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What clipless shoes + pedals?

Old 05-12-08, 04:26 AM
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Originally Posted by SkyeC View Post
What the hell are your nuts doing on your stem anyway?

I've been riding w/ 520s and Dominators for awhile now. Wouldn't go back to clips and straps for anything. If I really need to walk around for awhile (ie, hours) after getting off the bike, I pack some other shoes.
Stopping.
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Old 05-12-08, 06:31 AM
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Adidas El Morros and 520's here. Love the setup.
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Old 05-12-08, 06:56 AM
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time atacs and old shimano big 3 velcro straps

egg beaters w/ some cheap lace and velcro Lakes

*anybody out there know where I can score a pair of CARNAC DUNES in sz 11? any condition


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Old 05-12-08, 11:36 AM
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aahhhhh I have atacs with adidas marathons mtb
toad wanted the bullets though.......I bet they are siiiiiick
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Old 05-12-08, 11:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Dr.PooLittle View Post
I'm considering clipless, and came to this thread wanting to know why people ride what they do, not just what they have. What are the reasons you chose your pedals/shoes? What's best for a first choice?
I picked Shimano SPD pedals and Shimano mtb. shoes. I can walk around in them if I need to but still have plenty of holding power on the cleats.
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Old 05-12-08, 12:40 PM
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Look pedals and cleats. Had Sidi Genius until the heal broke - only lasted 20+ years. Most comfortable and secure shoe I've ever tried. Have a cheap pair of Pearl Izumi with triple Velcro straps until I break down for a real pair of shoes. I never come off the pedals or out of a shoe.
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Old 05-12-08, 01:52 PM
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Originally Posted by GTPowers View Post
Eggbeaters with Cannondale Xcp2100s. Really werid at first but I love them.


BTW Eggbeaters seem to unclip easily when doing nuts-to-stem. Don't know if its just me but I've had it happen reguarly if im not paying attention to the angle of my leg.
I run eggbeater SLs with either Cannondale Roam shoes (mountain) or Diadora Bike patrol shoes, never had an unclip error/problem once, skidding/skipping/whatever, never happened. I wear these types of shoe because they're work/office friendly meaning I don't have to dick about with transporting even more clothing with me.
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Old 05-12-08, 04:07 PM
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So I decided to head over to REI to try on some Sidi shoes. Ended up getting the Sidi Bullet 2. Took em for a 7mile ride around campus.

I liked it, didn't have problems getting out of the clips, getting it took some time to get down, still need practice.
The problem I encountered was that the soles of my feet KILLED. I have had the same problems in snowboard boots.

What gives?
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Old 05-12-08, 06:04 PM
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Originally Posted by knucks View Post
So I decided to head over to REI to try on some Sidi shoes. Ended up getting the Sidi Bullet 2. Took em for a 7mile ride around campus.

I liked it, didn't have problems getting out of the clips, getting it took some time to get down, still need practice.
The problem I encountered was that the soles of my feet KILLED. I have had the same problems in snowboard boots.

What gives?
ANyone? Is it possible that my cleat/pedal position is too far forward?
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Old 05-12-08, 06:39 PM
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ultegra spd sl, some nikes.
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Sorry but, on a semi related topic-
I'm considering clips too and i'm wondering how well the cleats hold up? or do they ever fail? seems like if you ran brake less you'd die it one of those broke free from your foot
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I'm loving my M540s and Shimano M075s.
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cleats don't fail too often. most cleats have markers to let you know when they are becoming worn. As a matter of fact I have only heard of them failing a few times and those are usually on climbs out of the saddle. and they are also rumors. Also if you get a pedal like a Shimano SL or Look/Keo they have a platform so if they do fail and you are still up right you could still keep you foot firmly on the pedal. im thinking about doing these:

and these


decent sole for walking at bars and still good cliping in. only problem is im not sure if the Sidi MTB shoe will take the road cleat. if not I may have to try a different pedal.
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spd sls are rad! and those sidis are sick, too.
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Old 05-13-08, 07:26 AM
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Are the Dominators worth the extra cash? Is it also useful since they have replaceable cleats?

I think I'm liking my Sidi Bullet 2..
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Another +1 million for SPD SL pedals and Sidi shoes. Using genius 5s here, most comfertable shoe I own btw as well xcept my fuzzy in-house slipper thingies.

I own a full MKS + toshi single strap setup (which is great) that I NEVER use ne more. If I am not going on a road ride, these days I ride my KHS flite100 with shin burger platforms, riserz and no breaks. Its fun to go slow and be dumb when Im not tearin up the road.
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Originally Posted by Flimflam View Post
I run eggbeater SLs with either Cannondale Roam shoes (mountain) or Diadora Bike patrol shoes, never had an unclip error/problem once, skidding/skipping/whatever, never happened. I wear these types of shoe because they're work/office friendly meaning I don't have to dick about with transporting even more clothing with me.
Probably just came out of my newbness in skidding because I havent had it happen in awhile.
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