Bikes and Pedals!
We are reviewing the Wellgo W-43 Clip-less pedals from BD Bikes
Priced at £19.99p
Thinking of upgrading, then check out this review on the Wellgo W-43 Clip-less pedals from BD Bikes.
2 x SPD Pedals
2 x set of cleats
1 x Sticker
The W-43 have a flat flip side ideal for a road bike or even for a MTB Hybrid.
The benefit of having a flat side to a pedal is that it will enable you ride with every day shoes or trainers.
The W-43 has a Aluminum Body frame making it a lightweight pedal, weighing in at 396 g/pair.
How easy to fit.If you can change a tyre then you most certainly will be able to change your pedals for theses W=43 Clip-less ones. The first thing to do is remove your old pedals from your bike.
Before fitting I personally treat the threads to a little bit of Copper Grease as this will allow a far better release if you would wish to remove them at a later date.
SPD to the Top.
Flat side to the Bottom.
The test bike I am using on this review will be a 29er Marlin by Trek, the reason I have decided to review the W-43 Clip-less pedals on a MTB, is simply because you clip in and out more on a MTB than you normally do on a road bike, making this the ideal test on the clip in and out side of the W-43 Pedals.
After first fitting the W-43 Clip-less pedals from BD Bikes I took the bike for a quick test run clipping in and out to see what adjustments maybe needed, in fact I did not need to make any adjustment to the W-43 at any time. I used them straight out the box and whether or not they are set up this way, but I found them to be spot on, not too stiff and not too loose and floppy, so the first stage was perfect!
To clip in to the W-43 simply place your shoe on the SPD side of the pedal and line up the cleat with the front mount and push your foot down to lock, to release just twist your foot to the side, if this is your first time trying do this several times, first with one pedal then the other, it may help if you lean against a wall or fence. If you find it is too hard to release you may need an adjustment on the pedal.
Now we are all set for out first ride.
This is a review on a clip-less pedal from BD Bikes so lets get stuck right in and go for a 19 mile off road blast, with plenty Clip in, Clip out situations!
We went across main roads where I had to clip in and out with no problems there at all, then we went along a Towpath, plenty of stop start there, so more clip in and out with no problems.
Cycling wise it is a lot easier with the clip-less pedals as you can use both up and down strokes of the pedal.
Then we headed on to main road and again no problems there, I always felt safe in the knowledge that the cleats could be removed any time from the pedals.
Now comes the fun Part!
Fields, woods, Fields, Woods, Steep hill descents bumps lost count on the times I had to clip in and out, but not once did the W-43 fail and send me off balance, unlike other clip-ins, so as far as I am concerned a great first test!
Weight 396 g/pr
Pedal size 90 x 100 x 32.5 mm
Flat one side Clip on the other side
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UPDATEI have been out for a ride around the woods wearing a flat pair of shoes to find out if the grips on the flat side of the W-43 would slip or let go of the shoe, and all through the ride had no problems what so ever with the feet slipping or losing grip on the flat side of the pedal, so for the mountain bike riders out there I can recommend this one from BD Bikes!
A Quick ride out on trainers, no problem, just use the Flat side!