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mtb pedals and shoes on a road bike????(4 posts)

mtb pedals and shoes on a road bike????jdfreak4045
Jul 28, 2001 10:23 AM
Is it ok to use mtb clipless pedals and shoes on a road bike? Is there a difference in the location of the mtb cleat vs. the road cleat on the shoe or are they both pretty much on the ball of the foot?
thanks
YES IT IS OK!weezy
Jul 28, 2001 12:24 PM
I have been using my mtb shoes on my road bike with mtb pedals for over a year now. It works fine. I've found that the cleats can be adjusted anywhere from on the ball of the foot to the toes. I recently switched to look pedals with road shoes and I am lamenting the change... It is MUCH easier to walk with mtb shoes on... I've slipped and fallen a couple times in those damn road shoes...
I like road pedals w/MTB shoes.TNC
Jul 29, 2001 7:47 AM
I use regular SPD road pedals because they are very light. They are easy to enter for road use, so I don't see a need for dual-sided MTB pedals. I do, however, like a light, low cut MTB shoe. They are very comfortable and many have as stiff a sole as a road shoe. Cleat location is in the same location as most road shoes. I noticed that Carnac makes a nice road shoe with rubber walking contacts on the sole that look similar to an MTB shoe--good idea.
re: mtb pedals and shoes on a road bike????Velocipedio
Jul 29, 2001 9:57 AM
No problem. I have Ritchey Comp pedals on my MTB and Ritchey Road Logic pedals on my road bike. I wear Diadora Chili MTB shoes for both. Sure, the guys I ride [road] with give me a ribbing over it -- that, and the fact that I still refuse to shave my legs -- but it works. And I like the fact that (a) I only have to own one pair of special-purpose shoes and (b) I can walk normally at rest stops.