I used Time RXS pedals, switched to Speedplay Zero's but didn't get on with them so I've now switched back to my trusty Time RXS's.
What clip less pedals for new road bike
I have never used a carbon-soled shoe for MTB, but the difference between my stiff XC race shoes + Shimano SPDs and my carbon road shoes + SPD-SL is phenomenal. A complete different level of stiffness and contact with the bike. They're definitely an improvement, and if you've spent £3k on a road bike, you should probably pay an extra £100 for the right shoes and pedals. IMO of course.
I still can't get the hang of quickly clipping into SPD-SLs though!
Fair enough pjt201, I had thought you couldn't get carbon sole shoes spd-drilled.
Haven't read all of that, but you're after roadie pedals which don't say Shimano?
I have an older version of those on my nice Campag equipped road bike http://singletrackworld.com/forum/topic/clipless-pedals-for-road-bikes#post-296986 - was using them with a 3-hole to 2-hole cleat adapter, but have now redrilled the soles of my S-Works road shoes for 2-hole cleats.
Carbon Keos here and some decent dancing shoes. I've tried Speedplays but don't like the wobble, I like to be locked in until I decide to un clip, however my whippet mate loves his frying pans.
It's a bit harsh not being able to try out pedals & shoe combos until you've bought them, they are an integral part of your riding and if you don't get on with the ones you've bought its tough... and expensive :|
I use the Ritchey version of those Xpedo's, great pedals, use them on my road bike and on my xc bike with the same shoes.
I used to use shimano A520's with my mtb shoes, which were good enough for a while and offered a nice wide platform to negate the narrow cleat, then onto look keo's with a cheaper pair of shimano road shoes, which offered a significant improvement in comfort. The Shimano's seemd to develop some flex after a few years so now I'm using some Carbon Sidi's.
IME the mtb shoes feel alright for an hour or so but any longer and the road shoes always feel better (unless you're using really stiff mtb shoes?)
aw - hope you don't mind me asking (but I am in the same position as you) are you going to insure your new bike? who are you using for that?
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