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Old 01-13-21, 09:23 PM
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Originally Posted by msu2001la View Post
I like egg beaters, but fully disagree that anyone running SPD pedals has just not yet graduated to something better. This might just be a Portland thing, because if you look at World Cup rides, there are lots of pros riding SPD's, including most/all of the recent WC winners.

Wout on XTR's:

Van der Poel on XTR's:

Sven Nys on XTR's:

Toon Aerts on XTR's:
Don't put words in my mouth. I didn't say that everyone moves on from SPDs - I said that many do.

Your second argument may have some merit, but the exact examples that you use are bogus. All of their teams were sponsored by Shimano at the time. If they were paying me to do so, I would ride XTRs too.

I have the luxury of riding the equipment that I choose, as do most amateur riders. I doubt that most world tour riders get to choose each component that they ride.
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