Wellgo 813 Older Pedals

DESCRIPTION

Wellgo 813

USER REVIEWS

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[Feb 26, 2002]
Andrew

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Cheap, easy to use, durable, looks

Weakness:

Paint wears easily, otherwise fine

These are great pedals for the first time clipless user. Cheap and easy to use means beginners will soon build up there confidence and never turn back.

The only noticeable difference between these and Shimano's are the price and paint job.

Wellgo have really done well with this one.

Similar Products Used:

VP cages

[Nov 19, 2001]
Jacob
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Inexpensive, let you out when you crash, hold you in when you dont

Weakness:

durability, difficult to clip in

These pedals are good enough for leisurely riding. They're a great buy for the first timer. I loved them until I tried to race with them. They are really tough to get back into when you're on a technical/tight spot. They also jam up with sand fairly easily. I had to bang my shoe on the frame before I could get them to connect. They've also started creaking with every revolution.

Similar Products Used:

first set of clipless

[Jul 23, 2001]
Drew Shock
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Easy entry-exit, has a definite click on entry, tension scale with click postions makes for easy adjustment.

Weakness:

Could use better instructions on cleat installation.(These are my first clipless)

Love going clipless, it's like the bike wants to pedal itself. Great for first-timers going clipless, I had no problem cliping out. At $24 includung shipping from Jenson USA, it's hard to beat the Wellgo 813 pedals.

Note: I have AXO Revolution shoes and the 98A cleat included with the pedals has to be extremely tight to keep it from moving when I twist my foot to clip out.

Similar Products Used:

None, used clips before

[Jul 09, 2001]
Joseph
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Price, performance, and did I mention the price?! For $20? Come on, even if they only last a season, as a weekend warrior on rough terrain, these are the bomb!
No problems in getting in and out, but I'm used to the SPD's from road biking. Nice low profile. Compared to the Shimano 515's for twice the money, these are unbeatable!

Weakness:

The paint won't last and doesn't look as pretty as the Shimano, but at a 60RPM+ cadence, who'll notice!
Doesn't feel as smooth as the Shimano, especially when muddy.

A no brainer at $20 for the weekend warrior/newbie. These guys rock! Next to the Manitou fork and Avid brakes, my favorite component on the bike! Helped me a lot with the bunnyhops, lunges, and general uphill cycling.
Buy them! You'll love them for what they cost!

Similar Products Used:

Shimano 515

[Jul 07, 2001]
John
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

these are awesome pedals, especially for the measly price of $19.00
work smooth as silk after almost 5 years
beats my old Shimano 535's since they developed a clunk in the bearings

Weakness:

uh................

these are awesome pedals and you can't beat the value
I'd recommend these to anyone, espacially to those who havent't tried clipless pedals

Similar Products Used:

S H I T M A N O 535's

[Apr 02, 1999]
Erwin Figueroa
Cross-Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
Strength:

Clip tension. Small cage. Colors. Weight. Price.

Good looking small cage. Very similar to Shimano 545 but obviously for cheaper price and less weight. High tension clip. I have them at 1/4 of tension and feel like a bite on your feet. Their just GREAT!

[Apr 02, 1999]
Erwin Figueroa
Cross-Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
Strength:

Clip tension. Small cage. Colors. Weight. Price.

Good looking small cage. Very similar to Shimano 545 but obviously for cheaper price and less weight. High tension clip. I have them at 1/4 of tension and feel like a bite on your feet. Their just GREAT!

[May 25, 2000]
Mark
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

-Price
-Performance

Weakness:

-None found so far

This is a great set of pedals. The pedaling now is much more efficient, allowing me to climb with greater ease than was possible before. Although clipping into the pedal takes a little getting used to, it is nothing that a little practice can't solve.

These pedals are copies of Shimano 535 at a fraction of the price. Buy these if you want to try clippless pedals but don't want to spend alot, or not sure if you will like it. At this price (my local bike shop matched on-line bike catalog price at $22), you can't go wrong.

Similar Products Used:

First attempt at clipless pedals

[Jun 29, 2001]
Saint Viper

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

They work

Weakness:

Hard to get into, max release tension is a little weak

These pedals came with the bike. They work adequately, but not as well as my old Shimano pedals. I know you get what you pay for, but the shortcomings of these pedals are more due to design than build quality.

First of all, they are hard to get into. With my old Shimanos, I would put my foot somewhere near the pedal and it was like the cleats would get sucked in. These pedals require the cleat to be perfectly centered on the pedal and it takes a lot of force to get in. Once you are in, they are too easy to get out of. I have my release tension set to the max which is just good enough. Any lower and just moving around on the bike would cause a release.

I guess if you are a first time user and are looking for cheap clipless pedals, these may do. My advice is to try something else. Like I said, it's more of a design problem than a quality problem, so other cheap clipless pedals may work better. More expensive pedals will definately work better.

Overall rating is a 3 because they don't work well, but seem to be durable. If you can live with how they work, you shouldn't have to replace them. Value rating is a 4 because they are so inexpensive and get the job done. I remember when cheap clipless pedals cost well over $100. It's nice to see something offered in this price range.

Similar Products Used:

Shimano SPD

[Aug 08, 1999]
Brad Hartsock
Cross-Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
Strength:

simple, cheap

Weakness:

on the heavy side

as a fan of the 800s, i decided to have performance price-match supergo. $27...you can pay $19 for replacement cleats! long story short, the pedal cage rises near the middle of the cleat area, so i find my foot rocks side-to-side much less than with the 800s--less rocking, more stability/power. 4 degrees of float is perfect if you set you cleats properly...and when you want out, you get out! rock on wellgo...

Similar Products Used:

time atc, wellgo 800

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