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What is your clipless pedal/shoe set-up?

Old 07-24-09, 10:43 PM
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Time Atac Alium pedals and beat-to-hell Sidi Catapult shoes.
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Old 07-24-09, 10:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Syncmaster View Post
Damn that's a nice set up though. I was looking into the options from sidi, and I like what I see. Definitely in the higher price range, but I thought I was seeing the genius 5 shoes online in the $130 range. But that might have been close-out prices on awkward sizes. They have cheaper models though as well, and I'm looking into them.
Don't buy them without trying them on first. They fit small compared to some other manufacturers. The shoes are top notch, though. The best part is that they are modular to an extent. Some commonly worn-out parts (ratchet, heel rubber, top strap) are replaceable. I've replaced my heel rubber once. But, I've use them at least 3-5 days a week since April. Not bad.
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Old 07-24-09, 10:54 PM
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Thanks for the advice.
Are they awkward/uncomfortable to walk short distances in? I obviously don't plan on walking around a city in my cycling shoes when I get them, but It might be necessary to walk a bit in them. I'm planning on using these on my road bike as well. But on my fixed in the city I'll probably have an extra pair of shoes/sandals with me or at my destination to change into.
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Old 07-24-09, 10:59 PM
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I've walked home 5 miles with two flat tires in mine before and it was fine. They're really comfortable shoes, and you get used to the stiff soles. Not ideal for walking in, but you can do it. The only thing to really be wary of is polished marble floors (esp when wet), icy ground, and other surfaces like that. It can be a bit like ice-skating.
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Old 07-24-09, 11:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Syncmaster View Post
Thanks for the advice.
Are they awkward/uncomfortable to walk short distances in? I obviously don't plan on walking around a city in my cycling shoes when I get them, but It might be necessary to walk a bit in them. I'm planning on using these on my road bike as well. But on my fixed in the city I'll probably have an extra pair of shoes/sandals with me or at my destination to change into.
All cycling shoes have very stiff soles which makes them not very comfortable.

There are 2 general pedal styles: Road and Mountain

Road Pros:
- Lighter
- Many float options
- More technologically advanced
- Better retention

Road Cons:
- Very difficult to walk on. Anything over a few yards is a mess.
- Running is impossible
- Most are single sided (Shimano, Look) but some aren't (Speedplay)
- Expensive
- Huge cleats


MTB Pros:
- Most are double sided
- Small cleats
- MTB shoes are MUCH easier to walk and run in (riders often run/climb in MTB races). They also recess the cleat.

MTB Cons:
- Accidental disengagement more likely than with road, but still uncommon
- Few if any float options. Float systems aren't as nice as road pedals.
- Heavier pedals and heavier shoes



Honestly, if you plan on carrying shoes with you, then definitely go with road pedals and shoes. If you plan on staying in your shoes on and off the bike, go with MTB pedals and shoes.
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Old 07-25-09, 06:27 PM
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shoes are cheap and durable. Not the most comfortable



and

Awesome
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Old 07-25-09, 06:48 PM
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SHOES
Specialized comp mtb
Specialized carbon pro road
Adidas El Moro that I use when commuting to work

PEDALS
Crank bros candy SL
Crank bros quattro SL

I like being able to use any shoe on any bike.
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Old 07-26-09, 02:10 AM
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Shimano M076 shoes

Wellgo 823 mtb pedals


The shoes are pretty comfortable. I often forget I'm wearing them and end up using them like regular shoes.
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Old 07-26-09, 05:13 AM
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Originally Posted by hairnet View Post
The shoes are pretty comfortable. I often forget I'm wearing them and end up using them like regular shoes.
Maybe the best sign of comfort for a cycling shoe.
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Old 07-26-09, 05:43 AM
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SPD's (the mtb ones) and I use specialized shoes. great for the street cause you can still walk and not look like an *******.

