Ritchey Pro V4 Micro Road

Our rating 
3.0 out of 5 star rating 3.0
£67.99
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Tom Ritchey hates excess weight, which shows in this miniature single-sided version of his MTB pedals. The tiny forged steel body certainly keeps weight down but, combined with the small MTB-style two-bolt cleat, makes engagement tricky. Hit it bang on and you’re fine, but miss even slightly and the smooth sole of road shoes will slip straight off.

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The lack of any sort of broad support outside the metal cleat means more roll and a looser feel than the other pedals here, even with maximum spring tension and fresh cleats. And you’ll need a seriously stiff sole not to suffer hot spots on longer rides, and they’re dreadful to walk in.

On the bright side, they make for a very light pedal and cleat set-upat 262g, despite a very competitive price. They’re also ideal for anyone who uses SPD-style pedals on their mountain bike and doesn’t want to change pedal styles between bikes.

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