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Old 04-27-06, 08:17 AM   #1
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Getting used to two different SPD pedals on different bikes?

I have and love my Shimano 540s. I have used them on my mountain bike mainly, and recently on my commuter. A friend of mine donated his 515s, which nearly killed him, and over 100 angry mtbr. reviewers.

I was wondering if I should just put the 515s on the commuter, as they are more likely to get scraped and beat up, and leave the 540s on the mountain bike, or should I stick with one type of pedal all round?

My concern is that I will be uncomfortable each time I switch to a different bike, and have to do the learning curve all over again. I have never even tried any other pair of clipless, so I can't compare, but I know it took me a while to get used to the 540s.

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Old 04-27-06, 09:23 AM   #2
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I have a WTB pair that came with my Bianchi Eros and I have a pair of older Nashbar's (That I think are actually rebranded Ritchey?) on my fixed gear. I notice the difference, and prefer the Nashbar's, but it doesn't take me any time to get used to switching between them. Usually there are more noticable difference between two bikes.
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I've got 3 different type of SPD's between my bikes, and have never had any kind of a problem adjusting to them. This isn't due to any great design on my part, more based on what I had at hand when I built the bike. I like the fact that I don't have to worry 'what shoes have I got' type issues. Both shoes have SPD cleats, all my bikes are spd pedals, I'm good to go.

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I've got 3 different type of SPD's between my bikes, and have never had any kind of a problem adjusting to them. This isn't due to any great design on my part, more based on what I had at hand when I built the bike. I like the fact that I don't have to worry 'what shoes have I got' type issues. Both shoes have SPD cleats, all my bikes are spd pedals, I'm good to go.

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I have five bikes with various brands/models of SPD pedals. They all work and feel the same.

Don't worry about it.
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I have five bikes with various brands/models of SPD pedals. They all work and feel the same.

Don't worry about it.
Two different brands of SPD pedals here, non problems.
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