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Old 08-10-15, 09:42 PM   #1
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Which road pedal will work on these shoes

Hello Guys and Gals,

I need some help with which pedals will work with my Chrome Industries Spd Shoes.
Thing is I ride a lot on the roadie and was hoping there was a pedal out there that I can use the commuter Chrome shoes and also a Road shoe for the weekend.

Can I clip in a shimano a530 with the chrome shoes or do I really need MTB Pedals?


Any feedback will much appreciated , thank you.
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I don't know for sure, but I am guessing that if they are called SPD shoes, they have two holes to mount an SPD cleat. The A530 is a platform on one side, and a SPD clip-in on the other. You could get the same pedals for your road bike if you want to go with one pair of shoes.
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I've been using these on my road bike: Shimano PD-A600


And these on my Cyclocross bike: Shimano XTRs


Both work quite well.
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Hello Guys and Gals,

I need some help with which pedals will work with my Chrome Industries Spd Shoes.
Thing is I ride a lot on the roadie and was hoping there was a pedal out there that I can use the commuter Chrome shoes and also a Road shoe for the weekend.

Can I clip in a shimano a530 with the chrome shoes or do I really need MTB Pedals?


Any feedback will much appreciated , thank you.
I have never seen a combo of spd and road. It would be heavy so of limited appeal to road freaks. I'd suggest pedal - swapping.
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There are a few single sided SPD pedals. For example the Forte Pro SPD pedal.

Forte Pro Clipless Pedals 254 Grams | eBay

There is a discontinued Titanium/Magnesium version of the Forte Pro that occasionally shows up on E-Bay.

Forte Pro Magnesium Titanium Road Bike Pedals Clipless SPD | eBay

There are also titanium spindle double sided SPD pedals.
Wellgo W01 Titanium Spindle Axle Bike Clipless Pedal w Cleat 4 Shimano SPD SH51 | eBay

I've decided not to worry about a few grams on the pedals, and have found the standard double sided pedals are convenient.
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Awesome , so with my spd commuter shoes I can clip in with any of those pedals ??
Thats a relief, I was thinking I was going to have to buy mtb clipless pedals for it too work. Thanks CliffordK
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I run these with my Chrome shoes and have had no issues on any of the bikes I have used them on, from fixed gear to road to CX to mountain bikes.

Shimano PD-M520 Clipless Pedal > Components > Drivetrain, Brakes and Pedals > Pedals | Jenson USA
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I have never seen a combo of spd and road. It would be heavy so of limited appeal to road freaks. I'd suggest pedal - swapping.
PD A600. Great pedals.
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More generally : lots of companies have made the SPD compatible pedal Welgo*,MKS, Crank Bros, Time, Look ..
and their own cleat with the same 2 bolt mount standard .. established by Shimano.

* Welgo ships theirs in bulk, rebadged to Big importers , also, ala Performance/Nashbar.
generically they Are MTB pedals , so to answer your question, Yes you do buy MTB 'Spud' pedals..

the A530 is one in that broad category.

Road racing pedals use a Big 3 bolt cleat, it sticks up above a hard sole shoe . (that are hard to walk in)

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PD A600. Great pedals.
But they won't work with his road shoes.
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But they won't work with his road shoes.
PD A600 uses SPD bindings. I use MTB/sport touring shoes with mine. PD A520s are less expensive. Both are road specific, single entry pedals with SPD bindings compatible with MTB type SH-51 and SH-56 cleats.
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this?PD-A600

Shoe, a street/skate style? http://www.chromeindustries.com/us/en/footwear/city-spd

maybe a pedal with a platform on the back to wear the same shoe unclipped in , is more practical,

when you got stop-start, & lots of traffic lights to get through town.



Road shoe? , get the SPD-SL cleat. Same cleat as the MTB type, but adds stabilizing "pontoons" on either side.

the Pontoons give the lateral stability that is supplied by the edges of the cleat recess pocket , in the other shoe types.

cleat hardware still protrudes from the hard sole surface, So, still not a walkable combination..

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PD A600 uses SPD bindings. I use MTB/sport touring shoes with mine. PD A520s are less expensive. Both are road specific, single entry pedals with SPD bindings compatible with MTB type SH-51 and SH-56 cleats.
I don't disagree with what you've written, I'm just saying that the original post asked if there is a combo SPD/3-bolt pedal. I said no. You said, indirectly, just wear SPD shoes. The fellow wants to put on his 3-bolt shoes on the weekend.
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this?PD-A600

Shoe, a street/skate style? Cyclist Shoes | City SPD Shoes | City SPD Footwear | Chrome Industries

maybe a pedal with a platform on the back to wear the same shoe unclipped in , is more practical,

when you got stop-start, & lots of traffic lights to get through town.



