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Old 03-10-06, 09:19 AM   #1
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Specialized or Shimano Shoes

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I'm a newbie trying to decide between two pairs of entry level shoes. Both fit pretty well and feel good on the trainer at the LBS and are the same dollars. Just wondering if one has better reputation or technology.

05 Specialized BG Sport Mountain

Shimano SH-MA80

Any comments are appreciated.

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Old 03-10-06, 10:44 AM   #2
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I got a pair of each, both work well in thier own proper application.
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Old 03-10-06, 10:59 AM   #3
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I find the shimano shoes lower volume as opposed to specialized. You won't know how they fit until you try them!
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One peeve I have with Specialized shoes is that the tread material is never *quite* thick enough to fully protect the SPD cleat. If that's important to you.
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Both Good shoes but look at the pair that has a better waterproof top and the laces are covered. Waterproof top is obvious, but waterproof is also windproof in the winter and if the lace ends are loose- then they get caught in the Crank sprockets.
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Just like comparing any two things that you can decide on: take a good close look at the construction of both, the stitching, glueing, workmanship, that kind of thing. Is one noticably lighter than the other (you do have to lift it up evry time you pedal). Where are they made? Is that important to you?
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