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Wellgo Pedals any good?

Old 06-17-12, 07:24 AM
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Wellgo Pedals any good?

Was looking at getting some new pedals for my cross bike and ran across some at Pricepoint. They're cheap and light for the money.

https://www.pricepoint.com/detail/128...oad-Pedals.htm
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They're crappy. Hard to get in, hard to get out. Time and Shimano are good.
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Old 06-17-12, 07:40 AM
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Lol, tell me how you really feel.

Was looking for some replacement pedals for my cross bike. These would be about 130 grams lighter and take the same cleat. (have some heavy Shimano mtb pedals on there now.)
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I ride Wellgo W41s and think they're great. Easy in and out, light, and cheap.
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no, stay away
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depends really. they make/made some of the "forte" pedals.
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Old 06-17-12, 08:13 AM
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I might just try 'em out - at this price if they suck it's not a big loss.
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Originally Posted by ravenmore View Post
I might just try 'em out - at this price if they suck it's not a big loss.
If you do, post back about them. I've been wondering the same thing since the reviews are all over the place on them.
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Old 06-17-12, 05:08 PM
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I've had a few different Wellgo sets; some were just fine, one set fell apart, though it had a LOT of kilometers on it. You'd really do better to simply get a set of Eggbeaters off CL or eBay.
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My stoker/wife has been using Wellgo LU-904s on back of our tandem for the past 30,000+ miles. They are toeclip compatible (not clipless) and have rebuilt them once.
Cheap and she likes them.
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Had them on my old Cannondale, they were pretty good and very durable (30,000kms +)
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I got a pair of those with a pair of cheap shoes for my first (steel frame) road bike for about $70.00 new. I've since moved up to Look pedal but those Wellgos were fine, got me started with clipless pedals. They are still serviceable but I have to say the Look are much easier to clip in and out of.
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I own WPD 95's and the Shimano equivalent. The Wellgo's worked quite well but aren't as smooth as the Shimanos. When you buy Wellgo's you are buying for price. Al
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Originally Posted by ericm979 View Post
They're crappy. Hard to get in, hard to get out. Time and Shimano are good.
I have two pairs of Wellgo's. I think they are good utility pedals, but the finish and bearing smoothness aren't as good as more expensive pedals. I have never had a problem clipping in or out, and never a case of accidental unclipping.
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I have used those type Wellgo's and was happy with them for 3 years. Now I use Wellgo W 44's. Clip in in is like any other SPD. With the W-44's I have had to tighten up one of the assembly screws twice (in 1 year). Both scratch easy, don't they all. They are as good as any other, but at a better price. imo
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Old 06-17-12, 08:19 PM
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Reviews all over the place = bad quality control (keeps those prices down!)

In other words, roll the dice or spend more.
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Old 06-18-12, 04:51 AM
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Wellgo is an OEM of pedals. Most of their products are branded as something else. A lot of people are riding around on wellgo pedals and don't even realize it. They make many types of pedals, some very high quality and some very cheap, hence the mixed reviews. The only way to know is to read reviews of the exact product you are interested in.
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mihlbach is right here...they make a TON of different pedals in all variety of qualities. I've been using some branded as Forte for I don't even know how many years now and they still just keep on going (for the record, they are a LOOK Delta cleat pedal...not SPD). I also use a pair of Wellgo's branded as Ritchey on my mountain bike....Think I stuck them on there in 2008-ish...and they were actually used when I did.

My own personal experience with other pedals...LOOK's are basically indestructible, but can be expensive. I wore out a pair of eggbeaters (the bearings) in two months once. And I've never had good luck with Speedplays either.

And that ends my 2cents.
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Wellgos in general are ok. They won't spin freely. They will not be light. They will not last for years. But, they will allow you to pedal. They are only worth the money spent on them, if you absolutely can't spend more.

However, the MG-8s are a horrible blight on the world. I had them for a few months. The mechanism is single-sided and above the pedal axis, so what happens is they always end up facing down. This becomes more of a problem the more tired you are, as I was prone to cramps when trying to flip the pedal and clip-in further into a longer ride. Really sucked when starting off at an intersection. If you want SPD style, I would recommend a dual-sided MTB pedal over those a thousand times over.

I suggest you spend $20 more and get the Shimano M540. They have served my well on my mountain ride.
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Had some. No.
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Wellgos in general are ok. They won't spin freely. They will not be light. They will not last for years. But, they will allow you to pedal. They are only worth the money spent on them, if you absolutely can't spend more.

However, the MG-8s are a horrible blight on the world. I had them for a few months. The mechanism is single-sided and above the pedal axis, so what happens is they always end up facing down. This becomes more of a problem the more tired you are, as I was prone to cramps when trying to flip the pedal and clip-in further into a longer ride. Really sucked when starting off at an intersection. If you want SPD style, I would recommend a dual-sided MTB pedal over those a thousand times over.

I suggest you spend $20 more and get the Shimano M540. They have served my well on my mountain ride.
Thanks for the input. I actually have 540's now on the bike. Just bought a new Specialized CruX for a fantastic price, but it was a Tiagra/LX equipped bike and is heavy as heck (22 lbs 11oz). I had the Shimano pedals in a parts bin. Was shopping and ran across the Wellgo's and just was curious. They also have a dual sided pedal that is on par with XTR pedals in terms of weight for about the same price as the MG-8's. Might try those.
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Old 06-19-12, 12:37 AM
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Originally Posted by waterrockets View Post
Had some. No.
Howdy MIke! Which Wellgo's did you try?
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Spend +30 dollars more now and have good Shimano 105 SPD-SL's that will last you, or spend +70 to buy them later when your Wellago's break.

Worth it only if you found a pair of Wellago's on a bike or something...
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I think I'll stick to MTB pedals since its a cross bike.
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Wellgo pedals are excellent. I have a pair of MTB pedals that still work perfectly - I bought them in the 90s. I don't use them all day every day, but they have many, many hundreds of hours on them.

I have a pair of the ultra light and cheap MG8 single sided spd road pedals. Again, many years use, several thousand miles, no sign of functional wear.

Definitely a high bang/buck ratio.
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