Road shoe? , get the SPD-SL cleat. Same cleat as the MTB type, but adds stabilizing "pontoons" on either side.

the Pontoons give the lateral stability that is supplied by the edges of the cleat recess pocket , in the other shoe types.

cleat hardware still protrudes from the hard sole surface, So, still not a walkable combination..
I run SPD-SL's with my Ultegra pedals. There's no way I could clip into a SPD pedal in those cleats.
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I run SPD-SL's with my Ultegra pedals. There's no way I could clip into a SPD pedal in those cleats.
Shimano SPD (mountain/touring) and SPD-SL(road) are in no way compatible.

The only thing they share are the letters "SPD."
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I don't disagree with what you've written, I'm just saying that the original post asked if there is a combo SPD/3-bolt pedal. I said no. You said, indirectly, just wear SPD shoes. The fellow wants to put on his 3-bolt shoes on the weekend.
OP is looking for SPD pedals, not SPD-SL:

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Hello Guys and Gals,

I need some help with which pedals will work with my Chrome Industries Spd Shoes.
Thing is I ride a lot on the roadie and was hoping there was a pedal out there that I can use the commuter Chrome shoes and also a Road shoe for the weekend.

Can I clip in a shimano a530 with the chrome shoes or do I really need MTB Pedals?


Any feedback will much appreciated , thank you.
It may help to know that Chrome Ind only makes SPD shoes...not SPD-SL.

You said this:

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I have never seen a combo of spd and road. It would be heavy so of limited appeal to road freaks. I'd suggest pedal - swapping.
PD A520s and A600s are a combination of road/spd...they are literally SPD pedals made specifically for road bikes; the A600s are Ultegra level. However, now I see you are referring to a pedal with both SPD and SPD-SL bindings, which you are correct about, there is none. I believe you are just conflating the two pedal types.

"SPD" = two bolt cleats, usually mtb.

"SPD-SL" = three bolt, road only. Like Look KEO.

An SPD/SL carbon pedal would easily be lighter than the PD A530, but no one has done that yet.

Additionally...there are conversion kits to run SPD cleats on SPD-SL shoes.

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shoes/cleats:
spd = 2 holes
spd sl = 3 holes
multi purpose shoes = 5 holes
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OP is looking for SPD pedals, not SPD-SL:



It may help to know that Chrome Ind only makes SPD shoes...not SPD-SL.

You said this:



PD A520s and A600s are a combination of road/spd...they are literally SPD pedals made specifically for road bikes; the A600s are Ultegra level. However, now I see you are referring to a pedal with both SPD and SPD-SL bindings, which you are correct about, there is none. I believe you are just conflating the two pedal types.

"SPD" = two bolt cleats, usually mtb.

"SPD-SL" = three bolt, road only. Like Look KEO.

An SPD/SL carbon pedal would easily be lighter than the PD A530, but no one has done that yet.

Additionally...there are conversion kits to run SPD cleats on SPD-SL shoes.
Dang dude, you must be blind. The OP wrote very succinctly, "...was hoping there was a pedal out there that I can use the commuter Chrome shoes and also a Road shoe for the weekend.

There must be two pairs of shoes. Now if you want to try to convince me that you have SPD road pedals, go right ahead. Just start another thread, will you?
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Dang dude, you must be blind. The OP wrote very succinctly, "...was hoping there was a pedal out there that I can use the commuter Chrome shoes and also a Road shoe for the weekend.

There must be two pairs of shoes. Now if you want to try to convince me that you have SPD road pedals, go right ahead. Just start another thread, will you?
Ah, I see. This was answered already - PD A600 solves the problem. SPD pedals made for road bikes...I'm not sure why you aren't convinced they exist, that's just kind of weird.

You seem to be blind about where the op says "Can I clip in a shimano a530 with the chrome shoes..." The OP never mentioned SPD-SL, that was your assumption/neglegence. You are confused about what SPD and SPD-SL are. OP did say he rides a roadie, but A530s are not an uncommon site on stock road/cyclocross bikes - you assumed he has SL pedals on the roadie and ignored my informing you that Chrome only makes SPD pedals (not SL). You also ignored where I explained the difference between said pedal types.

You got it yet?

