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Old 10-24-09, 12:54 PM
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shoe Stiffness...as important for MTB?

I see that specialized has a stiffness index for their road shoes but not for MTB shoes

is stiffness as important ? and if so can anyone recommend a good stiff shoe

I have a pair of Adidas but they are a year old and a half and feeling flexy and the insoles are getting uncomfortable
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I would say that stiffness is not always as important riding MTB, especially if you end up doing any walking.
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this is about clipless shoes right?
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Old 10-24-09, 09:30 PM
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Originally Posted by craigcraigcraig View Post
this is about clipless shoes right?
Adidas does make mtb clipless shoes.....assuming that was what provoked your question.
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I don't think of it as important. That's why I have $30 forte nylon mountain shoes and $200 specialized carbon road shoes.
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XC racing, yes.

All other MTB activities, I say no.
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Old 10-24-09, 09:44 PM
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well because i ride platforms and like a shoe than can conform to the pedal sort of wrap around it a bit. That's why i asked.
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I just grab what I can afford and make do widdit. 661 Peak's are usually cheap at the end of a fiscal...great shoe on-the-cheap. I think though...for my new build...I'm gonna be rollin' DC's.
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is my choice.
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