Wellgo WAM-M3 Ti Pedal

DESCRIPTION

The M3 pedals feature a new retention mechanism that allows easier cleat engagement thanks to a wider front port. The low profile forged alloy body and the super light weight titanium spindle help put the pedal on a diet. 258g.

USER REVIEWS

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[Aug 15, 2011]
jeff
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

light, cheap, easily adjustable on the go. On price point they come with desent Sette shoes.

Weakness:

suck balls. less than 2 weeks and half the peddal can't clip it. Loosens easily when bouncing around.

These just suck. They loosen and tighten on their own which makes it unpredictable for tension.NEVER USE ON A HARDTAIL!
They make me want to go back to skate shoes and platforms. They're only good cause they're light and cheap. Maybe used for light xc like fire roads or something. Good shoes though.

[Mar 15, 2006]
Lee
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

Light, red.

Weakness:

hard to clip into, easy to release out of.

I unfortunately got sucked in by the low weight of these pedals, and bought them before reading the reviews. I decided that I'd try them out anyways, and use the suggestions by the poster below. First I tried removing some of the screws to lock-tite then in. I got a couple out to do so, but some were very well secured already, and couldn't remove them all. Then I spent 30 minutes beveling the rear clips on the pedals. Rode them, and had an impossible time trying to clip in. So I loosened the tension, beveled 'em some more, and it was a little easier to get in, but VERY easy to get out.
I think that a good product should work well right out of the box. You shouldn't have to make a bunch of mods to them just so they work adequately. I cannot recommend these pedals to anyone, as they just dont' work well.

Similar Products Used:

Shimano's, Nashbars, ATAC's, Frogs

[Mar 11, 2006]
Brett Wolmarans
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

cheap super light spd compatible

Weakness:

seem like not enough float - left knee is feeling it compared to my old PD-M515's. Wanna buy em?

made me appreciate float.

Clipping in is tougher, have to loosen them up too much to clip in easily, and then and does become disengaged a bit too easily. But hey, they work.

Similar Products Used:

PD-M515

[Feb 14, 2006]
Matt
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Freaking light. Freaking cheap. They are easily serviceable, easily adjustable.

Weakness:

Finicky to get adjusted correctly. Screws tend to come out on their own. Quality control.

All you people complaining about how hard to get into these pedals have not adjusted the retention spring well at all. Make it loose enough and it will clip in and out with great ease. To make it even smoother going in, use a Dremel and bevel the striking edge of the rear retention mechanism, and smooth off the ramp on the cleats while you're at it. Then take some Locktite or super glue and remove the screws holding on the various plates, placing the glue or locktite in the threads, and re-assembling the whole thing. Next Take off the end cap, remove the 9MM nut, and slide the pedal off the spindle. Slather some good quality grease on the bearings, and put it back together. You will have a top notch, reliable, super-light pedal that looks great for a rediculously cheap price. Re-lube the bearings every few hundred miles, and they will last. It is silly to spend $100 and up for pedals when a little care will make these perform just as well or better.

Similar Products Used:

Clip pedals, platform pedals, crap, etc...

[Oct 24, 2005]
adiapc
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

ti

Weakness:

clip

I bought this pedals for my training bike. This is the 3rd time I try this pedals and this was the last time. Please don't buy this pedals, for me is to difficult to clip in/out. I crashed 2 times because I had no time to clip out when I needed. I will be replacing this pedals with a crank bros, which are the best ones!.

Similar Products Used:

crank bros eggbeater and candy ti

[Sep 04, 2006]
Craig Chenery
Racer

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Very Light,They look very presentable,Compact.

Weakness:

I have had no problems with them .

I have been using these pedals for over 15,000 road kms now without any dramas at all.They are very light and responsive.I would recommend them .They are lighter than a lot of up market road pedals and have a much smaller price tag.

Similar Products Used:

Shimano mtb , Look keO classic

[Mar 24, 2008]
jja
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

light

Weakness:

durability

I'm done with Wellgo pedals. The original Nashbar-branded Wellgos were great- light, cheap, durable- and are still going strong for me after 10 years. I've tried 3 more Wellgos for other bikes and they tend to fall apart. The M3s are also hard to get in & out (and I know how to adjust them- I've even completely rebuilt them). They can't take a hit and parts bend or go out of alignment at the slightest whim.

Similar Products Used:

Wellgo, Shimano

[Aug 27, 2005]
Sam
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

Light Weight, Cheep, Strong Enough.

Weakness:

Suck to clip into, too easy to pop out

I wanted to like these pedals and I stuck it out for a while but they just suck to get into and come out way too easy. Today was the last straw. How hard is it to make a decent knock-off? I bought these to replace aging Ritchie logics. I figured there the same thing except ti. Wrong, they stink compaired to the Ritchies and those are a relatively cheep SPD. I'm gonna try ATACs and Egg Beaters and see what happens.

Similar Products Used:

Ritchie Logic

[Jun 01, 2005]
Walter
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

Light

Weakness:

doesn't work

I really tried to make these pedals work. Can't clip in with 51 cleats, used the ones that came with the pedals and it took all my force to clip in. Cliping out was easy though. After two rides and finally gave up with these piece of cra!p. Too bad though, because they are really light.

Similar Products Used:

shimano 520 spd

[Apr 28, 2005]
Scott
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

Ligthweight / cheap if they work

Weakness:

Defective out of the box

According to the wellgo web site my pedals had the wrong cleats in the box, pricepoint said all of them had the same ones (99A vs 98A). They were supposedly SH51 compatible but those wouldn't clip in either (hit on the flat part of the cleat in front of the the ramp so it was impossible to clip in) so I guess they were just broke.

I'm back to using my clunky 1 lb. 536's for now...

Similar Products Used:

shimano 536

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