I remember seeing somewhere in the forums a type of pedeal adapter that made it possible to change the pedals on a two hole crank without a wrench. You screwed the thingy’s in to the crank then the pedals would lock into them. Anyone know where to find them? I link would be great.
They all seem to have a little more off set due to the addition of a QR mechanism. The bear trap XCF and the Traverse styles are far nicer than the older road style pedals shown in the previous threads.
I was thinking about this very thing the other day when contemplating whether a dual hole crank really made sense; due to the time factor in changing pedal positions, I don’t tend to change pedals on a ride, which is really the only advantage of having a two hole crank.
Keep in mind that the additional QR is ~$35 and is not included with the pedals.
Those Bear Trap styled pedals look nice and the second hole in a set of 150/125 would be no problem by the looks of them. My hesitation is $$ and durability. I suppose if they fail you can warranty the pedals, but that’s not really a very good answer.
I’m going to check on MTBR and see if there are any reviews.
In terms of fiddle time, wearing out threads, and just being a general pain the arse, changing pedals on the trail sucks. I’d be willing to bet that most people who ride dual hole cranks rarely change the pedal position on the trail.
Imagine being able to stop, press a button, and simply switch the pedal from one position to another in seconds. I would do this on the trail, whereas with having to take off my pack, get out a tool, unscrew the pedals, screw the pedals back in, put the tool away, put the pack back on, well it’s easy to see why folks don’t change their pedals on the trail.
I want pedal position changes to be as easy as lowering or raising my seat, which I do with a quick release clamp
My only question is durability, cuz $100 investment is a lot of the pedals wear out in three months. Xpedo seems to make good pedals.
How do you fit two adapters of these type though? Looking at them doesn’t the large side button rotate when they are screwed in so you could never get two next to each other, the other type linked to further up the thread has a push in collar so can be put side by side.