New Shoes and Pedal combos?

woozor
woozor Posts: 117
edited September 2011 in Road buying advice
Ok guys im after some clip in pedals and shoes for a road bike.

first timer here using both so Im not sure if cleats come with shoes or pedals and if certain ones fit or not.

These are both pairs of shoes im interested in:

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/dhb-rc-carbon-r ... ing-shoes/
http://www.wiggle.co.uk/lake-cx170-road-shoes/

Any preference on the best between the two? Ive got wide feet also so as far as sizing goes do you go by your normal size in trainers?


Next part!

What pedals should I go for that are useable with either shoe? Im looking around £50 budget for pedals.

Comments

  • Cleats come with the pedals as there are quite a few differerent systems.

    As for shoe sizing, it varies between manufacturer. You really should try some on.
    In my experience Northwave and Specialized are fine in my trainer size (42) but I need to size up one for Sidi and Shimano.
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  • sungod
    sungod Posts: 16,517
    ^^^this

    try on first, there's a lot of variation between makes/models

    if you can't get to a shop, then make sure that if you buy online they'll accept returns without hassle if the sizing is off
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • unixnerd
    unixnerd Posts: 2,864
    I bought new road shoes recently and did it at my LBS to make certain I got the right size. Bought them with Tiagra equivalent SPD-SL pedals and a discount for taking both. Worked out about 30 more than online but at least they fit. For the record I find them easier to disengage than SPDs but harder to engage. I'd only use them on my race bike, the tourer / commuter will be staying on SPDs.
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  • woozor
    woozor Posts: 117
    I cant try any on, as my LBS are rubbish with like 2 pairs of shoes in them and there not the models im after.

    I will be ordering off wiggle as I have good experiances with them.

    What clip in pedals should I go for as I need to order some. As I just ordered my bike and it has no pedals :wink:
  • woozor
    woozor Posts: 117
    Right shoes are sorted. Im stuck on two sets of pedals. Maybe 3.

    http://www.wiggle.co.uk/look-keo-classic-pedals/
    http://www.wiggle.co.uk/shimano-pd-r540 ... rt-pedals/
    http://www.wiggle.co.uk/shimano-105-pd- ... ad-pedals/

    thoughts on those 3?

    Are the 105s and look keos worth it over the cheaper shimano ones?
  • unixnerd
    unixnerd Posts: 2,864
    I bought R540s, hardly any difference against the 105s expect for a very small number of grammes.
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    Marin Mount Vision (1997), Edinburgh Country tourer, 3 cats!
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    I hear keo is meant to offer the gap between 105 and ultegra performance, from some advice I was given when looking for SPDs myself - so represent great VFM

    Managed to get my ultegra ones for 59 pricematched at evans....to bikeinn.com. (instore, not online)

    Couple of things to note:

    Grease the pedal thread before you screw them in.

    Make sure you loosen them right off when you start. Not sure if you have much experience in clipped in riding (have you used MTB SPDs before?) but I can almost catagorically guarantee you will have a humorous, embarassing fall.

    You get to the lights, stop, try to put your foot down, and topple over - it has happened to everyone with about 1 or 2 exceptions!!

    Also make sure you get the cleats on the shoes aligned correctly or you can damage your knees.
  • unixnerd
    unixnerd Posts: 2,864
    Also make sure you get the cleats on the shoes aligned correctly or you can damage your knees.

    I don't know why but I with my SPD-SL cleats it took weeks to find the right position, never had trouble with SPDs. Maybe SPDs have a lot more float.
    http://www.strathspey.co.uk - Quality Binoculars at a Sensible Price.
    Specialized Roubaix SL3 Expert 2012, Cannondale CAAD5,
    Marin Mount Vision (1997), Edinburgh Country tourer, 3 cats!