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Clipless Pedals and Shoes

Old 06-23-11, 08:53 PM
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Clipless Pedals and Shoes

What are some good clipless pedals and shoes, that are around 100$ or less for clipless pedals and shoes.
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Old 06-23-11, 08:55 PM
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Pair of gum shoes + Velcro Stickers, one for the bottom of your shoe, one for the pedal.
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Old 06-23-11, 09:00 PM
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Less than $100 for pedals AND shoes? A pair of thrift store Nikes and a role of duct tape.
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Old 06-23-11, 09:12 PM
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LOL really are they that expensive?, i think ill just stick with my alloy and plastic platform type pedals
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Old 06-23-11, 09:14 PM
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If you don't mind SPD, I manage to grab Shimano M520 SPD pedals off of amazone for $33~ and purchased new specialized MTB shoes for 90$. I think that's as close to 100 as you're gonna get.
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Old 06-23-11, 09:20 PM
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Personally, I have yet to find a solid combination of shoes/pedals for <$100. You might want to to check out your local LBS or one of the preferred online bicycle stores that offer closeout deals. Maybe then you could purchase a decent pair of shoes and pedals for a price that's closer to your budget. Are you looking for Road Shoes/Pedals (SPD-SL cleats) or something else? For what its worth, good luck in your search.
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Realistically I would budget a minimum of $200 and get better quality pedals, shoes, and cleats. The extra $100 for dependable and comfortable equipment is worth it.
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Old 06-23-11, 09:26 PM
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All kidding aside, try Nashbar. Their Nashbar branded stuff is fairly reasonable and of descent quality. Still gonna be more than a $100 though.
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Old 06-23-11, 09:32 PM
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how much of a difference would these https://www.mtbr.com/cat/drivetrain/p...76_135crx.aspx make in riding performance? is it even worth it or just stick with regular pedals https://www.wellgo.com.tw/p-image/M149.jpg like these.
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Old 06-23-11, 09:47 PM
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Originally Posted by BS87 View Post
If you don't mind SPD, I manage to grab Shimano M520 SPD pedals off of amazone for $33~ and purchased new specialized MTB shoes for 90$. I think that's as close to 100 as you're gonna get.

the only problem with using mtb clipless pedals on a road bike is, they are small and concentrate the pressure in one small spot on your foot, as opposed to a road clip which is larger and spreads the pressure a bit. you run the risk of pain after many many miles. if you are only gonna ride for a few hours, no big deal, but if you are riding centuries or tours, the constant focused pressure in one small spot on your foot can lead to pain and numbness.
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Old 06-23-11, 09:58 PM
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Originally Posted by pablosnazzy View Post
the only problem with using mtb clipless pedals on a road bike is, they are small and concentrate the pressure in one small spot on your foot, as opposed to a road clip which is larger and spreads the pressure a bit. you run the risk of pain after many many miles. if you are only gonna ride for a few hours, no big deal, but if you are riding centuries or tours, the constant focused pressure in one small spot on your foot can lead to pain and numbness.
i can see where that would be a problem for something like crank bros pedals. it's never been an issue for me with spds.
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Old 06-23-11, 10:02 PM
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I think it can be done, but it's going to have to be spd.. I got some shimano mt22 for around $55, and some carve pedals for $35 from performance. They work ok, but as said before, MTB isn't the best for long consistent pedaling.

CL is always a good choice for either and/or both shoes and pedals.
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Old 06-24-11, 12:56 AM
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I went to PB yesterday and they are having a 4 day sale. 20% off most stuff but bigger discounts on other stuff. I got a pair or Louis Garneau shoes for $30 and bought a pair of Forte Boulevard pedals (SPD on one side, platform pedal on the other) for just a bit over $30. It's low end stuff for sure, but it's for an old bike and I didn't want to spend too much.