Not sure why that needs its own thread...you just need to pay attention and stop assuming.

http://www.amazon.com/Shimano-PD-A60...ywords=pd+a600

OP says he has these already:

http://www.amazon.com/Shimano-EPDA53...V4FMG7BM6ZDQEX

notice the mtb SPD binding on both road pedals.

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Awesome , so with my spd commuter shoes I can clip in with any of those pedals ??
Thats a relief, I was thinking I was going to have to buy mtb clipless pedals for it too work. Thanks CliffordK
Yes. You can clip into any pedal with SPD binding.

You cannot clip into any pedal with SPD-SL blinding.
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Anybody know what brand are these and if they will work ?
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I can't get the Chrome's to clip in , I'm assuming not lol
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Ah, I see. This was answered already - PD A600 solves the problem. SPD pedals made for road bikes...I'm not sure why you aren't convinced they exist, that's just kind of weird.

You seem to be blind about where the op says "Can I clip in a shimano a530 with the chrome shoes..." The OP never mentioned SPD-SL, that was your assumption/neglegence. You are confused about what SPD and SPD-SL are. OP did say he rides a roadie, but A530s are not an uncommon site on stock road/cyclocross bikes - you assumed he has SL pedals on the roadie and ignored my informing you that Chrome only makes SPD pedals (not SL). You also ignored where I explained the difference between said pedal types.

You got it yet?

Not sure why that needs its own thread...you just need to pay attention and stop assuming.

http://www.amazon.com/Shimano-PD-A60...ywords=pd+a600

OP says he has these already:

http://www.amazon.com/Shimano-EPDA53...V4FMG7BM6ZDQEX

notice the mtb SPD binding on both road pedals.
A PD A600 is not a road pedal in my book. There you go. We have different opinions. I see the PD A600 as a commuting/touring pedal. Sorry if you disagree, you've not had a good day.

So you quote part of what the OP wrote and leave out the part which says, in effect, "I have two pairs of shoes." I noticed that you did this before. The quote a segment but leave out the inconvenient parts that refute what you've written. It is most tiresome.

The SPD-SL cleat was NOT brought up by me. Go back and read it.

So, go on, read.
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A PD A600 is not a road pedal in my book. There you go. We have different opinions. I see the PD A600 as a commuting/touring pedal. Sorry if you disagree, you've not had a good day.

So you quote part of what the OP wrote and leave out the part which says, in effect, "I have two pairs of shoes." I noticed that you did this before. The quote a segment but leave out the inconvenient parts that refute what you've written. It is most tiresome.

The SPD-SL cleat was NOT brought up by me. Go back and read it.

So, go on, read.
In your opinion...precisely. Shimano classifies the pedals as "premium road spd pedals" here:

http://bike.shimano.com/content/sac-...s/pd-a600.html

Actually I've had a great day; I'm currently racking up overtime by sitting in a chair and arguing with you.

This isn't about what the OP said, it is about what you said. I offered up the same reply as post #3 , but you took issue with what I said for some reason and it seems you do not understand the difference between the two pedals we've been tit and tatting about.

Here is where you brought up SPD-SL:

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I don't disagree with what you've written, I'm just saying that the original post asked if there is a combo SPD/3-bolt pedal. I said no. You said, indirectly, just wear SPD shoes. The fellow wants to put on his 3-bolt shoes on the weekend.
Wrong.

3-bolt is a synonym for SPD-SL/Look. The OP never even implied that he wanted 3-bolt/SL, the context of the discussion never diverged from him mentioning the A530s, which are SPD. The two shoe comment is a straw man - read the title of the thread, it is about finding pedals for his Chrome shoes, not vice versa.

If this is tiresome to you, then perhaps you need to be evaluated by your primary care doc for a b12 insufficiency. Otherwise, please pay attention to the progress of the thread...at least read the thread title and skim over previous posts if you intend to engage in rhetoric.

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You don't need an SPD pedal; you could go flat. See, for example, http://www.bikejames.com/wp-content/...-Manifesto.pdf.

When I switched from toe clips/straps to SPD, I went 10% faster, but I kept falling and went back to clips/straps. I lost 10% of my speed, but I no longer lost time or skin to falls. Going to very cheap flats with plastic studs and Five Ten Minaars, I gained the 10% back. I had hotspots with the SPDs and have none now. I'm about to buy a good flat pedal, probably a DMR V12, but Performance's Forte is very well thought of at $40 (Forté Transfer Platform Pedals) and Nashbar has one at $44.

Flats may not be for everybody, but they're worth considering, even with SPD-capable shoes.
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