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    SPD-R & SPD...compatibility?

    If a shoe description states that it is 2-bolt SPD-R compatible...does this also mean it is compatible with standard SPD???

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    No. SPD's hole pattern is side by side, whereas the SPD-R is one hole in front of the other. If that is the shoe you want, there might be an adapter. I know there are adapters to use SPD cleats with shoes made for Look cleats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SweetLou View Post
    No. SPD's hole pattern is side by side, whereas the SPD-R is one hole in front of the other. If that is the shoe you want, there might be an adapter. I know there are adapters to use SPD cleats with shoes made for Look cleats.
    Ok...but what if the shoe has those "sliding" holes, such as this:

    http://kozy.com/itemdetails.cfm?acti...features=16577

    Would it then be compatible with both SPD-R and SPD?

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    Yes, those shoes can use SPD-R, but those pedals aren't in production anymore. That shoe would still be good to buy as it is compatible with delta pattern and SPD pattern cleats.
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    Thanks! I'm actually not interested in SPD-R...but a particular pair of shoes that I was looking at online, stated that they were SPD-R compatible, but said nothing about standard SPD. They had the sliding holes, so that's why I figured that they were also SPD compatible...but wanted to be absolutely sure.

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    I just changed from SPD-R to SPD and the LBS just popped on the cleats with no problem. But, I am looking at them and I see that the two cleats attach very differently, so I have no idea how they did it.
    Oh, I just saw the post above. Maybe my shoes have the sliding holes like that.

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    Hmm...can somebody be kind enough to post a picture of an SPD-R cleat...on a shoe, if possible? I'd just like to actually see what the difference between the two are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nscrbug View Post
    Hmm...can somebody be kind enough to post a picture of an SPD-R cleat...on a shoe, if possible? I'd just like to actually see what the difference between the two are.
    Google is your friend. There's a good example on this page: http://www.chicagolandbicycle.com/pedalcleats.htm

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    Ahhh...now I understand how the SPD-R fits on a shoe. Ok...that pic definitely answers my question of about shoes being both SPD-R and SPD compatible. THANKS!!!

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