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    Cycling shoes

    Hi,

    What is your choice of shoes? I have used LAKE and not that happy with them.

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    rocket7. rocket7.com Very light, very stiff, very comfortable, very expensive.

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    I rode my first tri last year in a pair of Sidi Genius. They didn't work well for mounting or dismounting due to the two velcro straps and the cam buckle. This year I expect that I'll be wearing something more "tri" oriented with one large velcro strap or similar setup.

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    I have the Shimano Tri-Carbons, and they seem to be a lot for the money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bandregg
    I rode my first tri last year in a pair of Sidi Genius. They didn't work well for mounting or dismounting due to the two velcro straps and the cam buckle. This year I expect that I'll be wearing something more "tri" oriented with one large velcro strap or similar setup.
    I wear a pair of these as well - bought them for road use, but have used them in several tris. Once the velcro straps were adjusted, I have never touched them again. With a bit of practice and knowing exactly where push to release the buckle, getting out of them is about as quick as getting in.
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    I have Louis Garneau Tri-air. Great shoe fro drying out your feet. Very well vented, not quite as stiff as I would like, but they arn't carbon, so meh.
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    Sidi T-1 tri shoes. Easy in, easy out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mossi
    Hi,

    What is your choice of shoes? I have used LAKE and not that happy with them.

    Sidi Genius-4 Carbons, stiff yet comfortable. I leave them attached to the bike, holding them in postion with several rubberbands. I then mount and cinch them and the rubberbands just break off for the most part.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MHR
    Sidi Genius-4 Carbons, stiff yet comfortable. I leave them attached to the bike, holding them in postion with several rubberbands. I then mount and cinch them and the rubberbands just break off for the most part.
    I keep thinking about doing this, but I only ever remember as I am mounting during a race, thinking, son of a.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by MHR
    Sidi Genius-4 Carbons, stiff yet comfortable. I leave them attached to the bike, holding them in postion with several rubberbands. I then mount and cinch them and the rubberbands just break off for the most part.
    I've read of people doing this a few times but I'm not exactly sure how this works. Are the shoes `clicked in' to the pedals? What do the rubber bands do for you?

    How exactly does this procedure save you time, which I presume is the motivation for doing it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisesposito
    I've read of people doing this a few times but I'm not exactly sure how this works. Are the shoes `clicked in' to the pedals? What do the rubber bands do for you?

    How exactly does this procedure save you time, which I presume is the motivation for doing it?

    1. Clicked in? YES - The rubberbands then hold the shoe in position along the axis of the crank arm - otherwise they would just flip all over the place as you push your bike out of T1, maybe even loosing a shoe from the pedal.
    2. It saves you time because you can run in your socks (not your shoes) exiting T1 quicker, you can mount and slip your feet into your shoes very easy because the shoes are in a perfect position and the tongue is wide open allowing your foot to slip in with ease.
    The technique allows you to get up to speed on the bike maybe 20mph or so and work your way onto the bike course. You can then get yourself settled than reach down to cinch your shoes while in motion.
    I also have a special bottle that I drink as I run with my bike while exiting T1 - toss and mount. You have your fluids in you and you are set to put the hammer down.
    Practice this technique and you can save anywhere from 30 seconds to 1 min. this can amount to several positions come the finish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MHR
    1. Clicked in? YES - The rubberbands then hold the shoe in position along the axis of the crank arm - otherwise they would just flip all over the place as you push your bike out of T1, maybe even loosing a shoe from the pedal.
    2. It saves you time because you can run in your socks (not your shoes) exiting T1 quicker, you can mount and slip your feet into your shoes very easy because the shoes are in a perfect position and the tongue is wide open allowing your foot to slip in with ease.
    The technique allows you to get up to speed on the bike maybe 20mph or so and work your way onto the bike course. You can then get yourself settled than reach down to cinch your shoes while in motion.
    I also have a special bottle that I drink as I run with my bike while exiting T1 - toss and mount. You have your fluids in you and you are set to put the hammer down.
    Practice this technique and you can save anywhere from 30 seconds to 1 min. this can amount to several positions come the finish.
    A clever idea. Thanks.
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    I've always wondered why the rubber bands that are left on the road don't count as equipment abandonment, like a spent gu pack or a water bottle do.

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    Shimano TR01.

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