- ROAD pedals with an MTB shoe?
thanks for the comments, the Shimano A520s were the ones I was considering
I do like those crank brothers ones though, they look pretty nicePosted 8 years ago
dual sided entry is beneficial too as my commute has 20 sets of traffic lights in a 4 mile stretch
is there any float with them? looks like there isn’tmtbmattMember
I just use Crank Brothers Candys on my road bike.
Your shoes are not the stiffest in the world, so is there really any point in having the most efficient pedals? I doubt there is much difference between MTB and road pedals in any case.
I don’t think quattros will work with MTB shoes because of the platform size.Posted 8 years ago
Float is ok – you can set the release angle to 15 or 20 degree (from memory) and they float up to that point.
I bought these when I did the Fred Whitton challenge in the Lakes and was unsure if I’d have to walk or not so wanted to use my mtb shoes. I had Spec shoes too and had to just cut away a small amount of grip around the axle to take account of the bulge of the bearing housing on the pedal – nothing major.
I now use them on the fixed commute bike where the double entry is handy, on my winter training bike when I prefere my warmer mtb shoes to handle the grime, and when I turn my cyclocross bike into a tourer and want to be able to walk around like you. They might not be quite up there with my dura ace pedals on my race bike but they are very good.Posted 8 years ago
mtbmatt – as said they work wonderfully. used a set of Spesh mtb shoes and quattros for 4 years now.
Also, I’d disagree about the shoe flex thing – a flexy shoes needs more supporting. My stupid stiff Northwaves could balance on a knife edge and work well.
Having said all that – a pair of Candys would do the job just as well in the real world!Posted 8 years ago
I’ve got some Specialized BG Comp shoes like this
and wondered whether any road cleats and pedals would be compatible
I want the benefits of an MTB shoe for walking around the supermarket, but with the power transfer efficiency of a road pedal
alternatively are there any MTB pedals which might be somewhere inbetween?Posted 8 years agowoffleMember
another fan of the Crank Bros Candy here though I suspect they’re made of cheese after my 2nd pair fell apart on me. Worries about build quality aside they were/are the best compromise I’ve found between MTB shoe and a decent, double-sided platform for the commute (the London leg has many traffic lights too)Posted 8 years agoernie_lynchMember
I tried candys** with Carnac road shoes. Didn’t work for me – had to switch to road pedals after I went down like a sack of potatoes at a stop. The soles were just too stiff, once in, it was too tight to release in a hurry. Might work with your shoes though.
** might have been eggbeaters, can’t remember, although if anything, I would expect candys to be even more affected by the problem.Posted 8 years ago
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