Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Bikes: Trek 4300, Surly Cross Check
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Egg Beaters and shoes
I've recently upgraded from cheap Wellgos (WPD823 - around 30-40e 2yrs ago) to the entry level Egg Beaters. I swapped shoes at the same time, which in hindsight wasn't the best idea - it'd be better to change 1 thing, tweak, change the next.
Anyway I had my "christening" crash, a slow fall sideways to the pavement the first day I used 'em - nothing new there with changing pedals I guess. But I had a real crash today - turning at speed, jumping kerb, mud under front wheel, no rear brakes - deserving of a Darwin. Gloves worth every penny (again).
A bruised ego and elbow and a little concern about using the Egg Beaters out on the single trail on Saturday. I would have come down a little lighter if I had been able to unclip today, and I'm pretty sure I could have unclipped the Wellgos in time.
My first question is, do Egg Beaters get easier to disengage from as they become more used?
Secondly, I have some cheap Decathlon shoes ("Rockriders"). I find them very uncomfortable with these pedals due to small platform of the pedal. I feel like I should be moving the cleats forward but they're as far up as they can go. Is this likely to be the crappy sole of my cheap shoes? If it's only the shoes then I can fix this by getting a pair of decent shoes like my old Specialized's.
New shoes: http://static.flickr.com/90/242525618_bf0bbca52c.jpg
Old shoes: http://static.flickr.com/97/242525506_b030d35461.jpg