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cleat help

Jimmy125Jimmy125 Posts: 34
edited February 2010 in Road buying advice

I am wanting to buy some Shimano SPD road shoes,

which are compatible with SPD-SL and Look cleats (triangular ones)

but i was wanting to get some Shimano M520 pedals.

Will these be compatible with the cleats I need for the shoes or will i have to get road pedals instead?

Shake 'n' Bake


  • The M520s will not be compatible with SPD-SL shoes, it is possible to buy an adapter, but it gives a large stack height which makes it even harder to walk in them. You should go for mountain bike shoes and M520s, or road shoes with road pedals.
  • ok, thanks for your help.

    Shake 'n' Bake
  • benpinnickbenpinnick Posts: 4,148
    I faced the same issue and plumped for MTB pedals and shoes for both. I am sure the purist road fraternity will frown heavily on me, but hey - it seems to work well.
    A Flock of Birds
    + some other bikes.
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