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  • stufive
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    Specialised are good shoe I get the right size, it depends I guess If your going to be wearing thick socks whe it’s cold or putting on overshoes which is better

    Premier Icon jam bo
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    Shimano road shoes size up small.

    IanW
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    I’m a 9.5 uk shoe, 44 wide if I can get em and seem to be a 45 inroad shoes.

    Loads of brands out there and all the usual incremental price points. So far I like shimano and giro want to try some lake though as there my choice in mtb shoe.

    fasthaggis
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    OP
    Are you going to be racing ?

    I have never thought that there was enough (or that I would notice any)advantage over spds and a good quality MTB shoe.

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    barrytechno
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    Rite so I’ve just bought a secondhand road bike after debating getting one for a long time.
    I now need some road shoes so I can get out on it but don’t no what to get.
    Do i buy the right size (11) or get a bigger size?
    What’s brands should I look for / avoid?

    Thanks

    brokensoul
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    fasthaggis – Member
    OP
    Are you going to be racing ?

    I have never thought that there was enough (or that I would notice any)advantage over spds and a good quality MTB shoe.

    This ^.
    Assuming you use SPDs on your mountain bike, get a bling pair of SIDI mtb shoes and a pair of Shimano PD-A600 SPD pedals.
    Bling SIDIs are going to look cool on Glasshoughton stack. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    smaca
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    I have never thought that there was enough (or that I would notice any)advantage over spds and a good quality MTB shoe.

    Completely agree.

    I have XT pedals on my Trek Madone and just use my normal Shimano shoes. Done centuries no probs. I’m not a club rider, but been on a few runs with mates who are, and if anything what I lost in pedal perfomance was negligble, but the time I made up pulling away from the lights as they faffed getting clipped in more than made it up.

    The big disadvantage (other than the fashion faux pas) is when ever you stop for refreshments/cakes/pint at end of ride, if you are the only one in mtb shoes, you will be the one sent into fetch stuff. ๐Ÿ˜€

    Premier Icon Haze
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    Already got SPD’s then use them with your MTB shoes.

    Buying new then do yourself a favour, get road shoes and save yourself the time and money before realising they’re what you really should be using.

    If you want to be quicker off the lights then fair enough, small victories…I’d rather stay with the group and contribute ๐Ÿ˜‰

    alaslas
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    If you want to be quicker off the lights then fair enough, small victories…I’d rather stay with the group and contribute

    Contribute what exactly? A fictional belief in the time-saving qualities of SPD-SLs over SPDs?

    Premier Icon Haze
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    I took smaca’s comment as tongue in cheek, hence the smilie.

    If I really must be serious about it then I’d say I’d rather be contributing to the bunch than racing off to make up for lost time due to pedal choice.

    Not that I think it makes that much difference so ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Go to a shop, try a few pairs on and get the most comfortable ones in your price range.

    smaca
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    @Haze

    I agree it’s a hollow victory _if_ you are club riding (tbh the comment was tongue in cheek). If you are just riding solo, or more importantly using a road bike for commuting it is something to consider.

    smaca
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    @Haze

    Just saw your last post, seems we are on the same page ๐Ÿ™‚

    We’ll have to wait and see why the OP bought a road bike, and what he intends to use it for ๐Ÿ˜€

    asterix
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    Rode my road bike with SPDs for a few years. It was OK but for me proper road pedals and road shoes are so much better. They let your feet relax and spread the load instead of causing your foot to try to wrap itself around the SPD . Must be something about road riding (same position more pedaling pressure for longer I suppose) cause I never get the same problems off road

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    I just run with Stiff MTB shoes (spec ones) and CB Candies as it means I don’t need heaps of shoes, I keep a set for mostly road. Have no real problems and don’t need to worry about trashing the plastic cleats.

    I now need some road shoes so I can get out on it but don’t no what to get.
    Do i buy the right size (11) or get a bigger size?

    I generally buy shoes that fit (found out by trying them on) ๐Ÿ™‚ take a couple of pairs of socks with you but for grim weather overshoes are better.

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    Got these for sale, size 45

    barrytechno
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    I not planning on doing any racing just for general riding and fitness.
    The bike came with some shimano SPD pedals but I don’t ride my MTB clipless so never had any cycling shoes.

    _tom_
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    Happy with my DHB shoes and they were cheap. Onlu problem is I cant get the right clear quite as far back as I’d like so my right foot can cramp a little bit sometimes. Could just be me though!

    traildog
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    I use stiff mountain bike race shoes and get on fine. In fact, most of the riders in our road club train using moutain bike shoes and save the roadie shoes for races. Being able to walk in the shoe is a major bonus in my experience as it actually means you end up riding the bike more.

    trail_rat
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    use SPDs in m300 carbon mtb shoes

    worked fine on saturdays 100 mile sportive.

    folks complaining of hotspots etc to me just havnt got their cleats set up right – fine for a couple hours on the mtb maybe but set up wrong for 5/6 hours on the roadie.

    jonba
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    As most of the above. Road or mtb will do. I use both and have done long days in both. It is more about fit than the road/mtb thing when it comes to hotspots IME.

    Shimano shoes are good. Go up a size on your normal shoe size IME. DHB can be alright. although I’ve not had any recently.

    Ribble, merlin are good for offers.

    smaca
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    I not planning on doing any racing just for general riding and fitness.
    The bike came with some shimano SPD pedals but I don’t ride my MTB clipless so never had any cycling shoes.

    Do you mean SPD or SPD-SL pedals?

    If it’s just for general riding, and they are regular SPD pedals, I’d save money swapping the pedals and go for a better MTB shoe.

    Who knows you may even want to go clipless on your MTB at some point. (Having ridden for 10 years on SPDs on my MTB, I can’t stand riding flats now, awaiting the divided opinion).

    One thing that won’t devide opinion is that you can’t really use a road shoe / cleat on a MTB, but you can use a MTB shoe /cleat on a road bike.

    Premier Icon MSP
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    One thing that won’t devide opinion is that you can’t really use a road shoe / cleat on a MTB, but you can use a MTB shoe /cleat on a road bike.

    I think it was Absalon who used to (and may still do) race in road shoes.

    smaca
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    I think it was Absalon who used to (and may still do) race in road shoes.

    The exception that proves the rule. ? ๐Ÿ˜‰ (Like Freddy Rodriguez, who rode the TdF in Eggbeaters I believe)

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