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Old 03-14-16, 08:17 PM
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Anyone know where to get cheap bike shoes and pedals?

As the title says does anyone know where to get cheap bike choes or pedals? Im stating to race and need pedals and shoes but dont want to spend over 150 for both.
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Old 03-14-16, 08:51 PM
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What kind of pedals do you want for starters?
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Old 03-14-16, 08:53 PM
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Old 03-14-16, 09:33 PM
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If you have an odd shoe size you can get great clearance prices from online stores. You can sometimes find good deals on Craigslist for used equipment or at REI when they have their "garage sales". If you are in a club you can ask around or sometimes they have a Facebook page where you can ask if anyone has any used equipment they'd give up.

Just a few ideas...
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Old 03-14-16, 09:47 PM
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+1 Nashbar for shoes. Hit at the right time and you can multiply the online discounts. I got my Giro riding shoes for $45 (list $179).

Was able to get Shimano PD M324 pedals on Amazon for $43 vs $86 at my LBS, sorry LBS.
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I was in the same camp before settling in on my choice.

Came up with this shoe/cleat/pedal set:

Venzo Shoes

So far I have about 800 miles on them and they are pretty decent for the price, and still the best deal I could find at the price point for everything. The dial lacing is really convenient, they're light, and the pedals are good. Haven't compared them to anything else so I couldn't say, but they fit fine on me.

The only modification I needed to make on my shoes was I had to invest another $30 on orthotics (Specialized BG Blue), which took away the hot feet. Good luck on your research and purchase.
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Old 03-15-16, 09:26 AM
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Originally Posted by anhung2100 View Post
As the title says does anyone know where to get cheap bike choes or pedals? Im stating to race and need pedals and shoes but dont want to spend over 150 for both.
As mentioned above, Nashbar can be a great source for cheap shoes. Pedals, too. The trick is whether or not they have something you're interested in since they deal in closeouts and their inventory & selection can vary widely. The other trick is catching a sale since they often run big-percentage-off kinds of deals.

I picked up a pair of Shimano 105 road pedals from Nashbar for about $50. I don't remember what I paid for my Diadora shoes, but shoes and pedals combined would've been well under $150.

If Nashbar doesn't have something you want, there are other deals out there. Give us an idea of what you might be looking for (like road versus mountain for starters) and we can share some options.
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Old 03-15-16, 10:44 AM
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I will continue to suggest these to anyone wanting to go clipless.

Shimano PD-M520 Clipless Pedal > Components > Pedals > Mountain Pedals | Jenson USA

Still a lot of money left in the budget for shoes at this price.
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Old 03-15-16, 11:01 AM
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As wheels mentioned - Nashbar. They will have closeouts of some very good shoes for next to nothing comparatively. Also if you're asking about pedals then get Shimano SPD's. The low end versons are something like $20. So you have to get MTB shoes.

The BEST shoes I've found are Sidi but they are very expensive and do not go on sale. The best connector method is the strap with clip.
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Originally Posted by TenSpeedV2 View Post
I will continue to suggest these to anyone wanting to go clipless.

Shimano PD-M520 Clipless Pedal > Components > Pedals > Mountain Pedals | Jenson USA

Still a lot of money left in the budget for shoes at this price.
+1 !!!

Shoes are more intimate, so I'd rather spend a bit more for comfort and fit but the Shimano M520 is a great value pedal for sure. As a beginner, you won't notice much difference in pedal performance but if you've ever tried to live with poor fitting cheap shoes you know what I mean.


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Originally Posted by cyclintom View Post
Also if you're asking about pedals then get Shimano SPD's. The low end versons are something like $20. So you have to get MTB shoes.
There are some road shoes that accept two-bolt MTB cleats like SPD in addition to three-bolt road cleats like SPD-SL. (Or at least there have been... But I haven't gone shoe shopping in a few years.)
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Old 03-15-16, 08:23 PM
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Size 40? get these Giro MTB shoes.

https://www.biketiresdirect.com/prod...umble-mtb-shoe
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I use cages but picked up these Shimano MT34's for $60. They're really comfortable. They were on sale because they were "last years model." Who knew shoes had such a thing! Took me a little while to find my size though.
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I like the: Wellgo WPD-823 MTB CR-MO Clipless Pedal, 9/16-Inch. $25 on Amazon.

