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Old 07-25-05, 07:13 PM   #1
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Shoes??

Just recently got into mtn biking and picked up a Specialized Stumpjumper. It has got clipless pedals on it and was wondering if anyone has any recommendations for a good pair of biking shoes. I am leaning towards the more subtle shoe, not the full race shoe...but am open to all suggestions. Thanks.
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Old 07-25-05, 07:36 PM   #2
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What's your budget?

I'm pretty happy with my Specialized Comp MTB shoes. They about a hundred bucks.
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WHen i got my shoes i was after the most subtle, non flashy and walkable shoe. THe answer was the Specialized sonomas
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6-6-1 Launch are a skater-type bike shoe that can be had for around $50 if you look around. Not as rigid as a full bike shoe but also easy to walk around in and look good for hanging around.
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Wait 6 months. Get to know your bike REALLY well before switching to clipless. At the very least learn to bunny hop and jump WITHOUT clipless pedals. You'll be a better rider if you do.
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661 peaks is what I wear...I came from some shimano lace up type mountain clipless shoe and the attacks are night and day difference but they also cost 3 times more.

ive got a new set in size 45 that are too big for me but since I used them for a couple rides I cant return them...if its your size, make me an offer.
retail is $140...make me an offer I cant refuse.

http://www.sixsixone.com/gear/shoe_peak.html

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I just got some Nike Kato III lace. I bought them because they seemed to give the best mix between being a bike shoe while not looking like something you stole from Ronald McDonald. I like them so far, still trying to get comfortable with cleat position and shims. OK so far.
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