I just bought a pair of BG Comp Road Shoes to replace my Shimano R132L shoes, which are falling apart. I didn't think much of it, but then I decided to go to the website to check out where this shoe fit in the lineup, and saw that it has a stiffness rating of 8.5. For $100 more, I can get the BG Pro Road Shoe, which has an 11.0 rating.
I'm getting caught up in the numbers and perhaps the marketing, but I want to return the shoes and get the Pro Road shoes! Anyone with experience think that there's no real difference between the 8.5 and 11? I'm just a fredly weekend warrior, I'm sure I don't need super stiffness. I feel like I'm obsessing over a minor increase in stiffness when I probably don't even ride hard enough to flex a sandal.
Ok, there's not much point to this thread, other than me looking to hear what I want to hear, which is keep the damn shoes you bought. Ooh, I answered my own question, I think I'm getting the hang of this place.