I found cheap shoes I could try on at Performance bike
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Originally Posted by TenSpeedV2 View Post
I will continue to suggest these to anyone wanting to go clipless.

Shimano PD-M520 Clipless Pedal > Components > Pedals > Mountain Pedals | Jenson USA

Still a lot of money left in the budget for shoes at this price.
Those are a good deal. But the OP wants them for racing. Even the item description in the link says they are a " Value in off-road clipless "
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Old 03-16-16, 07:39 AM
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Originally Posted by StanSeven View Post
Those are a good deal. But the OP wants them for racing. Even the item description in the link says they are a " Value in off-road clipless "
You can put SPDs on road bikes. Also, this is posted in General, so the OP could be racing XC, CX, etc.
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Old 03-16-16, 01:40 PM
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$150 each = $300, should be plenty to get good shoes and pedals. Yea, you can certainly spend $300 each, but $300 total is a very adequate budget.

Frankly, a set of generic (Wellgo etc.) pedals or lower end of name brand pedals for $50 -$75 or maybe $100 at most will work fine for years. I think you can spend close to $250 on the shoes if you have to.

I think you should buy shoes you can actually try on and don't be afraid to spend extra money on them to get the ones that really fit best. Mail order shoes are fine if you know how the brand fits you. But every shoe is different and some are just better for your foot.

Go cheap on the pedals if you need to. You can always upgrade later if you need to, but chances are that would be a few years down the line.

As for the type of pedals - SPD (or similar 2 bolt pedals), Shimano, Look, Crank Brothers, Speedplay, Time - it really doesn't matter at all. They all work great.
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I bought this setup last year and honestly it's more than pretty good. bang for the buck I haven't seen ANYTHING close to this good of a deal for a package. shoes, pedals, and cleats for $70 . . . Gavin Road Bike Cycling Shoes w Pedals Cleats | eBay

Nashbar has some nice molded carbon pedals with cleats (Keo style) called Alpe d'Huez for $35 right now and only 225 grams, I need new cleats and for the price I might just bag the whole pedal/cleat set. Still need shoes, but that price is crazy good.
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Those are a good deal. But the OP wants them for racing. Even the item description in the link says they are a " Value in off-road clipless "
I have them on the following bikes:

Carbon endurance road bike
Singlespeed 29er mountain bike
Fixed gear track bike
CX bike

They are a value in clipless, period.
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Ok right now i am thinking between Shimano r170 for 107 fizik r5 umo for 116 or scott road boa shoe for 75. Are there anymore suggestions I am looking for a boa system but aything thing will be welcomed.
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Originally Posted by TenSpeedV2 View Post
I will continue to suggest these to anyone wanting to go clipless.

Shimano PD-M520 Clipless Pedal > Components > Pedals > Mountain Pedals | Jenson USA

Still a lot of money left in the budget for shoes at this price.
Ive been using these on my road bike for about the last 10,000 miles.
Never a failure, never an issue.
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Ok right now i am thinking between Shimano r170 for 107 fizik r5 umo for 116 or scott road boa shoe for 75. Are there anymore suggestions I am looking for a boa system but aything thing will be welcomed.
boa has been around in the snowboarding world for years and years, and it has some drawbacks. I have seen as many issues with it as I have seen people who like it. you can't adjust the fit in each zone, so if you prefer your shoes looser up front and tighter around the ankle for example, ain't gonna happen. also, it is surprisingly easy to break the ratchet, meaning you either can't tighten your shoes or they don't release. for a lot of people this means junking the shoes because they don't want to go through the time/money/trouble to get them fixed. boa releases can also come up if you bump something, or for no good reason at all, meaning you will be happily pedaling along and then "pop" your shoe is loose. not something I would want to happen in a race, for example.

if you could find a combo of boa and straps, IMO that would be a better option. boa looks nice, but they keep trying to reinvent the wheel or shoe or whatever. velcro works great and has for decades.
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Ok right now i am thinking between Shimano r170 for 107 fizik r5 umo for 116 or scott road boa shoe for 75. Are there anymore suggestions I am looking for a boa system but aything thing will be welcomed.
I just have to repeat: Your choice shouldn't be based on recommendations, but based on shoes you can actually try on (preferably comparing to others), and then, buy the one you like best and can afford. There's a million good shoes. At any given price point (allowing for discounts), no brand or model is "better" than another.
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