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Old 10-16-05, 04:33 PM   #1
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shoes and pedals for $150-$200

I need suggestions on shoe and pedals for less than $200. I ride in philadelphia and just started messenging and my pedals are beat to crap. So any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 10-16-05, 04:35 PM   #2
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um, eggbeaters can be had for around $40
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Old 10-16-05, 04:45 PM   #3
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atacs or candys and adidas minretts. performance usually has cheap clipless.
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Old 10-16-05, 04:48 PM   #4
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i second the eggbeaters. maybe look for some shoes by 661 if you want to be able to walk around in them otherwise just grab a pair that fits and your golden.
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Old 10-16-05, 07:15 PM   #5
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MTB shoes I find work great cause they have some traction so make sure you pick up some of them
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Old 10-16-05, 07:46 PM   #6
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I bought my shoes (Diadora Geko's) and pedals (CB eggbeaters) from Performance. I think I spent around $110 total. The Geko's weren't the cheapest either, but I wanted shoes sans leather. You should be able to get a good combo for under $100 if you are willing to wait awhile for what you want to go on sale.
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Old 10-16-05, 08:42 PM   #7
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Eggbeaters be the way to go.
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i got diadora geko's and some double sided spd's for under 150
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Old 10-16-05, 09:03 PM   #9
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Here's what you need:

A list of combo deals from Pricepoint:
http://pricepoint.com/thumb/1-Clothi...ntain-True.htm

Geko's and Eggbeater combo: $119
http://pricepoint.com/detail/13864-2...ome-Pedals.htm

Geko's and ATACS: $94.98
http://pricepoint.com/detail/13897-2...ium-Pedals.htm

There are also a variety of 661, Pearl Izumi, Adidas matched with a variety of pedals, like SPD's, Eggbeaters and ATAC. All for around your price range or even less.
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performance got these prices as of last week:

crank bros candy pedals (eggbeaters w/a little platform) yellow only: $54.99

sidi zeta road shoe: $109.99

check em out at their website. I just got 'em last week, hoping they work good.
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some 105 spd-sl's (like $65) and a pair of specialized shoes for like $75. cant go wrong.
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Old 10-16-05, 11:33 PM   #12
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specialized bottom of the line road or mountain shoe (still a nice shoe by any means) 75 bucks
shimano SPD pedals 55 bucks

you could even go with the SPD-SL "lance-style"/"look style" 105 pedals for like 65-70, although walking in them is slightly more difficult, and they only mount on road shoes. your best bet is the SPD's, with specialized mountain shoes
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Old 10-17-05, 02:05 AM   #13
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I will never ride a different pedal. ever.
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Old 10-17-05, 02:30 AM   #14
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Ask me for barely used size 47 Exustars and very used Atacs for a hundred bucks when I'll be in Philly in a week or so, and I swear I'll spend the dough on better shoes and a new set of atacs. You can talk me down to ninety. Extremely worn cleats included!
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As you've probably figured out by now, you can get just about any pedal/shoe combination that isn't top of the line SIDIs and speedplays for under $200. MTB systems are the best for regular dismounting. Vans even makes shoes that are SPD compatible, so you can probably put crank bros. cleats on them too.
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Whatever you do, do not skimp on your shoes. They are one of the 3 contact points with your bike and the most important. I've had all kinds of shoes in the past and have found Sidi's to be far superior to any other shoe. Also, look into getting Superfeet insoles, you'll notice the difference. If you can't afford Dominators check out the Bullet II. THey are pretty much the same shoe just with a different closing mechanism.

Check out performance bikes (www.performancebikes.com)

Sidi Bullet II Mesh - $109.95
http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...tegory_ID=2120

Also, egg beaters are excellent pedals. You will not regret getting them.

Chrome Eggbeaters - $54.95
http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...tegory_ID=5240

Use this coupon code at check out to save 20% too: 6001238

Enjoy.
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