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Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: 78º44`W, 42º46`N
Bikes: Mercian KoM with Rohloff, Bike Friday NWT, Pogliaghi Italcorse (1979)
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I've been satisfied with my specialized Taho MTB shoes and various SPD clipless pedals, but I have nothing to compare them to other than a pair of Pearl Izumi shoes that are now 5 years old and were too flexy. I've been wanting to try the Shimano sandals for the longest time, but haven't gotten around to it yet.
Even with MTB shoes, there are annoyances, incidentally. Like all shoes, the tread wears on them the more you walk around in them, and it doesn't take long to get to the point where you'll be hearing "crunch, crunch" as the metal cleats on your feet meet the concrete (Sorry, couldn't resist the rhyme scheme there
Ultralight and ultra-efficient tourists will groan from hearing this, but I often carry an extra pair of hiking shoes for extended tours if I plan on doing hiking away from my camp spots, just to postpone the eventual death of the tread on my MTB shoes (and because they're just better for hiking, of course).
Last edited by Alekhine; 04-01-07 at 12:32 PM.