Our most popuar Frog pedal. The stainless steel axles are light and offer great durability and nice blend of value and low weight. One pedal weights 125 grams. Needle and cartridge bearings interface the spindle with the pedal and everything is completely serviceable. One pair of G3 cleats and mounting hardware are included.
The Speedplay Frog is another innovative design offering a unique pedal/cleat interface that is virtually immune to clogging with mud and debris. When engaging the G3 cleat to the Frog pedal, the angular shaped cleat forces the forces and purges the debris, dirt, mud and gunk out of the cleat for easy engagement. Like other Speedplay designs, it features lightweight floating design that helps eliminate stress on the knees and is user friendly.
The Frog design also lends itself well to road riders or commuters who want a recessed cleat that is easy to walk in.
I have used these pedals for over 15 years. I would not use another pedal system. I use for both mountain bike and road and even for downhill!!. one reviewer stated that they were not good for mountain biking. Well, I live in Squamish BC. If you know of the area, we have arguably some of the best and most demanding trails in the known universe. These pedals are perfect. I have over the years worn down the stop on the pedal, but this does not affect performance except that I can now clip out to the inside in a pinch.
The pedals are very easy to engage, they transfer power very well, and you don't have to think at all to get out if needed. The only troubles I have encountered are that they are a little harder to engage when you have been walking in wet sand, but what pedal isn't. And the cleats can release too easy if they are too worn. In 15 years I have replaced 4 sets of cleats!! I have not changed bearings yet! If you have bad knees, these are by far the best pedal system!
Cons: Pricey cleats
I have over 10,000 miles, mostly commuting on a road bike, some mountain biking. These have never let me down.
I have used these pedals for over 20,000 miles of commuting over the last ten years. They have never let me down. Very, very good pedals for commuting.
after having my hip broke in hit/run auto bike accident I could not ride road bike geometry anymore due to physical restrictions of losing 1/2 inch of length in afflicted leg. However I am able to comfortably ride a hybrid, on the road, with smooth skin tires and these pedals with absolutely no problems. I've had them since about 1999 and now looking for one of the posts that fell out of the cleat. The pedal easy in and out experience is a true lifesaver for me. I can now ride forever again.
Pros: best of everything..biggest is very fast in n out
I have used speedplay frog pedals for years on my road bike because (1) the large amount of float to protect my knees and (2) they permit use of shoes that allow easy walking. They are NOT useful for mountain biking because the cleats do fill with debris, especially sand prohibiting clipping in. You have to stop and dig out the debris before you can clip in. For road biking, I highly recommend but not for mountain biking (but I am not a mountain biker). One thing you must get used to is the float. At first, but just for the first few minutes of initial use, is the feeling that you are pedaling on a block of ice because of the float. That feeling quickly passes. Cleat release is very easy. The release occurs only when you want but without thinking about it. Almost as if the pedal reads your mind.
These are very nice pedals for commuting, touring, and light duty mountain biking or cross. Very easy engagment & disengagment, and plenty of float for those with aching knees. The problem: if you mountain bike in a rocky area, the composite body forms part of the cleat engagment (the part that keeps the cleat from disengaging inward), and if you bash that part of the composite body on a rock, it can be damaged such that the pedal no longer engages the cleat. If this happens, you can still engage the opposite side of the pedal, which is ok if you use them on a road bike, but not really exceptable on a mountain bike. You can purchase a body rebuild kit for $40. In sum, I recommend these for road use, for those who want a pedal that is easy to get in & out of, for those with achy knees, and for light duty xc or cross. Just beware around rocks.