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Fitting Cleats To Carbon Soles

mik75mik75 Posts: 149
edited October 2008 in MTB general
I've just picked up some Spesh MTB Pro shoes in the sale as my 3 year old Spesh Comp shoes were about to disintegrate any ride now.

I've never owned a pair of carbon soled shoes before and wondered if there was anything different I needed to consider when fitting my Shimano cleats?
\'Porridge is the weapon of choice\'



  • streakostreako Posts: 2,937
    No problems with mine so far.

    I wouldnt go changing cleat positions too often though as they have wee teeth that stop the cleat from budging.
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 26,238
    If you use CB pedals I'd use their shoe shields to stop the pedal arms gouging holes in your shoes....
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • grumstagrumsta Posts: 994
    Do you have a torque wrench? I'd be paranoid about doing anything with carbon without a torque wrench and knowing the correct torque.
  • mik75mik75 Posts: 149
    Too late Grumsta. Cleats aligned and nipped up ready for this afternoons ride in The Peaks. I was careful not to apply too much power and stopped when there was a creak from the carbon sole but all is well. Just looking forward to testing them now on what looks like a beautiful autumn afternoon.
    \'Porridge is the weapon of choice\'

  • DazzzaDazzza Posts: 2,364
    Personally id use crank brothers sole protectors, works with spd and other cleats, i bought them for my sidi's and they work well.
    The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.
    Giant Anthem X
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