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what to look for in a road shoe??

Old 04-22-08, 08:21 PM
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what to look for in a road shoe??

I'm after a sub $150 pair of road shoes compatible with my spd-l cleats. What should i look for and does anyone have any recommendations?
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Fit is the most important quality. For that reason, I only buy from my local bike shop because I like to try it on. Look for a stiff sole and quality construction. I like shoes with a ratchet-type mechanism because they seem to fit more snuggly. I've been a little disappointed with velcro-only closures, but I have a pair that I use for triathlons.

Lots of good brands out there - I've tried Sidi, Diadora, Shimano and Specialized. I like the Specialized shoes the best but that may or may not be the right choice for you. Anyone who thinks that one brand is right for everyone is delusional.
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comfort and fit, stiff sole, light weight, and good looks. there are good deals on shimano R 151, do a search with qbike.com
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