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  1. #51
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    Quote Originally Posted by Canada1 View Post
    or am I overthinking it because he's locked in?
    Pretty much that. IME having a big platform to allow you to not clip in is usually more trouble than it's worth, since you wind up setting your foot in an awkward location to keep it from clipping in and then the pedal isn't loaded right, the cleat may or may not get in the way and reduce the shoe's traction, and the whole thing is an unpredictable mess. And you only do it when you're trying not to commit to something that goes better with commitment. Maybe this is what one-sided pedals are for?

    Bodes well for him that he's tying to pick one type and stay with it. Bailing from clipless is a lot smoother once the ankle turn is a solid reflex. I never remember doing it but I haven't stayed stuck to a bike involuntarily since about the first year or two of clipless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ASmileyFace View Post
    The shoe that fits is the best.

    I got a good deal on a Giro Ventana that I'm liking quite a lot though. Had to put green superfeet to make the fit better, but I'm like 200 miles in and don't have any issues.
    Thanks for mentioning the superfeet. I had forgotten to do that in the new shoes and they're sorted much better now.

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    I bought SPD’s and shoes from a shop in downtown Paris in ‘90 or so. There was a language barrier, so they couldn’t explain how to get in and out of them. I left the shop on one of those huge 6 lane boulevards, and at the first red light, promptly fell over and couldn’t get out. And my bike was loaded for touring. It was 5PM.
    Many sneers and jovial laughter directed my way.
    Life embarrassing moment, that one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by klauss View Post
    The marketing team must have moved on to peloton, but a number of the kids at my high school that liked the bikes ended up with onza pedal after learning on SPDs. Still confused how onza did it. Having to untie the shoe to get off the pedal or the temp driven pre-releases weren't enough evidence to throw away after spending the coin
    so dependfing on a elastomer for spring tension didn't work out so good ?

    I was always curious how that pedal worked out
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    Shoes: Sidi Spiders, 6 years old, probably 5000 miles between commuting, CX/gravel, and MTB. I'm on my 3rd set of "replacement soles" (really just the rubber parts bolted to the sole) but the shoes themselves are still in good shape. Occasionally I wind up on a long hike-a-bike where I'm reevaluating my shoe (and ride) choices but 99% of the time I'd rather optimize for riding. Before the Spiders I ran Dominators which would last 3-4 years before the sole turned to jello and the upper started to tear apart.

    Pedals: various Shimano SPDs, mostly M520 and M780. I don't pay much attention, they seem to all just work.

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    Well these just arrived today...not sure I can pull them off. Should have gone black?




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    Quote Originally Posted by robnow View Post
    Well these just arrived today...not sure I can pull them off. Should have gone black?

    My 70 year old mom wears black cycling shoes.
    Rock those with style!
    I just went bright white for my road shoes, all my ridding buddies poked fun the first time they saw them, but after the ride they all said they look pretty cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dee Hubbs View Post
    My 70 year old mom wears black cycling shoes.
    Rock those with style!
    I just went bright white for my road shoes, all my ridding buddies poked fun the first time they saw them, but after the ride they all said they look pretty cool.
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    Looks like you need a new razor blade, given how nicked up your legs appear.


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    I am and have alwasy been too dirty for white so its black for me

    BTW if the leatehr or leatehr like product your shoes are made of gets too scuffed/worn you can mitigate that with you guessed it


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    Giro fans: I still have a pair of Gauge HVs FS:
    https://www.tetongravity.com/forums/...4-mtb-shoes-FS

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roxtar View Post
    Ha! Those were my intro into clipless.
    Me too! First ride? Slickrock. Did a lot of sliding backward down the rock attached to my bike. Learned clipless by the end of the trip though!

    Quote Originally Posted by robnow View Post
    Well these just arrived today...not sure I can pull them off. Should have gone black?




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    Hahaha that's how I feel. Nothing subtle about these in any color but couldn't say no for the price. Fuck it. They are REALLY nice.
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    Incidentally, still sitting on a pair of NIB Terraduros, size 42, standard width (skinny). Warranty replacement. Love the shoes but they just don't hold up to all the hike a bike I do, in the Chamber 2s now. Anyhow, $75 shipped? OBO?
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    There's nothing better than sliding down snow... flying through the air.

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    I've been wearing sidis for a long time (genius on the road, dominators for mtb/cx/gravel) and they're fit me great and are comfortable all day.

    But shimano sent me their s-phyre road shoes and that has me looking at the rx8s and xc9s. If they had the silver/white rx8s in my size right now I'd probably order a pair.

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    older Shimano XC shoes on older XTR pedals. That shit last for 10+ years no problem.
    Quote Originally Posted by hortence View Post
    When I did twice the work for half the control, I was a whiny little bitch

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    Quote Originally Posted by robnow View Post
    Well these just arrived today...not sure I can pull them off. Should have gone black?




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    How do they run? Hopefully not too narrow. Shimano usually generous.

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    OP, what are you going for?
    Kestrel lace and 530's are a great combo for riding bikes in the woods and then not looking like a tool later. They also walk fine if you loosen the ankle strap. They work pretty well if you're riding flats for a bit too.
    What are you looking for?
    No longer stuck.

    Quote Originally Posted by stuckathuntermtn View Post
    Just an uneducated guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cinnepa View Post
    How do they run? Hopefully not too narrow. Shimano usually generous.
    I own the previous versions of the XC7s and ME7s, both in 45. I read some reviews suggesting the RX8 was fitting narrower and peeps were sizing up if possible. I went 45 and find it to be a very similar fit to the XC7s.

    Couple things:
    - SPD slots don't come as far back as the XC7s. I tend to run my cleats further and further back these days.
    - Carbon soles are getting marked up/pitted/scratched easily it seems after only a few days of riding.

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    Any suggestions for a walkable narrow shoe? I basically only seem to fit Sidis, but am looking for something that makes it less scary to climb down the stuff I'm already too scared to ride down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ready2tumble View Post
    Any suggestions for a walkable narrow shoe? I basically only seem to fit Sidis, but am looking for something that makes it less scary to climb down the stuff I'm already too scared to ride down.
    have you looked into the Sidi Defender?

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    ^^^or the SD15 by Sidi - got a pair coming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peruvian View Post
    have you looked into the Sidi Defender?
    Intriguing. Still scared they widened the toe box too much for me, but will delve further.

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    Preferred Clipless MTB/Gravel pedals/shoes?

    Quote Originally Posted by ready2tumble View Post
    Any suggestions for a walkable narrow shoe? I basically only seem to fit Sidis, but am looking for something that makes it less scary to climb down the stuff I'm already too scared to ride down.
    Quote Originally Posted by Peruvian View Post
    have you looked into the Sidi Defender?
    have you looked into the Sidi Justrideit?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dee Hubbs View Post
    have you looked into the Sidi Justrideit?
    Ha. I could use a pair of those. Actually, that's not the pair I'm missing.

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