Expensive but good.
I previously had pedals with normal length axles and a pedal spacer. Trouble is, that extended the axle by 20mm, as a spacer puts the axle thread completely outside the crank once spaced.
These long axles allowed me to get the axle length to +12.5mm, which was more what I needed to stop my duck feet hitting the cranks.
Ridiculously expensive for what they are though. You basically buy a set of £130 pedals, throw away half of them and buy the axles again. Would have preferred to be able to buy the pedals with long axles for say a 10% premium.
But they have worked, and Speedplay are the only company I could find who did longer axles, so I should be grateful that they do.
15 June 2010
this product works for turned out feet
i had a problem with my right foot turning out after leg break,this caused my heel to catch the frame.The longer axle on the righthand side cured the issue well pleased
12 January 2015
Expensive but does the job.
I bought the 1/4" longer version. A lot of money when you could get a new pedal for very little more but that is not Wiggles fault. Easy to replace if you carefully follow the enclosed instructions.
16 June 2014
well worth buying if you ride with your heel in gives you plenty of clearance.
08 January 2014
Extra wide stance for narrow Q-factor
The reason I switched to Speedplay Zeros is due to bike fit. Campy has a very narrow Q-factor and it causes discomfort in my hips and my feet outer edges were 'cramping'. I had moved the Look Keo cleats as close as possible towards the pedals and the shoes away from the pedals but that didn't help. So my bike fitter @ Loue Bicycles suggested I try SpeedPlay Zeros.
So from a bike fit perspective, the level of adjustments offered by Speedplay (at a cost) are second to none (fore-aft, spindle length, etc.). By using the 59mm spindle & fore-aft extender plates, I am able to find a comfortable fit. My hips are no longer complaining and after giving more float to my right foot during a ride my feet are not complaining. And because of the longer spindle and float adjustments, my heels are not hitting the chain stays anymore! So my sub-conscious has to adjust to the new setup. My hip & feet also has to take some time to adjust to the new stance. These pedals need patience & time to adjust to get the fit & feel.
10 December 2013
Longer axles improved movement.
Had a bicycle fitting. The fitter suggested longer Axles for my SpeedPlay Pedals.
They seem to be well made. The extension has helped remove pressure from my knee.
11 August 2013
Extra stance width for wide feet
Not a cheap upgrade by any means, but for anyone with wide feet needing some clearance between shoe and cranks, these are ideal.
Both my cleats were adjusted to the limit of side movement but my right knee still bowed out at top of the pedal stroke, a sure sign of needing a wider foot stance (too many years on flat mtb pedals?). Fitting these axles solved the issue straight away, and allowed me to have cleats mounted more centrally to fine tune the stance rather than be fixed at the limit of movement. I'm far more comfortable as a result and no longer get any discomfort on the outside edge of my right foot from the knee pushing out and rolling the foot onto the outside edge of the sole plate.
28 July 2013
Perfect product when you need it.
Speedplay are the only company that have this sort of product to assist riders with Bio-mechanical issues.
This replacement axle, like all Speedplay pedals is beautifully made and I could not fault it in any way.
Sadly it turns out that I do not need the longer axle but of course the only way to discover that is to buy it and try it!
Because it is such a good product I am still recommending it even though it does not suit me.
29 March 2013
An expensive add on to already expensive pedals, but, worth every penny if you need to change the Q factor of your cranks. My knees have thanked me for spending this much on the longer axles. A cheaper option is the Specialized BG pedal extenders at £20 which I have on my other bike,just as good but not as pretty. Very well made and a nice finishing touch to a new bike. Very easy to fit (ten minutes).
06 August 2012
half inch more axles
I sure wish other pedal makers would have the fit options that Speedplay have. The axles are beaucoup expensive, even on Wiggle. But, physio is even more expensive.
08 May 2012
More quality gear from Speedplay
Excellent idea for those of us who aren't designed for the narrow Q of most road cranksets.
Even though they cost nearly as much as a set of chromoly pedals with cleats, you do get to upgrade to stainless at the same time.
Axels came with excellent instructions and spare pre-loctited screws and
the quality of the machining and finish is outstanding, which made for a very simple changeover.
20 June 2011
I can confirm that most riders require the standard length, there is no special formula and if you are having issues with your heels coming into contact with your feet then you can change the axle depending on how much clearance you feel that you need.
I can confirm that there is multiple reasons why longer axles are provided, someone who may have wider feet and find the standard to be uncomfortable or for those riders that find that there heel comes into contact with their rear stays.
I would like to order Speedplay X2 pedal 1/2 inch longer axle but it seems not available. Would there be new stock coming in? If not, would I be able to use the Zero pedal 1/2 inch longer axle which is available, on the X2 pedals? Thanks
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this is for a pair of axles plus two T25 securing screws & instructions. They are a doddle to fit, taking about 5mins the pair.
Lengths listed as +/- measurement of the standard length of the replacement pedal, which is easier to find on the speedplay website, but basically 53mm for zeros and 55mm for cromolly light action. So a + 1/8in zero would be approx 56mm long.
Axles are only compatible with the same pedal model, but these stainless axes will fit a chromo version of the same model.