.
My old shoes had one thing going for them, they lasted over 30 years. Not sure the r241's will last that long, but I will buy another pair when these wear out.

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