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Old 01-09-08, 11:52 AM   #1
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noob pedal question

Looking at clipless pedals and shoes and see some shoes advertised as toe spike compatible or not. What are toe spikes? Think I understand cleats for shoes and have a general idea of how they work with pedals. any info is apprecaited
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Old 01-09-08, 12:10 PM   #2
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toe spikes are 2 metal spikes that stick out of the sole of your shoe that make walking up steep grades in bike shoes possible. They are a good idea for Mountain biking..unless you live where it is very flat.
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so on a mtb shoe the cleats are somewhat recessed to make walking easier but optional spikes can be added near the front of the sole to aid walking uphill?
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Exactly.

They mount up au the toes to give extra grip for climbing. They are optional because not everyone who wears MTB shoes needs them (cross-country riders, tourers, etc.).
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