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Old 02-26-24, 10:19 AM
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Originally Posted by justin1138
Started off on Eggbeater's then switched to Candy's after a year or so... Been riding those for a long while now. The extra platform gives you a little something extra to push down on if you miss clipping in right away. Has come in super handy for something like a cross race where you're in and out of the pedals more frequently than straight gravel riding. They are a bit more comfortable over long rides too. Less hot spot issues.
Hmmm...I've never had hot spot issues. That may (or may not) be to do with using very rigid soled shoes. With the kind of riding I'm doing, getting into the pedal a couple of seconds faster is not a concern for me. Thank for the input.
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Old 02-26-24, 10:13 PM
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Originally Posted by SoSmellyAir
Surely there must be some difference, otherwise Shimano wouldn't have a full cage version of its XT pedals.

DEORE XT SPD Pedal dual sided for Cross country ride & race / Cyclo-cross | SHIMANO BIKE-EU
DEORE XT SPD Pedal dual sided for Enduro / Trail / All Mountain | SHIMANO BIKE-EU

But I don't MTB so I don't even know what all those terms mean.
I have both types of XR pedals. The full cage does provide more support even with rigid soles. It is helpful in technical single track for me.

Oh my spd cleats are worn out. Doing some research the new Trek Pedals are also spd interchangeable like the Look and older Bontrager pedals. Lesson learned after 20 or so years and cleats pop out of pedals replace them. I have some pretty sore ribs from this. My fault as I have three sets of unused cleats I never put on when replacing worn out pedals.

The crank brothers with platforms I would go with if I was not already so invested in SPD.
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Old 02-29-24, 08:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Fentuz
SPD is easier than SPD SL. if you are used the SL, you will be fine with spd especially double sided as it is almost a "step on pedal to click" system whereas SL need to engage the pedal hoop and then press to click
Finally installed my XT pedals and my SPD cleats today. You are right regarding the clip in motion, so it is easier in one sense, but there is so little tactile feedback to indicate when one is actually clipped in, so in that sense it is a bit harder. Clipping out is super easy.
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Originally Posted by SoSmellyAir
Finally installed my XT pedals and my SPD cleats today. You are right regarding the clip in motion, so it is easier in one sense, but there is so little tactile feedback to indicate when one is actually clipped in, so in that sense it is a bit harder. Clipping out is super easy.
You might want to tighten/increase the spring rate to get a more positive clip.
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Old 03-08-24, 12:43 PM
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New pedals arrived. Now to install them and replace my old cleats.

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