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    SPD vs SPR-R?

    I havent rode with clipless pedals for about 4 years, now that I have a road bike again I need some shoes! Whats the difference in the SPD vs SPD-r? Will the SPD-R work with older pedals?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddayton217
    I havent rode with clipless pedals for about 4 years, now that I have a road bike again I need some shoes! Whats the difference in the SPD vs SPD-r? Will the SPD-R work with older pedals?
    I think SPD is the Mountain Bike, and SPD-R is road bike. They aren't compatible. I have both, and the big difference is that the clips for the SPD-R are much bigger and made of some sort of plastic, where the SPD clips are small and made from steel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddayton217
    I havent rode with clipless pedals for about 4 years, now that I have a road bike again I need some shoes! Whats the difference in the SPD vs SPD-r? Will the SPD-R work with older pedals?
    These are 3 seperate Shimano pedals. None are compatable.

    SPD = Mtb
    SPD-R Road pedals discontinued (for good reason) a couple of years ago. I heartily recommend avoiding these
    SPD-SL new road style. They work great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crankist
    These are 3 seperate Shimano pedals. None are compatable.

    SPD = Mtb
    SPD-R Road pedals discontinued (for good reason) a couple of years ago. I heartily recommend avoiding these
    SPD-SL new road style. They work great.
    I've got 3 pair of SPD-Rs. Started getting them used right before the Speedplay Zeros came out... Wish I'd waited.

    The Dura Ace SPD-Rs aren't BAD pedals, they're just not GOOD pedals. The bearings are smooth, the cleats are durable, and the pedal itself is fairly lightweight.

    They aren't the easiest pedal to clip into...

    If I didn't need 3 pair of SPD-SLs I'd switch in a heartbeat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crankist
    These are 3 seperate Shimano pedals. None are compatable.

    SPD = Mtb
    SPD-R Road pedals discontinued (for good reason) a couple of years ago. I heartily recommend avoiding these
    SPD-SL new road style. They work great.
    There are also SPD road pedals, discontinued, in 1998. I have a pair of SPD D-A pedals and a pair of SPD Ultegra pedals. We keep them to use with mountain bike shoes when on rental touring bikes because the SPD cleats are recessed.

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