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Watching the video of just the torso on the Speedplay website is creepie!
 
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FreeEthan said:
Yes, that's VERY creepy. Plus, why would an endorsement from Liggett mean anything to someone looking for pedals?

That's not Phil Liggett in the ad. I believe that's Richard Byrne, the owner of Speedplay. The ad probably linked to a video on their website detailing the wind tunnel testing they did that supports the 33 seconds per hour saved claim.
 
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That ad is freaking ridiculous. There is no way pedals play more than a minuscule role in aerodynamics. It certainly wouldn't give a 33 second advantage. That's completely laughable. The Speedplay cleat alone is a rectangular block, and completely not aero.
 
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Speedplays are shallower than many other road pedals and cleats. The 33 seconds (0.9%) improvement only applies to 4 hole shoe soles - 3 are standard and it says the 3 to 4 adaptor with shims takes away 28 of those seconds because they double the front face cleat depth.