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cheap clipless and spd shoe combo

quentin_millerquentin_miller Posts: 98
edited June 2009 in MTB buying advice
Hi everyone,

I want to give clipless I go, and give it a go

What do you all think of the following

http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/src/froogle/product-Shimano-Shimano-PD-M520-SPD-Pedals--Black-10227.htm

or do you think it could be better to get

http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/src/froogle/product-Shimano-Shimano-PD-M424-SPD-Pedals-10537.htm

so that i can also cycle with normal shoes?

On shoes I was thinking about the

Shimano AM30

http://www.jejamescycles.co.uk/shimano-am30-shoes-item136502.html

What do you suggest?

Thanks

Posts

  • The SpidermanThe Spiderman Posts: 5,625
    I`ve had 520s and 424s.The 424s aren`t as durable as the 520s and more expensive so the 520s are a no brainer.The cleat interface sticks up on the 424s anyway so whilst they are ridable in flat shoes at a push,you`d only do it for a ride to the shops.
    All the Shimano shoes are good,though in my expereince you need to go up a size as they can come up a bit narrow.I prefer my Spesh BG Sport shoes,but it depends waht fits best.
    2006 Giant XTC
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  • spiderman: thanks, will defo get the 520's then, will have to try on the shoes at an LBS see whats best.
  • GTi-R23GTi-R23 Posts: 175
    +1 for the 520's.

    Try DHB shoes from Wiggle, reasonably priced and mine have been really good so far.
  • timpoptimpop Posts: 394
    I've got these: http://www.wiggle.co.uk/p/cycle/7/Shimano_M545_Free-Ride_Pedals/-985728531/
    you can find them for cheaper than that though. I dig them. I've had them for 2 1/2 years and used them a lot and I can say these ones are durable. As it's going to be your first clipless experience, make sure the release tension is low and the same on both sides of each pedal, get used to them then adjust to your preference. Have fun!
    Many happy trails!
  • Steve_b77Steve_b77 Posts: 1,680
    spiderman: thanks, will defo get the 520's then, will have to try on the shoes at an LBS see whats best.

    Just wondeing what size feet do you have as I have a set of Specalized BG Sports, hardly used to be honest (I bought them for my road bike so they've never seen mud) in a UK 10
  • dav1dav1 Posts: 1,298
    i use the 424s on my roadie/commuter and TBH thats all i would use them for.
    Giant TCR advanced 2 (Summer/race)
    Merlin single malt fixie (Commuter/winter/training)
    Trek superfly 7 (Summer XC)
    Giant Yukon singlespeed conversion (winter MTB/Ice/snow)

    Carrera virtuoso - RIP
  • adb1006adb1006 Posts: 938
    I picked up some 520's for £20 from Merlin and some Shimano M66 shoes for £40 from CRC :D

    Think the 520's have gone up to £25 since though :(
  • HigsHigs Posts: 105
    Steve_b77 wrote:
    ...I have a set of Specalized BG Sports, hardly used to be honest (I bought them for my road bike so they've never seen mud) in a UK 10

    Do you still have them Steve? I usually use Shimano shoes but have recently switched to Spesh on my road bike (and like them). I could be tempted to try them if the price was right .
    Higs
  • keirtristankeirtristan Posts: 296
    I have the Shimano MP66's. More of a skate style but have a raised ankle on the inside.
  • NatoEDNatoED Posts: 500
    answer palisades are good shoes and halfords do wellgo pedals for £24 with cartridge bearings
  • dav1dav1 Posts: 1,298
    I use the 424s on my road bike and you wouldn't be doing anything more then a trip to the shops on them with normal shoes.
    Giant TCR advanced 2 (Summer/race)
    Merlin single malt fixie (Commuter/winter/training)
    Trek superfly 7 (Summer XC)
    Giant Yukon singlespeed conversion (winter MTB/Ice/snow)

    Carrera virtuoso - RIP
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