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Old 12-19-06, 01:26 PM
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Road or MTB shoes/pedals

Do you prefer road shoes/pedals or MTB shoes/pedals?. Which do you find more comfortable? Which do you prefer while touring and why?

Sorry if this has been asked 100x before.
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Old 12-19-06, 01:30 PM
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MTB shoes since they are more comfortable when walking.
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Old 12-19-06, 01:35 PM
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Shimano sandals w/ mtb cleats. I don't take any other shoes. Ride across the country, hike 10 miles, wear neoprene socks if it's raining... they do it all.
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Old 12-19-06, 01:44 PM
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Definitely mountain bike shoes! I've done some fairly lengthy hikes in mine and they are very comfortable.
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Old 12-19-06, 02:34 PM
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+1 for the SPD's , I use MT 90 boots, for going off hiking etc.

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Old 12-19-06, 02:39 PM
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Originally Posted by valygrl
Shimano sandals w/ mtb cleats. I don't take any other shoes. Ride across the country, hike 10 miles, wear neoprene socks if it's raining... they do it all.
Heard the cleats stick out more than regular MTB shoes. That true?
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Old 12-19-06, 02:52 PM
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Power Grips and any old shoes that I want. Not super fashionable, but really functional.
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Old 12-19-06, 07:12 PM
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I used Shimano spd-sl (similar to Look) on my road bike when I did a supported tour this year. The off-the-bike walking just ate up my cleats. I plan on using my mountain bike shoes and the spd cleats for all future tours.
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Old 12-19-06, 09:46 PM
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Definitely mountain. I use Crank Brothers Candy pedals myself. Road pedals like the ones by Look are much harder to get in and out of and would be a nightmare on a fully loaded bike. And the shoes are practically impossible to walk in...
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Old 12-19-06, 09:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Critterpace
I used Shimano spd-sl (similar to Look) on my road bike when I did a supported tour this year. The off-the-bike walking just ate up my cleats. I plan on using my mountain bike shoes and the spd cleats for all future tours.
If cleat wear is the only issue, try Kool Kovers.
https://www.koolkovers.us/koolkovers.html
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Old 12-19-06, 11:45 PM
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Originally Posted by BluesDawg
If cleat wear is the only issue, try Kool Kovers.
https://www.koolkovers.us/koolkovers.html
Last time I checked with my lbs, they didn't any for SPD-SL. It's good to know that they are available. But cleat wear was not the only issue. Thanks for the link. I probably will still switch to spd.
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Old 12-20-06, 07:53 PM
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Originally Posted by BluesDawg
If cleat wear is the only issue, try Kool Kovers.
https://www.koolkovers.us/koolkovers.html
How do these attach? Please don't tell me you need to screw them in each time you use them.
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Old 12-20-06, 09:39 PM
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I've always used something like this for the day tours and trips I've done. Great on and off the bike. I like that its a Vibram outsole too--same as my Merrell hiking/bouldering shoes. Some people don't like laces, but its never been an issue for me.
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Old 12-21-06, 07:35 AM
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Lake MX101 shoes and Time Atac XS pedals. Super comfy shoes (even to walk in), vibram soles, and my cleats are recessed enough to not worry about marking up someones floors. The Atacs have alot of float (I have bad knees).
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Old 12-21-06, 07:56 AM
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I wear Shimano RT-50's. They're touring shoes that are light and stiff like road shoes, but with rubber soles and recessed cleats. They're compatable with SPD, so they work perfect with the Frogs I'm addicted to. I like the sandals, but they don't provide enough support for my feet on long rides of over 50 or so miles, and I start getting pains in the feet at about that point. I have to admit, I don't do a lot of hiking in my cycling shoes.
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Old 12-21-06, 08:09 AM
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Originally Posted by spinnaker
How do these attach? Please don't tell me you need to screw them in each time you use them.
They just snap on and off. Not so bad to walk in, much better than than the bare cleats. They are good enough to go into a store and pick up a few things, but not good enough to hike in. MTB shoes are a lot better to walk in. You probably wouldn't want to have the look type cleats as your only shoes on a tour even with the covers.

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