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Any Recommendations on Clipless Pedals/Shoes

Postby MattS » Thu Jun 04, 2009 3:07 am

so i have been riding my felt sr91 flat bar road bike with regular pedals and am looking into getting my first pair of clipless pedals and shoes. and recommendations?
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Postby Dave Noisy » Thu Jun 04, 2009 3:51 am

What do you mean by 'flat bar'?

Road pedals from Shimano are very good. Look is also very common and well-designed...
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Postby MattS » Thu Jun 04, 2009 4:01 am

Dave Noisy wrote:What do you mean by 'flat bar'?

Road pedals from Shimano are very good. Look is also very common and well-designed...


http://www.bikepedia.com/Quickbike/Bike ... &Type=bike
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Postby fredrikw » Thu Jun 04, 2009 6:32 am

For a hybrid I'd suggest going for MTB pedals instead, they're easier to clip out of and MTB shoes are usually much easier to walk in. If weight isn't a huge issue I'd suggest Shimano 520 or 540, they're quite cheap but extremely durable. When it comes to shoes there are plenty to chose from that are non-leather, personally I use Sidi but it all comes down to finding a model that fits your feet and feels comfortable.
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Postby fredrikw » Thu Jun 04, 2009 6:34 am

Dave Noisy wrote:What do you mean by 'flat bar'?

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Postby the crazyest vegan » Thu Jun 04, 2009 1:44 pm

i find northwave shoes very nice, i have these

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/p/cycle/7/North ... 360033664/

in white and black, a good quality shoe that isnt to expensive (i paid £58 for mine in the sale last year =P )

and as for pedals well i splashed out and treated myself to a pair of these

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=20623

which look AWESOME on the bike when shiny =D

shimano do some good pedals for £30 that i use during the winter. it is recomended that you use pedals with "float" if you have knee trouble though, and whats your price range? could always go for a pair of these:

http://www.probikekit.com/display.php?code=F1037

which are AMAZING :P
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Postby Dave Noisy » Fri Jun 05, 2009 7:02 pm

Ahh - good set-up. With the road shoes, your only option was road pedals. Looks like you're set!

I suspected that's what you meant by 'flat bar', but i prefer to check than ASSume. ;)
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Postby fredrikw » Fri Jun 05, 2009 10:09 pm

Dave Noisy wrote:I suspected that's what you meant by 'flat bar', but i prefer to check than ASSume. ;)

I always opt for the ass-part.
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Postby Dave Noisy » Sun Jun 07, 2009 5:01 am

fredrikw wrote:
Dave Noisy wrote:I suspected that's what you meant by 'flat bar', but i prefer to check than ASSume. ;)

I always opt for the ass-part.

We can be ASSured of that. ;)
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Postby franarchy » Mon Jun 08, 2009 4:13 pm

Reckon egg beaters might be a good first pedal easy to get in and out of plenty of float small spd type cleat to fit walking type shoe.
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Postby GrahamC » Mon Jun 08, 2009 7:54 pm

I've used Crank Bros from the word go for commuting and audax/randonneuring, mostly the roady pedals, but eggbeaters too. They just work. Time Atacs are also worth looking at: inexpensive, easy to get used to, no-maintenance, and very durable.

As far as shoes go, I've had a pair of Northwave winter MTB shoes for the last 4 1/2 years, but I'm about to buy a pair of these
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Postby bob_summers » Mon Jun 08, 2009 9:21 pm

as an aside, is float always a good thing? my knees seem to disagree...
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Postby fredrikw » Mon Jun 08, 2009 9:27 pm

I think in most cases float is definitely preferable to no float. most people don't walk around all day with their feet fixed in a specific angle but can rotate it pretty freely :)
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Postby the crazyest vegan » Mon Jun 08, 2009 11:02 pm

personally although i used to suffer from bad knees i dont really like float on my pedals (or should that be in?) because my foot moves around to much and upsets my stroke!
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Postby bob_summers » Tue Jun 09, 2009 5:26 am

yeah, i gather the knee can suffer from trying to hold the foot steady against the float.

i should really get my knees / feet sorted. they seem ok with eggbeaters on mtb where body & bike is constantly moving around, but i have better results with speedplay zeros on my road bike, with the float dialled in to almost nothing.
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