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Old 06-17-06, 10:16 PM   #1
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Where To Buy Good Clipless

been thinking of getting them for a while and with all the talk about them finally has encouraged me to get them. i have near 100 bucks to spend on a good pedal and shoe/cleat set. i can afford a little more than 100 and i can spend less. anyone know where to buy a good set? any suggestions on a good set. what not to buy? and also it would be better than tony the tiger "greeeeeaaaaaat" if they were red thanks
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Look around your local bike shop, or online stores.

www.nashbar.com
www.performancebike.com

Raising your budget to $150 would help alot. My current set of shoes and pedals was $146, and it's not that advanced.

Look for eggbeaters as well, they're generally cheaper but harder to learn on, so I hear.
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I'd go Ebay and used for that price.
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Pricepoint have several Shoe/Pedal packages that fit your budget. Check them out. I only have experience with Crank Brothers (Candy SL) and am very happy with them but they're about $90 USD from Pricepoint and it doesn't leave you much for shoes. You can get the Candy C version for $72 but I'd stick with the Stainless steel (SL).

I originally bought my Candy SL's on Ebay as I found it to be a better deal. This listing has it for $88 USD BuyItNow with shipping included.

I think you can probably find shoes for a decent price as I often see them going for pretty cheap. PricePoint has them starting at $34 USD and Ebay can go even cheaper.

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thanks guys, keep em coming please!
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I bought a set of Performance Forte Carve pedals for $40. 295 grams. Excellent pedals and look very nice. As for shoes, see if any of your local shops have some on closeout. Perf does have red shoes:

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http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...slisearch=true

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http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...tegory_ID=2120

Wait a week or 2 until the pedals go back on sale. Also, don't forget to use a 10% coupon from this web site. Should pay for your shipping so you'll be under $100 shipped.
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...category=36138

i think i will get them, if by getting these it means that any type of shimano shoe will clip into that? if so im gonna take a run to the bike shop in a few and check out thier cleats/shoes there

also what do i call these shoes. shoes? cleats? clipless shoes? idk
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Don't get those FPD pedals unless you get a decent testimonial about them. I've never heard of them before. There are junk pedals in the low end. I previously bought a pair of $20 Nashbar pedals that aren't truly SPD compatible. I'd think you want a pedal that is Shimano SPD compatible. That way, you can ride your buddie's bikes & they can ride yours. It's likely that they will have SPDs.
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nope they dont, and i printed it out and am gonna take it to the bike shop to see what they have to say about them
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Well I scored the Mallet C's from performance for 53$ then got some nice 35$ shoes (diadora) from nashbar. so about 90$ for a really nice set of clipless.

I think the important thing is the pedals, you can get those online. If possible I would buy shoes in person, I just got lucky and the shoes I got are perfect for the mallets and fit my feet quite well also.
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