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Can a Boardman owner help please??

WiganWarriorWiganWarrior Posts: 7
edited January 2010 in Road beginners
I've just ordered a Boardman Comp road bike and want to get some shoes to go along with the new purchase.

I know that the pedals will be SPD type, but can't find out if they are 2 bolt or 3 bolt - anyone able to help?

Thanks in advance......


  • Slow DowncpSlow Downcp Posts: 3,041
    I think the comp comes with platform pedals (straps and clips according to the website). If spd's though, will be 2 bolt.
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  • softladsoftlad Posts: 3,513
    If you are using 'spd' as a euphemism for all clipless pedals, then there is no guarantee that the pedals will be two bolt.

    If they are actually Shimano SPD (as in the MTB pedals), they will be two bolt. If they are SPD-SL, or Look, or Time pedals, they will be three bolt.
  • APBAPB Posts: 13
    It will come with straps as Slow D says so you will need pedals and shoes if you want to go clipless.

    I bought these ... delID=5369

    and a pair of SPD-SL compatible shoes which will most likely come with the cleats.
  • softladsoftlad Posts: 3,513
    APB wrote:
    and a pair of SPD-SL compatible shoes which will most likely come with the cleats.

    cleats come with the pedals - not the shoes...
  • amnesiaamnesia Posts: 118
    Yup - the Comp comes with rather poor pedals and toeclips... I replaced them with Shimano SPDs as soon as I could - haven't looked back since.

    EDIT - all models above the Comp come "sans pedals" ;)
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  • Thanks for the help so far folks - just found this on their Q&A though!? :?: Hmmmm

    Q: i cant get both both feet to stay and the pedals are funny shapes
    7 months ago
    by Ginny


    A: Yes the pedals are spd style pedals that you cliip into. You can eaither purchase flat pedals that you can ware any shoes on (Halfords Caged Alloy Bike Pedals Cat code: 121700) or visit your local halfords store for details of SPD shoes
    7 months ago
    by HalfordsWebTeam
  • What is the difference between 2 and 3 bolt systems (apart from 1 bolt!) ? I suppose mean in terms of riding and which is better. Is one more forgiving in terms of foot movement?

    I know that in Febuarys CW, it has a review of various shoes, it said against most that they were compatible with both 2 and 3 bolt systems. Does that mean that if you get such a pair of shoes, it wouldn't matter if the pedals were SPD or SPD-SL?

  • On a road bike 3 or 4 bolt is much more comfortable as the surface area for pressure is larger. On 2 blt spd pedal/ shoe combo a lot of people suffer from hot spots and numbness of certain toes depending on where the pressure is generated.
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  • skyd0gskyd0g Posts: 2,540
    What Fungus said^

    But, if you opt for the two bolt MTB type SPD's you can walk normally in these shoes when off the bike, as the MTB SPD cleat is recessed, rather than standing proud as it does with the three-bolt systems.

    I use the two-bolt system as I crossed-over from having that system already on my MTB bike and haven't suffered with the 'hot-spots' some report. pays yer money...

    <edit> And I can confirm that the Comp comes with poxy toe-clips & straps when sold.
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