I have been using Speedplay X2's for over a year and love the float, problem is these cleats can't take dirt. Most century rides have rest stops in a field or at a park and I use the coffee caps but the come off very easy and once the cleats get dirty forget it. After losing 15 minutes to clean them out I can get back on the road. OK onto my question I have been think of using MTB cleats on my road bike (Mayby Speedplay frogs to keep the float) Does antone have this setup for century and double cenrty rides? If so what MTB shoes/cleats work the best for Long road rides? Most MTB shoes seem softer than road and I wonder if this is a problem. So please tell me about your setup as I'm planning some double century next year.
BTW In this years Death Ride I had to pull over on Carson Pass to make quick adjustment and cleat stepped in that fine gravel on the road and I could not clip back in, had to pull over and clean out lost 20 mins.