Have relegated my R5800 pedals to a ‘winter’ bike I am building up and fitted R7000 to my road bike.
Has anyone done the same and if so have you had to make any other changes?
Are there any definite changes between the two pedals to spindle length, angle of clamping the cleats or shape of the pedal making it feel different?
First impressions is they clamp the cleats a lot firmer (blue), not just tighter on unclipping but also less float around the front of the cleat. There is no obvious wear on the 5800s but feel is very different - not uncomfortable though.
There is certainly a stack height change which has really irritated me. I have seen in reviews mention of the R8000 Ultegra pedal stack height changing (and mention of 7mm) but can’t find anything definitive for the R7000s. To get me riding I have dropped the saddle also 7mm (not moved back yet) but somehow the position feels too long and low, the exact opposite of what you would expect!
Obvious fix would be stick the R5800s back on and raise the saddle back up, but ideally I would get the bike feeling good on these. Very shocked at how much such a tiny change has mucked my whole bike feel up.