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Help me buy some new shoes

Old 10-16-06, 04:31 PM
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Help me buy some new shoes

I haven't ridden clipless before. Been using toe clips for a while. I've got some cheap Shimano M505 pedals, so I want to pick up some shoes to give clipless a try. I see Nashbar is having a sale on shoes this week. Can you guys take a look at what they have on sale and recommend a pair (that will work with my pedals) for a person wanting to give clipless a try.

Would prefer something that allows for fairly easy walking around, as well, but not mandatory.

http://www.nashbar.com/results.cfm?s...20and%20Pedals

Thanks.
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Old 10-16-06, 04:41 PM
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Don't buy mail order shoes unless you really know what you are doing. Fit is the most important feature of any cycling shoe. Buy from a store where you can try them on first. You need to consider shoe length, width, volume, and curvature of the last. If you need another pair later, you can buy that one by mail order.
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Old 10-16-06, 05:29 PM
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Sidi's, the best brand out there in cycling shoes:

http://www.sidiusa.com


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M505's are a mountain bike pedals. I don't recomend using these on a road shoe the small metal cleat makes a road shoe very unstable you can forget walking around. You can get a mountain shoe.they have a shimano 121 that looks like it isn't extremely lugged on the bottom that would work . looks like it comes in a W(wide) and medium they are $69. other option is canning the pedals getting a cheap set of look keo's from probikekit.com ,classic's are $63. then finding a reasonable road shoe.
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Originally Posted by speedemon
Sidi's, the best brand out there in cycling shoes:

http://www.sidiusa.com


Not if they don't fit.
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Hi...
1) Got to a few LBS and try on their shoes. You will spend a fortune shipping shoes
back and forth.
2) Get Mtn bike shoes.
3) Ideally, they should fit like a second skin, but still feel comfy.
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m505 pedals are meant to be used with MTB shoes. With those pedals you'll get a bit annoyed with the clip in if you buy a hard soled road shoe. Either buy an Mtb shoe that will grab the pedal even when not clipped in or get some new pedals. Based on my experience/research for a best value/quality pricing I'd recommend:

Road setup:
or +

OR

MTB setup:
+ a mountain shoe with a lot of tread such as
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Originally Posted by theshoemaker
m505 pedals are meant to be used with MTB shoes. With those pedals you'll get a bit annoyed with the clip in if you buy a hard soled road shoe.
I am living proof of this
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Originally Posted by theshoemaker
m505 pedals are meant to be used with MTB shoes. With those pedals you'll get a bit annoyed with the clip in if you buy a hard soled road shoe. Either buy an Mtb shoe that will grab the pedal even when not clipped in or get some new pedals.
Hmm...thanks for the feedback so far.

These are the stock pedals that came on the OCR1 I picked up a few months ago. Why would Giant put these type of pedals on a road bike, if they work best with MTB shoes?
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Originally Posted by kls1891
Hmm...thanks for the feedback so far.

These are the stock pedals that came on the OCR1 I picked up a few months ago. Why would Giant put these type of pedals on a road bike, if they work best with MTB shoes?
Because they are cheap. Also, many recreational road bike riders like MTB shoes because they are easier to walk in and also easier to start/stop in heavy traffic. The OCR bikes are designed for recreational riders, not racers.
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Originally Posted by johnny99
Because they are cheap. Also, many recreational road bike riders like MTB shoes because they are easier to walk in and also easier to start/stop in heavy traffic. The OCR bikes are designed for recreational riders, not racers.
I'd guess. I believe there are several manufacturers doing this.
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