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I have insertional achilies issues in both feet (left worse than right) I cycle two to three times a week 20 miles at a time. I use SPD 2 bolt system, should I change and purchase to SPD SL ??
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the good thing about MTB cleats is they have allot of float. Road pedals/shoes don't offer as much and can be bit stiff breaking in new cleats. Road shoes are easier to tune to the riders leg angles. Not so much for MTB cleats.

Buy in is $70 105 pedals
$50-200 shoes

If you have $200 to spare, then go for it. You'll likely do it later down the road anyways.......
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Originally Posted by jsigone
the good thing about MTB cleats is they have allot of float. Road pedals/shoes don't offer as much and can be bit stiff breaking in new cleats. Road shoes are easier to tune to the riders leg angles. Not so much for MTB cleats.

Buy in is $70 105 pedals
Cheaper pedals and almost as good:

Shimano PD-R550 Road Pedals
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