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am i smoking a pipe dream?

Old 05-22-13, 01:06 PM
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am i smoking a pipe dream?

I've been using eggbeaters for 8-9yrs now and I love them. Just got my 2010 - 4Ti eggbeaters and the cleats have wings!

The shoe I'm currently riding with is the Giro Gauge which is heavy as hell. Over 428g for 1 shoe!

So, I'm looking for lighter pair of shoes (prefer wide) with good ventilation and stiff soles at around $200 or less.

Is that possible or should I continue on with my pipe dream... ?
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Originally Posted by ruirui View Post
I've been using eggbeaters for 8-9yrs now and I love them. Just got my 2010 - 4Ti eggbeaters and the cleats have wings!

The shoe I'm currently riding with is the Giro Gauge which is heavy as hell. Over 428g for 1 shoe!

So, I'm looking for lighter pair of shoes (prefer wide) with good ventilation and stiff soles at around $200 or less.

Is that possible or should I continue on with my pipe dream... ?
The Specialized Expert Road shoe is just a little more than half the weight of yours, and can be found here and there for less than $200.00.

Keep in mind a couple points...

1. Shoes are like saddles. People here can only give you vague suggestions because everyone's body/tolerance level/perception is different.

2. Be careful of weights given by manufacturers. Like bike weights, you never know what size is being weighed.
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yes Frankenstein boots - know them well, also known as SHimano MTB shoes...

I just ordered a pair of Sidi Dominator 5 thru my LBS, 2 bolt spd compatible pattern, and in the 'hand' scale eval, they seemed just barely a touch heavier than the same Sidi road version- Genius...
lite like a feather!
LBS had the Sidi Rep/Truck at his shop on Sunday for try-ons and was giving 20% off all orders that day - so they cost $190 before tax...
will weigh when they arrive - size 45
score!
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kv501: yea i know shoes are just like saddle.. so i always take ppl's suggestion and decide for myself after trying them on.

cyclezen: nice! good for you.

i went to test out the Giro Prolight SLX last weekend and found it to be very light weight.. around 238g per shoe or less depending on size. but over the $200 mark i'm hoping to keep under...
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Try the SCOTT Team Boa, they got good ventilation (Ram Air) and can be had for less than $130.00. I'm real happy with them.

http://www.scott-sports.com/global/e...72447D522F82D7
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Originally Posted by Condor637 View Post
Try the SCOTT Team Boa, they got good ventilation (Ram Air) and can be had for less than $130.00. I'm real happy with them.

http://www.scott-sports.com/global/e...72447D522F82D7
what's the weight on those? would you mind weighing them? also, how difficult to maintain the white shoes?

also, where did you find them for less than $130?
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Advertised weight 270gr / shoe (42), had some smudges of grease and simply wiped off (no issues). Bought at LBS So.Cal. for $130.00.

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ic... so it's one of thos YMMV type~ but good deal for you nonetheless.
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Are you looking for shoes that are compatible with 2 bolt(SPD style) cleats?
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yes... since my crankbro cleats is only 2 holes.
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Originally Posted by ruirui View Post
yes... since my crankbro cleats is only 2 holes.
you could get the 3 hole adapter/cleats and fit to any 'road' shoe... then your shoe choice selection is broad enough to get to any price category with a good, light shoe.
they come with a u-shaped cleat surround which protects the cleat and allows walking...
http://www.amazon.com/Crankbrothers-.../dp/B000WS8J9O
for me
I use these on some SIDI Zephyr road shoes, real light, great shoe, got almost 2.75 yrs out of them, roughly 15k mi. (which will be replaced by the new Sidi Dominator MTB shoes I just purchased...)
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funny you should mention those, because i bought those and it didn't last more than 3 rides before the edges started to break apart.

the ones that came with the 4Ti eggbeaters i got are much better built IMO. it's cleat with metal wings on the side covered with rubber.
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Wha, no way dude. What are you smoking in your pipe?
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nice~

got the giro prolight SLX.. arriving next friday.. can't wait!
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