The Wellgo WAM-M3 Pedals feature a new retention mechanism that allows easier cleat engagement thanks to a wider front port. The low profile forged alloy body of the M3 makes this a great lightweight pedal. Wellgo's CrMo axle and sealed bearings provide a long smooth service life.
These pedals work, but... The screws come loose. See all those screws in the picture? There's 8 per pedal and they all come loose if you don't keep a close eye on them. Loctite fixes that, but they should have come Loctited to begin with. Also, the absence of pedal wrench flats is somehow supposed to be a sign that the pedals are nicer. What this usually means, though, is that you're way more likely to strip the only way of installing and removing these things with an allen wrench. Just be really careful that the wrench is fully engaged before torquing these pedals on or off.
The stops to keep the binding spring plate in position are a weak design. If you stomp into your pedals hard, or have pedal strikes they will wear off and then you can't clip in. Mine lasted half a dozen MTB rides OK for gentle road use, but not much use on a mountain bike
Pros: Very light weight, cheap, new pedals are nice Cons: Poor cleat retention unless you crank down the spring tension, then they have a hard release. More difficult to clip in than other brands. My feet popped out of the pedals several times while airborne or going over rough, technical spots. Conclusion: These pedals are cheap for a reason. They're not good for mountain biking, but could be a nice, light, cheap pair of new pedals for your commuter bike.
Ok purchase for the money. They broke the first time i clipped a rock at fast speed....but did the job for my first clipless
These were my first clipless pedals and they certainly did the trick. For such an inexpensive pedal they are durable and do as they are supposed to. That being said, they don't offer amazing retention IMO and lack the solid feel that you get from even the lowest level of Shimano pedals. Given the fact that the Shimanos are now cheaper than these pedals, I really can't see any reason why you would choose these. It's rare that you can spend less and get more, but luckily it's not too good to be true. Go for the Shimanos and you won't be disappointed.
I have these on all my bikes's except one. One set weighed in at 309.5g, my first set is still working strong they have taken rock hits, one set even hit the pavement in a low side crash, still working great no excess play. Kept clean and and adjusted, they will last as long as can be expected from a clip-less peddle. I have read reviews about adjustment screws falling out, the screws are held against a detent by the springs and make an audible click when turned. The only way for the screws to fall out would be if they where loosened past their adjustment range.
Great price point, made me move away from standard pedals. Have made a few 9 mile commutes to work and some single track rides. Had an issue getting them adjusted as a first time user. Seem to have them set now. Just have to remember to unclip faster when coming to a full stop.
Both in price and quality. I bought these as a pedal / shoe combo. The shoes have been great but the pedals have long since been thrown out. These things fell apart after just two months of normal use. I switched back to shimano -- won't buy Wellgo again.
No problems at all with the pedals, was just my first set. I have moved on to Crank Brothers now since I wanted a different style. Still have these on a different bike though!
I bought these as my first set of clipless pedals, and so far I'm quite pleased. Clipping in was difficult at first, but has gotten easier with use; retention is solid and clipping out is effortless. I haven't used these on the trails yet, but so far I'm enjoying them. For $25, they seem incredibly solid, even compared to shimano pedals. Highly recommended.
I purchased these as my first set of clipless pedals to try. They are easy to adjust and lock into. Haven't tried them on the trails yet. On the road they work very well.
Yes, I read all the reviews. I used locktite on the adjustment screws and then adjusted them. Pedals are difficult to clip into at first but this was expected. For the price you can't beat them. Secure, fairly easy to release and stable under foot.
Good pedals for the money. Easy to clip in/out of and light. Have used the same pedals on 4 different bikes. They've lasted very well. They don't shed mud the best, but Egg Beaters are the best for that. Just keep an eye on the Phillips head screws as they will back out if left unattended.
I have 3 sets of these on my bikes (MTB and cyclocross), my oldest pair is 10 yrs old and still working fine. They have sealed bearings and are easy to take apart and lube/clean. At 302 grams these are lighter than some of the more popular (and WAY more expensive) pedals like XT,XTR, and crank bro. candy 3. If you need new cleats for them most every LBS is going to have the shimano sh51 cleats which I have used and they work fine. Save yourself 100 bucks and a few grams and try these out.
I've used these pedals for over ten years. After the first couple rides, when I was getting them dialed in, I haven't had a problem. They shed mud pretty good too. I can't recommend them enough, especially for the price. If you are trying to save money these are the pedals to get.