Forum home Road cycling forum Road beginners

Cycling shoes and cleats

Ollie1023Ollie1023 Posts: 2
edited August 2016 in Road beginners
Hi guys,

I am new to cycling and bought a second hand bike. It came with Look Keo Plus pedals but I am unsure on what cleats/shoes I need in order to use with these pedals. Im looking to spend around £50-£60 all together so if someone could just send me a link to the shoes and cleats I would be most grateful. Size 10 shoe. Sorry if this offends anyone due to me not knowing much/anything about bikes!!

Thanks everyone 8)

Posts

  • imposter2.0imposter2.0 Posts: 11,027
    You'll need a shoe with a three bolt cleat fitting. And if you have Look Keo pedals, then you will also (not surprisingly) need Look Keo cleats.
  • supermurph09supermurph09 Posts: 2,471
    I'd also suggest buying from your LBS (local bike shop) as they may help you set them up properly, it's an important thing to get right. As a newcomer you may not know what feels right or wrong, the shop should be able to put them in a position that's not too far off, you can then experiment with a few tweaks.
  • TonyJamsTonyJams Posts: 214
    Keep the tension screws on the pedals loose too when youre starting out. And for your first few rides practice somewhere grassy and soft first. I can guarantee you will fall over sideways a few times as your brain gets used to the technique for releasing your feet from the pedals.
  • diamonddogdiamonddog Posts: 3,397
    These have a review by bendertherobot on here just take a look at his blog http://www.roubaixcycling.cc/, they seem really good vfm.
    Link to shoes and cleats below, but you can get the Look Keo cleats at most bike retailers.
    http://www.planetx.co.uk/c/q/clothing/f ... x-shoesppo
  • rphertsrpherts Posts: 207
    KEO cleats half price on Wiggle at the moment:

    http://www.wiggle.co.uk/look-keo-grip-cleats/

    So I bought two.
  • imposter2.0imposter2.0 Posts: 11,027
    rpherts wrote:

    So I bought two.

    One for each shoe - good thinking... ;)
  • navrig2navrig2 Posts: 1,591
    rpherts wrote:
    KEO cleats half price on Wiggle at the moment:

    http://www.wiggle.co.uk/look-keo-grip-cleats/

    So I bought two.

    That's Decathlon's normal price:

    http://www.decathlon.co.uk/keo-grip-cle ... 86873.html
  • vpnikolovvpnikolov Posts: 568
    TonyJams wrote:
    Keep the tension screws on the pedals loose too when youre starting out. And for your first few rides practice somewhere grassy and soft first. I can guarantee you will fall over sideways a few times as your brain gets used to the technique for releasing your feet from the pedals.
    And I guarantee that this guy's guarantee is not 100% guaranteed. :mrgreen:

    Have not fallen over once since I started using clipless (including the time I was getting used to them). If you feel really unsure, practice on quiet roads and somewhere soft (constantly clipping and unclipping).
  • keef66keef66 Posts: 13,123
    vpnikolov wrote:
    TonyJams wrote:
    Keep the tension screws on the pedals loose too when youre starting out. And for your first few rides practice somewhere grassy and soft first. I can guarantee you will fall over sideways a few times as your brain gets used to the technique for releasing your feet from the pedals.
    And I guarantee that this guy's guarantee is not 100% guaranteed. :mrgreen:

    Have not fallen over once since I started using clipless (including the time I was getting used to them). If you feel really unsure, practice on quiet roads and somewhere soft (constantly clipping and unclipping).

    I went about 7 years before I had a clipless incident. I came on here and mentioned that I'd never done it. The very next day I pulled in to a field entrance to answer nature's call, and the uneven ground tipped me off the clipped in side. Went down like a fridge but thankfully didn't damage me or the bike. I've subsequently done it twice more, once on the pavement at the end of the drive when just setting off. Big chunk out of my knee, and as I discovered when I reached my first hill, a bent rear mech hanger :shock:
Sign In or Register to comment.