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  • Deveron53

    The cheapo M530s will work great, I use mine with the big walking boot style MT91 shoes. They are semi platform but don’t touch the boot soles much, the extra bits just aid in flipping the pedal for fast entry and a bit of support when not quite clipped in.

    Premier Icon wwaswas

    I use Candy’s – if you like the eggbeater float and engagement then they’re the same but with more support across your foot.

    Premier Icon cinnamon_girl

    I’m using some very comfy Cannondale shoes on my cx, similar to this:

    The cleat is recessed and I’ve been using them with Eggbeaters plus a shim. It’s becoming painful due to the Eggbeaters, not the shoes.

    Are there any other pedals that would work happily with this type of shoe? In addition I do need to be able to walk up hills so ideally wouldn’t need to put cleat covers on.

    Thanks. 🙂

    Edit: haven’t ruled out the possibility that the sole just isn’t stiff enough.

    Premier Icon cinnamon_girl

    Thanks for the replies chaps. 🙂

    How do the Candy’s stand up to use, ie do I need to service them every week?

    Will take a look at the Shimano’s.

    Premier Icon mtbfix

    I have just switched to 530s and 540s on my bikes after a decade on CB Candies. Very happy with them on my Spec Rimes.

    Premier Icon The Pinkster

    If you’re after something a bit more burly those shoes look like they’d work OK with my favourite pedals – Time Z-Controls.

    They’re not the lightest in the world but they’re near indestructible. Been using them for years and not killed them (or their bearings) yet.

    Very joint friendly too if you’ve got dodgy knees.


    The Shimano M530 pedals are less than £20 including cleats. I’ve had mine a year so far and Strava tells me I’ve done at least 1200 off road miles. They still work perfectly. Bearings fine. I’ve never had any trouble clipping in/out. I always pop out when I crash, I sometimes pop out of the pedal when the side of my foot hits a rock.
    Buy them. If you don’t like them, throw them away or sell them to me for £15 posted!

    Crank Bros Mallet 2’s – I use them with Shimano MT91 boots


    XT trail pedals are great.Use them on a few bikes.

    Premier Icon Shackleton

    Time X-rocs. Tough, supportive, light for what they are and last ages.


    I use Time Pedals and my MTB shoes have grips either side of the cleat and have no problems with them. Again, two sets of pedals and they’ve been completely flawless in all conditions. Completely unaffected by mud and the bearings run as smooth as they day I got them.

    Premier Icon Nobeerinthefridge

    I’ve got 2 sets of times for sale, a pair of Freeride controls, and a pair of Z storms. Well used, but in right good order, and cheap.

    email in profile.

    Premier Icon mikewsmith

    New candy 3’s over a year in and not touched them once, new mallets the same – did a service at 18 months and been fine since. Service takes 10 mins these days with the new design.

    Means you can keep your cleats and compatibility with other bikes if you have CB on them.

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