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    Clipless pedals

    I have been cycling for a few months. My longest ride to date is 20 miles.
    I want to switch to clipless. I have a crossover (hybrid) and will eventually purchase a road bike.
    Any suggestions for shoes and pedals (brands and style)???????

    Thanks

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    Shimano SPD compatibles are popular as are Crank Brothers Egg Beaters. I don't ride clipless myself, so the previous sentence is from observation, not experience.

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    I have tried three brand of pedals. A no name ATB pedal, a Time ATB pedal and Shimanon road Ultegra pedal. I used the ATB pedals at first because with their double surface I thought they would be easier to clip into. On that score I was wrong. The Shimano Ultegra Road pedal is by far the easiest to clip into and out of. Look and other manufacturers make simular road pedals that I am sure are just as satisfactory. Unfortunately these better pedals are not the cheapest.

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    I use an off road pedal (shimano SPD) because road shoes arer DEADLY.
    If you walk at all off the bike, the hard soles of the road shoes are slippery, they were not made to walk in.
    MTB shoes were. You have to be careful though and make sure you get shoes with a stiff insole or you lose the advantage of clipless pedals ( I have Sidi Dominators. Don't try them on unless you can afford them. After I tried them I couldn't find any others as comfortable, so I ended up spending WAY more on shes than I wanted to. )

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    I always recommend a pricepoint combo deal to people wanting to get into clipless.
    http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/126...ome-Pedals.htm
    Thats probably one of the best buys out there. If you ask me, Crankbrothers makes the best pedal. I have been using my Candy SL's (variation of the crankbrothers classic eggbeater pedal) for 7 months now and i am pleased 100%
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    Even on my roadie I use regular old SPD.

    A good pedal for cheap is the shimano M-505.

    The current pedal I'm using on my roadie is a Ritchey V4 pro (great pedal, pricey but smooth as silk, however it cannot use a standard SPD cleat due to the way the pedal is made....the V4 cleat does work with other SPD pedals though...just other SPD cleats don't work with the V4....go figure...)

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    If you appreciate elegant design, just eyeball the different types and make your decision then. Chances are you would go for Crank Bros... then read up some reviews on your choice to make sure.

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    http://www.mtbr.com/reviews/manufacturers/3430/

    As for crankbrothers they have 4 pedals on the market, each with their own differences but all containing the crank brothers clipping in design.

    There are the regular egg beaters which are pretty much the epitome of crank brothers, thats the link i posted in my previous post. There really isnt any platform besides the clipping in place. Since the contact patch is so small, you will want a stiff shoe.

    The Candy Series is the same thing as the egg beaters except it has a little platform around it. I opted for these because sometimes i ride with sneakers for short distances,
    I need some sort of platform for that.

    THen the Mallet which has a large platform and i think looks odd. Crank bros says its for DH use (on their website).

    They have the "road" one called Quatro but i dont see why its all road
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    Quote Originally Posted by phantomcow2
    http://www.mtbr.com/reviews/manufacturers/3430/

    As for crankbrothers they have 4 pedals on the market, each with their own differences but all containing the crank brothers clipping in design.

    They have the "road" one called Quatro but i dont see why its all road
    Slightly larger platform than Candies, and narrower Q-factor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phantomcow2
    I always recommend a pricepoint combo deal to people wanting to get into clipless.
    http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/126...ome-Pedals.htm
    Thats probably one of the best buys out there. If you ask me, Crankbrothers makes the best pedal. I have been using my Candy SL's (variation of the crankbrothers classic eggbeater pedal) for 7 months now and i am pleased 100%

    you didnt recommend me a link in my clipless post

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    I've also been riding for a couple of months and just switched over to clipless. At the recommendation from several members in my bike club I opted for the Speedplay Frogs. I really like them a lot! I couldn't have climbed all the hills I did this past weekend without them. They are small, light and very easy to clip into and out of the pedal.

    They come in a few different varieties having to do with whether you want titanium, stainless, or chrome and how much you want to spend. I went for the gusto and opted for the Ti model.

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    Crankbrothers....nothing else needs to be said. Good Luck.

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