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Old 08-25-14, 04:00 PM   #1
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Your clipless shoes. questions too!

What clipless shoes do you run now and why.
What shoes have you run in the past and what would you recommend.


Me, specialized touring elites. My first and I love them. Walkable touring shoe, comfortable and they look good. Spd with one ratchet and two Velcro straps.

Old and worn.
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Mavic touring cyclo
Shimano sh rt82 and giro territory
Thoughts and next!

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Old 08-25-14, 04:37 PM   #2
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SIDI Dominator Megawidth
Why? Because, short of a custom shoe, they're the only things that fit my freakishly wide feet.

Previously I had a pair of Specialized [model-discontinued], they didn't fit me at all as well as my SIDIs
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I have the shimano rt82 and I am very pleased with them, my only complaint would be that they breath too much so my feet get cold during winter but that's expected. I've worn them for about a year of daily use and they still probably have another six months or so in them.

I need to get a pair of mtb shoes for when cross season gets muddy. Any suggestions?
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Currently running Mavic Rush. Perfect for city rides and disgusting bar floor walki, ng. Just retired a pair of Giro Republics. Super comfortable, but felt like they would slip off my feet sometimes.
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I've used a couple of mountain bike shoes with spd cleats. I've also got a pair of road shoes I put spd cleats on but they aren't as easy to walk around on.

Performance bike makes some shoe toe covers that just slip over the front of your shoes. That knocks a lot of the cold out. If you need more protection, there's booties to cover the entire shoe and foot or you can buy winter cycling shoes/boots. I wear some really thick wool socks (Defeet Blaze). Experimented with plastic wrap between two pairs of socks but that got very hot and sweaty.
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Road / Fixed gear:
SPD-SL
Shimano Expert RD

Cyclocross / MTB:
SPD
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road: carbon ultegra spd-sl w/ s-works road shoes
cross/tour/commute/mtb: shimano xt w/ specialized rime shoes
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Sidi Genius 5

This is my second pair of Genius 5's, and they're getting pretty damn worn. They fit perfectly, so I guess I should just buy another pair, but they're kinda expensive and I kinda wanna try something new just cause. Will be paying attn to this thread.
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I think most (road) cycling shoes are pretty damn ugly. IMO some of the newer giro models have swag but they're all so damn expensive...

These ones in particular I like, but I need to give laces some more thought:
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SIDI Dominator Megawidth
Why? Because, short of a custom shoe, they're the only things that fit my freakishly wide feet. ...
+1!
Pendy, but they last long.
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I might as well ask this here. I have Shimano SH-56 cleats, recently I've unclipped a few times by accident, is there a different cleat I can buy that won't unclip as easy? I have my tensions screws maxed out by the way too.
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mtn setups aren't my expertise, but I can say you will have a much harder time clipping out of a road setup.

I've used a few shimano mtn setups, and I can remember a couple that I could clip out of if I yanked my foot up hard enough on the upstroke.
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My Wabi and two road bikes have SpeedPlay pedals. DMT shoes with SP Zero cleats. Prior to the DMT I wore Sidi for 20 years with Look cleats or SP. I have a "European" foot, not an "American" foot though I do have an American passport. I do road riding and not walking around in the shoes.
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My only pair of clipless shoes were also Specialized Elites. They were the only ones that fit my weird feet. The guys at the specialized shop here are major ****s though and I'm sick of giving them my money. If the shop which I've come to know as "mine" these last few years doesn't have a set of Sidis or whatever their other brands are that fit well enough, I may have to go to the Specialized shop a county south when it comes time for replacement.
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So for something that I can walk around in without clicking like a race horse, where does one begin? I bought a pair of Forte off ebay (SPD). They are okay but my cleats are fully exposed. Should I be looking at a MTB shoe?
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So for something that I can walk around in without clicking like a race horse, where does one begin? I bought a pair of Forte off ebay (SPD). They are okay but my cleats are fully exposed. Should I be looking at a MTB shoe?
Mtb or touring shoe, the shimano rt82 don't click and have decent traction walking through bars and grocery stores.
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Sidi Geius 6.6 Mega.

Because me feet tend to swell at around the 350Km mark of a long ride.

If the Sidi Drako came in Mega, it would be mated to my Speedplays.
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- Northwave Sparta MTB shoes. They were a bit snug until switching to thinner socks which made some improvement in how they fit.

- Shimano M520 SPDs. Had them for almost 4 years now and haven't had a single issue. Lately I've been tempted to upgrade to a pedal with a larger contact area like the PD-M530 or similar.
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I might as well ask this here. I have Shimano SH-56 cleats, recently I've unclipped a few times by accident, is there a different cleat I can buy that won't unclip as easy? I have my tensions screws maxed out by the way too.
The SH56 is the multi-release cleat. Try the SH51 instead, it's the standard spd cleat from Shimano. I use the SH56 myself because my feet aren't just wide, they also sit about 90 to one another. (the suckers point way out to the side)
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Sidi Dom 5's and seriously considering adding some Giro Replublic's. Shimano M540's on the Mtn and city.
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The SH56 is the multi-release cleat. Try the SH51 instead, it's the standard spd cleat from Shimano. I use the SH56 myself because my feet aren't just wide, they also sit about 90 to one another. (the suckers point way out to the side)
Thanks man, I researched this last night and found the answer on a mnt bike forum. I ordered a set for $17, i'm hoping I like being locked in with a little bit more security I can always switch back if not though. I'm sure the difference won't be huge.
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Giro Privateers to Time Atac Aliums. Overall pretty content but I'm thinking Sidi's or Giro Republics for the next shoe, Time Atac X4 for the next pedals.
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Chrome Midway Pro matched to Time ATAC. I can wear the Chrome's while at work or at bar/grocery store/etc and only paid $40 for them on ebay. They are super comfortable for wearing and moving around until you find yourself walking multiple miles. Love my Time ATAC's, have yet to release accidentally or encounter any other problems with them. Have yet to encounter any hot-spot problems either

This is my first clipless set-up, so I'll probably end up trying some MTB shoes or something with a stiffer sole that I can still walk in when the Chrome's wear out. I feel like that is the one place they are really lacking compared to other shoes. The Chromes looks great on and off the bike, but I'm starting to care about that less and less and more about how other shoes might help improve ride quality. But I think that probably means road shoes & cleats.
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I'm wedded to Shimano's SPD system because they make good touring pedals. I use the venerable M520s on my road & FG bike w/ a pair of M324s on my townie. I have a pair of Giro Codes for when performance matters, a pair of cheapo Shimano MTB shoes for when the weather gets sloppy and pair of DZRs for around-town fun.
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.... and pair of DZRs for around-town fun.
How do you like them?
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