The shoes were a "only one pair" closeout that happened to be in my size so you won't find that deal but with 20% they had a lot of shoes that would have been around a hundred or less.
https://www.performancebike.com/bikes...1545500_400097
https://www.performancebike.com/bikes...5#ReviewHeader

They've got a pair of Lake and a pair of diadora shoes for about $51 on sale ($60 - 15%)

They've got a set of Forte pedals for less ($60 - 20%) - combined they'd be a touch under a hundred before tax, but I can't vouch for their quality.
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Old 06-24-11, 06:45 AM
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Closer to $200, but here is what I use and they're both excellent:

pedals: Shimano 105

Shoes: Shimano RO-86
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Originally Posted by kevrider View Post
i can see where that would be a problem for something like crank bros pedals. it's never been an issue for me with spds.
3000 miles so far this year and I agree. Bonus: not walking like a duck and scraping floors with the cleats.
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Originally Posted by CATS View Post
how much of a difference would these https://www.mtbr.com/cat/drivetrain/p...76_135crx.aspx make in riding performance?
I actually have those exact pedals on my SS commuter bike because the MTN shoes are easier to walk in when I'm off the bike in stores and such. They work fine for that purpose, but I only put 22 miles a day on them. For longer rides you might want to look for something more road spicific.
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Old 06-24-11, 09:08 AM
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Originally Posted by pablosnazzy View Post
the only problem with using mtb clipless pedals on a road bike is, they are small and concentrate the pressure in one small spot on your foot, as opposed to a road clip which is larger and spreads the pressure a bit. you run the risk of pain after many many miles. if you are only gonna ride for a few hours, no big deal, but if you are riding centuries or tours, the constant focused pressure in one small spot on your foot can lead to pain and numbness.
Are you making this statement based on experience? I've done centuries using SPD on my roadbike and haven't had any numbness nor pain issues. I've used the PD-A530 and A-600 without problems. I believe that your shoes and its corresponding sole stiffness has more to do with the uneven distribution of pressure on the foot area. I use Sidi Dragon and S-Works Mtb shoes with my SPDs and they have a very stiff sole and never had the issues you mentioned with a focused pressure.

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As a rider who has been made fun of by many other riders for my shoe / pedal preferences. I can say that I have used crank bros pedals on my road and commuter bike and I use Lake commuter shoes as both everyday shoes and road shoes. I have found that using candy pedals from crank bros eliminates hotspots that I get from eggbeaters and I can still lay down some serious pain.
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I got my Shimano M520 pedals and Shimano SPD-M086 shoes for about $90 shipped last november and I'm a big fan. I will admit that the shoes were on clearance at Jenson, so it's probably not an option anymore.
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I would recommend getting the best shoes you can afford that fit well and worry less about which cleat/pedal. If you have some shops where you can go and try them on, go that route.
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I need to be a self exhibitionist and brag that at one cat 5 crit the officials joked about disqualifying me for both my shoes and my baggy mountain shorts I raced with.

Edit: on a more related note I have always found lake shoes to be of particularly good quality and boa lacing systems are particularly comfortable from my experience.
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go find your size at a local shop, hit up ebay for shoes and pedals... shop smart and you can find something acceptable for $100... friend bought a pair of new bontrager two bolt hybrid shoes for 35 bucks a couple weeks ago, he got a nice deal on em and picked up a set of forte campus pedal that double as platforms for like 40 bucks...
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pricepoint.com also has some combo deals that might work for you. haven't tried them myself, but you could get a set there for $100 or less.
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Originally Posted by himespau View Post
pricepoint.com also has some combo deals that might work for you. haven't tried them myself, but you could get a set there for $100 or less.
shoe/pedal combo for $119
https://www.pricepoint.com/detail/218...-R1-Pedals.htm

I've got those shoes and they work pretty good...

don't know about these, but the price is good...
https://www.pricepoint.com/detail/179...oad-Pedals.htm
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Originally Posted by tagaproject6 View Post
Are you making this statement based on experience? I've done centuries using SPD on my roadbike and haven't had any numbness nor pain issues.
+1
just finished a 90 miler on my new (relatively) Sidi Zephyrs with Quatro cleats on std eggbeaters. nice!
gonna do back to back 85 milers on sat & Sun to SLO, same rig
have done bunches of 80+, 90+ to 120 mi rides on both topline store brand PB mtb shoes, upper end Shimano and PI mtb shoes.
never a hot spot.
mtb shoes = heavy shoes... hence the move to Sidi Roadies - Zephyrs, nice...

have done 40 to 50 milers, at casual pace, on my commuter with PB campus pedal ? (spd one side,platform other) and my Shimano MTB older style 22 touring shoe - I think this setup came just under $90 complete (at sale price).
commute & shop on these daily - about 20-ish mi - so fine for the Opa Fiets rider...
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