For the track, I use Look Keos and some crabon soled Lakes. SUuuuuper stiff and not so comfy, but the races are only a few minutes, so it's all good
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Old 07-26-09, 06:26 AM
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shimano M086 w/ time atac aliums

i had eggbeaters for a while but i found them annoying...
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Old 07-26-09, 06:59 AM
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Foot retention plenty strong plus I can walk around in my shoes if necessary. I once commuted to work only to find someone had stolen my work shoes; wore my bike shoes all day with no trouble.

I have no float problems on any of my bikes with spd (mtb.) pedals. I do prefer road pedals on my geared road bike but that's where I'm doing a 60-80-100 mile ride with almost no walking.

Around town, to and from work, or on the mountain trails; I prefer my mtb. pedals.

Even if you decide to use clips and straps; get some stiff soled shoes.
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Old 07-26-09, 07:01 AM
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Originally Posted by prawza View Post
Dominators + Time Atac aliums
Exactly. 4 years in on the pedals, 2 years on the shoes. Still going strong.
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Old 07-26-09, 07:02 AM
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Sidi Dominator 6 with Time ATAC. I wear the shoes pretty much all day, everyday. Quite comfortable to walk around in, even with the carbon sole. The tread system is great for walking. The only thing I don't like about this set up is that my MKS Custom Nuevos with Toshi doubles are sitting around getting dusty! Also, the bearing on the ATACs isn't nearly as smooth as the MKS pedal.
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Old 07-26-09, 11:12 AM
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Shoes: Sidi Dominators (expensive but well made...fit is narrow on the non-"mega" model...the buckles WILL break over time but they're replaceable)
Pedals: Shimano M520 (the most reliable "cheap" pedal ever made...no one out there comes close to giving you the same bang for your buck)
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Old 07-26-09, 11:46 AM
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and eggbeaters on all my bikes (except my BMX and cruiser).
 
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Thanks for all your replies everyone.

Has anyone had experience with these:
http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...Road+Shoe.aspx
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Old 07-26-09, 12:21 PM
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Sidi shoes with speedplay pedals.





I use them for any rides over 5 miles or so. Love them until I have to get off the bike. The cleats are terrible to walk around in, but on the bike, I've found nothing better for road or fixed gear use.
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Old 09-13-09, 11:38 PM
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Sidi Giua (spelling?) with crank brothers candy c's
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Old 09-14-09, 12:25 AM
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mine is non existent, thank you very much.
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Old 09-14-09, 01:06 AM
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My first try at clipless... on the Dawes SST
Nashbar Ragster 2 cycling sandal
Speedplay Frog pedals

So far so good, I'll get used to the super floaty feel I imagine. Seems one knee floats more than the other. Its' the one they cut open and drilled the hole in for the metal rod in my leg. I was riding home from work one day after 36 hours of no sleep, on my dual-sport, twisty mtn highway falling asleep, crashed, and broke my foot off (and cracked some ribs). They found me in the creek bed, wedged between a rock and a tree, wrapped in barbed wire, with no blood pressure in my extremities. Foot was hanging by muscle/skin, they put it back on after a few days when the swelling went down (surgery, rod, screws, cast, crutches, 10 days in the hospital, morphine addiction, withdrawal, rehab). All I can say is +1 for AFLAC, they cut me a check for 7 grand for that one, and I went on vacation a month later with a fancy inflatable boot and cane.

No titanium frame, but I still have that titanium rod in my leg 11 years later.
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Old 09-14-09, 01:39 AM
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I have Shimano SPD-SL pedals, but I forget the level. One below 105, I believe. My shoes are Bontrager Informs. I like the setup a lot. When I was first getting used to it I put them on my fixed gear (they're on my road bike now) and it was amazing.
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^^^ What the ****.
That's crazy. Glad your riding again.

And edit to above post Sidi Giau*
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Old 09-14-09, 08:55 AM
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The specialized shoes are cheaper and much more comfortable compared to Sidi's IMHO. Body Geometry ftw
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Old 09-15-09, 02:30 PM
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Sidi Dominator 5's



With Crank Brother Egg Beater 2Ti's


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