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    spd shoes for spending all day in

    Hey, bit of a recommendation required.

    Tis a long way off, but myself and some (non-cyclist) friends are planning a trip to the Canadian Rockies in June. Basically we'll be hiking/climbing, but I'd hope to hire a bike for a day or two and explore some of the trails.

    The problem is, we're going to be tight for weight as far as flights go, so I can't really afford to carry an extra pair of shoes. What I'm wondering is whether there are any spd compatible trainers that really are comfortable for everyday all day use - ie they'd be what I'd wear all the time I wasn't hiking or climbing. Obviously I'd not bolt the cleat in except when biking.

    Anyway, does anyone have any suggestions of a really really comfortable flexible (I know that's not the ideal for spds) trainer that'll take spd cleats?



    Or I suppose just feasibly whether spd shoes can be bought for a bargain price while there and then left behind?



    Thanks.
    Joe

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    If you're hiring a bicycle while you're here, it will very likely not come with clipless pedals. Most of the time, the bikes will have flat platform pedals that you can use any shoe with. If you want clipless pedals, it's best if you bring your own. Having said that, you can purchase relatively cheap gear at MEC [www.mec.ca] in Calgary or Edmonton.

    Are you going through Calgary? If so, send me a PM when you get here and I'll point you in the right direction for rides. I'm not much of a climber or hiker, but I know several who would be happy to lend a hand as well.
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