are 2011 bikes 9/16 pedals

coman1985 Posts: 46
edited September 2011 in Road beginners
Nowadays everything being in mm would a 2011 carrera virtuoso be in 9/16


  • Monty Dog
    Monty Dog Posts: 20,614
    9/16" is pretty well the universal pedal thread - there is no metric alternative, although Shimano did try something weird with the AX back in the early 80s.
    Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..
  • Yeah, Shimano tried an over-sized axle in the 80s which it called Dyna Drive. It placed the foot below the axle axis, supposedly to lower the rider seat height and center of gravity to allow for better aerodynamics.

    Good memory Mr Dog.

  • TommyEss
    TommyEss Posts: 1,855
    My Looks all say 9/16 on the axle...
    Cannondale Synapse 105, Giant Defy 3, Giant Omnium, Giant Trance X2, EMC R1.0, Ridgeback Platinum, On One Il Pompino...
  • Peddle Up!
    Peddle Up! Posts: 2,040
    "Inching towards metrication". :D
    Purveyor of "up" :)