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Sidi Genius 5 2009 not have two-hole cleat!?

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Sidi Genius 5 2009 not have two-hole cleat!?

So, I was looking at getting a pair of the Genius 5's from 2008 on a decent sale, but I noticed the 2009's appear not to have the two hole cleat pattern on the bottom any longer.

Is this true?

Mrrg...trying to keep my pedals all the same!
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Old 04-30-09, 09:51 AM
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*bump*?
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Shimano makes a 3 hole to 2 hole SPD shoe adapter. It is pretty $$ and not available in many places. Adds some stack height to your pedals also.
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Originally Posted by malpag3 View Post
So, I was looking at getting a pair of the Genius 5's from 2008 on a decent sale, but I noticed the 2009's appear not to have the two hole cleat pattern on the bottom any longer.

Is this true?

Mrrg...trying to keep my pedals all the same!
does it have a carbon sole?

The millenium II sole still is SPD compatible.
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Yeah, when they went all carbon from the 5's on up they got rid of that two hole setup. Honestly, I find few people riding SPD with shoes like that.

Further proof is that Shimano makes most of their carbon soles without the two hole setup as well. And they make the cleats and pedals.
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if you ride a road bike, there is no need for a two-hole cleat.
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Originally Posted by Val23708 View Post
if you ride a road bike, there is no need for a two-hole cleat.
oh really?

I guess the guys running eggbeaters would disagree.
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Originally Posted by malpag3 View Post
So, I was looking at getting a pair of the Genius 5's from 2008 on a decent sale, but I noticed the 2009's appear not to have the two hole cleat pattern on the bottom any longer.

Is this true?

Mrrg...trying to keep my pedals all the same!
Yes, it's true. The '80s have both patterns, but the '09s only have the 3 hold pattern.
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Ah, ok. I found a lot of sole shots of the 2008's, but none of 2009 so I figured I'd ask.

I know there are adapters, but I really just wanted the ability to use the same pedal set-up between bikes.

if you ride a road bike, there is no need for a two-hole cleat.
Unfortunately, I don't have the money to buy a new pedal set-up, and frankly don't want one. I enjoy riding with my tread having MTB shoes for the rides when I get off and walk around a lot. I like being able to confidently walk into a microbrewery or cafe along the ride. However, there are days that I'm just going out for a ride and not a stroll and a ride. So, if you don't mind keeping your non-answer to yourself it would be appreciated.

Cheers!
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Originally Posted by malpag3 View Post
Ah, ok. I found a lot of sole shots of the 2008's, but none of 2009 so I figured I'd ask.

I know there are adapters, but I really just wanted the ability to use the same pedal set-up between bikes.

Unfortunately, I don't have the money to buy a new pedal set-up, and frankly don't want one. I enjoy riding with my tread having MTB shoes for the rides when I get off and walk around a lot. I like being able to confidently walk into a microbrewery or cafe along the ride. However, there are days that I'm just going out for a ride and not a stroll and a ride. So, if you don't mind keeping your non-answer to yourself it would be appreciated.

Cheers!
Why not just get some Dominators or some other Sidi mountain bike shoe, then?
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Sidi's just going with the flow. No road pedal that's still manufactured today uses two-hole mounting. I think the Crank Bros Quattro was the last one, but they discontinued that last year. And Shimano has long since moved to 3 hole "look style" cleats.
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Again, the question's been answered, the rest if this irrelevant to my inquiry.

Why not just get some Dominators or some other Sidi mountain bike shoe, then?
I'm considering it, but I have MTB shoes already. I was just considering getting a road specific shoe. I'm sure I'd eventually get a 3-hole cleat pedal, but don't have the $ now. I also enjoy the freedom of movement, as stated above.

Sidi's just going with the flow. No road pedal that's still manufactured today uses two-hole mounting. I think the Crank Bros Quattro was the last one, but they discontinued that last year. And Shimano has long since moved to 3 hole "look style" cleats.
Not true. Shimano just released a budget shoe this year with both cleat patterns. Sure, the nice road shoes are all 3-hole cleat, but not all road shoes.
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