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EdwardZ

Member since Jan 2013 • Last active Aug 2018
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    When they're more expensive than the walkable cleats, there's not much point. :(

    Looks like they have gotten more expensive.. There are, however, a number of use cases for V2 style over Walkable-- the later, can be made "Walkable" by Kool Kovers or their inexpensive Chinese knock-offs and can be "protected" for short walks by any of a number of covers from Speedplay and 3rd parties. For recreational cyclists the Walkable is perhaps a big plus-- the tiny bit of extra time to clip in does not matter-- but also with a downside: the rubber bits can fall offf (just like the Kool Kovers and copies but lacking a 3rd party replacement they are also much more expensive at almost 1/2 the price of a new pair of cleats).

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    Got a link for Pave V2?

    https://www.sigmasports.com/item/Speedpl­ay/Zero-Pave-Cleats-Red/5JBZ

    https://www.bike-discount.de/de/kaufen/s­peedplay-zero-pave-pedalplatten-set-rot-­676319

    (looks like the supply of V2 Red cleats is also drying up in Europe)

    Amongst the Walkable.. What is interesting is that

    https://r2-bike.com/SPEEDPLAY-Pedalplatt­en-fuer-Zero-Pave-Walkable

    only sell the Pave and sell it for the Pave, Zero and Zero Aero..

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    I couldn't find any info about stronger springs

    Getting information from Speedplay is difficult. The Light Action, for example, seems to use a softer spring Interestingly the difference in the Track variant is in the pedals themselves-- which effects (slightly) the way the release works-- and not the cleat.

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    I'm not seeing many v2 cleat options. Seems most are walkable versions.

    In Europe the standard Zero V2 seemed to have vanished from the distribution chain. All I see now for the Zero are the (more expensive) walkable versions, the (even more expensive) Nanogram cleat and the Pave (which I see in both V2 and Walkable variants)..

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    I asked explicitly what the differences are-- I also use the Speedplay pre-Pave cobblestone pedals so was curious about the new cleats. In a message I recieved in 2014 from Speedplay:


    Hi Edward,

    Thank you for contacting Speedplay.
    There is a difference in cleats.
    You can use a Pave cleat with Zero Pedals, but not Zero cleats with Pave pedals.

    Any further questions please feel free to contact us again.

    Regards,
    Bill

    Speedplay Inc.
    10151 Pacific Mesa Blvd. #107
    San Diego, CA 92121
    Ph. 858.453.4707

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    This reckons they're the same, just red. Although it's the old cleat.

    I thought you were looking for the V2 cleats. (Pave still seems widely available in Europe in both standard and walkable variants)

    Pave vs. Zero?
    The dimensions are the same but Speedplay do claim they are different. I was told (by Speedplay) that while the Zero can use either the Zero or Pave cleats, the Pave demands the Pave cleat and should not use the Zero's cleat. I can only speculate from this that the C-clips are slightly different-- probably a bit stronger.

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    So, any more opionions, is there a stack height difference in the walkables or not?

    Have you also considered using the Pave cleats? The difference is in the C-clip and it might be perhaps better for you...

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    Perhaps the issue i have encountered a few times is the difference between V1 and V2 adaptor plates

    V1 vs V2 was just the curvature of the adapter plates. They switched to offer the V2 adapter to better fit with its contemporary generation of shoes. On a Time shoe-- 4 hole bore-- there is no difference between V1 and V2 since one does not use the plates. With look bored shoes.. If your shoes had a good fit with the V1 adatpers they would continue to be the better fit.

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    Is there any difference in stack height between the v2 cleats and the walkable Zero cleats?

    Why sure there be? Basically they just slightly modified the metal top bit and added a plastic walkable top. The retention mechanism is unchanged-- like adding a Keep on Kover to a V2 (which differed from the v1 only, I think, in the adapter plate for 3 hole shoes).

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    Anyone got one spare Coffee Cover I could buy/have? I lost one of mine!

    Sure. Light Action but don't see a difference... have enough spare.. brand-new in their orignal Speedplay packaging.. just postage (probably 3.20 or 3.70 EUROs worldwide for a pair)..

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