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KnightOfTheLongTightsKnightOfTheLongTights Posts: 1,415
edited January 2012 in Road buying advice
Just got myself a very nice BMC Promachine and want some pedals and shoes to go with it.
Have previusly been using MTB-style pedals and cheapo entry-level specialized shoes.

I'm looking at the Look Keo Classic pedals, and after some shoes around the £100 mark.
Maybe Shimano R106s - any comments?
Purpose: club rides and maybe the odd bit of racing / TTg.



  • porker33porker33 Posts: 636
    All sounds fine...I have keo classics on 1 bike and keo max carbon another...not much difference,,classics are good value.

    As far as shoes are concerned, fit is everything....I have had Shimano, specilaised and Sidi.....the specialised fit me better than Shimano......that may well be different for best bet is to try a few brands to be sure.
  • gabriel959gabriel959 Posts: 4,227
    Specialized fit me better than Shimano as well. Their shoes are reasonably priced as well.
    Commuting / Winter rides - Jamis Renegade Expert
    Pootling / Offroad - All-City Macho Man Disc
    Fast rides Cannondale SuperSix Ultegra
  • my cheapo specialized do fit quite well - they seem to be quite wide? (I normally need wide-fitting trainers.)

    I've heard shimano's size up small - but are they a narrower fit too?
  • porker33porker33 Posts: 636
    If you normally need a wider shoe.....I think the consensus is that Shimano & Sidi, tend to be a narrower fit and Northwave are a wider fit....the above relate to standard and non wide fit variants obviously.
  • I have quite narrow feet. Northwave were too wide for me, Giros fit fit perfectly.

  • I have Specialized and Shimano shoes,but find I prefer the fit of Specialized.
    I like my 105 SPD SL pedals.
    2006 Giant XTC
    2010 Giant Defy Advanced
    2016 Boardman Pro 29er
    2016 Pinnacle Lithium 4
    2017 Canondale Supersix Evo
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