What kind of studs to use?
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    What kind of studs to use?

    As my Sidi Dominators have threaded holes to screw in studs, I was wondering what kind of studs people use (my bike shop doesn't have them). Could use the added traction on those steep, muddy run-ups.

    Was contemplating taking a couple off my rugby boots (metal studs)...or would those be too big? Is there a preferred kind?

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    I use rugby studs most times, but it has been raining for 3 days here...the Sidi Spikes go on before the weekend. Get them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spunout
    I use rugby studs most times, but it has been raining for 3 days here...the Sidi Spikes go on before the weekend. Get them.
    I bought the Sidi spikes and then took about 1/3 of their length off with a Dremmel. They work great now. I've tried soccer cleats and they suck, imho. Fo the cheapskate, buy some threaded rod the right diameter and pitch and a couple bolts and make your own.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gripped
    I bought the Sidi spikes and then took about 1/3 of their length off with a Dremmel. They work great now. I've tried soccer cleats and they suck, imho. Fo the cheapskate, buy some threaded rod the right diameter and pitch and a couple bolts and make your own.
    So why take any of the length off. I thought that the entire length worked fine last weekend. Why would shorter be better? I was still able to get on and off my bike fine without my spikes getting in the way.

    I am not disagreeing with you, just would like to know your thinking.

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    Soccer cleats for dry weather and Sidi spikes for wet conditions. The long sidi spikes can lead to a lot of mud buildup behind them, which can make it harder to clip into some pedals, depending on how you clip in.

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