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Pedal advice for cannondale CAAD8 Claris

RandibarmanRandibarman Posts: 4
edited September 2016 in Road beginners
Hi all,

I've just bought the CAAD8 but I'm not entirely sure which pedals I should go for. Bike will be used for my 20 mile round trip commute in London, so plenty of stop-start. I was hoping to bring them in under 50 quid.

Oh and any recommendations on tyres? I've previously had armadillos which seemed to do the trick

Thanks in advance

Randi

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  • Do you use any particular pedal types at the moment?
  • cougiecougie Posts: 22,512
    Stop start rides then think about spd pedals. Easier to walk in than Road shoes.

    Use the tyres you have and see how you go.

    If they don't work look at your armadillo or even schwalbe marathon plus for total bomb proof tyres.
  • cougie wrote:
    Stop start rides then think about spd pedals. Easier to walk in than Road shoes.

    Use the tyres you have and see how you go.

    If they don't work look at your armadillo or even schwalbe marathon plus for total bomb proof tyres.
    I tried schwalbe marathon tyres on a road bike years ago and it was like riding through treacle. I found Continental Gatorskins much better, and they will give you all the puncture protection you need.
  • Bondurant wrote:
    Do you use any particular pedal types at the moment?

    I don't have the bike yet, just waiting for the cyclescheme admin to take its course. Previously I just used flat pedals but that was an easier and short ride.

    Cheers
  • cougie wrote:
    Stop start rides then think about spd pedals. Easier to walk in than Road shoes.

    Use the tyres you have and see how you go.

    If they don't work look at your armadillo or even schwalbe marathon plus for total bomb proof tyres.
    Great, cheers will have a look at those pedals.

    With my last bike, wilier single speed, the tyres it cames with were useless for london. Punctures on a weekly basis
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