Wahoo Speedplay Comp Pedals
Wahoo's Speedplay Pedal line-up features a slimmed down line-up, capturing the essence of the best options and features. The Speedpay Comp, which is the lowest price point option is no entry-level pedal and, like the other models, features some re-engineered components. At 232 grams, the Comp is more than competitively light, strong, and built to last. The essentials of the legendary Speedplay design are here, with unbeatable stack height, 3-axis cleat adjustment, superior cornering clearance, dual-side entry, and rotational free float. Wahoo has made some changes that they will improve durability, basically eliminate greasing and maintenance, and an upgraded, universal walkable cleat system offered in standard or light spring tension. The Comp comes equipped with Easy Tension cleats, and is available only in the standard 53mm Q-factor spindle length.
The chromoly steel axle-equipped pedal, Grivory composite body and integrated cleat system offers impressive power transfer and exceptional durability year after year. The customized fit and dual-sided entry will allow you to crank on the pedals in confidence and comfort- with no rider weight limit. The integrated cleat system with 3-axis adjustability allows you to precisely dial in your fit for optimized biometrics and increased power transfer. The Comp and Easy Tension cleat combination is the option of choice for cyclists learning the Speedplay clip-in system, as well for those who simply prefer the best value and easier release. One other consideration is that riders with very small feet often find the the easy tension a better option due to less leverage at angle, and the release point is adjustable.
A challenge for the original Speedplay pedals was that the spring retention and rotation system only covered about 40% of the circumference of the pedal. Combined with the cleat design, this did allow any sand or grit to release from the system, but also created an opportunity for uneven wear, which would lead to side to side rocking that wore the body and cleat down over time. By moving to a 360° ring around the edge of the body this issue will be eliminated, and the cleat allows grains and grit to escape. The second important change is a redesigned axle and bearing system that visually resembles the old version, but it very different. The body now rides on triple sealed cartridge & needle bearings, and have a superior seal system. The grease port has been eliminated as Wahoo is confident you will never need to grease them. on the inboard side of the axle, the flats for a pedal wrench are gone, and an 8mm Hex is required to install, accessed from behind the pedal axle.
The cleat system has slight modifications, and is again designed for safer walking and protecting the cleat interface itself. The Easy Tension Cleat included with the Comp can be positioned on the bottom of the shoe and adjusted fore-aft (14mm), left-right (8mm) and rotationally, allowing between 0-15° of float. The textured rubber of the walkable body offers grip across multiple surfaces and is more durable. The cleat cover cap carries over as well. Older Speedplay Walkable Zero type cleats and pedals are cross compatible with the new Wahoo offered cleats and pedals. X-Series are not. A #2 Phillips head screwdriver is used to adjust the float rotation, release angle.
Thanks to the pedal and cleat design, as well as as the stock 53mm Q-factor, the Speedplay Comp has a best in class 39 degree cornering clearance. The low, efficient stack height of the pedal-cleat system is again tops, though it varies with your shoe cleat interface, at 11.5mm with 3 hole set-ups, or ultra low at 8.5mm with the rare 4-hole option. Please know that some smaller shoes or shoes with more curvature in the cleat mounting zone may not sit flush, though you have the ability to make this work in most cases.
Overall, time will tell if Wahoo has nailed their engineering fixes, but the company is confident. All of the great features you loved with Speedplay are here in the new version, and the Comp is the most accessible by price point. Only 10 grams heavier than the Zero, the Comp delivers similar performance. The stainless steel axle of the zero has greater corrosion resistance and inherent strength, but with he new seal system and bearings, the Comp will still easily deliver a long life-cycle. Should you feel the need to graduate from the Easy Tension cleats, the Standard Tension version is fully compatible.
- Double-sided road pedals in a confidence-inspiring and stable platform, offering both value and performance mile after mile for cyclists of all levels, with lighter cleat spring release tension
- Wahoo Speedplay pedal system with refined upgrades, carrying over virtually of the great features
- Only pedal system to provide independent 3-Axis Adjustability to optimize fit and enhance performance through better biomechanics
- Upgrades: 360° spring rotation retainer on body, new bearing and seal system that eliminates grease port, improved and simplified model spread, and cleat system
- Pedals allow up to 15° of float, allowing the heel to pivot around the center of the pedal
- Low stack provides a solid connection for a more fluid transfer of power with every pedal stroke, greater efficiency
- Comp and Easy Tension Cleat create a seamless integration for a streamlined profile with shoe
- Class leading cornering clearance, low stack height
- Body Material: Grivory GV-6H Composite
- Axle Material: Chromoly Steel
- Rider weight limit: none
- Pedal installation requires an 8mm Hex key, to internal axle fitment through crank arm
- Bearing systems: Triple Sealed Cartridge & Needle Bearings
- Stack Height: 11.5mm (3 hole) 8.5mm (4 hole)
- Release Angle: Micro Adjustable from 0° to 7.5°
- Pedal Float: Adjustable from 0° to 15°
- Cornering Clearance: 39°
- Spindle length / Q-factor: 53mm
- Cleat Fore-Aft Adjustability: up to 14mm | Cleat Left-Right Adjustability: up to 8mm
- Cleats: Easy Tension included, with Walkable adaptor/cover
- Color: Black
- Weight: 232 grams per pair (pedals only)