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    which pedals?

    What do you recommend for pedals for my new bike? Should I just switch my candy's from my hybrid to my road bike or get something new?

    I can't decide.

    I like the ease of use of my egg beaters, but I do notice my knees and the bottom of my feet hurt on really long rides (>60 miles)
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    Quote Originally Posted by momof4greatkids View Post
    What do you recommend for pedals for my new bike? Should I just switch my candy's from my hybrid to my road bike or get something new?

    I can't decide.

    I like the ease of use of my egg beaters, but I do notice my knees and the bottom of my feet hurt on really long rides (>60 miles)
    What type of shoes are you wearing? My feet and knees quit hurting on longer rides when I bought a new pair of Specialized shoes for women.
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    The Forum has censured me on this issue. I am not permitted to give advice on pedals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Gee View Post
    The Forum has censured me on this issue. I am not permitted to give advice on pedals.
    You can only give good advice!

    I'll stand with my liking of sport A520 shimano's with sport shoes for sport road riders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beverly View Post
    What type of shoes are you wearing? My feet and knees quit hurting on longer rides when I bought a new pair of Specialized shoes for women.
    Thanks Bev, right now I wear adidas mtn bike shoes. My shop is a specialized dealer so I know I could get a pair there.
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    Since your use to the eggbeaters get the Crank Brothers Quattro's.

    http://www.crankbrothers.com/quattro.php

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    It comes down to whether you value riding or walking more. If riding, get road shoes and road cleats like Look or SPD-SL.
    Some people prefer to use the same pedal system on all their bikes. I prefer to use the system that works best for the type of riding I do on that bike. Looks for the road bike, Eggbeaters for the MTB and commuter, toe clips for the town bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maddmaxx View Post
    You can only give good advice!

    I'll stand with my liking of sport A520 shimano's with sport shoes for sport road riders.
    I have just done a ride on the "OLD" bike that has M520's fitted. Spd Mountain bike Shoe by the way so I can walk from the bike to the cafe and in the Cafe while I get my coffee and Bun. On the "NEW" bike I have the A520's fitted. Same shoe- different pedal. My feet hurt right now after a 3 hour ride.(Coffee and bun time taken out). I have not noticed any foot pain with the A 520's. There is a difference with the pedals and the longer length of the A520's does not seem to cause a problem. The M520s are about the same size as the eggbeaters, so perhaps a smaller area taking strain on the foot.
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