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MTB shoes, pedals & cleats

Postby Bendy Ben » 29 Sep 2013 14:13

What do you use ? Recommend me some stuff please

I'm dead confused :lol:
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Re: MTB shoes, pedals & cleats

Postby sonofsammo » 29 Sep 2013 14:27

+1 for this
I'm confused, despite having read up -
I've come to one conclusion - any pedals except the ones that are on....
Will probably go for flats, but not sure which yet.
I've done DNF. I've done DNS.
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Re: MTB shoes, pedals & cleats

Postby jonathon.e » 29 Sep 2013 15:01

Bendy Ben wrote:What do you use ? Recommend me some stuff please

I'm dead confused :lol:


I thought that you worked on the process of elimination
Buy the most expensive, then, realising you either don't like it or it isn't suitable then sell it and buy the next most expensive, the process continues until the correct product Ian acquired, or if you are asking for suggestions then the answer is simple,
Buy the most expensive.
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Re: MTB shoes, pedals & cleats

Postby andyb99 » 29 Sep 2013 15:36

im not sure what is confusing.
you need double sided SPD pedals
http://www.dalescycles.com/shimano-m520 ... tAodMB4Amw

the shoes are much easier to walk in too...something like this

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/shimano-m088-sp ... ike-shoes/

if you are having trouble getting in and out of them they are probably too tight....just need a few minutes of tinkering and a little bit of practice
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Re: MTB shoes, pedals & cleats

Postby sonofsammo » 29 Sep 2013 15:54

andyb99 wrote:im not sure what is confusing.

There's a wide variety of pedals available, split between flats and spd - and there are benefits/downsides to both.
Maybe confusing is the wrong word.
There seems to be a massive amount of choice, which makes the decision harder.
First decision is flats or spd.
I'm 99% sure I'm going with flats.
I've done DNF. I've done DNS.
The future is DNE :D

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Re: MTB shoes, pedals & cleats

Postby Sir Jibbenstein » 29 Sep 2013 16:03

Maybe the fact everything is so cheap is confusing Ben. MTB stuff seems to be half the price of road stuff!
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Re: MTB shoes, pedals & cleats

Postby jonathon.e » 29 Sep 2013 16:17

IanM, kindly let us all know about ALDI cycling deals this week, MTB shoes for under £20, not sure about pedals though, got some shoes about four years ago from ALDI, still good condition.
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Re: MTB shoes, pedals & cleats

Postby Sir Jibbenstein » 29 Sep 2013 16:38

Think I have a set of these on my MTB like Andy:
http://www.planet-x-bikes.co.uk/i/q/PES ... spd_pedals

Will probably buy a set of these if I ever get around to using it :oops: :
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/shim ... -prod69966
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Re: MTB shoes, pedals & cleats

Postby Worrying Will » 29 Sep 2013 16:52

Right then. I have run SPD-SL on my cross for a year. Great but destroys the cleats and if you ride in the snow it gets ompacted in the the cleat and you cant get clipped in I am now riding these http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/shimano-m530-spd-trail-mtb-pedals/rp-prod67249 and you dont need to be clipped in to peddle away and clip in once you are going which is great for cx,

If you want the best of both works SOS get these http://www.wiggle.co.uk/shimano-m324-combination-pedals/ SPD one side and flat pedal the other. Heather rode these for nearly a year on her road bike. You don need to get shoes till yuo have teh case but then you can choose what how you ride depending on condition.

On the MTB i ride flat with toe cage thingies. These are coming off. Just to dangerous. Catch if you don't get your peddle turned round and my feet don't come out quick enough.
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Re: MTB shoes, pedals & cleats

Postby Bendy Ben » 29 Sep 2013 17:06

It is cheaper - and don't laugh but that has confused me !

So looking at the shoes Andy listed and the pedals will linked too- will they work together ?
I'd so then I'm just order them.

What abou cleats ? I need cleats - FFS
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