October 9, 2010
Despite the boring names, the PR77 and PR107 pedals from Exustar are worth some attention. Taking an initial look at the pedal, it appears to be a standard Look style clipless pedal, but flip it around and check out the underside, and you will find an SPD compatible entry point.
For dedicated tourists that only use touring shoes this probably isn't a practical option, but for riders who like the feel of a road shoe for club/day rides, and a touring shoe for rides that require comfort and traction on and off the bike, this can add a little versatility to your bike. As a side benefit, the Look platform is shaped well for commuting around in street shoes.
The pedals include two sets of cleats, one for each side, and can be adjusted for release tension, giving you the chance to choose how tightly you would like to be locked into the pedals.
The pedals run around $75, which is a small price jump from their dedicated Look or SPD pedals.
Photos by Josh Tack
TOURING GEAR AND TIPS is written by Joshua Tack of Adventure Cycling's member services department. It appears weekly, highlighting technical aspects of bicycle touring and advice to help better prepare you for the journey ahead.