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Old 04-02-11, 03:03 PM
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Hybrid Shoes?

Hey guys! I just moved and I had to get rid of my bikes. Now that I am settled and making a lot more money I want to get back into mountain and road biking again. My question is simply this. I want one pair of clip-less bike shoes that are a good balance between mountain biking shoes and road biking.

It sounds to me like mountain bike shoes are the way to go but I just need some direction in terms the clips I want to clip in and what are the most reliable in your opinion.

I don't want to tip toe around with road bike shoes.

Steer me in the right direction with your vet status Thanks for your input!
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https://www.cambriabike.com/shopexd.asp?Item=100032318
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I like these.
https://www.cambriabike.com/shopexd.a...tain+Bike+Shoe
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There was the Lake CX120 which was a mountain shoe with 3-hole compatibility, but they no longer make it. The Lake CX211 is a road tri shoe with a front tread piece to help the walking.

But it sounds like you want one pair of shoes for both MTB and road, so in that case you will need to use SPD cleats and pedals (or I suppose eggbeaters). Look for a pair of shoes with hard rigid soles with basically the tread attached to so they are stiff. There are lots of these shoes from all makes but for instance the Diadora X-Country fits the bill. For the MTB bike get standard SPD pedals like the PD-M770, and for the road bike a pedal like the A520 for some platform support.
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Thanks!
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Thanks teterider! Sounds exactly what I need peddle wise! I appreciate it!
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Mountain shoes are the way to go and you will need SPD style pedals and clips to use with them.

From the same supplier, this is the entry level pedal: https://www.cambriabike.com/shopexd.a...Pd-M520+Pedals

This is a little better version: https://www.cambriabike.com/shopexd.a...Pd-M770+Pedals

A 'good' mountain shoe will give you the stiffness of a road shoe with a small penalty in weight. You also get the ability to walk in the MTB shoe.
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