Coombe pedal feedback and questions
Anyone out there using or had experience with Coombe pedals? I've read the reviews, but still want to hear more. Coombe website
What's your honest assessment of the durability and performance?
I understand they have a Millenium version of cleat to work with the modern 3-bolt Look standard on newer shoes, but it only uses 2 of the bolt holes. Is that secure enough even when really torquing in a sprint or big-ringing a short hill?
If using Millenium cleats, which setback model (+6, +1 or -4) did you go with and how do you like them?
Do you put any lube on the pedal surface to help the float slide easier? Is the float as neutral as Speedplay X-2?
Finally, any ideas on how to get a few bucks off the MSRP? I guess no LBS deals in them. Not even sold on online bike dealers like Colorado Cyclist or Performance.
Originally Posted by Dave K
No experience with the Millenium model, but do have a pair of their original Pro model. Minimalist design, all metal--no plastic bits. Pedals have been fine, and the cleats have held up very well (a bit expensive, so they'd better!) I do lightly lube the pedal surfaces from time to time to prevent squeaking. Float is neutral. The Pro pedals also has just two bolt holes...If you don't use a drop of nail polish or mild loc-tite or similar on the bolts and tighten them well, they can work themselves loose over time---more from an accumulation of clicking and unclicking than anything else, I think. Wish they had been less expensive, but 3 years later no performance-related regrets with the product.
I've had both
They are the highest quality pedals I've ever seen,and durability is excellent.
It doesn't matter to you,but I used the -1 mm cleat.You should use what works best for you.
The millenium cleat is rock solid and is not going anywhere.I am not currently using them,however.I'm in winter mode and I can use Time RXS road and XS mountain style without changing my saddle height.The Coombe's allow you to lower your saddle by 5mm compared to the RXS.
Entry is not convienient,but that is not a problem,and I prefer some resistance in the float.The Coombes float completely freely.I prefer to keep them clean and dry,as opposed to using lubrication.
They have an extremely solid feel,like standing on a concrete step.
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