Hi to all,
My first thread here.......I'm a clyde, 5 foot ten and 290 lbs....I've just bought a Trek 2100zr and a set of Aerotech bibs.....I've got nothing to loose now but 100 lbs of excess me!! I currently have a set of Shimano SPD's on the bike with clip on flats. My neighbor, an avid cyclist, has suggested that I purchase a set of shoes for the clipless pedals straight away.......I've searched the forum but have to confess that I'm a little bewildered with all the opinions.....so...where do most start? Do I go hi-end straight away and buy something like the Sidi megas or is there another starting point? As well, do I need "road" shoes or are there reasonable alternatives in a mountain bike shoe? I will be mainly training with the bike other than a very short commute to work (nine blocks - I actually walk it more often than ride)
Any help is greatly appreciated......I really excited to get started with this!