View Poll Results: Do you have SPD pedals on your road bike?

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  • Yes.. and I won't go back

    32 62.75%
  • No.. that's blasphemy

    16 31.37%
  • Neither... I still love my toe-clips

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Ross View Post
    So you don't want to be able to walk when you're off your road bike?!?!
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    Yep. Over the years I've gotten better at getting into them in traffic than toe clips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BCSaltchucker View Post
    ah yes the roadie shoe hobble. I do it every cafe I stop at. Registered with the ministry of silly walks.
    Ok, now that is funny!

    i will mount SPDs today because my winter boots use them. My religious fervor has waned over the years.

    FWIW, I know for certain I use as much of the pedaling circle as I can. Probably not all the time, but I work on it when riding tempo. I’m not gifted nough to race, but I practice making circles, keeping a quiet upper body, maintaining my line and many other racerly things. You may call me Fred.

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    I've used SPD pedals and wore mountain bike shoes on my road bike. It was nice to be able to walk like a normal human being while off the bike.

    I have since moved to Speedplay pedals with the cleat covers on my shoes though.

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    I did a pretty good benchmark on pedals.
    SPD have practically only a 150 grams penalty over Delta Cleat for the same quality of shoe and pedal.
    Pedal function is the same. Walking is world apart.
    You need to buy a road purpsed SPD pedal if you are a fast rider (40 kmh guy) because of aero.
    If you bought a low cost SPD pedal you have to put a bit of bar tape on the pedal to catch up the spare clearances. With that hack they get as good as delta cleats.

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    I used M-520's on my road bike. They last forever. They're double-sided, so easier to clip back in after an oops moment. And I have more shoe choices than wooden Dutch boy shoes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveRider View Post
    I used M-520's on my road bike. They last forever. They're double-sided, so easier to clip back in after an oops moment. And I have more shoe choices than wooden Dutch boy shoes.
    ^This!^
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