Can someone reccomend some spd shoes for these pedals?

projectsome
projectsome Posts: 4,478
edited January 2010 in MTB buying advice
I'm gonna buy a set of these pedals

http://www.evanscycles.com/products/shi ... query=m424

After a reasonably priced pair of spd shoes to go with them.

thanks
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  • Are the dual pedal spd/flats any good though?
  • projectsome
    projectsome Posts: 4,478
    bigbenj_08 wrote:
    Are the dual pedal spd/flats any good though?

    I'm not sure tbh. I'm in the transitional period. for the area I commute in flats are good idea (riding in my area is like racing in deathrace!) but then I also want the option of using spd's when I'm ridng on the trails etc.

    There are a set of M424's which do a similiar job...
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  • skyd0g
    skyd0g Posts: 2,540
    edited January 2010
    Something like these http://www.merlincycles.co.uk/mountain-bike-shoes/shimano-mt41.html are a good 'entry-level' shoe, that doesn't look too out of place for commutes to the shops/trips down to the pub. :D

    <edit> Try a pair on first - the sizing is on the small side.
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  • joshtp
    joshtp Posts: 3,966
    well wen i went spd rercently i went for the dx peds and shoes straight off, the shoes r fantastic, very warm, comfy, waterproof, and look OK, and the pedals provida a nice big platform when you are using flat shoes....
    I like bikes and stuff
  • projectsome
    projectsome Posts: 4,478
    skyd0g wrote:
    Something like these http://www.merlincycles.co.uk/mountain-bike-shoes/shimano-mt41.html are a good 'entry-level' shoe, that doesn't look too out of place for commutes to the shops/trips down to the pub. :D

    <edit> Try a pair on first - the sizing is on the small side.

    I'll check and see if my LBS does them.
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  • projectsome
    projectsome Posts: 4,478
    well wen i went spd rercently i went for the dx peds and shoes straight off, the shoes r fantastic, very warm, comfy, waterproof, and look OK, and the pedals provida a nice big platform when you are using flat shoes....

    any chance of a link? :)
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  • Chunkers1980
    Chunkers1980 Posts: 8,035
    Search merlin/crc for Shimano MP66, the best value non-race shoes money can buy FULL STOP.
  • I've got some for sale in the classifieds if you're size 44 ie a UK 9 (best to buy one size bigger usually.
  • I'd aviod those dual pedals at all costs if I were you. There Ok for commuting but when out on the trails they're downright dangerous. You'd be much better going for a budget SPD pedal like this http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?PartnerID=79&ModelID=3759 and changing pedals each time. I do it regularly and it's a 30 second job.

    As for shoes I'd go for these. I've had mine for over a year now and they're still going strong. I've done everything from huge alpine climbs where I had to do a fair bit of hike-a-bike to races. Just go up a size or two 'cos they're very snug.

    http://www.merlincycles.co.uk/mountain-bike-shoes/shimano-m076.html
  • joshtp
    joshtp Posts: 3,966
    dx's (mp66's) are very good, good value to, i got some mint ones for £40 on ebay, with cleats too. very warm and comfy. i would recomend proper spd's too, the on eside flat one side spud ones arnt very good, they are a sort of jack of all trades, but master of none....
    the shoes areavailable from most decent shops and weby's, i would get two EU sises up if buying online, I.E i normally take 40-41, my dx's are 43 and fit perfectly... this applies to all shimano shoes i think....
    what i did was go and try them on in my LBS to get the right rise, and then hund around online for the best deal, as for prices, £40 is as cheap as you likesly to get..... the RRP @ about £70... oh, and as well as looking better, the newer white ones dont have the venting on the toes (i believe...) so are a little more weather proof, saying that, my older black ones have always kept my feet bone dry.....
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  • projectsome
    projectsome Posts: 4,478
    Will the Shimano MT41 MTB Shoes work the M520 Pedals? I can get both for under £45 using price match.

    Those other m3/424 have been discontinued.
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  • Timma
    Timma Posts: 154
    Mt41 shoes will work with m520 pedals.
    Had a pair of simillar shimano mt31which i used with m520 pedals which were fine.
    Have you seen these if you want dual sided?
    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=28050
  • dan1502
    dan1502 Posts: 568
    I've just ordered some MT41 shoes from www.jejamescycles.co.uk for £40 with free delivery. That was the best price I could find with them in stock and in my size.
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  • alfablue
    alfablue Posts: 8,497
    I hope you find JE James works out . . .

    They're on my "barge pole" list.
  • projectsome
    projectsome Posts: 4,478
    dan1502 wrote:
    I've just ordered some MT41 shoes from www.jejamescycles.co.uk for £40 with free delivery. That was the best price I could find with them in stock and in my size.

    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/product/ ... LUK&cc=GBP

    £25. Evans cycles should price match (I'm hoping they will on this website anyway)

    and £18.99 for the m520 pedals from chain reaction
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  • alfablue
    alfablue Posts: 8,497
    I don't think Evans will feel obliged to price match a USA web retailer.
  • Chunkers1980
    Chunkers1980 Posts: 8,035
    What's all this price match stuff about.

    Unless you have vouchers, buy fom the cheapest place you can find and trust.
  • llamafarmer
    llamafarmer Posts: 1,893
    Airienteer wrote:
    You'd be much better going for a budget SPD pedal like this http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?PartnerID=79&ModelID=3759 and changing pedals each time. I do it regularly and it's a 30 second job.

    This.

    I had those 2 sided Shimanos for a while - Jack of all trades, master of none. Pain in the arse trying to find the SPD side out on the trail (they're heavier that side, so invariably they'll be upside down).
  • projectsome
    projectsome Posts: 4,478
    alfablue wrote:
    I don't think Evans will feel obliged to price match a USA web retailer.

    I've price matched using websites before but I agree I'd be lucky if they did with a USA website but it's worth a shot...
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  • alfablue
    alfablue Posts: 8,497
    always worth asking - you never know!

    I got Wiggle to pricematch Merlin on the last pair of shoes I bought, then I used their £5 off £50 voucher you get for changing newsletter preferences, so actually beat the best by £5 8)
  • ride_whenever
    ride_whenever Posts: 13,279
    Or develop a good relationship with your lbs, so you can actually try these things on and buy it for a discount of RRP but still a little more than the cheapest online.