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Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking This has to be the most physically intense sport ever invented. It's high speed bicycle racing on a short off road course or riding the off pavement rides on gravel like :The Dirty Kanza". We also have a dedicated Racing forum for the Cyclocross Hard Core Racers.

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Old 09-16-10, 02:25 PM   #1
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toe spikes?

are toe spikes a significant factor if absent in a shoe that works for me? would I use them (on average) once per season?

thanks in advance
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Old 09-16-10, 02:45 PM   #2
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If the shoe fits, wear it. You'll do just fine without toe spikes. I wouldn't purchase new shoes just to get the spikes, unless you need new shoes for other reasons.

go out and have fun.

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Old 09-16-10, 04:03 PM   #3
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It depends on your courses. Around here, muddy run-ups are a very common feature. Other places, maybe not.
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You can always just screw a couple bolts in to keep the muck from fouling the threads ,
until you need to screw the cleats in..

Soccer shoe cleats work too, doesn't have to be the sharp steel ones .
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thanks folks, just signed up for the first race and am counting on the shoes for most of the work.
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