Join Date: May 2002
Location: Nova Scotia Canada
Bikes: 2010 Cervelo RS. Marinoni touring bike. Kona Tanuki MTB. Specialized Hardrock (commuter). Raleigh (early 80s) Super Gran Prix.
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I use the Speedplay Frogs on my road bike, for about 3 years now.
There is also available the X3, X2 and X2 Ti, the Frogs have a Ti version also.
I wanted the cleat in a MTB shoe for easier walking, plus the Frogs where $50 less and a meesly 50 grams more than the X3.
Although I think the X3 can be a recessed also (not sure check it out first) but I know you can buy cleat covers to protect your X3 cleats while walking.
The X3 DOES NOT share the same cleat as the Frogs. The X3 is smaller (more clearance when cornering) and lighter than the frog, but only 50 grams I think. Also the X3 has requires less heel out to release than the Frog.
If your racing for money as a living, any advantage you have can make a difference - get the X3. If you race for fun and fitness or recreational ride. The ability to walk normally is a bonus, plus you can interchange on your MTB bike.
When these wear out I'll be getting the Frogs again....
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