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Old 03-10-11, 05:07 PM
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cleat type for this pedal?

Am I correct that these pedals use SPD cleats? Would they work well for road touring and century rides? I've always used pedals with clips so pardon my ignorance on the subject.

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Old 03-10-11, 05:13 PM
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yep, SPD. i've done 2 centuries on SPD shoes/pedals and they worked fine. don't know much about touring, but my only concern would be that the surface area is pretty low compared to a road pedal, which might increase the likelihood of getting hot spots on long rides day after day. i think most touring pedals do have SPD cleats, though, so you're probably fine.
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I agree with climber7. As long as you don't develop hot spots, they should work fine. Many touring guys prefer SPD or other mtb style shoes so they can walk around at rest stops without looking like a duck.
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I tried SPDs for a couple of spin classes and noticed that I could feel the cleat when standing and hammering the pedals. This could have probably been resolved by using better shoes but the cheaper solution for me was to use Look cleats and that solved the problem.

On my road bike I use Speedplay but I see a lot of people riding road with SPDs.
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Not all SPD cleats are the same. You should contact the manufacturer. I have a friend who showed up at a century ride with new SPD cleats that didn't match the pedals. They clipped in, but they didn't come out!

That said, you won't have hots spot problems as long as you don't cheap out on the shoes.
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Originally Posted by halfspeed View Post
Not all SPD cleats are the same. You should contact the manufacturer. I have a friend who showed up at a century ride with new SPD cleats that didn't match the pedals. They clipped in, but they didn't come out!

That said, you won't have hots spot problems as long as you don't cheap out on the shoes.
I believe that pedals pictures in the OP are Wellgo brand. From what I've read and experienced myself, SPD cleats work fine with them, but Wellgo cleats work better.
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Those are Ritchey SPD pedals. I have a set of black ones .. but they made them in various other colors. They will work with standard SPD cleats.
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Those will work fine. I've used them for a century without much trouble. Make sure you get really good shoes with a good stiff sole. My first shoes flexed too much and I would get numb toes from the cleat pressing up in the center of the ball of my foot. I got some better shoes and it improved, but if I could do it again, I would have spent more than I did on both pairs of shoes the first time. I have just switched to the SPD Road pedals (SPD-SL I think?). So far, the larger cleats seem to help spread the pressure out better and they feel much more solid when clipped in.
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I bought some cheap Performance brand SPDs to use in a spin class and I could only clip in one foot. Another guy in the class tried too and he had the same problem. I returned them for Shimano branded SPDs and then returned them again for Looks. Performance has a great return policy.
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